• Too Clever

    Making the city of Messina, Italy, smarter with open source and IoT.

  • Playback

    Volumio and a Raspberry Pi can add smart functions to any stereo system. Whether playing diverse audio formats or streaming Spotify, the combination of smartphone control, a Raspberry Pi Display, and Volumio outperforms many commercial solutions.

  • First Things First

    2, 5, 7, 10, 12 – and what number comes next? Mike Schilli tests whether intelligence tests devised by psychologists can be cracked with modern AI Networks.

  • Automatic Backup

    Backing up data is an unpopular task that many users – and even some administrators – consider a chore, prompting us to take a look at some command-line automatic backup programs.

News and Articles

  • Do-It-Yourself eBook Publishing

    Self-publishing is not usually considered part of the Maker movement, yet the two have in common a do-it-yourself approach and increasing popularity.

  • LibreOffice 6.0 Released

    The new version comes with an experimental ribbon interface.

  • Red Hat Acquires CoreOS

    One of the biggest contributors to the Kubernetes project has joined the Red Hat family.

  • apt vs. apt-get

    The apt command-line utility is a successor to the well known apt-get, offering simpler installation and maintenance for the DEB packages used with Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, and many other Linux distros.

  • Ubuntu derivative BackBox Linux for security analysis

    Specializing in security and forensics, BackBox Linux is not only good for a vulnerability assessment, but thanks to its lean substructure, it is also suitable as a desktop distribution.

  • FOSSPicks

    Ocenaudio 3.3.6, Otter Browser, Joplin, WeeChat 2.0, Mailspring, Siril 0.9.7, SuperTuxKart 0.9.3, and more!

  • Flexible Import/Export

    A hidden utility in the LibreOffice toolbox, unoconv offers a wide array of import and export filter options for use at the command line.

  • With Simple Means

    YunoHost offers a wide range of services on a proven Debian platform that you can host yourself.

  • This Month's DVD

    Fedora 27 and NetBSD 7.1.1

  • Organizational Talent

    Busy people often keep busy calendars full of appointments and tasks. In order to keep an eye on things, Linux to-do-managers help manage the clutter in a controlled way.