Nobody loves performing backups: they're often the last thing on your mind, an annoying task you think you can put off until tomorow. Even automated backups take some initial setup and cost. But to anyone who has ever suffered a catastrophic system failure or even just the slip of an errant delete... Read more
Have you ever made a webpage? If so, how?
Most people who use computers understand at least the basics of how they work. There's the hardware, that actually does the computing; an operating system, that sits on top and serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the programs run by users, and then the actual applications we... Read more
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world around us. A whole host of devices are becoming smarter, more connected, and better able to anticipate our needs. Whether in the form of wearables, home automation, connected cars, or business asset tracking, every... Read more
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 choose between. Maybe you like a slimmed down minimalist option. Maybe having all of the bells and whistles is important to you. Or maybe you just... Read more
As Al Sweigart explains in his article I am already a zygote. Is it too late for me to learn to program?, you're never too old to learn how to program. And we should think twice before being intimidated by folks who say they were programming before they started walking—that doesn't mean they were... Read more
People of all ages are heading back to school now. For the next couple of weeks, Opensource.com is highlighting a range of open source software, hardware, and tools for students and educators. We'll also sprinkle in open education stories for good measure. Read more in our Back to School series.
Getting started in open source can be daunting—especially if you're new to the world of open source software (or hardware), or if you are a minority in the space. But, never fear! We've got you covered with excellent reads to help you navigate the territory. First, vote in our poll and let us know... Read more
When you install a Linux distribution, a set of programs comes along with it. It's easy to add and delete elements of the programs that don't fit your needs, says Meine in his article How to choose the best Linux desktop for you. But what about altering the look and feel? The key is to go with the... Read more
June 2, 2015 is the day that marked the official launch of Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance. Copies of the book are now making their way to readers all over the world, and we want to know how you're reading yours. Leave a comment to let us know what reading... Read more