• Better Builder

    Developers fed up with cryptic Makefiles should take a look at the new Meson build system, which is simple to operate, offers scripting capabilities, integrates external test tools, and supports Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

  • Data On the Go

    Almost all manufacturers of GPS devices use proprietary formats to save routes, tracks, and waypoints. Vendors unfortunately rarely offer Linux software for uploading and downloading or processing the data. Four GPS editors keep Linux users on the right track.

  • Open Wide

    Open Speech Initiative seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.

  • Virtuoso Layering

    For the past three years, 20 developers have been working on a revamped version of the KDE libraries. The alpha release appeared in February 2014 with many new features.

News and Articles

  • Prettying up the Pig

    Get ready for a bigger and better Snort. If you're used to protecting your systems with this trusty intrusion detection tool, you'll appreciate the new features in the latest version.

  • Trackers

    The Top system monitor is a useful aid for identifying system bottlenecks, and Htop, Atop, and Glances extend its possibilities.

  • The Leveler

    Legacy backup programs are too heavyweight for a quick backup on the fly, but Synkron helps you keep smaller datasets in sync with just a couple of mouse clicks.

  • Fast Help

    If your computer fails to boot, you need a helping hand. Rescatux combines proven repair and rescue tools.

  • Music Non-Stop

    For a monthly fee, the Spotify streaming service beams music onto your desktop or phone. To intensify the groove, Perlmeister Mike Schilli archived his Spotify playlists for eternity using an OAuth-protected web API.

  • Sea Shells in a Box

    At some point, any service that can't run fast enough will be put on the web. So, why not do this for remote login? With a little JavaScript and CSS wizardry, a software tool called "Shell In A Box" sends a shell to the browser.

  • Import from the East

    Gnome version  3 lost many friends, prompting Linux users to look for alternatives. The elegant and carefully crafted Deepin Linux pushes into the gap with a desktop that feels like a hybrid of Linux, Windows, and Mac  OS.

  • Guard on Duty

    Snort isn't the only free intrusion detection tool in the barnyard. We'll show you a powerful and promising alternative known as Suricata.

  • Chrome Stuffing

    Transform the Chrome and Chromium browsers into productivity powerhouses with open source apps and extensions.

  • Talybont-on-Tux

    Pretty little villages with unpronounceable names, cozy pubs, a beautiful countryside with canals, rivers, waterfalls, sheep, and hills – welcome to the annual Linux Beer Hike in Talybont-on-Usk, Wales.