• 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

  • A Call to ARMs

    Twenty years ago Linux was ported to a 64-bit RISC processor. Now the challenge is to put GNU/Linux on modern 64-bit ARM processors.

  • Ask Klaus

    Migrating a Linux OS from DVD to flash.

  • Penthouse Suite

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

  • Puzzling

    Creating and solving letter and number puzzles is a popular pastime. We look at some of the free software that is available for this hobby on Linux.

  • Live Linux

    Knoppix 7.5 is based on the current development version of Debian GNU/Linux and comes with hardware support from kernel 3.18 including many updates and new features.

  • Team Leader

    Orchestration tools such as Chef, Puppet, and SaltStack provide uniform management of a system landscape, but they can't do everything. Foreman fills in the gaps and installs a uniform interface that makes the admin's life a lot easier.

  • On the DVD

    Linux Magazine exclusive Knoppix 7.5

  • Switcheroo

    Netsed is a small communication tool that lets users modify the content of TCP and UDP data packets on the local network.

  • Under Control

    The latest version 1.1 of the Bitwig digital audio workstation provides an array of major improvements.

  • Taking Shortcuts

    The Autokey utility automates desktop processes by triggering specific actions when the user enters predefined text shortcuts or presses hotkey combinations. Perl helps to manage these helpers.