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.

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 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

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

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

Turn your old Raspberry Pi into an automatic backup server

Turn your old Raspberry Pi into an automatic backup server
Put your old Raspberry Pi to work as an automatic backup server with rdiff-backup.Read more

Growing a career alongside Linux

Linux veteran Michael Perry shares how he's seen the operating system grow since he first encountered it 18 years ago.Read more

Firewall your home network with a Raspberry Pi

Firewall your home network with a Raspberry Pi
David Both shares how he replaced his dedicated network firewall computer with a Raspberry Pi 2.Read more