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On Linux, $550 Radeon R9 Fury Competes With $200~350 NVIDIA GPUs 81 comments
Interviews: Ask Richard Stallman a Question 345 comments
Why Your Software Project Is Failing 118 comments
Project IceStorm Passes Another Milestone: Building a CPU 107 comments
Battle For Wesnoth Seeks New Developers 58 comments
KDE Community Announces Fully Open Source Plasma Mobile 44 comments
AMD Forces a LibreOffice Speed Boost With GPU Acceleration 143 comments
Ask Slashdot: Building an Open Source Community For a Proprietary Software Product? 85 comments
Meet OpenDaylight Project Executive Director Neela Jacques (Video) 14 comments
Open-Source Mesa 3D Library/Drivers Now Support OpenGL 4 30 comments
On Being Pro-GPL 250 comments
Haiku OS Will Get New Service Manager 93 comments
Renderman Gets Blender Integration 31 comments
The Free Software Foundation's Statement On Canonical's Updated Licensing Terms 75 comments
NSA Releases Open Source Security Tool For Linux 105 comments
Virtual Reality Tech and Openness 25 comments
What the GNOME Desktop Gets Right and KDE Gets Wrong 267 comments
Speed-Ups, Small Fixes Earn Good Marks From Ars For Mint 17.2 69 comments
Calculating the Truck-Factor of Popular Open Source Projects 79 comments
Linux Foundation's Census Project Ranks Open Source Software At Risk 47 comments
MetaMorph Helps non-Engineers Design Circuits (Video) 21 comments
French Government IT Directorate Supports ODF, Rejects OOXML 75 comments
OpenSSL Patches Critical Certificate Forgery Bug 45 comments
Open Compute Project Comes Under Fire 86 comments
Jolla Spins Off Hardware Business 44 comments
BBC Reveals Its New Microcomputer Design 97 comments
What Goes Into a Decision To Take Software From Proprietary To Open Source 45 comments
Clang Plays Tetris -- Tetris As a C++ Template Metaprogram 68 comments
Firefox 39 Released, Bringing Security Improvements and Social Sharing 172 comments
Microsoft Research Open Sources WorldWide Telescope 18 comments
First Fedora Image For the MIPS Available For Testing 28 comments
Ask Slashdot: Choosing the Right Open Source License 171 comments
NVIDIA Begins Supplying Open-Source Register Header Files 77 comments
The Open Container Project and What It Means 54 comments
The 2015 Open Source Summer Reading List 31 comments
Docker and CoreOS Join Together For Open Container Project At Linux Foundation 48 comments
Open Source Hardware Pioneer Ladyada Interviews the New MakerBot CEO 38 comments
LibreOffice Now Available On Apple's Mac App Store 132 comments
Reasons To Use Mono For Linux Development 355 comments
Is Surespot the Latest Crypto War Victim? 26 comments
Linus Torvalds Says Linux Can Move On Without Him 323 comments
Report: Aging Java Components To Blame For Massively Buggy Open-Source Software 130 comments
Open Source JavaScript Library Released For Accessibility Testing 21 comments
PHP At 20: From Pet Project To Powerhouse 281 comments
Reactions To Apple's Plans To Open Source Swift 246 comments
David Revoy Makes Open Source Art With Open Source Tools (Video) 13 comments
Mozilla Responds To Firefox User Backlash Over Pocket Integration 351 comments
Ubuntu Software Center Criticized For Mixing Free and Non-Free Software 216 comments
Intel Skylake & Broxton Graphics Processors To Start Mandating Binary Blobs 193 comments
SourceForge Responds To nmap Maintainer's Claims 172 comments
Open Source Haxe/OpenFL Platform Will Support Home Game Consoles 20 comments
Microsoft To Support SSH In Windows and Contribute To OpenSSH 285 comments
LG Arbitrarily Denying Android Lollipop Update To the G2 In Canada? 131 comments
Cinnamon 2.6: a Massive Update Loaded With Performance Improvements 155 comments
MinGW and MSVCRT Conflict Causes Floating-Point Value Corruption 98 comments
Red Hat CEO Publishes Open Source Management Memoir 49 comments
Building Hospitable Open Source Communities (Video) 117 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can SaaS Be Both Open Source and Economically Viable? 49 comments
Chrome For Android Is Now Almost Entirely Open Source 51 comments
Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone 134 comments
Huawei's LiteOS Internet of Things Operating System Is a Minuscule 10KB 175 comments
Adblock Plus Launches Adblock Browser: a Fork of Firefox For Android 111 comments
First Smart TVs Powered By Firefox OS On Sale In Europe, Worldwide Soon 119 comments
KDE Plasma 5 Becomes the Default Desktop of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 60 comments
MAME Changing License To Fully Libre One 56 comments
Linino-Enabled Arduino Yun Shrinks In Size and Cost 42 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Open Document Format? 200 comments
RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading 244 comments
Wireless Charging Tech Adopted By Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota Goes Open Source 75 comments
'Venom' Security Vulnerability Threatens Most Datacenters 95 comments
Criticizing the Rust Language, and Why C/C++ Will Never Die 386 comments
Firefox 38 Arrives With DRM Required To Watch Netflix 371 comments
Open Source C++ ClanLib SDK Refreshed For 2015 47 comments
$9 Open Source Computer Blows Past Crowdfunding Goal 180 comments
Creating the Open Drone Ecosystem Takes Room To Experiment 21 comments
Netflix Open-Sources Security Incident Management Tool 9 comments
Why Was Linux the Kernel That Succeeded? 469 comments
Accessibility In Linux Is Good (But Could Be Much Better) 65 comments
Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released 52 comments
OpenBSD 5.7 Released 80 comments
How an Open Standard API Could Revolutionize Banking 72 comments
Once a Forgotten Child, OpenSSL's Future Now Looks Bright 76 comments
When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly 177 comments
The Battle of 100 Freeciv AIs 38 comments
KDE Plasma 5.3 Released 53 comments
An Open Ranking of Wikipedia Pages 39 comments
Imagination To Release Open MIPS Design To Academia 63 comments
Qt Creator 3.4.0 Released 20 comments
GCC 5.1 Released 78 comments
Networking Library Bug Breaks HTTPS In ~1,500 iOS Apps 73 comments
OSGeo Foundation Up In Arms Over ESRI LAS Lock-In Plans 35 comments
AMD Publishes New 'AMDGPU' Linux Graphics Driver 88 comments
How Publishing Upstart Mendeley Weathered Revolt and Became Part of the Paywall 81 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine? 276 comments
Microsoft Open Technologies Is Closing: Good Or Bad News For Open Source? 110 comments
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps 179 comments
KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Brings Lot of Improvements 64 comments
NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly 309 comments
The Makerspace Is the Next Open Source Frontier 46 comments
Linux Getting Extensive x86 Assembly Code Refresh 209 comments
TrueCrypt Alternatives Step Up Post-Cryptanalysis 83 comments
How Ubiquiti Networks Is Creatively Violating the GPL 225 comments
Getting Started Developing With OpenStreetMap Data 39 comments
Google Rolls Out VP9 Encoding For YouTube 109 comments
GCC 5.0 To Support OpenMP 4.0, Intel Cilk Plus, C++14 57 comments
The New Struggles Facing Open Source 146 comments
10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds 203 comments
US NAVY Sonar/Lidar Editing Software Released To the World 56 comments
Mono 4 Released, First Version To Adopt Microsoft Code 223 comments
BioWare Announces Open-Source Orbit Project 61 comments
Forking Away: OnePlus Introduces Android-Based OxygenOS 38 comments
Valve Bootstrapped Source 2 Engine On an Open-Source Vulkan Driver 60 comments
Building an NES Emulator 140 comments
Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible' 303 comments
Firefox 37 Released 156 comments
License Details Hint MS Undecided On Suing Users of Its Open Source Net Runtime 198 comments
India Mandates Use of Open Source Software In Government 64 comments
European Commission Will Increase Use of Open Source Software 37 comments
MIT Debuts Integer Overflow Debugger 40 comments
GNOME 3.16 Released 196 comments
GNU Nano Gets New Stable Release 119 comments
MuseScore 2.0 Released 35 comments
Facebook Engineering Tool Mimics Dodgy Network Connectivity 60 comments
RMS Talks Net Neutrality, Patents, and More 165 comments
DuckDuckGo Donates $100,000 Among Four FOSS Projects 36 comments
How Device Drivers Are Reverse Engineered 27 comments
Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB 320 comments
"Open Well-Tempered Clavier" Project Complete; Score and Recording Online 59 comments
Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research? 385 comments
Kolab Summit 2015 Announced 15 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Can Distributed Software Development Teams Learn From FLOSS? 133 comments
Google Code Disables New Project Creation, Will Shut Down On January 25, 2016 140 comments
The Role of a Nonprofit In Open Source Development 49 comments
Why We Need Free Digital Hardware Designs 78 comments
Open Source Hardware Approaching Critical Mass 64 comments
Linux Kernel Adopts 'Code of Conflict' 93 comments
On Firing Open Source Community Members 255 comments
In the Age of Free AAA Game Engines, Where Does Our Open Source Engine Stand? 184 comments
Tor Project Aims To Eclipse US Government Funding 53 comments
KDE Accepted To Google Summer of Code 2015 53 comments
Mesa 10.5 Updates Open-Source Graphics Drivers 24 comments
Inside Bratislava's Low-Cost, Open Source Bike Share Solution 37 comments
Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday 765 comments
Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps? 300 comments
Linux 4.0 Getting No-Reboot Patching 125 comments
GitLab Acquires Gitorious 48 comments
NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug 51 comments
Ask Slashdot: Which Classic OOP Compiled Language: Objective-C Or C++? 407 comments
Xfce 4.12 Released 91 comments
VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release 85 comments
Developers Disclose Schematics For 50-1000 MHz Software-Defined Transceiver 135 comments
Interviews: Ask Senior Director Matt Keller About the Global Learning XPRIZE 31 comments
Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons 264 comments
Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs? 260 comments
Tim O'Reilly On Big Data, CS Education, and the Future of Print 26 comments Gets Routing 77 comments
PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth? 393 comments
Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System 755 comments
Wayland 1.7.0 Marks an Important Release 189 comments
Live Patching Now Available For Linux 117 comments
Elementary OS: Why We Make You Type "$0" 208 comments
Is Modern Linux Becoming Too Complex? 716 comments
VLC Acquiring Lots of New Features 121 comments
Linaro Launches an Open-Source Spec For ARM SBCs 35 comments
Measuring the Value of Open Hardware Designs 18 comments
Rich Olson Embodies the Spirit of the Maker Movement (Video) 50 comments
RMS Objects To Support For LLVM's Debugger In GNU Emacs's Gud.el 551 comments
Xfce Getting a New Version Soon 193 comments
CrunchBang Linux Halts Development 129 comments
Firefox Succeeded In Its Goal -- But What's Next? 296 comments
GnuPG Gets Back On Track With Funding 51 comments
GPG Programmer Werner Koch Is Running Out of Money 222 comments
Microsoft Open Sources CoreCLR, the .NET Execution Engine 253 comments
Systemd Getting UEFI Boot Loader 471 comments
Perl 6 In Time For Next Christmas? 192 comments
Inkscape Version 0.91 Released 134 comments
US Army Releases Code For Internal Forensics Framework 37 comments
LibreOffice Gets a Streamlined Makeover With 4.4 Release 148 comments
VP Anthony Moschella Shows Off Makerbot's Latest Printers and Materials (Video) 47 comments
Computer Chess Created In 487 Bytes, Breaks 32-Year-Old Record 204 comments
Serious Network Function Vulnerability Found In Glibc 211 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated? 492 comments
Ask Slashdot: GPU of Choice For OpenCL On Linux? 110 comments
Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics 105 comments
OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released 97 comments
Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2 126 comments
Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook 169 comments
Local Motors Looks To Disrupt the Auto Industry With 3D-Printed Car Bodies 128 comments
User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux 189 comments
Gender and Tenure Diversity In GitHub Teams Relate To Higher Productivity 106 comments
Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer? 165 comments
Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software 229 comments
With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension 117 comments
Why Run Linux On Macs? 592 comments
Andy Wolber Explores Online Word Processors' ODF Support 70 comments
Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users' 551 comments
SystemD Gains New Networking Features 553 comments
Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own 104 comments
Exploring Some Lesser-Known Scripting Languages 60 comments
Ask Slashdot: Linux Database GUI Application Development? 264 comments
KDE Frameworks 5.3 and Plasma 2.1 – First Impressions 84 comments
NetHack Development Team Polls Community For Advice On Unicode 165 comments
Crowdfunded Linux Voice Magazine Releases Second Issue CC-BY-SA 19 comments
Big Names Dominate Open Source Funding 32 comments
OpenSSL Patches Eight New Vulnerabilities 79 comments
Tips For Securing Your Secure Shell 148 comments
Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released 63 comments
Why Aren't We Using SSH For Everything? 203 comments
Red Hat Engineer Improves Math Performance of Glibc 226 comments
Unofficial WhatsApp Library Gets End To End Encryption Before Official Clients 29 comments
2014: The Year We Learned How Vulnerable Third-Party Code Libraries Are 255 comments
Slashdot Asks: The Beanies Return; Who Deserves Recognition for 2014? 299 comments
Quake On an Oscilloscope 71 comments
Phoronix Lauds AMD's Open Source Radeon Driver Progress For 2014 44 comments
An Open Source Flat Pack Robot Arm That's As Easy To Build As Ikea Furniture 39 comments
Net Neutrality Comments Overtaxed FCC's System 32 comments
Linux 3.19 Kernel To Start 2015 With Many New Features 66 comments
Subsurface 4.3 Released 38 comments
Docker Image Insecurity 73 comments
NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development 164 comments
Using Your Open-Source Contributions To Land a Full-Time Job 45 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job? 421 comments
Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay 81 comments
What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve? 217 comments
The GPLv2 Goes To Court 173 comments
Microsoft To Open Source Cloud Framework Behind Halo 4 Services 50 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization? 259 comments
OpenMotics Offers Open Source (and Open Hardware) Home Automation 36 comments
Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG 377 comments
Why Open Source Matters For Sensitive Email 73 comments
Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core 149 comments
The Failed Economics of Our Software Commons 205 comments
Microsoft Introduces .NET Core 187 comments
Node.js Forked By Top Contributors 254 comments
Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome 30 comments
Samsung's Open Source Group Is Growing, Hiring Developers 51 comments
Openwashing: Users and Adopters Beware 96 comments
Stephen Hawking's New Speech System Is Free and Open-source 56 comments
CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker 71 comments
Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source? 488 comments
Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default 237 comments
Open Source Craft Brewery Shares More Than Recipes 50 comments
DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github 323 comments
Creative Commons To Pass One Billion Licensed Works In 2015 39 comments
Debian Forked Over Systemd 647 comments
Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines 101 comments
Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives 88 comments
Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In 41 comments
Startup Assembly Banks On Paid, Open-Source Style Development 33 comments
Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google 161 comments
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