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.

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

Improving accessibility for 8 open source projects

How Kendell Clark contributes to improving accessibility in Linux and open source.Read more

How to hack your tea

keyboard keys, tea in cup of tea
How to hack your cup of tea, from morning to night.Read more

Heat your home with your neighbor's computing power

High-performance computing generates a lot of heat. Qarnot finds a clever way to put that heat to work using open source software.Read more