• 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

  • Truckin'

    The CubieTruck small-board PC is a measuring instrument that copes well with Gigabit networks and offers a surprisingly affordable and efficient solution.

  • Beyond the Silver Screen

    The online video store Netflix delivers video on demand to many countries. Although the service offers Linux-friendly HTML5 streams, you have to coax Netflix into actually serving them up.

  • News

    Updates on Technologies, Trends, and Tools

  • Central Exchange

    MediaGoblin lets users share movies, audio files, and other documents off the beaten track of popular platforms. In this article, we show admins how to integrate the application into a local network and examine whether it is a good replacement for YouTube, Flickr, and SoundCloud.

  • Pyramid of Doom

    Asynchronous program flow quickly degenerates into unreadable code if it lacks an overarching concept to provide structure. Fortunately, the JavaScript community has invented some functional tricks that also help tame asynchronous Perl code.

  • Ask Klaus!

  • Charge!

    AcpiTool and PowerTOP ensure a sustainable battery lifetime and guarantee low energy consumption of laptops running Linux by identifying power hogs and maintaining the battery.

  • Keeping Watch

    Linux tracks all the actions that take place on your system, including when your users were active and what they did.

  • Mark It Down

    From note-taking applications to wikis – there are plenty of handy tools for working with Markdown-formatted content. Here are a few worth adding to your toolbox.

  • In Deep

    Snowdrift.coop aims to solve some of the problems facing free software funding by linking the amount of an individual pledge to the number of donors willing to share the financial commitment.