News and Articles
What shines in the dark is often hidden by clouds. Stellarium provides a clear view of the stars plus a lot of astronomical data.
The long anticipated phenomenon of 3D printing, which the futurists have long identified as a potential “disruptive technology,” truly arrived this month with the appearance of the first 3D-printing controversy: 3D printing of cheap hand guns. Pop science prognosticators who have been bleary-eyed over the “promise” of 3D printing seemed caught off guard by the appearance of the first 3D guns. (You mean this wasn’t just for printing heart valves and Ironman exoskeletons?) At last, 3D printing was not just a quirky popular science oddity, but something that could serve as the fodder for moral arguments – by both sides, and a blogosphere seemingly thrilled to have some new material for speech making and hand wringing.
The Software Freedom Conservancy is raising funds to fill a major gap in free software functionality.
In December 2012, the open source world received the first, and very long awaited, release of the Samba 4.x series.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Sluggish network connections can be nerve-wracking. Checking live statistics about network traffic can help pinpoint the problem. Iftop is a command-line system monitoring tool that can help you identify bandwidth hogs and keep traffic moving.
Blogs have evolved from private diary to professional tool, and if you manage more than one WordPress installation, administration support would be useful. Three tools can help.
FlareGet accelerates your downloads and avoids the consequences of disconnections while downloading files.
maddog considers the benefits of teaching students how to write device drivers.
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