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.

4 tips for GIMP beginners

Getting started with GIMP
Just getting started with GIMP? Here are a few tips that might make your onboarding experience a little easier.Read more

Is GIMP the best open source alternative to Photoshop?

GIMP: the Photoshop alternative?
It will be eighteen years this weekend since GIMP , the GNU Image Manipulation Program, hit version 1.0 on June 5, 1996 , and over twenty since the...Read more

Emacspeak, an audible interface for Linux

Emacspeak, an audible interface for Linux
Seth Kenlon gives a step-by-step guide to installing and configuring audible interface Emacspeak.Read more

The story of Ultimaker: 3D printers with open source DNA

The story of Ultimaker
The story of the Ultimaker and its user community show how being open is in fact sustainable.Read more

A new solution for impostor syndrome

A new solution for impostor syndrome
After searching long and hard for the solution to her impostor syndrome, Ruth Bavousett finds an answer that's been there all along.Read more

6 open source architecture projects to check out

6 open source architecture projects to check out
The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas.Read more

Arduino or Raspberry Pi: Which is best for beginners?

Arduino or Raspberry Pi?
So you want to get started with hobbyist electronics? The world is rich with options, two of the most prominent being the Raspberry Pi and the...Read more

Hovalin: An open source 3D printed violin

Hovalin: An open source 3D printed violin
Hovalin's files are available on the website and GitHub , and the project is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 .Read more