Linux

What is Linux?

Linux is known to be the most popular open source piece of software. Essentially, Linux is an operating system that was discovered by Internet Hall of Fame member Linus Torvalds. Just like Microsoft Windows, Mackintosh OS and any other type of operating system, Linux serves as an underlying layer of software that receives requests from…




Open Source Why

9 Reasons Why to Use Open Source Software

There’s an increasing number of government bodies, corporate institutions, and nonprofits that are using open-source software such as Linux. As this trend becomes common, it’s clear that cost is not the only motivation for open source programs. There are numerous other, compelling benefits to the use of free and open source software. Below are a…




Open Source

Open Source or Not?

Open Source has always been a common choice for startups, universities, scientists and other individuals or entities that are on a limited budget, but where there’s considerable technical expertise to play around with code and customize projects. Open source software has an advantage in that it isn’t as costly as the proprietary products being merchandised…




Linux Apps

Best Open Source Applications for Linux

Unlike Windows and other similar operating system, Linux is Free, Open, and Fantastic. For Linux users, finding new software can be a breeze. And that’s not all. The Linux desktop delivers powerful, highly usable and great application for just about anything you need to do. Since all these programs are free, you don’t have to…




VLC

Best Free Software for Windows

The open source movement isn’t just confined to Linux distributions. There are a lot of great Windows applications that are both free and open source. This means that their code is accessible to the public and can thus be audited by thousands of skilled developers. This, all the same, makes them more secure, feature-laden and…