Open Source Application Software Companies http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I&#39;ve been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/ten-years-desktop-linux-user-my-open-source-world-then-an#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:51:00 +0000 102441 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Five Open Source Projects that MSPs Should Be Following http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/five-open-source-projects-msps-should-be-following <div class="node-body article-body">If you're in the managed services business, you need to stay on top of the latest technologies. Here are five open source projects that MSPs should be watching. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/five-open-source-projects-msps-should-be-following" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/five-open-source-projects-msps-should-be-following#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:58:00 +0000 101741 at http://thevarguy.com <p>The projects are building platforms that are poised to become increasingly important in the managed IT services market.</p> Thinkstock From Food to Sofas: How Open Source is Changing the World Beyond Software http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/food-sofas-how-open-source-changing-world-beyond-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Once upon a time, open source was a term used only within the software world. Today, the open source concept is being extended to many other industries -- from computing hardware to furniture. Here&#39;s a look at how the open source idea is eating the world beyond software.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/food-sofas-how-open-source-changing-world-beyond-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/food-sofas-how-open-source-changing-world-beyond-software#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:26:00 +0000 101561 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Open Source Serverless Computing Frameworks, and Why They Matter http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-serverless-computing-frameworks-and-why-they- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Serverless computing is fast becoming one of the hottest trends in the channel since the cloud. What is the open source ecosystem doing to keep pace with the serverless trend, and why does it matter? Here&#39;s a look.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-serverless-computing-frameworks-and-why-they-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-serverless-computing-frameworks-and-why-they-#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:37:00 +0000 101081 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Fission and Effe are some of the first open source serverless computing frameworks, providing an alternative to options like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions.</p> Thinkstock The Linux and Windows Ecosystems are Converging. Here's Why It Matters http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-and-windows-ecosystems-are-converging-heres-why-it- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Windows is starting to look a lot like Linux -- and vice versa. As the feature sets and use cases for these two operating systems converge, the line separating the Windows and Linux ecosystems is disappearing. Here&#39;s why, and what it means for the channel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-and-windows-ecosystems-are-converging-heres-why-it-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/linux-and-windows-ecosystems-are-converging-heres-why-it-#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:27:00 +0000 100881 at http://thevarguy.com <p>The Linux and Windows Ecosystems are Converging. Here&#39;s Why It Matters</p> Thinkstock Open Source Software's Top Five Challenges for 2017 http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-softwares-top-five-challenges-2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&#39;s a new year, and open source software is more popular than ever. But the open source community is also confronting a new set of challenges. Here&#39;s what open source programmers and companies will need to do to keep thriving in 2017.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-softwares-top-five-challenges-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/open-source-softwares-top-five-challenges-2017#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:44:00 +0000 100641 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock The Rise of CaaS: How Containers Will Drive Channel Revenues in 2017 http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/rise-caas-how-containers-will-drive-channel-revenues-2017 <div class="field-byline"> David Messina, Docker </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advances in container management tooling are leading operations to embrace CaaS as a solution to enable developers to containerize their legacy applications and then build microservices around them.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/rise-caas-how-containers-will-drive-channel-revenues-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/rise-caas-how-containers-will-drive-channel-revenues-2017#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:41:00 +0000 100111 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock David Messina, Docker How MSPs can Deliver Managed Docker Environments with Containers-as-a-Service http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-msps-can-deliver-managed-docker-environments-containe <div class="node-body article-body">Containers-as-a-Service, or CaaS, is becoming one of the most popular ways for companies to use Docker. Here's what MSPs need to know about adding CaaS to the services they deliver to customers.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-msps-can-deliver-managed-docker-environments-containe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/how-msps-can-deliver-managed-docker-environments-containe#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:24:00 +0000 99671 at http://thevarguy.com <h1 class="page-title" style="font-size: 22px; color: rgb(36, 36, 36); margin-top: 5px; height: auto; line-height: 1.2; font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif;">How MSPs can Deliver Managed Docker Environments with Containers-as-a-Service</h1> <div class="pm-cont-main" id="content" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;"> <div class="pm-cont-pdg" id="pm-main-pdg"> <div class="node node-article node-article-page page-content clearfix clearfix" id="node-58791"> <div class="content-tools" style="overflow: hidden; margin-bottom: 1em; width: 595px;"> <div class="byline-date"> <div class="byline" style="line-height: 1.3; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thinkstock FOSS History in Retrospect: 3 Generations of Open Source Coders and Users http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/foss-history-retrospect-3-generations-open-source-coders- <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&#39;s 2016, and open source is everywhere you look. The norms, forms and faces of open source have changed so much, in fact, that they seem to signal the rise of a new generation of open source programmers. Here&#39;s why.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/foss-history-retrospect-3-generations-open-source-coders-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/foss-history-retrospect-3-generations-open-source-coders-#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:30:00 +0000 90521 at http://thevarguy.com moodboard/ThinkStock Yesterday, the Cloud. Today, IoT. Tomorrow's Tech Trend? Blockchain. http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/yesterday-cloud-today-iot-tomorrows-tech-trend-blockchain <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Time to put the blockchain hype to the test. After a year of promises that the technology would revolutionize Wall Street, anyone can now download an entire blockchain specifically built for financial services.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/yesterday-cloud-today-iot-tomorrows-tech-trend-blockchain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/yesterday-cloud-today-iot-tomorrows-tech-trend-blockchain#comments Open Source Application Software Companies Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:35:00 +0000 99051 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock