Open source solutions impact our daily lives in an interesting variety of ways. Read our collection of articles on how open source technologies are making lives better.

Now your Raspberry Pi can water your lawn

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At this year's Texas Linux Fest, Robert Booth will teach attendees to turn their Raspberry Pi computers into lawn care systems.Read more

LinuxCon Day 3 recap: Linus Torvalds, kernel interns, and the Internet Archive

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Community manager Rikki Endsley recaps the third and final day of LinuxCon North America 2015.Read more

From myriad spectacular failures, a winning talk

Josh Simmons previews his talk at Texas Linux Fest 2015—a talk born of more than a few spectacular failures.Read more

DjangoGirlsCon? Integrating Django Girls with open source conferences

In this interview, Mikey Ariel shares takeaways from organizing Django Girls events at EuroPython 2015 and DevConf.CZ.Read more

Top 4 open source command-line email clients

For power users, there's no better way to process large quantities of text than at the command line, and email is no different. Let's look at four...Read more

LinuxCon Day 2 recap: Security-centric

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Community manager Rikki Endsley recaps the second day of LinuxCon North America.Read more

The problem with Linux text-to-speech (TTS)

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After losing his larynx to cancer earlier this year, Ken Starks has become a major proponent of improving the quality of Linux text-to-speech (TTS)...Read more

Shell-o world: Turtle graphics in Python

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The Python Turtle graphics provide easy and fun ways to teach kids programming basics.Read more