LibreOffice vs OpenOffice

The Clear Choice

Feb 08, 2022

While LibreOffice and OpenOffice have a shared past, LibreOffice outstrips OpenOffice in contributors, code commits, and features.


Tools for converting multimedia files

Jul 02, 2021

Multimedia files are easy to convert – if you have the right tools. This month we look at some useful applications that convert video and audio files.

Nimble Tree Climber

A command-line file manager

Aug 02, 2021

The broot file manager guarantees clearer, quicker navigation of the directory tree at the command line.

Hide & Seek

Indoor navigation with machine learning

Dec 31, 2021

We explore some machine learning techniques with a simple missing person app.

Log Study

Workshop – Accessing log data with Loki

Jul 02, 2021

Loki is a powerful, scalable, and easy-to-use solution for aggregating log data.

Alternative Engines

Safer Internet Searches

Jul 02, 2021

If you are interested in data privacy, you might want to try an alternative search engine. We discuss a few search engines that serve up good results, along with an option for setting up your own search engine.

Weighing In

An introduction to electronic weighing

Jul 02, 2021

Create your own weighing device with easily available components and open source software.

Impersonating Other Systems with the Zorin Appearance Tool


Jan 10, 2022

The Zorin Appearance tool can mimic the desktop layout of proprietary operating systems, making it appealing to newcomers.

Moving Pictures

Create screencasts with menyoki

Jul 02, 2021

Short snippets using animated GIFs are often sufficient to show what's happening on your desktop. With menyoki, you can create these animations from the command line.

Log In and Go

Automate your web logins

Jul 02, 2021

Automated web logins with command-line tools and Selenium ensure you don't miss scheduling an activity.

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