Cycles for Science

Distributed computing in the service of COVID research

Nov 04, 2021

Linux and the BOINC distributed computing platform help researchers fight the COVID-19 virus.

Peer Group

Tox: Text, voice, and video chats without a central server

May 30, 2021

The Tox protocol uses file-sharing techniques for messaging and audio-video chats, which gives users a greater degree of privacy and freedom.

Getting Ready for PipeWire

Heir Apparent

Dec 03, 2021

In the coming year, PipeWire will replace PulseAudio resulting in better audio on Linux. If you can't wait, here's what you need to know to get started with PipeWire.

Home Automaton

Home Assistant makes the Raspberry Pi fit for the Z-Wave world

May 30, 2021

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


Illustrating mathematical concepts in video with Manim

May 30, 2021

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

Small and Simple

Editing text at the command line with micro

May 30, 2021

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.

Exploring the Trinity Desktop

TDE: Museum Piece or Modern Desktop Alternative?

Nov 09, 2021

Trinity Desktop Environment's latest release may seem like a trip back in time due to archaic features, but it does offer a functional desktop for modern computing and, more importantly, freedom of choice.

Pattern Seekers

Tools for generating regular expressions

Aug 30, 2021

As regular expressions grow in complexity, regex generators can make the job easier by computing the patterns for you.

Tutorial – Zotero

Literature management with Zotero

May 30, 2021

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

Brand New Package

Experimental package management with Nix and NixOS

May 30, 2021

NixOS and the Nix package manager offer a promising new approach to the challenge of managing packages in Linux.

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