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.

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

Facebook's computer vision tool, Linux at 25, and more news

Open source news roundup for August 21-27, 2016
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Facebook releasing more open source code, examining the success of Linux on...Read more

Top 5: Alternatives to Office 365, Why do you love Linux?, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Docear for researchers, one Linux user's journey in keeping modern firmwares current, 25 reasons our readers love...Read more

Preserving languages and cultures in India: The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia

The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live.Read more

25 things to love about Linux

25 things to love about Linux
Our readers respond to the question: "What do you love about Linux?"Read more

The Queue: How did you discover Linux?

The Queue: How did you discover Linux?
Welcome to The Queue, a new Q&A column I'll be writing for Opensource.com. Although typically I will be answering questions from readers,...Read more

How long have you been using Linux?

How long have you been using Linux?
The Linux community is made up people who have been users for days, months, years, and even decades. How long have you been a Linux user? As we...Read more