Arduino or Raspberry Pi: Which is best for beginners?

Arduino or Raspberry Pi?
So you want to get started with hobbyist electronics? The world is rich with options, two of the most prominent being the Raspberry Pi and the...Read more

Where do you back up your data?

Where do you back up your data?
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...Read more

Have you ever used a virtual machine?

Virtual machines
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...Read more

How many IoT devices do you own?

IoT Devices
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...Read more

Which Linux distribution do you use?

answers from the cubicle
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 old were you when you started learning how to program?

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...Read more

Did you ever use open source tools in school?

Open Source in Education chalkboard
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,...Read more

What is your favorite desktop environment?

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...Read more