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: Tips for GitHub, alternatives to Acrobat, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight tips for getting started with GitHub, alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for PDFs, how to secure your Linux system,...Read more

Rumors of COBOL's demise have been greatly exaggerated: Meet GnuCOBOL

COBOL programming language
Despite rumors that say otherwise, COBOL is still in use today. Learn about the new (or should we say, Gnu) generation of COBOL.Read more

Free culture in an expensive world

Open Source Bridge interview with Shauna Gordon-McKeon
Shauna Gordon-McKeon talks about her involvement in the free software and free culture communities, her day job, and her upcoming talk at Open Source...Read more

How a student in India got started with open source

How a student in India got started with open source
In this interview, Trishna Guha explains how an open source community in India taught her to become a successful developer.Read more

Open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for PDFs

Open source PDF readers and editors
Explore the open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for reading, creating, and editing PDF files.Read more

How to get started with 3D printing in Blender

Opensource.com 3D printed coin
We explain how to get started using Blender to bring your 3D designs to life with a 3D printer.Read more

6 reading recommendations from a total book nerd

6 book recommendations
Nicole Engard shares 6 of the book recommendations she received while at OSCON earlier this year.Read more

Flow is a mental state of intense focus for programming

Open Source Bridge interview with Lindsey Bieda
Lindsey Bieda talks about how she got involved in coding, her day job, game development, and her upcoming talk at Open Source Bridge.Read more