From Information Week
Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In
by Charles Babcock
When is less really more? When it’s a Linux operating system designed to run containers, such as Red Hat Atomic Host, Ubuntu Snappy, or CoreOS. As developers increasingly embrace containers for building and running apps, these small footprint systems could change the operating system’s long-standing role
Another article from Information Week, a slideshow also worth at least a cursory scan:
8 Microsoft Office Alternatives
Microsoft’s Office productivity suite may be the go-to choice for personal and enterprise use, but there are cheaper options available.
They list Apache Open Office, Zoho Docs, Libre Office, Free Office and Softmaker Office, Apple iWork, Google Docs (Google Apps), and ThinkFree Online