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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.

Meet Hubot: The DevOps chat bot

Meet Hubot: The DevOps chat bot
Hubot for ChatOps will help you understand more about DevOps and learn to use it in your organization.Read more

DIY spooky bottle labels using Inkscape and coffee grounds

DIY spooky bottle labels using Inkscape and coffee grounds
How to make Halloween bottle labels with Inkscape, GIMP, and items around the house.Read more

Governments favor open source, Google releases 3 new projects, and more news

Open source news roundup for October 2-15, 2016
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we look at the Netherlands' and Russia's proposed moves to open source, Google's latest open source...Read more

Top 5: Raspberry Pi tornado warning system, 4 open boards for IoT development, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a tornado warning system built with a Raspberry Pi, 4 open hardware boards for IoT development, public libraries...Read more

14 facts about Newton, OpenStack's 14th release

14 facts about OpenStack Newton
Learn more about the numbers behind the open source cloud computing project and it's most recent public release.Read more

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok
We see how four music players, VLC, QMMP, Clementine, Amarok, compare. The author also recommends favorite music from Linux-friendly sources.Read more

Celebrating open standards around the world

Celebrating open standards around the world
October 14 is World Standards Day, and to celebrate, Opensource.com is launching a new resource to help readers better understand the importance of...Read more

3 command-line file conversion tools for Linux

3 command line conversion tools for Linux
From time to time, everyone needs to convert a file from one format to another. Here are three terminal tools for Linux to help make conversion easy.Read more