Open Source

CMS comparison: A review of the five best platforms

Range of functions, ease of use, and technical aspects: If you’re searching for the right content management system (CMS) for your website, many factors must be taken into consideration. Worlds lie between a small blog and a huge company website, but sometimes the same system is behind both. The market for open source solutions of the CMS variety is huge. Among the best known are WordPress, TYPO3, Joomla!, Drupal, and Contao – five systems with different strengths and weaknesses. [...]  

Raspberry Pi at a glance: 10 great Raspberry Pi projects

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive small form factor PC that can behave like a standard computer in many respects. Users can use this innovative mini-computer for all kinds of functions, from setting up an operating system to surfing the web, to using it as a server or a media center, and much more besides. Discover 10 interesting Raspberry Pi projects to try out at home. [...]  

GitHub alternatives | the 5 best websites at a glance

When managing repositories, most users rely on the trustworthy online service GitHub. However, there are also various alternatives that may be more suited to your needs, depending on what you’re looking for. In our overview, you will learn about five current alternatives to GitHub that can be useful for managing your project. [...]  

Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the programme, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of operation that MS Access offers? [...]  

Creating an online shop with WordPress

In order to successfully sell products in the age of mobile internet and digital offers, having a well-functioning online shop is a necessity. But how can you create your own online shop without resorting to expensive help? With WordPress, you can quickly and easily set up your own web shop. We will show you how to do it – step by step. [...]  

What is gzip and what are the programme’s advantages?

If you want to optimise your website in terms of performance and usability, you need to know a thing or two about compression. Whether it’s the HTML pages, the embedded media content, or CSS and JavaScript files: compressing this data doesn’t just save valuable web space, but also improves your website’s average loading time. A useful tool is gzip, a compression process, which all current webservers can take advantage of. [...]  

Archiving and Compression Using Linux

Archiving and compressing files contributes positively to the security and stability of a system. For Linux and other unix-like systems, there are countless free programmes with which you can create unaltered or compressed archive files over the command line and extract them as well. One of the classic packing programmes for Linux is tar. Today, the tool still counts as one of the leading archiving tools and plays an important role especially for compression tools, like bzip2. [...]  

The best Microsoft PowerPoint alternatives

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in school, at university, or in an important workplace meeting: a professional presentation can support any point you are making and help give the speaker a clear background to visualize ideas, plans, and perspective. When it comes to the software for this presentation there’s one household name that stands out: Microsoft PowerPoint. But there are numerous free alternatives to this slideshow giant. And in certain instances some of these alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint offer extra room for creativity and finesse. Here are our top 7. [...]  

Alternatives to Microsoft Visio

Visio allows you to create industry-standard professional diagrams, which can be seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to a variety of graphic elements, complex information can be visualised efficiently and smoothly. But this visualisation software is quite expensive, so luckily there is no shortage of free Microsoft Visio alternatives. [...]  

Free alternatives to Microsoft Word

Without a doubt, Microsoft Word is one of the most popular computer programs in the world. Practically everyone who’s written a text on a computer has used Word to do so, and the majority of companies work with the program. Despite the high number of users, the program doesn’t come cheap. The price can prove a hurdle, especially for private users – so many look for alternative solutions. What are the free alternatives to Microsoft Word? [...]