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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.

What science fiction technology should be open source?

Science fiction
Science fiction ranges from complete fabrications to some surprisingly accurate visions for the future. What tool, device, object, or other item from...Read more

Top 5: Raspberry Pi Week, 15 podcasts for FOSS fans, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight... well, a lot of Raspberry Pi! Pi Day was on Monday this week, and we made it a week-long series, publishing a...Read more

How to produce electronic music with the Raspberry Pi

Low-cost music making with Raspberry Pi and MilkyTracker
How far can the famously inexpensive Raspberry Pi be pushed as a music-making machine?Read more

Kicking the tires on Korora, a novice-friendly Linux distro

Kicking the tires on Korora, a novice-friendly Linux distro
Do you want a new-user-friendly Linux distro that works out of the box? We show you how to get started with Korora.Read more

Simple LED control with the Raspberry Pi

Simple LED control with Raspberry Pi
Learn how to use your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins with the Pi Traffic Light.Read more

4 projects for building an open source arcade

Open source gaming
You may have heard the news recently that the MAME project has been licensed under the GPL version 2. MAME , which originally stood for Multiple...Read more

4 open source tools for writing your next screenplay

Project Goodeberry surprised sheep character
While I was putting together slides for my lightning talk at Great Wide Open (happening March 16-17), Not that Weird: Open Source Tools for Creatives...Read more

Closed silo challenges to an open web

Closed silo challenges to an open web
The growing trend of closed content silos—publishing platforms that require a login in order to view the content—is a step away from a more open web.Read more