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PyRadio – curses based internet radio player

Friday 24th of May 2019 02:09:18 AM

PyRadio is a command line internet radio player written in the Python programming language. Here's my assessment of this open source software.

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8 Best Free Linux Video Converters

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019 07:48:43 AM

Given there are many different video formats available, a free video converter is an extremely useful piece of software. The best video converters make the process simple, and support a wide number of different codecs and formats. Here's our pick of the best video converters.

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Best Free Books to Learn about Lua

Monday 20th of May 2019 08:23:39 AM

Lua is a lightweight, small, compact, and fast programming language designed as an embeddable scripting language. This article recommends free books to help you master programming in Lua. As the range of good free books is fairly limited, I close the article with a few carefully selected tutorials that are genuinely useful.

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Best Free Books to Learn about Scratch

Friday 17th of May 2019 08:08:46 AM

Scratch is a visual programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. I recommend 7 free books that really help young people to master Scratch. These recommended texts are also open source goodness.

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8 Best Free Electronic Design Automation Tools

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 11:37:36 AM

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is a type of software that enables individuals to design electronic systems. These systems can be printed circuit boards (which mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways) and integrated circuits (an electronic circuit manufactured by lithography, or the patterned diffusion of trace elements into the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material).

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Best Free Books to Learn about Rust

Monday 13th of May 2019 05:43:41 AM

If you had to describe Rust in just three words, they would be fast, safe, and productive. There's memory safety without garbage collection, concurrency without data races, abstraction without overhead, and stability without stagnation.

I recommend 8 books to get you up to speed with the Rust programming language. There's introductory texts, books that dig deeper into the language, as well as other texts that will help you migrate from C++ and Ruby to Rust.

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11 Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools

Friday 10th of May 2019 09:20:52 AM

Linux has a wide range of e-Learning software available. The purpose of this article is to focus on open source software which is both user friendly for students and instructors.

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Radiotray-NG – rustic internet radio player

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 07:28:50 AM

Radiotray-NG is a continuation of the discontinued Radio Tray. It seeks to embrace the same philosophy, fixing some of its flaws, and adding a few new features along the way.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn about Clojure

Monday 6th of May 2019 11:55:10 AM

Clojure is a dynamic functional general purpose programming language that runs on the Java platform. There's lots of good reasons to learn Clojure. It offers a modern take on Lisp. There's an excellent parser library, and a fully featured logic engine. In Clojure, immutability is the default. Once an object or data structure is created, it cannot be changed.

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7 Best Free Linux Educational Music Software

Saturday 4th of May 2019 08:51:20 AM

Music education is a field of study connected with the learning and teaching of music. Music is an essential part of the fabric of our society, and the intrinsic value of music is widely recognized. Human culture uses music to carry forward its ideas and ideals.

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Halo – Weather software written in Python

Friday 3rd of May 2019 11:48:07 AM

Halo lets you view the weather in your town/city and check out the forecast and historic temperature trends. Halo identifies your location based on your IP address. But you can also add other locations.

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6 Best Free Linux Student Information Systems

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 12:59:20 PM

A student information system (also known as a student management system or school management system) is computer software for educational institutions to manage student data.

This type of software typically provides tracking of demographic attributes, gradebooks, tracking student attendance, calendars, reporting, building student schedules, transcripts, and managing many other student-related data needs.

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15 Recommended Free Books to Learn about Ruby

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 08:28:01 AM

I recommend 15 free books which will teach you the basics of Ruby. Many of the books are open source. All of them can be read without requiring payment.

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Excellent Console Log File Analyzers

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 07:34:46 AM

Almost everything that happens on a Linux system is logged in some way. These log files are typically stored plain ASCII text in a standard log file format, although they can be in binary format. Most logs are stored in the traditional system log subdirectory /var/log. Logs keep track of events, such as system errors, user activities, and transaction histories. These log files are everywhere.

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10 Free Capable Linux PDF Viewers

Monday 29th of April 2019 07:41:27 AM

The PDF file format is one of the most common file formats in use today. This article recommends the best open source PDF viewers.

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11 Best Free Linux Data Mining Software

Sunday 28th of April 2019 10:17:48 AM

Data mining (also known as knowledge discovery) is the process of gathering large amounts of valid information, analyzing that information and condensing it into meaningful data.

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Top 13 Podcast Tools – best free podcast software

Saturday 27th of April 2019 03:34:02 PM

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 13 high quality open source podcast tools that offer an excellent way to manage and download podcasts. The selection includes both graphical and console based tools, software which includes built-in podcast management, as well as standalone tools, so all tastes should be catered for here.

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Excellent Utilities: Paperwork – personal document manager

Friday 26th of April 2019 07:35:48 AM

Paperwork is designed to simplify the management of your paperwork. The software lets you scan or import your documents, and quickly find what you want, wrapped together in a GTK interface.

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11 Best Free Linux Logfile Viewers

Thursday 25th of April 2019 06:19:00 AM

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 useful Linux logfile viewers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone needing to examine and process logfile data.

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27 Excellent Free Books to Learn all about R

Wednesday 24th of April 2019 06:10:40 AM

This article recommends 27 free books which will teach you the basics of R, how to produce amazing plots, how to apply R to lots of disciplines, and how to efficiently program in R. Many of the books are open source.

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More in Tux Machines

Running Deep Learning Models On Intel Hardware? It's Time To Consider A Different OS

Firstly, Intel has done extensive work to make the Xeon family of processors highly optimized for AI. The Intel Xeon Scalable processors outsmart GPUs in accelerating the training on large datasets. Intel is telling its customers that they don’t need expensive GPUs until they meet a threshold. Most of the deep learning training can be effectively done on CPUs that cost a fraction of their GPU counterparts. Beyond the marketing messages and claims, Intel went onto prove that their deep learning stack performs better than NVIDIA GPU-based stack. Recently, Intel published a benchmark to show its leadership in deep learning. Intel Xeon Scalable processers trained a deep learning network with 7878 images per second on ResNet-50 outperforming 7844 images per second on NVIDIA Tesla V100. Intel’s performance optimization doesn’t come just from its CPUs. It is delivered by a purpose-built software stack that is highly optimized at various levels. From the operating system to the TensorFlow framework, Intel has tweaked multiple layers of software to deliver unmatched performance. To ease the process of running this end-to-end stack, Intel has turned to one of its open source projects called Clear Linux OS. Clear Linux project was started as a purpose-built, container-optimized, and lightweight operating system. It was started with the premise that the OS running a container doesn’t need to perform all the functions of a traditional OS. Container Linux, the OS developed by CoreOS (now a part of Red Hat) followed the same philosophy. Within a short span, Clear Linux gained popularity among open source developers. Intel kept improving the OS, making it relevant to run modern workloads such as machine learning training jobs, AI inferencing, analytics and edge computing. Read more Also: Intel Core i9 9900KS Allowing 5.0GHz All-Core, Icelake News Coming This Week

Games: Pathfinder: Kingmaker, MidBoss, CorsixTH, Railway Empire and Unbound: Worlds Apart

  • The RPG 'Pathfinder: Kingmaker' is getting a free Enhanced Edition update next month + new DLC
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the party-based RPG from Owlcat Games and Deep Silver is going to expand with a free Enhanced Edition and another DLC. They say it's going to include plenty of "gameplay-enriching content additions" along with the usual quality of life improvements to existing features, new abilities and ways to build your character, a new Slayer class, new items and weapons, improved balance especially in the beginning and last two chapters, an improved kingdom management system, an increased variety to the random encounters on the map and so on.
  • MidBoss, the unique body-snatching roguelike turns 2 with a big sale and future plans details
    MidBoss is a game we've covered here numerous times, mainly due to how unique it is. You take down enemies, take their body and it's pretty amusing. The developer, Kitsune Games, has supported Linux rather nicely and now that MidBoss is over two years old they've decided to put it on a big sale. Not just that, they've also announced a fancy sounding DLC that's coming along with a free update for everyone. The DLC will have brand new pixel-art for all of the monsters, which will include idle animations for them too so the DLC should make the game look a lot more interesting. Also being added in the DLC is a "randomizer mode", to make repeated runs in the game vastly different.
  • FOSS game engine 'CorsixTH' for Theme Hospital update 0.63 is out
    The first major release for the FOSS game engine in some time, CorsixTH 0.63 is out following the recent release candidate build. CorsixTH might not be "finished" but it's incredibly playable and does provide a better experience (mostly) over running the original Theme Hospital.
  • Railway Empire has another update and it's off to France in the latest DLC out now
    There appears to be no stopping this train, Railway Empire continues to see plenty of post-release support and extra optional content. Firstly, the latest "Community Update" is out taking feedback from (you guessed it) the community of players. They've introduced modding support to DLC scenarios, increased the total number of trains and stations you can have, new tooltips, you can skip the current music track using the new "P" hotkey, the train list will actually show problems employees have, new train list filtering options, train speed reduced if they're missing supplies and lots of other nice quality of life updates.
  • A Linux version of the mind-bending multi-dimensional 'Unbound: Worlds Apart' will come at release
    Unbound: Worlds Apart from Alien Pixel Studios is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, this hand-crafted puzzler looks like it could melt my mind with the portal system.

Linux 5.2-rc2

Hey, what's to say? Fairly normal rc2, no real highlights - I think most of the diff is the SPDX updates. Who am I kidding? The highlight of the week was clearly Finland winning the ice hockey world championships. So once you sober up from the celebration, go test, Linus Read more Also: Linux 5.2-rc2 Kernel Released As The "Golden Lions"

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