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The city of Barcelona is dumping Windows in favor of Linux

The city of Barcelona, Spain, announced its plan to dump Windows and Office in favor of open-source alternatives. Linux will be its operating system of choice, as officials attempt to save some money by dodging the subscription fees associated with Microsoft’s...

Why Do We Sleep? Figure It Out Yourself

Do-it-yourself tech is less of a dream, and is becoming more mainstream as it becomes easier to build one-off devices and inexpensive electronics.  For a growing community of people, known as makers, those aren’t dreams, but reality. Held for the first time in...

Turns Out Open Source Programs are Better Than Proprietary Programs

In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security partnered with a software code analysis company called Coverity to examine open source code for security vulnerabilities and software defects. Each year since, Coverity has published a report on the quality of open source...