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.

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

Gallery of open source project stickers

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Dozens of readers replied to the hashtag #openstickers on Twitter to share their sticker rules and photos. This led to the gallery of open source...Read more

6 creative ways to use ownCloud

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Jos Poortvliet shares some of his favorite uses for the open source self-hosted storage platform.Read more

Finding the right tool for the job

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Pete Savage shares why open source solutions, although they aren't always the tools we want, are the tools we need.Read more