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.

First timer’s guide to FOSS conferences

First timer’s guide to FOSS conferences
Going to your first open source conference can be intimidating, so Sarah Sharp has compiled ten tips for people who are new to the conference circuit.Read more

Cluster computing on the Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes

Kurt Stam's LEGO-encased Raspberry Pi cluster
Ever wanted to make your very own cloud using a collection of Raspberry Pis? Now you can, by installing Kubernetes to control them all as a cluster.Read more

Getting started with Emacs text editor

An intro to Emacs
GNU Emacs can be much more than just a text editor. Learn how to get started.Read more

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

Linux system monitoring tools
David Both shares his favorite system monitoring tools for understanding what is going on in any Linux environment: top, atop, htop, and glances.Read more

Building a culture of more pluggable open source

Building a culture of more pluggable open source
Instead of packing in a bunch of extra features users don't want, a solid, customizable system lets them build the best solution for their needs.Read more

An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

When plans to move to Los Angeles with his band fell through, Linux and open source software helped jumpstart Tim College's IT career.Read more

Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

Why I fought for open source in the Air Force
John Allison shares why he looked to open source software when tasked with modernizing a U.S. Air Force command center.Read more