• Programming Snapshot – Go

    To find files quickly in the deeply nested subdirectories of his home directory, Mike whips up a Go program to index file metadata in an SQLite database.

  • Doghouse – Linux History

    "maddog" takes us on a brief tour of Linux history.

  • Command Line – zstd

    In an effort to meet modern computing needs, zstd offers a greater degree of compression at a faster compression rate, with unique options to enhance performance.

  • Deflated

    Data compression costs virtually no computing power today. Why not save some space by putting data compression techniques to work on RAM and cache memory?

News and Articles

  • NextCloud 14 Arrives

    The new version adds two new security features for users.

  • Linus Torvalds Takes a Break, Apologizes

    The creator of Linux is admitting his abusive behavior on LKML and plans to change.

  • Ergonomic Tactics in Linux

    Many Linux users spend far more time on a computer than is probably healthy. With the addition of aging, it makes double sense to look for ways to reduce physical stress on our bodies. Fortunately, Linux has more ways than most operating systems to work more efficiently and minimize possible injuries.

  • A New Business Model for Open Source Projects

    Storj offers a new program that enables open source projects to monetize from storage.

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Released

    It’s Linux Mint without any Ubuntu base packages.

  • Exploring the Tiny $9 C.H.I.P. Computer

    The C.H.I.P. is a cute little thing, but don't let appearances fool you: It is quite the beast deep down, and you can squeeze some seriously fun projects out of it.

  • Bottle It

    Cloud storage services help with data synchronization across multiple computers, but they do not usually provide encryption. Cryptomator adds encryption to the cloud storage environment.

  • Tutorials – Docker

    You might think Docker is a tool reserved for gnarly sys admins, useful only to service companies that run complicated SaaS applications, but that is not true: Docker is useful for everybody.

  • FOSSPicks

    Graham tears himself away from updating Arch Linux to search for the best new free software.

  • Open Hardware – Prosthetic Hand

    In true open hardware spirit, Social Hardware looks to produce a development kit for prosthetic hands to help rural amputees in India.

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