HospitalRun: Open Source Software for the Developing World

Much open source software is being developed to help improve conditions throughout the world, such as this software developed by CURE International.

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When open source software is used for global […]

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Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

Linux

When you move from “that other operating system” to Linux, you’re going to find that in most ways you’ll be in familiar territory. However, that’s not always the case. We sometimes do things a little […]

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iCub the Open Source Robot

iCub

It occurs to us that the iCub might be the perfect companion for an only child. Probably cheaper in the long run than a little brother or sister, and it can be turned off at […]

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WordGrinder: Distraction-Free Writing From the Command Line

WordGrinder not MS Word

WordGrinder is an old fashioned command line program that doesn’t try to do a lot of things. Its purpose is to get the job done, and stay out of the user’s way while doing it. […]

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Growing Young FOSS Programmers With Help of Scratch and Al Sweigart

Scratch Cat

If your young child is showing an interest in learning computers, an introduction to Scratch and these instructional videos by Al Sweigart might be in order.

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