2020 in Free Software

Trends and Events in Free Software in 2020

Jan 06, 2021

Among other noteworthy trends in 2020, producing free and secure video conferencing software has become a higher priority in the past year.

Display Deluxe

Testing the Adafruit PyPortal touchscreen

Jul 05, 2020

Unlike other displays for the Raspberry Pi, Adafruit's PyPortal touchscreen provides an autonomous environment, including a microprocessor, sound output, and a WiFi connection.

Shell Screencasts

Record and publish actions in the shell with asciinema

Aug 04, 2020

Asciinema lets you record events at the command line and publish the resulting terminal movie on the web.

Watching Grampa

Monitor your old Linux devices

Jun 11, 2020

Create monitoring dashboards with SSH, command-line tools, and Node-RED.

Tutorial – KMyMoney

Organize your Finances with KMyMoney

Jun 11, 2020

Looking for software to help you manage your money? The personal finance program KMyMoney can help you track income and expenses and better plan your financial future.

Package Monitor

A package search engine for Linux repositories

Aug 04, 2020

The Repology web app provides up-to-date information on software archives, versions, package maintainers, and more. And it goes beyond the boundaries of Linux.


Mind Mapping Software

Dec 08, 2020

This free mind mapping software is a promising app designed to help you quickly record ideas and show the relationships between them.

The Scientist's Linux Toolbox

Essential software tools for the working scientist

Oct 28, 2020

Linux and science are a natural fit. These are a handful of essential software packages both for getting work done and presenting it to others.

Conference Call

Reliable videoconferencing

Aug 04, 2020

If you are looking for an alternative to commercial videoconferencing platforms, Jitsi offers an open source solution that lets you build and deploy online videoconferences.


Build a VPN Tunnel with WireGuard

Jul 05, 2020

A recent addition to the Linux kernel, WireGuard lets you build a VPN tunnel that relies on encryption to reduce potential security issues.

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