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.

Top 5: LibreOffice features, ownCloud uses, LEGO projects, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5 articles of the week , we highlight a My Open Source Story, open source LEGO projects, a story of 3D animation and movie-making...Read more

Hacktoberfest campaign leads to nearly 50K GitHub contributions

Nearly 15,000 people signed up and 5,708 earned a T-shirt. In total, participants submitted 48,902 pull requests.Read more

I am already a zygote. Is it too late for me to learn to program?

I hate telling the story of how I learned to program. In the third grade, a friend showed me a book he found in the school library on making small...Read more

How old were you when you started learning how to program?

As Al Sweigart explains in his article I am already a zygote. Is it too late for me to learn to program? , you're never too old to learn how to...Read more

How to produce a YouTube series with open source tools

Robot for computer science education, The Hello World Program
A look behind the scenes of Dototot's The Hello World Program, a YouTube channel aimed at computer science education.Read more

Teaching teens 3D animation with Blender

Tom Haines of 3Dami talks about using Blender to teach the animated movie-making process to teens.Read more

5 open source web app alternatives to Google Drive

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Sandstorm's Jade Wang shares some of her favorite open source web apps that are self-hosted alternatives to Google Drive.Read more

10 tools for visual effects in Linux with Kdenlive

Kdenlive has so many tools that some often get overlooked. Seth Kenlon takes a look at 10 of the best.Read more