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Linux doesn't get in my way

Linux is a wonderful and powerful environment, writes Chris Hermansen.Read more

Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX

We reached out to Garth Braithwaite for an interview ahead of his All Things Open talk, "Open source is ugly: Improving UI and UX."Read more

Enter for a chance to win a free pass to All Things Open 2015

We're giving away four two-day passes to All Things Open 2015.Read more

Everything is a file

David Both explains one of the most powerful concepts of Unix and Linux.Read more

New Steam controller, Sherlock Holmes on ScummVM, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at ScummVM for Sherlock Holmes games, a demo of the Steam controller at Pax Prime,...Read more

Apple uses Mesos, 3D printed syringe, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at Apple joining the party to use open source infrastructure technology, 3D printing...Read more

Top 5 articles of the week: Interview with ownCloud founder, Docker on Raspberry Pi, and more

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In our Top 5 articles this week: We interview ownCloud founder and CTO Frank Karlitschek, Jim Salter shares his Linux story, Grant Ingersoll gets us...Read more

Google's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software works for 248+ languages

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Google's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software now works for more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, and...Read more