• 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

  • Under the Hood

    GitHub is not only home to the code repositories of many well-known open source projects, but it also offers a sophisticated API that opens up wonderful opportunities for snooping around.

  • Turning a New Leaf

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

  • For the Record

    We look at several tools, ranging from very simple to more complex – that can help you record various desktop activities.

  • News from Africa

    Two desktop environments and two different distributions as a base – introducing MakuluLinux.

  • Well Executed

    The Go programming language helps programmers avoid the annoying routine and focus on the important stuff.

  • Python in a Bottle

    The Bottle framework provides the fastest and easiest way to write web apps in Python. In this article, we help you get started with this lightweight framework.

  • Sea Treasure

    Sync your devices and collaborate with other users in your own personal cloud.

  • What It Is and What It Does

    I recently ran across an article in Ars Technica on the impending launch of the .sucks domain. The article linked to another piece on .sucks at the Marketing Land site. When a company called Momentous picked up the rights to the new .sucks top-level domain (TLD) at the generic TLD sale late last year, the concept of site owners registering a domain in .sucks the way they register a domain in .com made the rounds as an office joke. But now, a few months later, it looks like the operation is really ready for business.

  • In Sync

    As your data volume grows on your home computer, you can quickly and easily create a reliable backup using FreeFileSync.

  • On the DVD

    openSUSE 13.2 and MakuluLinux