• 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

  • Krita Project

    How a hobby project succeeded with the help of users.

  • Fedora Developer Announces New Partition Manager

    New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.

  • Mozilla Releases a New Firefox

    New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.

  • On the DVD

    This months double-sided DVD features deepin 2014, an elegant and intuitive system built on Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 14.04.01. 

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Follow the Money

    "maddog" takes exception to attempts to blame Open Source for some recent product failures.

  • Git Exchange

    Git-annex Assistant is a handy web interface that lets you use the power of Git to synchronize data across several computers.

  • Linux Fest in the Lone Star State

    In June, Linux users and developers gathered at the Austin Convention Center for Texas Linux Fest 2014.

  • Prettying up the Pig

    Get ready for a bigger and better Snort. If you're used to protecting your systems with this trusty intrusion detection tool, you'll appreciate the new features in the latest version.

  • Trackers

    The Top system monitor is a useful aid for identifying system bottlenecks, and Htop, Atop, and Glances extend its possibilities.

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