Fast Copier

Data backups, images, and more with Qt4-fsarchiver

Aug 04, 2016

Qt4-fsarchiver lets you back up files, complete partitions, and create disk images with a single mouse click.

From Prototype to Product

The Trials and Tribulations of an Open Hardware Startup

Nov 28, 2016

The Keyboardio project had a prototype and consumer interest, but finding a small-run manufacturer was more difficult.

Managing the Jungle

Alternative Linux file managers

Aug 04, 2016

Working with files and folders is a typical daily task on any computer. We tested four lesser known file managers that significantly simplify handling content on mass storage media.


Storing metadata in files

Aug 04, 2016

With the Python XMP Toolkit, programmers can develop applications that store metadata in files.


Security Meets Accessibility

Oct 18, 2016

Subgraph OS is designed with built-in, accessible security features and a modern desktop.


Creating the Free-Licensed Semiconductor Market

Sep 21, 2016

As many would-be open hardware manufacturers have discovered, free-licensed computer chips are nearly non-existent. However, SiFive, a recently announced startup in San Francisco, is hoping to change that with its custom chip designs.

Oh, Snap!

Restore Btrfs files at the push of a button with Snapper

Jul 01, 2016

Thanks to Btrfs snapshots, Snapper lets you restore a system to a previous state in case of failure.

Anonymous Traveler

Camouflaged operating system – Whonix

Jun 03, 2016

The Whonix desktop operating system lets you use the web without revealing your identity.


Encryption with VeraCrypt

Jun 03, 2016

The VeraCrypt encryption software comes with a handy graphical interface, and the ability to hide a container in an encrypted volume adds a unique professional feature: plausibly deniable encryption.

Long-Distance Relationship

Remote desktop applications

Jul 01, 2016

Remote desktop applications allow remote access to machines, including desktop sharing, which makes them useful assistants in both the personal and professional spheres. We look at a few candidates.

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