• FOSSPicks

    After watching Ubuntu help NASA with its first controlled flight on another planet, Graham spent far too much time this month visiting Mars in Elite Dangerous, via Proton on Linux.

  • Perfect Presentation

    If you need to make the occasional diagram, Dia gives you professional results with a minimal learning curve.

  • Small and Simple

    Editing text at the command line doesn't have to be daunting. Micro brings the ease and intuitiveness of a graphical editor to the Linux terminal.

  • DIY Retro Console

    The Lakka Linux distribution comes with everything you need to play retro games and lets you install games directly in the user interface. All you need is a Raspberry Pi and, ideally, a simple gamepad.

News and Articles

  • What happens if the FSF collapses?

    With the controversy surrounding Richard Stallman’s reinstatement to the Free Software Foundation board refusing to go away, Bruce contemplates the future of the FSF.

  • Slimbook Goes All in with a Linux Laptop that Focuses on the Display and the Power

    Slimbook is now offering a Linux laptop geared for professionals, with the launch of a new lightweight ultrabook with plenty of power to spare.

  • KDE Plasma 5.22 Released with Better Stability and Usability Across the Board

    The KDE Plasma desktop development has kicked into high gear and the latest release reflects newfound popularity and drive behind the open-source environment.

  • Nvidia and Valve Collaborate to Bring DLSS to Linux

    Both powerhouses in the gaming industry are trying to make the experience on Linux much improved, by way of DLSS.

  • Kali Linux 2021.2 Official Release Now Available

    The latest iteration of security fan-favorite Kali Linux has been released with new tools, themes, and plenty of improvements.

  • Home Automaton

    Z-Wave components, a RaZberry module, and the free Home Assistant software make the Raspberry Pi a powerful smart home control center.

  • Tutorial – Zotero

    Reference management software like Zotero helps you easily record and organize citations and create bibliographies.

  • NEWS

    In the news: Armbian 21.05 Now Available; StarLabs has Released Another Linux Laptop; Ubuntu 21.04 Adds Support for Active Directory; Gnome 40 Available on openSUSE; Kernel 5.13 Merges Apple M1 Hardware Support: and KDE Launches the Qt 5 Patch Collection. 

  • Distro Walk – Zorin OS

    Artyom and Kyrill Zorin set out to design a user-friendly operating system, resulting in Zorin OS, a favorite among new users. Bruce talks to Artyom about Zorin OS and where the project is headed.

  • Explainer

    Manim lets you program video sequences with a few lines of Python code to present mathematical problems in an engaging and scientifically accurate way.

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