• 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

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux 4.0

    But what do the big numbers really mean?

  • Microsoft Frees CoreCLR

    .NET Core execution engine is the basis for cross-platform .NET implementations.

  • Calligra Suite

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

  • New Trojan Attacks Linux Servers

    The Xnote trojan hides itself on the target system and will launch a variety of attacks on command.

  • On the DVD

    Fedora 21 and Openwall

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • ELEMENTARY MY DEAR…

    How many patents are enough? Or perhaps more importantly, how many patents can be squeezed from one body of knowledge when you're basically doing what everyone else is doing? These questions are fresh in mind as I read the report at eWeek stating that IBM set a new record by receiving 7,534 patents in 2014, the 22nd year in a row that IBM has topped the list for most patents.

  • Working Smarter

    KDE extends the concept of the desktop with innovations that can significantly enhance your productivity.

  • Asked and Answered

    Transform information into knowledge by deploying a phpMyFAQ-based database of frequently asked questions.

  • Misconceptions

    Hadoop version 2 has transitioned from an application to a Big Data platform. Reports of its demise are premature at best.