• Better Builder

    Developers fed up with cryptic Makefiles should take a look at the new Meson build system, which is simple to operate, offers scripting capabilities, integrates external test tools, and supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Data On the Go

    Almost all manufacturers of GPS devices use proprietary formats to save routes, tracks, and waypoints. Vendors unfortunately rarely offer Linux software for uploading and downloading or processing the data. Four GPS editors keep Linux users on the right track.

  • Open Wide

    Open Speech Initiative seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.

  • Virtuoso Layering

    For the past three years, 20 developers have been working on a revamped version of the KDE libraries. The alpha release appeared in February 2014 with many new features.

News and Articles

  • Tool Predicts Which Websites Will be Compromised

    Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.

  • SSH Key Management Guidelines

    The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.

  • KDE Visual Design Group

    The KDE Visual Design Group follows basic principles to elevate and simplify the user experience.

  • Drawing the Line

    Partitioning prepares your disk to receive an operating system. We help you navigate this unfamiliar landscape safely.

  • Painkiller

    It's not easy for beginners to solve problems in an operating system they haven't used before. We show you how to deal with some common issues.

  • Email Wizardry

    We show you how to manage your email more efficiently with the lightweight Evolution email client.

  • Word Processor

    The LibreOffice Writer word processing tool offers all the basic functionality you expect, along with a couple of features that really make it stand out. We also look at the other LibreOffice components: Calc, Impress, and Base.

  • Why Not Free?

     

  • Connected

    What good is a laptop or desktop that's not connected to the Internet? Sure, you could do a few things with it, but these days a machine that's not online might as well be a paperweight.

  • Photo Manager

    We show how to use the Shotwell app to process, retouch, and organize your photos.