Open Source

How to Install and Run a GNU/Linux OS on Your Android Device

Installing a GNU/Linux environment on your android device can enhance and increase its productivity. Although the Android OS runs on the same Kernel as GNU/Linux, the two Operating systems run on different programs. A common caveat of android apps is that they are sometimes more limited when compared to desktop apps for example, and one […]

Top 10 Linux news stories of 2016

Linux made quite a few headlines in 2016. Although 2016 wasn’t the much-anticipated Year of Linux on the Desktop, it was still a big year for the open source movement’s poster child. Let’s take a look at 10 of the biggest Linux news stories from the past year. Complete story

A tour of Google’s 2016 open source releases

Open source software enables Google to build things quickly and efficiently without reinventing the wheel, allowing us to focus on solving new problems. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and we know it. This is why we support open source and make it easy for Googlers to release the projects they’re working on internally […]

System76 Oryx Pro review: Linux in a laptop has never been better

Laptops preloaded with Linux aren’t as rare as they used to be. In fact, big name hardware companies like Dell have whole lines of laptops that ship with Ubuntu installed, and if you want to stretch things a bit you could argue that a Chromebook is a kind of Linux machine (though it takes a […]

Which countries have open-source laws on the books?

As the institutional use of open-source software continues to expand like an octopus, the public sector remains a key target market. Government users like Linux and other open-source software for several reasons, but the most important ones are probably that total cost of ownership is often lower than it is for proprietary products and that […]

Google is secretly developing a new open source OS

While Android is disrupting the smartphone market with its advanced features and massive app support, Google is apparently working on a new open source operating system to get bigger. Codenamed Fuchsia, the new platform is already existing in Google’s repositories. The file that exists in the repositories does not include any source code. However, it […]

5 reasons to ditch Windows for Linux

LINUX has been in the ascendancy ever since the open source operating system was released, and has been improved and refined over time so that a typical distribution is now a polished and complete package comprising virtually everything the user needs, whether for a server or personal system. Much of the web runs on Linux, […]

Microsoft Creates Its Own Distribution Of FreeBSD Operating System

Coming back to the latest development, Microsoft has published a distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 and made this operating system supported and available in Azure. Before this step, if one was willing to run FreeBSD image in Azure, he/she had to bring a custom image from outside. Along with this availability, Microsoft has brought technical support […]

Credibility and trust: Microsoft blows it

By forcing Windows 10 on users, Microsoft has lost the tenuous trust and credibility users had in the company On the surface, Microsoft has yielded to turns in the market more rapidly. But now they’ve blown it, pushing back increased trust and credibility, perhaps years, and for an inane reason: shoving Windows 10 down user’s […]

Open source networking: The time is now

We are never going back to proprietary networks. Today’s world is all about open—from APIs to partnerships to end-to-end orchestrated services. It’s about time. Vendor lock-in is dead. Proprietary specifications are dead. Closed vendor ecosystems are dead. Today’s networks are increasingly defined on de facto and de jour open standards—call it open source, call it […]

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