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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.

Celebrating open standards around the world

Celebrating open standards around the world
October 14 is World Standards Day, and to celebrate, Opensource.com is launching a new resource to help readers better understand the importance of...Read more

3 command-line file conversion tools for Linux

3 command line conversion tools for Linux
From time to time, everyone needs to convert a file from one format to another. Here are three terminal tools for Linux to help make conversion easy.Read more

How to make animated videos with Krita

How to make animated videos with Krita
Animation isn't easy, but the good news is that open source supplies plenty of high-quality animation tools.Read more

Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system

Build your own Raspberry Pi tornado warning system
Learn how to make a Raspberry Pi alerting machine. Then, hook up a speaker and it's ready to warn.Read more

The 5 most common support issues for open source developers

The 5 most common support issues for open source developers
A recent survey conducted by Rogue Wave Software gives the top 5 open source support problems developer's face.Read more

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box
Some time ago the MOD Duo jumped onto my radar. In a nutshell, it is a guitar stomp box that comes loaded with different effects and sounds. Instead...Read more

4 versatile boards for fast, inexpensive IoT development

4 versatile boards for fast, inexpensive IoT development
Do you want to develop wearable or very compact applications, networked applications, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and prototype your...Read more

How Minecraft got me involved in the open source community

My open source story: Justin Flory
Editor-in-chief of Fedora Magazine shares how he got involved with the open source community.Read more