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.

3 alternatives to Nero for Linux CD and DVD burning

3 alternatives to Nero for Linux CD and DVD burning
Do you still use CDs, DVDs, or other physical media? Are you looking for an application to help you create new discs? These open source tools can...Read more

The Opensource.com preview for September

The Opensource.com preview for September
We have a few great series we're working on that I'd like to invite you to be a part of, many amazing articles in the works for you to read, and I'll...Read more

5 great Java performance optimization tricks

5 great Java performance optimization tricks
Optimizing your Java code requires an understanding of how the different elements in Java interact, and how it interacts with the operating system...Read more

Car manufacturers cooperate to build the car of the future

Car manufacturers cooperate to build the car of the future
Automotive Grade Linux is about collaborating to build the car of the future, and doing that through rapid innovation.Read more

Technical documentation doesn't have to be dull

Technical documentation doesn't have to be dull
Think about the kind of documentation you like to read, and write that. If people don't like it, you can be sure they'll let you know.Read more

Get started with Dr. Geo for geometry

Learn geometry with Dr. Geo
A brief tutorial on how to get started with Dr. Geo II for learning geometry.Read more

Python vs. C/C++ in embedded systems

Python vs. C/C++ in embedded systems
The pros and cons of each, and why you should consider Python for embedded programming.Read more

You don't need a green thumb with this farming robot

Interview with Rory Aronson, Farmbot
FarmBot is a robotic open hardware system that assists anyone with a small plot of land and a desire to grow food with planting, watering, soil...Read more