Features

How Free Software Got Its Fonts

A History of Open Source Fonts

Jun 14, 2016

With the advent of free software for non-programmers, users ran into a licensing dilemma in a world of proprietary fonts.

Reinforcements

Desktop backup software

Mar 31, 2016

Backup strategies in IT are essential and expensive in terms of planning and administration, but individuals have simpler solutions. We look at five backup solutions for the desktop.

Incredible

Bitwig Studio 1.3.5 digital audio workstation tested

Feb 24, 2016

Bitwig Studio 1.3.5, together with the JACK sound server, gives users the freedom to produce professional-quality tracks.

Go with the Flow

Analyzing network flow records

Feb 24, 2016

Detect operating systems, installed software, and more from easily collected metadata.

Crystal Clear

Crystal – A Ruby-esque programing language

Feb 24, 2016

Crystal is an open source project that seeks to combine the best of two worlds: the simplicity of a language syntax similar to Ruby and the speed and capabilities of the LLVM platform.

Krita: Coming Attractions

Krita 3.0

May 17, 2016

Krita, a free sketching and painting program, has new features and improvements in version 3.0.

Better Finds

Fuzzy text searches with agrep

Jan 26, 2016

The agrep tool expands on grep by adding fuzzy search capabilities to text string-matching operations.

New Voice

Surprises in SQL – State-of-the-art options in the standard query language

Dec 14, 2015

In recent times, many developers have come to view SQL as inflexible and limited, but this classical database language has some tricks and special features that many users don't know about.

Skillfully Packaged

Migrating Debian and Ubuntu packages to systemd

Jan 26, 2016

You might need to tweak your Debian or Ubuntu packages to get them to work with systemd.

United

Use mhddfs to group hard disks and directories

Dec 14, 2015

The multi-hard drive disk filesystem (mhddfs) combines directories or hard disks on a union filesystem to create a single, large, virtual filesystem that you can use both locally and via Samba or NFS.

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