Open Source



This movement has its critics, but it's looking to empower a new generation of computer users. Hear more from both sides of the debate.

Computer Programming for the People?


This software Shangri La is still thriving, thanks in large part to the internet and the culture of sharing that the web has always helped...

Open Source: Is It Too Good to Be True?


What does the new Samsung Tizen OS mean for you, your phone and rivals?

Mobile OS Wars: Samsung Introduces Tizen


The consistent rise in open source usage, along with headline-grabbing data breaches like Equifax that exploited vulnerabilities in open...

Open Source Vulnerabilities Are on the Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know


Online file sharing has revolutionized the way we share files with one another and collaborate on projects. Here we take a look at some of...

The Programming Languages Behind Online File Sharing


The cryptocurrency bitcoin is slowly gaining popularity, especially with small businesses. Detailed here are some of the steps, advantages...

Is it Time for Your Business to Accept Bitcoin?


Most people associate blockchain with bitcoin. Although that's where blockchain got it's start, this automated ledger system is being used...

How Blockchain Can Impact Digital Business


Most people associate cryptocurrency with bitcoin, but there are numerous others out there too. From national currencies and cause-based...

Beyond Bitcoin: The World of Alt Coins


Open source strives to contribute to the development community with its history of cooperation, participation, sharing and free...

Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation


Whether you want to stream a video or leave an anonymous comment, it's nice to be able to browse the Web without allowing the sites you...

How to Browse the Web Anonymously


This talk from the 2011 Strata Conference in New York looks at how big data can be used to solve big problems.

Video: Drew Conway and Jake Porway on Data Without Borders


The virtual currency Bitcoin has had more than its 15 minutes of fame recently. What exactly is bitcoin and is all of the attention it’s...

What the $#@! Is Bitcoin?!


IRC is a wonderful way to get free support, especially for open-source software, but it's often overlooked in favor of newer social media...

Remember IRC? It's Still Around - And It's Still Worth Using


Is Hadoop all that it's hyped up to be? Some people have their doubts. Find out why here.

What Is Hadoop Exactly? A Cynic's Theory


DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE) are sometimes a bit difficult to differentiate. DevOps combines development and operation to...

SRE vs. DevOps: What's the Difference?


Hadoop has long been the de facto standard for handling big data, but Spark is starting to gain popularity due to its increased efficiency.

Why Spark Is the Future Big Data Platform


Open-source DBMSs are cost-effective and are expanding in terms of capabilities, making them better options for business.

Why Open-Source Databases Are Gaining Popularity


Open source enables developers to use, share and develop code on their own terms. It allows for freedom and creativity. Learn more about...

Open Source: Top Feeds To Follow on Twitter


At its peak, Windows XP was the world’s most popular operating system. Now it's being discontinued. Find out why XP users need to move on -...