• 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

  • Enhancing Your Work Habits with KDE

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

  • Poll: Vote for the Best Open Source Software for Photographers

    The Linux New Media Awards have honored the most significant products, projects, people, and organizations for open source/Linux every year since 2000.

  • Debian Gets Forked

    Legendary Uber-distro splits over the systemd controversy.

  • Linux Mint Project Releases Mint 17.1

    New LTS version offers many refinements for the Cinnamon and Mate desktops and significant improvement under the hood.

  • CeBIT Open Source Forum Call for Papers

    One of CeBIT’s most successful forums returns in 2015.

  • Truckin'

    The CubieTruck small-board PC is a measuring instrument that copes well with Gigabit networks and offers a surprisingly affordable and efficient solution.

  • Beyond the Silver Screen

    The online video store Netflix delivers video on demand to many countries. Although the service offers Linux-friendly HTML5 streams, you have to coax Netflix into actually serving them up.

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Central Exchange

    MediaGoblin lets users share movies, audio files, and other documents off the beaten track of popular platforms. In this article, we show admins how to integrate the application into a local network and examine whether it is a good replacement for YouTube, Flickr, and SoundCloud.

  • Pyramid of Doom

    Asynchronous program flow quickly degenerates into unreadable code if it lacks an overarching concept to provide structure. Fortunately, the JavaScript community has invented some functional tricks that also help tame asynchronous Perl code.