• 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

  • Drawing the Line

    Partitioning prepares your disk to receive an operating system. We help you navigate this unfamiliar landscape safely.

  • Painkiller

    It's not easy for beginners to solve problems in an operating system they haven't used before. We show you how to deal with some common issues.

  • Email Wizardry

    We show you how to manage your email more efficiently with the lightweight Evolution email client.

  • Word Processor

    The LibreOffice Writer word processing tool offers all the basic functionality you expect, along with a couple of features that really make it stand out. We also look at the other LibreOffice components: Calc, Impress, and Base.

  • Why Not Free?

     

  • Connected

    What good is a laptop or desktop that's not connected to the Internet? Sure, you could do a few things with it, but these days a machine that's not online might as well be a paperweight.

  • Photo Manager

    We show how to use the Shotwell app to process, retouch, and organize your photos.

  • Picture Perfect

    Touch up your digital images with the GIMP image processing tool.

  • Music to Your Ears

    Enjoy music and video on your Fedora machine.

  • Take Aim

    New game engines and platforms usher in a whole new era for Linux gaming.