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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.

2016 People's Choice Awards: Cast your vote

2016 People's Choice Awards: Cast your vote
Vote for our People's Choice Award which recognizes favorite Opensource.com contributors from 2015.Read more

Young maker talks software defined radio, open source, and mentors

Technology wiz-kid talks open source, radio, and the maker movement
Young maker Schuyler St. Leger shares his thoughts on the maker movement, mentors, and software defined radio.Read more

Superpowers goes open source, Oculus Rift's support for Linux, and more

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Superpowers going open source, Oculus Rift VR's support for Linux, the upcoming...Read more

IBM flexible mainframes with Golang, Mozilla keeps FireFox OS in play for IoT, and more news

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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at IBM's flexible mainframes with Golang, Mozilla keeps FireFox OS in play for...Read more

Top 5: Which Linux distro do you use?, Linux for music, and more

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In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight an interview with Bob Reselman about documentation best practices, the top 10 legal...Read more

3 smart GIMP tricks

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Akkana Peck shares three of her favorite GIMP tools.Read more

A new career in IT leads to Linux

BJ Maynard shares how he found a career in IT and learned to love Linux.Read more

Learn to enjoy offline editing with Kdenlive

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Offline editing is a reality of digital editing. Here's how to get started with (and possibly even enjoy) offline editing in Kdenlive.Read more