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.

My mom requests a Linux computer

Self-described Linux geek David Both shares how he got his mother up and running on Linux.Read more

1600 games for Linux on Steam, a Linux-friendly Steam Sale, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at 1600 games for Linux on Steam, a Linux-friendly Steam Sale, and an Arduino project...Read more

Machine learning spotlight, Vanderbilt U's medical robots, and more open source news

Weekly open source news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at machine learning, Vanderbilt University's medical technology, journalism...Read more

Top 5: Linux terminal emulators, Flac for audio, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
In this weekly top 5, we highlight the open development method for business, Unity and the GNOME Shell, lossless audio for Linux, FireFox's 11th...Read more

An open source fan boy shares his story

My open source story
Kevin Cole shares how and why he fell in love with open source software.Read more

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

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