Tag: open source software

Open Source Softwares As An Alternative For Small Businesses

Is it safe to use? How secured is it? Are there quality softwares? These are some of the common questions asked by small scale business owners when they are faced with decisions to adopt open source solutions that could make their day-to-day operations more efficient. For many entrepreneurs without any IT background (but a sharp Read More

A Murder Is Announced, but No Corpse Can Be Found

Well, it looks like the “Death of Desktop Linux” story is back for another round. Yes, after countless debates and discussions of the topic ad nauseum over the years — the most recent being just a few short months ago, in fact — it recently reared its ugly head again, like a zombie that just Read More

The Sins Of Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet Read More

Piwik Is A Great Alternative To Google Analytics, Tracks Real Time Traffic For Your Sites

oogle Analytics is good. It allows you to track your website traffic, free for up to 5 million pageviews a month, and you get a thorough report on almost every single detail of your audience. Piwik is another website analytics software that is as powerful as Google Analytics and serve as a great alternative. What Read More

Top 4 Linux Distributions Today

Linux has been covered in some of the early articles on this site. However, as a quick introduction to our new readers, Linux  is an operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software. What all that jargon Read More

The brand new Mandriva Linux 2010.2 is here!

Mandriva announces the launch of the new version of Mandriva Linux 2010.2 based on its new product strategy, a one-year period between major releases. Additionally, Mandriva will also release updated versions of its products on a periodic time on a 6-month basis. Mandriva Linux 2010.2 is the first product following this new strategy. It is Read More

Free Linux DVDs – New Arrivals

Still in the spirit of everything free, we have in stock some new Linux DVDs, free for those who are ready to test the proverbial waters.

Top on the list is UBUNTU 10.04 SIXPACK (MULTIBUNTU)

Ubuntu recently rolled out the new version 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” release. Today we bring to you six great Lucid Lynx variants on a single-sided, double-layer 8.5GB DVD.

Boot this DVD to experience its Live Boot functionality, have a feel of the classic Gnome based Ubuntu without installing anything on your PC. Double-click on the Virtualbox icon on the Live Boot environment to have a feel of the KDE based Kubuntu, the Mythbuntu PVR system or the legacy hardware friendly Xubuntu.

If you are still looking for more from the Ubuntu siblings, ISO images of Lubuntu and Ubuntu Studio are included in the DVD.

ALTERNATIVELY

Each of the six great picks included in the 6 Pack DVD could be obtained as seperate DVDs;

Ubuntu : Named after the Southern African ethical principle “humanity towards others”. It is a computer operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and is distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available.

Ubuntu Studio : ?A multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu. It’s built for the audio, video, and graphic enthusiasts or professionals. It contains a suite of the best open-source applications available for multimedia creation. Completely free to use, modify and redistribute. Your only limitation is your imagination.

Kubuntu : An official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system using the KDE Software Compilation instead of the GNOME graphical environment. It is part of the Ubuntu project and uses the same underlying system. It is possible to run both the KDE desktop (kubuntu-desktop) as well as the Gnome desktop (ubuntu-desktop) interchangeably on the same machine. Every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu. It is released regularly on the same schedule as Ubuntu.

Lubuntu : A lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient non-official variant of Ubuntu, using the LXDE desktop environment.

Xubuntu : An officially recognised variant of Ubuntu, using the LXDE desktop environment.

– Mythbuntu : A media center operating system (OS). It is based on Ubuntu and integrates the MythTV Media center software as its main function, and does not install with all of the programs included with Ubuntu. Read More