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.

Visualize astrophysics data with Blender

AstroBlend creator Jill Naiman shares how she uses Blender to visualize astrophysical simulations and data.Read more

Drupal-based farmOS manages food, farmers, and community

Lead developer Mike Stenta says he chose Drupal because of its flexibility, scalability, and community.Read more

9 tasty recipes to share, modify, and remix

2015 Open Recipe Collection contains food and beverages for modifying, remixing, and sharing with others—just like open source.Read more

Spiraling head first into open source

My open source story
Jono Bacon, Director of Community at GitHub, shares how he got started in Linux and open source.Read more

Two Steam machines come to market, a review of SteamOS, and more open gaming news

Open source and Linux games roundup blue swirl graphic
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Valve's two new gaming consoles for SteamOS, Knight Squad and Hard West games...Read more

FCC rules for wireless router firmware, open wheelchairs and insulin, and more news

open source news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at FCC rules for wireless router firmware, open source wheelchairs and insulin...Read more

Top 5: Open stickers, 3 alternatives to Google Maps API, and more

Open in sky
In this week's Top 5, we highlight a Linux story, an indoor digital heater that uses computing power, the Opensource.com annual holiday gift guide, 3...Read more

Linux monitoring tools to keep your hardware cool

David Both explains the importance of keeping hardware cool and shares some Linux tools that can help.Read more