• 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.

  • Silent Guardian

    Tripwire is a powerful tool that protects your systems against unwanted changes.

  • Fast Transport

    Even without elaborate infrastructure, you can still push your data across the network with netrw.

News and Articles

  • A Taste of Mint

    The Cinnamon and Mate desktop systems have stirred up plenty attention around the Linux world. We'll show you around these innovative new desktop systems and help you decide which is right for you.

  • Git, Markdown, Ebook

    Write and publish ebooks with the GitBook software and publishing platform.

  • Big Jump

    Autojump is a mature and widely available command-line tool for navigating your directory structure. We show you how it works.

  • Dork Holiday

    Sys admin columnist Charly never takes a vacation from the Internet. A beach bar with WiFi is quickly found, but it runs a forced proxy, which thinks that the SSH port (22) is in league with the devil and blocks the connection. Time to drill a tunnel.

  • Paperless

    Paperwork was developed to manage the paperless office – a dream as old as desktop PCs.

  • 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.

  • Zack's Kernel News

    Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

  • Under One Roof

    The popular LXDE lightweight desktop is undergoing big changes under the hood, and the future looks bright.

  • Debian Meets Mate

    Mate isn't just for Mint users. The DMDc project is Mate on top of Debian Testing.

  • Shell Games

    The most fundamental tool needed to administer a cluster is a parallel shell, which allows you to run the same command on a series of nodes. In this article, we look at pdsh.