• 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

  • Intel Unveils Compute Stick

    Four-inch-long computer on a stick lets you boot a full Linux system from any HDMI display device.

  • Pi-Top Prepares to Revolutionize Open Hardware

    Riding the popularity of the Raspberry Pi, a new company is producing a modular laptop kit to house small-board computers.

  • Obama Proposes Personal Data Notification Law

    New statute would require companies to report break-ins to consumers.

  • TGXf Project Warns of File Transfer through Screen Pixels

    Weird data transfer technique avoids all standard security measures.

  • Minimalist

    Pinta is a simple, easy-to-learn image processor targeted at occasional users and beginners; more experienced users will miss a variety of features.

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Show Time

    In a comparison test, we checked out nine free video editing programs: Cinelerra, Flowblade, Kdenlive, Kino, Lightworks, LiVES, OpenShot, Pitivi, and Shotcut.

  • To the Clouds

    Encrypted backup is easier than ever with MCrypt and the Amazon Web Service's S3cmd utility.

  • Atomic Writing

    Although Atom is designed for developers and coders alike, writing professionals can also benefit from this powerful text editor.

  • Simple Security

    Modern installers offer the option of encryption with just a few clicks, but you might want to take control of the process. We show how to encrypt your partitions safely without sacrificing convenience.

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