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Embracing the tech world's open source shift

D. Ruth Bavousett shares how she discovered Linux.Read more

Do you prefer Ogg Vorbis or FLAC?

Those of us who are concerned about software freedom should prefer completely free formats like Ogg Vorbis (lossy) and FLAC (lossless, compressed)...Read more

SteamOS updated with Linux kernel 4.1, Nvidia adds Vulkan support, and more

Open source and Linux games roundup blue swirl graphic
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at a Linux Kernel 4.1 update for SteamOS, Nvidia support for Vulkan, Objects in Space...Read more

New release of Docker, R-Hub for R packages, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a new release of Docker, R-Hub for R packages, the Raspberry Pi Foundation'...Read more

Top 5: Linux-compatible music, top IRC clients, and more

Open in sky
This week, we highlight a Linux story from 1996, top open source IRC clients, an intro to GitHub, three tests for better documentation, and a few of...Read more November preview

Preview on paper with coffee
Coming up: Open Source Food & Beverages, plus a look ahead at our gift guide and 2016 calls for papers.Read more

Top 4 open source IRC clients

Open source chat
In this article, explore the many open source options for connecting to IRC and find the one that works best for you.Read more

Polishing cars wasn't in my job description

My open source story
Autodesk's Guy Martin shares his open source story.Read more