Linux

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware. Learn more on our what is Linux resource page.

Which Linux distribution do you use?

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Your Linux distribution of choice says a lot about you. Of course, one of the many great things about Linux is the diversity of options you have to...Read more

How to set up a Linux-based music server at home

Home Linux music server
Chris Hermansen explores some popular options for creating your own Linux-based music server, and looks at the hardware, software, and configuration...Read more

Hack on PlayStation 4, itch.io store app, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at a hack on PlayStation 4, the itch.io store app, another record for Steam, and more...Read more

Linux in cars, open source on routers, and more open source news

This week in open source
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Linux coming to more cars, open source firmware on Linksys routers, the...Read more

Getting started with webcams on Linux using QtCAM

How to use QtCAM
Learn how to get started with QtCAM, open source Linux webcam software.Read more

One man's trash is another man's Linux computer

Hear how Drew Kwashnak took the deep dive into Linux and never looked back, rescuing older computers and rehabilitating them with Linux.Read more

Hacking your Linux computer for a better listening experience

Audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of a two-sound-card setup for Linux music listening.Read more

An open source emulator for OS X, Vulkan updates, and more open gaming news

Open source and Linux games roundup
In this week's edition, we take a look at updates on Vulkan, an open source emulator for Mac OS X, SparkyLinux GameOver Linux distro, and more!Read more