Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

What's keeping you from using open source software?

Filed under
OSS

Open source software (OSS), unlike proprietary software, is software that keeps the code open so IT professionals can alter, improve, and distribute it. Although it has been around since relatively early in the history of computers, in the past several years OSS has truly taken off, in what some might see as a surprising example of a successful communal collaboration.

Read more

More in Tux Machines

Just Switch to Linux if You Want to Download Lots of Freeware

We’ve been banging on about the horrific and broken Windows software ecosystem for a long time now. Rather than installing applications from Download.com and every other freeware site, you should just switch to Linux if you want to download freeware safely. Yes, we’ve tried to recommend some tips, but the only really good one we can come up with is “just use Ninite.” “Just switch to Linux if you want to download freeware” is another good one. Read more

Manjaro Xfce 0.9.0 Pre2 Arrives with Lots of Fixes, Already Looks Promising

Manjaro Xfce 0.9.0 Pre2, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released. The devs have made quite a few improvements to it and users have been asked to test it. Read more

Good Guy NVIDIA Releases New Linux Legacy Driver for Users with Old Cards

NVIDIA has released a new branch of Legacy drivers for the Linux platform and they are the most advanced versions you can get right now for old video cards. Read more

5 Reasons Your Company Should Open Source More Code

Given intense competition for the world's best engineering talent, can your company really afford to lock up its code behind proprietary licenses? Sure, if you're in the business of selling software, giving it all away may not make sense. But the vast majority of companies don't sell software, and should be contributing a heck of a lot more as open source. Read more