Optimize flash memory in Linux

May 09, 2016

Solid state drives make everything run faster and more smoothly, but you can squeeze out even more performance with some practical optimization steps.

Days of Thunder

ASCII weather app for the terminal

May 09, 2016

Other applications have found less complex ways of showing the weather in a terminal, but none is as attractive as Wego.

Drawing on Success

What's new in Krita 3.0

Jul 01, 2016

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

Frame by Frame

Animated slideshows with PhotoFilmStrip

Mar 31, 2016

Easy-to-use PhotoFilmStrip produces high-quality videos and offers plenty of useful features.

Go Find It

An indexing search engine with Nutch and Solr

Mar 31, 2016

Build you own search engine using Apache's Nutch web crawler and Solr search platform.

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.


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.


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.

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