• maddog's Doghouse

    Virtual private cloud environments.

  • New Planet

    In 2014, the Debian project decided to replace the old init system with systemd, but a small group of developers resisted, forking Debian to start the systemd-free Devuan. We decided to take a look at Devuan 1.0.0, the first stable release.

  • Repurposing Old Tools

    Diff and merge: They're not just for developers.

  • Charly's Column – Rclone

    Having a good backup is a matter of course for sys admin columnist Charly K¸hnast, but devices could still fall victim to fire or theft some day. Because he has enough free space on Google Drive, he doesn't need to search long for a solution. The only thing missing is the right tool.

News and Articles

  • What’s Taking Wayland So Long?

     

    What do we do now?
    Wait.
    Yes, but while waiting.
    What about hanging ourselves?

    – Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

     

  • Virtual Shootout

    VirtualBox and VMware Workstation Player are popular virtualization options that won't cost you a penny. Which is best for you?

  • Well Packed

    Need Android apps in a separate window on the Linux desktop? Anbox is the answer. Unlike common Android emulators, the software relies on LXC containers and kernel namespaces. We tested the pre-alpha version.

  • Playground

    If you don't have room on your desk for a whole laboratory of servers, simply hitch up a virtual playground on your own workstation.

  • FAQ

    Break out of the cyber confines of your computer, and program the real world.

  • Horses and Riders

    Decision trees help machines emulate human behavior. Thanks to artificial intelligence, programs can autonomously build decision trees by learning from existing real-life data. Can an AI system determine who was operating a particular vehicle by analyzing driving style?

  • On the DVD

    Manjaro Gnome 17.0 (64-bit) and Kubuntu 17.04 (32-bit)

  • Obstacles to Open Hardware Development

    Crowdfunding open hardware makes it easier to realize your dreams, but the road to success has obstacles.

  • FOSSPicks

    Graham reviews the best free software, including OBS Studio 20, Green Recorder 3.0, gtop, Bitcoin Core v0.14.2, Natron, Solarus, and more!

  • News Analysis

    A hack on patent law, based on copyleft, could render patents useless.