Twenty-six years ago this month, a geeky student in Finland released the Linux kernel to the world. Today, hundreds of millions of people are using Linux. Why? That’s a question I try to answer in my new book For Fun …
NASA Has Just Released Tons Of Free And Open Source Software, Here’s How To Get Them
As a part of its Technology Transfer program, NASA has released lots of free and open source software tools on its website. NASA says that these software are useful for professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, industry, and academia. You can …
OpenOffice vs. LibreOffice: What’s the Difference and Which Should You Use?
OpenOffice.org was once the open-source office suite of choice, but it fractured into two separate projects — Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. But what’s the real difference, and which is the best one?
10 Free, Open-Source Replacements for Commercial Tools
This is an overview providing 10 Linux open-source replacements for various commercial power tools, most of them available only on Windows.
25 Open Source Alternatives For Costly Applications
A great list of open source applications that are great alternatives for expensive office applications.
Open source in higher education: how far have we come?
Universities are ahead of the curve in adopting open source. We should now lead the public sector in exploring its full potential.
Impress.js: Open Source Alternative To Prezi For Creating Presentations
Impress.js is a free presentation tool inspired by the Prezi platform that can be used for creating attractive presentations.
Stanford launches Class2Go, an open-source platform for online classes
The platform, called Class2Go, allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and to conduct research as they teach.
Professor Anant Agarwal on MITx
The Best Tools for Taking Wikipedia Offline
Would you like to download the entire Wikipedia on your computer or mobile phone for offline reading? Well, here are some good options to consider.
CosmoLearning: a free educational website for students and teachers
Created with the goal to provide a free online school, CosmoLearning (CL) is an educational website committed to improve the quality of homeschooling, teaching and student excellence, helping educators and self-learners alike anywhere in the world.
Creative Commons Kiwi
Iceland swaps Windows for Linux in open-source push
Iceland’s push to move its public sector to open-source software has made some headway, with most of the shift seeing Windows swapped for Linux.
16 Free Alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint: Create and Store Online!
Here are 16 free presentation programs which store your projects in the cloud.
Free Technology Tools for Teachers
A great resource of tools for teachers, updated daily.