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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.

How getting started in open source can help your career

Open source experience can help you get a job
When contributing to open source projects and communities, one of the many benefits is that you can improve your tech skills . In this article, hear...Read more

Sink or swim is one way to learn Linux

Brian Rogers tells us how he got started with Linux when his brother-in-law got a hold of his laptop.Read more

Green LAMP: Save energy and the environment by optimizing your website

In this article, Mike Gifford shows us how to optimize your server to save energy and time.Read more

Digital Painting with Krita 2.9 provides the missing Krita documentation

Digital Painting with Krita 2.9 provides the missing Krita documentation
Want to know how to best use Krita in your digital painting projects? Then you'll want to check out Scott Petrovic's new book.Read more

Cory Doctorow on influencing the future instead of predicting it

Cory Doctorow's headshot
We sit down with author, speaker, blogger, and activist Cory Doctorow in advance of his forthcoming keynote at SCaLE 14x.Read more

6 non-code contributions you can make to open source

Open in sky
Six non-code opportunities for contributing to open source software code and communities.Read more

A first-timer's guide to getting started with open source code and communities

A first-timer's guide to getting started with open source
D. Ruth Bavousett offers some tips for getting started testing, deploying, and contributing to open source software.Read more

Open source software powers NASA's Mars VR project

Open source software powers NASA's OnSight Mars VR project
See how open source software powers OnSight, a NASA project that lets users experience Mars in virtual reality.Read more