New Hat

What's new in Fedora 27

Jan 31, 2018

Fedora Linux is a favorite of developers, sys admins, and other tech-savvy users. The new release sports a new Gnome and other useful enhancements.

First Aide


Jan 31, 2018

If you accidentally delete data or format a disk, good advice can be expensive. Or maybe not: You can undo many data losses with SystemRescueCd.

Fox Hunt

Raspberry Pi aids conservation work

Jan 09, 2018

As a countermeasure to predators of rare ground-breeding birds, live traps are monitored by a microcontroller and a Raspberry Pi.

Building Frames

Building Frames

Jan 31, 2018

FFmpeg is good not only for converting and fusing videos together, it can also generate streams on the fly, which you can then use for compositing and effects.

How to Sell Open Source

Nov 30, 2017

Marketing FOSS requires some novel approaches compared with proprietary software. We share our experiences.


Developing an Ethical Business

Jan 30, 2018

With ethical products that offer convenience and control, Purism hopes to compete with big tech.

Programming Snapshot – Neural Networks

Car NOT Goat

Jan 09, 2018

The well-known Monty Hall game show problem can be a rewarding maiden voyage for prospective statisticians. But is it possible to teach a neural network to choose between goats and cars with a few practice sessions?

Needlework – Digitize your LPs and cassettes with Audacity

Nov 30, 2017

Armed with the Audacity sound editor, you can convert the analog content of LPs, tapes, and cassettes to the digital world.

Small Wonders

Compress image files with Guetzli

Jan 09, 2018

The Guetzli image optimizer by Google developers produces smaller images than JPEG while maintaining the same quality, but it requires a powerful computer with a large working memory.

Back to the Future

What's new in Ubuntu 17.10

Jan 09, 2018

Ubuntu is back to the first letter of the alphabet – and back to the Gnome desktop. But you'll also find lots of new stuff in the latest release.

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