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BSD for the desktop user: A review of PC-BSD

A brief overview of PC-BSD and thoughts about the distribution.Read more

November 2015: Top 10 and editor's picks

November was an extra busy month on We published 91 articles and had 756,947 page views, which beat our previous record of 692,826...Read more

OpenMW release, Zotac steam machine review, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at OpenMW gaming engine new release, Zotac Steam Machine review, Rocket league to...Read more

Apple's Swift 2.0, Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P., and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Apple releasing Swift 2.0 as open source, Raspberry Pi Zero vs. C.H.I.P.,...Read more December preview

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The 2015 Open Source Yearbook launched on December 1, and we look ahead to our annual Best of collection and 2016 themes.Read more

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

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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