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.

Linux is about choice, control, and learning something new

Tony Maro shares why he defaults to Linux and open source software for his personal and business needs.Read more

Sonic Pi uses code to compose a dance party

Sam Aaron shares why he created Sonic Pi, an open source live coding synthesizer that lets people use code to compose and perform their own music.Read more

Announcing the All Things Open 2015 Twitter wall sweepstakes

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Take a photo with our Twitter wall at All Things Open for a chance to win!Read more

Minecraft Story Mode for Linux, Alienware's Steam Machine, and more open gaming news

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In this week's edition, we take a look at Minecraft: Story Mode Linux rumors, a hands-on with the Alienware Steam Machine, and more!Read more

Top 5 articles of the week: COBOL, AsciiDoc, and more

Top 5 articles of the week on Opensource.com
Our COBOL story was a huge hit with readers, and we featured articles from first-time contributors, including stories about enjoying Linux during...Read more

How the Internet of Things will change the way we think

Red Hat's Burr Sutter previews his All Things Open talk.Read more

Mixing sound with Qtractor and XJadeo

Seth Kenlon explores sound mixing with open source tools.Read more

Writing documentation with AsciiDoc

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Steven Ovadia takes a look at AsciiDoc, an alternative to markdown.Read more