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: Homebrew Linux router, choosing a PHP framework, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a homebrew Linux router, how to choose a PHP framework, open source alternatives to MATLAB, open source and...Read more

5 open source alternatives to Gmail

5 open source alternatives to Gmail
Explore the world of open source alternatives to Gmail as you discover several options for free webmail clients to manage your inbox.Read more

Open music: Bolero enters public domain, music encoding standards news

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This month in open music I look at a famous work of music that recently passed into the public domain and a new proprietary music-encoding standard...Read more

Getting started with IRC

Getting started with IRC
An IRC guide to minimize the learning curve and get you into the conversations as easily as possible.Read more

An IRC quickstart guide

An IRC quickstart guide
This guide will help minimize the learning curve and get you into the conversations as easily as possible.Read more

Open source tools enable professional photography

Open source tools enable professional photography
There's a wealth of high-quality open source photo editing tools, SouthEast LinuxFest presenter Justin Pennington writes.Read more

How to get started with LightZone

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We explain how to get started with LightZone, free and open source software for high-end photo editing and management.Read more

Top 10 and editor's picks: May review

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We look back at our top articles, must-reads, and highlights from May.Read more