• 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

  • Microsoft Frees Code for .NET Build Engine

    MSBuild is now just another GitHub project as Redmond continues its path to the light.

  • Researchers Demonstrate Hack by Heat

    Malware could pass data and commands between disconnected computers without leaving a trace on the network. 

  • Kernel Developers Adopt Code of Conflict

    New rules emphasize collegiality in coding.

  • Ubuntu Switches to systemd

    Upstart lands in the dust bin as a new era begins for Linux.

  • Laidout Book Creator

    The Laidout graphic application simplifies the design of books and booklets.

  • A Call to ARMs

    Twenty years ago Linux was ported to a 64-bit RISC processor. Now the challenge is to put GNU/Linux on modern 64-bit ARM processors.

  • Ask Klaus

    Migrating a Linux OS from DVD to flash.

  • Penthouse Suite

    Calligra Suite goes beyond the standard four or five office suite programs by offering a range of applications for desktop and mobile computers.

  • Puzzling

    Creating and solving letter and number puzzles is a popular pastime. We look at some of the free software that is available for this hobby on Linux.

  • Live Linux

    Knoppix 7.5 is based on the current development version of Debian GNU/Linux and comes with hardware support from kernel 3.18 including many updates and new features.