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.

Top 7 open source terminal emulators

Terminal emulators
Explore the top seven open source terminal emulators for Linux, including gnome-terminal, guake, konsole, terminator, tilda, xterm, and yakuake.Read more

Basic masking in Kdenlive: a useful trick

Seth Kenlon explains how to implement one of the oldest VFX techniques in open source video editor Kdenlive.Read more

Stronger than fear: Mental health in the open

Bubble floating in air
Developers, like everyone else, often struggle with mental health issues. And like everyone else, these struggles are often left unspoken. In 2013,...Read more

Young computer scientist shares her open source story

My open source story
Budding computer scientist Lauren Egts shares her open source story.Read more

Finding Unity in GNOME Shell

Ahead of Unity 8's release, longtime Ubuntu user Jono Bacon explores the GNOME Shell.Read more

How the Internet Archive maintains an information super highway

Find out more about the culture within the Internet Archive and the backgrounds of two people helping keep it alive.Read more

Happy 11th birthday, Mozilla Firefox!

Firefox developer edition blue logo modified by Jen Wike Huger via Creative Commons license
Eleven years ago, Firefox 1.0 was released with much excitement and anticipation.Read more

Why I choose FLAC for audio

Sheet music with geometry graphic
Linux-loving audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of lossless audio formats, and why he ultimately chose FLAC for audio.Read more