Use your Chromebook with Linux

Aug 19, 2016

Chromebooks are firmly locked in the Google jail, but with the right know-how, you can break out of vendor lock-in and operate the devices with free software.

Magic Act

Access your servers securely with a Magic URL

Aug 04, 2016

With a highly secure Linux server, you don't need a fixed IP address to connect over a cellphone network from anywhere on the planet if you have a Magic URL.

Steady Hand

Keep watch over your server system with Webmin

Aug 04, 2016

Every leading Linux distribution offers some kind of built-in GUI management tool, but the world still has room for a flexible, distribution-independent tool like Webmin.

Fast Copier

Data backups, images, and more with Qt4-fsarchiver

Aug 04, 2016

Qt4-fsarchiver lets you back up files, complete partitions, and create disk images with a single mouse click.

From Prototype to Product

The Trials and Tribulations of an Open Hardware Startup

Nov 28, 2016

The Keyboardio project had a prototype and consumer interest, but finding a small-run manufacturer was more difficult.

Managing the Jungle

Alternative Linux file managers

Aug 04, 2016

Working with files and folders is a typical daily task on any computer. We tested four lesser known file managers that significantly simplify handling content on mass storage media.


Storing metadata in files

Aug 04, 2016

With the Python XMP Toolkit, programmers can develop applications that store metadata in files.


Security Meets Accessibility

Oct 18, 2016

Subgraph OS is designed with built-in, accessible security features and a modern desktop.


Creating the Free-Licensed Semiconductor Market

Sep 21, 2016

As many would-be open hardware manufacturers have discovered, free-licensed computer chips are nearly non-existent. However, SiFive, a recently announced startup in San Francisco, is hoping to change that with its custom chip designs.

Oh, Snap!

Restore Btrfs files at the push of a button with Snapper

Jul 01, 2016

Thanks to Btrfs snapshots, Snapper lets you restore a system to a previous state in case of failure.

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