Life

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.

Top 5: Coding the Raspberry Pi in a web emulator, DOS is alive with FreeDOS, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight the Raspberry Pi in a web emulator; FreeDOS; Google's open source program office; tools for burning CDs and DVDs;...Read more

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good
Is MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) a better way to listen to music? Or just another opportunity for the music industry to sell the same music all...Read more

What you need to know about PostgresOpen 2016

What you need to know about PostgresOpen 2016
Learn more about PostgresOpen 2016 in this interview with Stephen Frost, program chair.Read more

The rise of the shareable document

The rise of the shareable document
Using open document formats could create a domino effect where more and more work is modified and shared.Read more

Getting started with Doctor, the CMS for Markdown documents

Getting started with Doctor, the CMS for Markdown documents
Markdown is one of most popular document formats among developers and non-developers alike. It is easy to write and understand, but organizing...Read more

Keeping DOS alive and kicking with open source

FreeDOS
Learn all about FreeDOS, the open source Disk Operating System, and where the project is headed in its next release in this interview with the...Read more

10 reasons to use Flowblade on Linux as your video editor

10 reasons to use Flowblade on Linux as your video editor
Flowblade is a surprisingly effective and efficient video editor for Linux.Read more

Why I love these markup languages

Why I love these markup languages
Documentation languages are not one-size-fits-all, so picking the right fit for the document being written is crucial.Read more