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Gadgets and open hardware
Tinkerer Michelle Leonhart shares how she tracks her hamsters' activity levels with a Raspberry Pi.
12 comments Posted 28 Oct 2015 by Michelle Leonhart Feed
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Knowing our heads are swimming, David Both takes us on a deep dive through Dolphin, KDE's default file manager, in this comprehensive tutorial.
16 comments Posted 12 Aug 2015 by David Both Feed
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Five practical reasons to use a rendered language instead of wikis to publish your open source project documentation.
3 comments Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed
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Don Watkins shows us how to convert old VHS tapes into MP4s in Linux with this helpful how-to.
9 comments Posted 4 Jun 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
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The best documentation is what actually gets written, so always favor a wiki over no documentation at all.
3 comments Posted 1 Jun 2015 by Ben Cotton Feed
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Patience and empathy are the basis of good documentation, much as they are the basis for being a decent person. Here's a how-to for creating better open source project docs, which can help your users and grow your community.
24 comments Posted 14 May 2015 by Rich Bowen (Red Hat) Feed
Anderson Silva shows us how to use a Raspberry Pi and LightshowPi to create a musical light show.
1 comment Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Anderson Silva (Red Hat) Feed
To kick off a new series called Multimedia Makers on Opensource.com, Seth Kenlon shows you how to create split screens with Kdenlive. Multimedia Makers is a series of tutorials and tips on creating multimedia with Linux and its vast creative toolkit. Brought to you by slackermedia.info and... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Mar 2015 by Seth Kenlon Feed
A look back at the best open source tutorials and how-tos on Opensource.com in 2014.
1 comment Posted 15 Dec 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
Open source code drives collaborative innovation from a larger pool of developers at a lower cost, which is why federal agencies are adopting the "open source first" model. In fact Sonny Hashmi, CIO of the General Services Administration, recently announced that implementing open source software is... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Nov 2014 by David Egts (Red Hat) Feed

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