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5 free and open music-making tools

5 free and open music-making tools
Aaron Wolf shares five tools for those looking to get started making music on Linux.Read more

Is the vinyl LP an open music format?

Is the vinyl LP an open music format?
The first article in our new Open Music column is dedicated to the author's favorite open music format: the vinyl LP.Read more

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

Linux system monitoring tools
David Both shares his favorite system monitoring tools for understanding what is going on in any Linux environment: top, atop, htop, and glances.Read more

An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

When plans to move to Los Angeles with his band fell through, Linux and open source software helped jumpstart Tim College's IT career.Read more

A love for technology leads to Linux and open source

Ashutosh Narayan's love of technology started in school and blossomed into a career as a Linux system administrator.Read more

Linux and open source are the future

Carlos Agauyo shares how he learned Linux and why he believes open source is the future of technology.Read more

Sink or swim is one way to learn Linux

Brian Rogers tells us how he got started with Linux when his brother-in-law got a hold of his laptop.Read more

Green LAMP: Save energy and the environment by optimizing your website

In this article, Mike Gifford shows us how to optimize your server to save energy and time.Read more