Want to run a chat room on your website to make it more social? phpFreeChat is an open source, AJAX-based chat server that you can install on your site. Compared to other chat software, phpFreeChat is a breeze to set up. It doesn’t even require a database!
Articles by Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik
If you’re using a lighter-weight desktop for your Linux machine, or you just want a dedicated application for viewing and interacting with your remote filesystems, Gigolo is the one for you.
Antiword allows you to view your Word document in Terminal – perfect for people on slow computers or systems without a graphical environment.
Who doesn’t want a talking computer? Festival is a multilingual TTS system and framework that will run on any Unix-like system, including Windows with Cygwin installed.
The Plasmoids is one useful feature in KDE that didn’t receive plenty of attention. Here, we will show you 5 useful KDE plasmoids that you can make good use of.
If you’re a visual artist or someone who collects a lot of images, you may have a need for a custom web gallery on your website. Piwigo is a particularly nice, open-source photo gallery software that you can install on your website.
Do you crave a stunning visual accompaniment when you listen to your favorite songs? Do you want to turn your computer into an extravaganza of sensory stimuli? If so, the music visualization app projectM is for you.
Evilwm is a stacking, or floating, window manager for the X desktop. It is known for being almost obscenely minimalistic, boasting only 1-pixel borders for application windows and using no panels, launchers, or menus.
Printing in Linux can be a confusing territory. Many distributions don’t come with printing enabled by default, leaving it up to the user to set it up. This article will show you how to set up a standard USB printer in Linux.
Most podcast fanatics on Windows and Mac OS X use iTunes as their main podcast client. What about Linux users? What are the podcast client that you can use? Here are five alternative podcast clients for Linux that I would recommend.
If you’re a journalist, blogger, or any other type of written content producer, you have likely found yourself hunting for images to use in your publications. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to 7 websites where you can specifically find public domain and Creative Commons images that are free to use.
Are you on the hunt for a low-latency voice chat and recording software for groups? Mumble is a popular, open-source voice-over-IP (VOIP) solution that can intelligently differentiate between voice and background noise, making for a very clean sound. Here is how you can install and set it up in Linux.
Is Skype a little too modern for your taste? Hasciicam will take you back to the electronic days of yore, where you can broadcast live video to your friends – and even the public – in ASCII art.
NewHive is both a social network and a creation engine for Web 2.0 content. Users create pages called “expressions,” which can contain a wide variety of elements and media types. Find out more and sign up for the beta now.
As long as you have a microphone and a recording device such as your PC, you can create your own podcast. In this article, we will give you some podcast technical tips for creating and distributing your own podcasts.
Do you have ton of media files on your home computer that you wish you could play when you’re away from home? If so, Subsonic is the open source solution you’ve been waiting for.
You may have heard of GIMP as the alternative to Photoshop, but do you know that you can perform advanced image processing on GIMP with G’MIC? Today I’m going to show you just a few of the things you can accomplish with GIMP and G’MIC together.
Have you ever spent hours trying to perfect your résumé in Microsoft Word, only to want to throw your computer out the window? Today I’m going to tell you about a better, and ultimately easier, way to design a professional résumé with LaTeX.
If you have a large file you want to distribute to several people – say, a documentary you shot, or your band’s discography – creating a torrent is the way to go. If you make your own torrent, it will speed up the download time for each consumer of your content, provided you and others continue to seed it (remind your friends to be good seeders).
If you’re a developer of any sort, you’ve probably heard of Pastebin.com. Stikked is an open source pastebin-like product that you can host it on your own web server and it is probably one of the best out there.