• 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

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  • 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.

  • The Leveler

    Legacy backup programs are too heavyweight for a quick backup on the fly, but Synkron helps you keep smaller datasets in sync with just a couple of mouse clicks.

  • Fast Help

    If your computer fails to boot, you need a helping hand. Rescatux combines proven repair and rescue tools.

  • Music Non-Stop

    For a monthly fee, the Spotify streaming service beams music onto your desktop or phone. To intensify the groove, Perlmeister Mike Schilli archived his Spotify playlists for eternity using an OAuth-protected web API.