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.

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!

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Eleven years ago, Firefox 1.0 was released with much excitement and anticipation.Read more

Why I choose FLAC for audio

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

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

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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