Open Source

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 […]

Linus Torvalds wins the desktop; Chromebooks outsell Macbooks

Three facts: PC sales continue to decline. Macbooks continue to grow as a share of PC shipments. And in the first quarter of 2016, Chromebooks outsold Macbooks. Yes, you read that right. According to IDC analyst Linn Huang, Chromebooks beat Macs in overall shipments in the U.S. With that news, Linus Torvalds is ready to […]

Android and ChromeOS: World Domination?

Whoever wins the hearts and minds of today’s younger computer users will have a substantial advantage over the competition for years to come. In years past, I’ve seen both Apple and, later, Microsoft try this approach. Both failed, as kids back in the early days of computing used their PCs for school and limited PC […]

Linux best bets: There’s a desktop distro just right for you

There are hundreds of Linux desktop distributions. What’s a would-be Linux desktop user to do? Luckily for you, you don’t have to try them all out to find a good fit. The key question is: “What do you want to use Linux for?” Once you know that, everything else is easy. For those of you […]

A cloud office suite alternative to Microsoft and Google

Like the idea of having a cloud office suite, but not crazy about being locked into Microsoft Office 365 or Google Docs software-as-a-service (SaaS) ? Two open-source companies, ownCloud and Kolab Systems, are working on enabling an office suite for your own private cloud. Kolab, like ownCloud, is using Collabora’s cloud version of the open-source LibreOffice office suite,Collabora […]

10 Reasons Why Ubuntu Is Killing It In The Cloud

Microsoft MSFT -2.17% might have set an ambitious goal of pushing Windows 10 to 1 billion devices. But one OS that is doing wonders in the cloud, desktop, mobile, and IoT segment is Ubuntu. This Debian-based open source OS has been on a roll ever since IaaS has become mainstream to run server workloads in […]

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