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.

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

New web office suite, UNICEF's innovation fund, and more news

Weekly open source news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new web-based office suite, UNICEF's drive for open source for kids,...Read more

GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and more open gaming news

Open source and Linux games roundup blue swirl graphic
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and new games out for Linux. Open gaming...Read more

Top 5: Rasperry Pi projects, Ansible, Brave the new browser, and more

Open in sky
In this week's Top 5, we highlight Krusader Linux file manager, an intro to Kubernetes, an interview on the new browser Brave, a video on cluster...Read more