• Playing Nice

    Getting Windows programs to work on Linux is difficult even if you're using the famous Wine Windows-compatibility environment. Fortunately, the PlayOnLinux graphical interface can ease some of the pain.

  • Zack's Kernel News

    Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

  • Slow and Steady

    "maddog" explains that the seemingly clear concept of Free and Open Source Software is not so clear to all involved, and that education takes time.

  • Linux Casting

    Google's Chromecast device lets you stream content directly to your TV. Castnow connects to Chromecast from a Linux system.

News and Articles

  • Revamped

    The KaOS Live distro implements new KDE features faster than anyone else, so it is an excellent model for illustrating the state of the KDE desktop environment.

  • On the DVD

    Fedora 22 and Manjaro Linux

  • Fit Without a Pacemaker

    Columnist Charly likes to keep system-critical daemons on two or more servers. If one of the servers fails, the idea is that the service can be started on the other and will be available at the same IP address – a scenario that works with or without the Pacemaker heartbeat.

  • Guess Again

    Even hardened scientists can make mistakes when interpreting statistics. Mathematical experiments can give you the right ideas to prevent this from happening, and quick simulations in Perl nicely illustrate and support the learning process.

  • Tidy Up

    You may not need to defrag your Linux system very often, but the tools are waiting when the need arises.

  • Hacker Kitchen

    The Atom code editor from GitHub is a highly configurable free application. Just one year old, even at this early stage, the mix looks very promising.

  • Heedful Helper

    The Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux free antivirus scanner works unobtrusively in the background and targets mainly server operators and users who exchange files with Windows computers.

  • Quickly Sketched

    Organization charts, UML drawings, breadboard sketches, or plans for the new website – a drawing program is always the first port of call when you need to create a schematic diagram. We present four candidates for the Linux desktop.

  • Tool Tips

    Tool tests on the fast track

  • Open Book

    Get the most out of your Chromebook with these tips, tricks, useful open source extensions, and apps.