What is the role of programmers in software development? The question is never far away in free and open source software (FOSS). Last month, however, the issues surrounding the question were emphasized by Robert C. Martin’s attempt to write a programmer’s oath that states best practices and the resulting discussion.1 comment
First came the Raspberry Pi, the single board computer the size of a wallet. Now, after a year of anticipation, the do-it-yourself community that sprang up around the Pi has resulted in Pi-Top, a modular laptop powered by the Pi.6 comments
Thanks mainly to Orca, Linux accessibility has always centered on GNOME. During the fourth release series, KDE has started to close the gap, but its efforts have gone largely unnoticed, perhaps because its accessibility tools are scattered across the desktop, and remain works in progress rather than a mature general solution.No comments.
Not too long ago, free fonts were either low-quality or utilitarian, designed to substitute for common proprietary fonts like Times Roman or Helvetica. Today, however, a small but growing number of free-licensed fonts can match the best proprietary fonts.No comments.
In most of the world, the standard paper size for printing is A4. However, in North America, the standard size is Letter. These contrary standards mean that paper trays on printers and copiers need to be adjustable — and, even worse, that anything printed internationally usually has to be printed in two versions.No comments.
Most graphics editors have a stamp or clone feature that allow you to repeat the same pattern with a click of the mouse. Krita is no exception. However, as often happens, Krita has a logic of its own, and in this case the feature is hidden among the characteristics of brushes.No comments.
According to an old saying, half of advertising is useless — but no one knows which half. I was reminded of that saying when Apple announced that the latest version of iOS would include the ad blocker Crystal, causing a wave of outrage from advertisers.9 comments
Marginalia are to the sides of a document what headers and footers are to its top and bottom. Marginalia allow you to make your texts more interesting and clearer for the reader. Let’s see how to create them in LibreOffice.2 comments
Services expand KDE’s Dolphin’s capabilities and allow you to create DVDs, run root commands, and convert audio and video files right from within your file manager.No comments.
To many users, security begins and ends with anti-virus and malware protection and regular software updates. But there is much more to security, and the more you understand the reasoning behind it, the more you can make intelligent choices when applying system security measures.No comments.
Creating watermarks in LibreOffice is not hard and they can help you enhance your documents significantly, allowing you to include your companies logo or the status of your documents right into the text.2 comments
Brushes are a central concept in Krita. Unfortunately, Krita’s documentation is incomplete and outdated, so here is a summary of how they work.3 comments