Open Source

August, 2014

The Time to Recommend Linux & FOSS Is Now

When I first started using Linux twelve years ago, no one I knew, other than folks on the local LUG, were interested in giving Linux or FOSS a try whatsoever. Don’t get me wrong; my friends were nice. They supported my enthusiasm for this Linux thing I’d discovered, but were politely uninterested when I suggested […]

The big advantage of the Chromebook over Windows, Macs

Talk mobile and you’ll stir up a hornet’s nest. There are many options and those who are enthusiastic about each of them, and they will let you know that their solution is “best.” That’s probably true for them, but we each have our own needs and preferences so there is no one best solution for […]

Teachers explain why they’re ditching iPads for “much more useful” Chromebooks

As popular as the iPad has been for end consumers, schools have also been a major part of the tablet’s success. Ever since Apple launched the iPad in 2010, schools all over the country have experimented with placing them in classrooms or giving them to students to bring home with them. The Atlantic reports that although many institutions were initially satisfied with the […]

Russian Ministry of Health to Replace Microsoft and Oracle Products with Linux and PostgreSQL

The Russian government is considering the replacement of Microsoft and Oracle products with Linux and open source counterparts, at least for the Ministry of Health. Russia has been slapped with a large number of sanctions by the European Union and the United States, which means that they are going to respond. One of the ways […]

Google Confirms That Chromebooks Are Selling Well in Schools

While market predictions for PCs have been generally bleak, Chromebooks–portable computers based on Google’s Chrome OS platform–have been doing well in sales terms. That’s especially true in schools, where many districts are purchasing the low cost systems that run cloud applications for students to use. As a matter of fact, if Chromebooks continue to sell well in […]

Major South Korean Pharmaceutical Company Ditches Windows for Ubuntu

South Korea has been very friendly with Microsoft and its products, so it’s understandable why succeeding in that country with an open source product would be very difficult. Canonical is now trying to make a dent there with its Ubuntu operating system. Canonical published some very interesting details about a South Korean company called Bukwang […]