• By the Ebook

    The right tools can make the process of authoring an ebook less laborious and time consuming. We look at several ebook authoring applications and show how to put them to practical use.

  • Private Island

    Worried about spies and criminals? Ubuntu Privacy Remix breaks down all the bridges to the Internet and converts the computer into an island of security. If you want to head back to civilization, you'll need a USB stick and plenty of patience.

  • On the DVD

    This month's DVD features two terrific distributions, ArtistX 1.5 and Arch Linux 2013.10.01.

  • State Your Intentions

    "maddog" advises designers and developers to state their project goals up front and in writing, to avoid confusion and conflict later.

News and Articles

  • An Even Smaller Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.

  • TV-Browser

    The Java-based TV-Browser software provides a wealth of features that help you organize your evening television viewing.

  • Gluglug X60 – The Free Software ThinkPad

    A laptop with no proprietary BIOS and 100 percent open source software may sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly what Gluglug delivers. Is it a good deal? Read on to find out.

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Flow Control

    The OpenFlow protocol and its surrounding technologies are bringing the promise of SDN to real networks – and it might not be long before you see them on your real network.

  • Fighting the Heavyweights

    A powerful web server will not help you much if too many users are competing for the bandwidth of its network connection. Sys admin columnist Charly came to a decision: The big data hogs get less favorable spots at his watering hole in future.

  • Ask Klaus

    Klaus looks at problems with VNC-based shared desktops and a frozen screen with an Nvidia card.

  • Teach a Man to Fish…

    The fish shell provides many features that rival the well-known Bash. We examine some highlights.

  • Elastic Hits

    The Elasticsearch full-text search engine quickly finds expressions even in huge text collections. With a few tricks, you can even locate photos that have been shot in the vicinity of a reference image.

  • Many Happy Returns

    "maddog" remembers 20 years of association with Linux, CeBIT, and open source.