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22 Best Free Linux Terminal Emulators (Updated 2020)

Thursday 14th of May 2020 06:14:48 AM

A terminal emulator is computer software which emulates a dumb video terminal within some other display architecture. Here's our recommended terminal emulators.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Professionally manage your photo collection – Week 29

Wednesday 13th of May 2020 05:31:36 AM

digiKam is billed as an advanced digital photo management program. Here's my findings of digiKam on the Raspberry Pi 4.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn F#

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 05:11:27 AM

F# (pronounced F sharp) is a general purpose, strongly typed, multi-paradigm programming language. Here's our recommended free tutorials to learn F#.

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Excellent Utilities: Watson – CLI tool to track time

Monday 11th of May 2020 06:14:43 AM

Watson is a CLI-based open source utility that helps you track the time spent on projects. It's free and open source goodness.

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Linux at Home: Cross-stitching with Linux

Friday 8th of May 2020 07:04:44 AM

In this article, we recommend some great open source software for cross-stitching. Create great patterns from image files. Simple to use.

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10 Useful Free OCR Tools

Thursday 7th of May 2020 05:24:08 PM

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is the conversion of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into searchable, editable documents. OCR software is able to recognise the difference between characters and images, and between characters themselves.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Typeset beautifully with LyX – Week 28

Wednesday 6th of May 2020 07:14:15 AM

LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). How does it fare on the Raspberry Pi 4?

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn ABAP

Tuesday 5th of May 2020 11:23:05 AM

ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is a fourth-generation, high-level programming language created by the German software company SAP SE. Here's our recommended ABAP tutorials.

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Linux Candy: oneko – animal chasing fun

Monday 4th of May 2020 07:10:41 AM

oneko is a silly bit of candy that creates a little cat which chases after your mouse cursor. It serves no useful purpose; but it's amusing!

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Linux at Home: Keeping in Good Health with Exercise

Friday 1st of May 2020 07:38:03 AM

In this series, we look at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged. The change of lifestyle enforced by Covid-19 is an opportunity to expand our horizons, and spend more time on activities we have neglected in the past.

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Is VPN secure for the Linux server?

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 12:43:17 PM

Even though there are plenty of VPN options for those who use Apple and Windows products, some might be in search of a VPN for Linux.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Learning about Computers for Kids – Week 27

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 06:06:28 AM

This weekly edition showcases software for the Raspberry Pi 4 that teaches young people how to use a computer. Basic computing skills and beyond.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Dart

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 12:55:37 PM

Dart is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented, class defined, garbage-collected, scripting language using a C-style syntax that can transcompile into JavaScript. Here's our recommended free tutorials.

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Excellent Utilities: OCRmyPDF – add OCR text layer to scanned PDFs

Monday 27th of April 2020 06:56:08 AM

OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched. It's free and open source software. OCRmyPDF uses Tesseract, GhostScript and other tools.

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Linux at Home: Plan your Ideal Garden with Linux

Friday 24th of April 2020 05:28:40 AM

In this series, we look at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged, safeguarding our physical, mental and emotional health.

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31 Best Free Linux Backup Software (Updated 2020)

Thursday 23rd of April 2020 08:37:40 AM

Backup software is used to perform a complete back up of a file, data, database, system or server. Here's the best open source backup software.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Firefox Revisited – Week 26

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 04:51:43 AM

I'm a big fan of Firefox. But I've been disappointed with the performance of this web browser on the Raspberry Pi 4. Does the latest version in the Raspbian repositories change my opinion?

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Elixir

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 04:59:19 AM

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. Here's our recommended tutorials to master this language.

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Linux Candy: gti – typo-based curio inspired by Steam Locomotive

Monday 20th of April 2020 05:27:00 AM

gti catches accidental typos of 'gti' instead of 'git'. It displays an animation of a car driving by, and then launches git.

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Linux at Home: Cooking with Linux

Friday 17th of April 2020 05:39:47 AM

Home cooking is an activity that's great for individuals as well as families, where we can teach our children the joy of creating freshly cooked home food.

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More in Tux Machines

Linux, Twitter look remove ‘blacklist/whitelist’ from code

Coding terms like ‘master’, ‘slave’, ‘blacklist’, and ‘whitelist’ could soon be a thing of the past as the likes of Linux, Twitter, Git, and IBM’s Red Hat begin purging non-inclusive phrases from their code. Twitter Engineering announced last week that it wanted to “move away from” certain phrases that the social media company said was not reflective of its values. “There is no switch we can flip to make these changes everywhere, at once,” the company said. “We will continue to iterate on this work and want to put in place processes and systems that will allow us to apply these changes at scale.” Along with terms like ‘blacklist’ and ‘whitelist’, Twitter said it wants to move away from gendered pronouns and even ‘dummy value’. Read more

GNOME 3.36.4 released

Hello, GNOME 3.36.4 is now available. This is a stable bugfix release for 3.36. All distributions shipping GNOME 3.36 are advised to upgrade.The GNOME 3.36 flatpak runtimes have been updated as well. If you want to compile GNOME 3.36.3, you can use the official BuildStream project snapshot: https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.36.4/gnome-3.36.4.tar.xz The list of updated modules and changes is available here https://download.gnome.org/core/3.36/3.36.4/NEWS The source packages are available here https://download.gnome.org/core/3.36/3.36.4/sources/ Regards, Abderrahim Kitouni GNOME Release Team Read more Also: GNOME 3.36.4 Released With Faster Mutter Fix Back-Ported

Python Programming

  • Python import: Advanced Techniques and Tips

    In Python, you use the import keyword to make code in one module available in another. Imports in Python are important for structuring your code effectively. Using imports properly will make you more productive, allowing you to reuse code while keeping your projects maintainable. This tutorial will provide a thorough overview of Python’s import statement and how it works. The import system is powerful, and you’ll learn how to harness this power. While you’ll cover many of the concepts behind Python’s import system, this tutorial is mostly example driven. You’ll learn from several code examples throughout.

  • Python 101 – Learning about Dictionaries (Video)
  • Writing docs is not just writing docs

    I joined the Spyder team almost two years ago, and I never thought I was going to end up working on docs. Six months ago I started a project with CAM Gerlach and Carlos Cordoba to improve Spyder’s documentation. At first, I didn’t actually understand how important docs are for software, especially for open source projects. However, during all this time I’ve learned how documentation has a huge impact on the open-source community and I’ve been thankful to have been able to do this. But, from the beginning, I asked myself “why am I the ‘right person’ for this?” Improving Spyder’s documentation started as part of a NumFOCUS Small Development Grant awarded at the end of last year. The goal of the project was not only to update the documentation for Spyder 4, but also to make it more user-friendly, so users can understand Spyder’s key concepts and get started with it more easily.

  • A Hundred Days of Code, Day 000 - Begin Again

    This probably is the fourth (or is it fifth) time, I’ll be attempting to learn how to program. And probably the same number of attempts at #100DaysOfCode.

  • A Hundred Days of Code, Day 001 - Beginning With Classes

    Notes I’ve taken from the videos I watched, today. This is my attempt at Feynman-ing (below), what I learnt so far. Classes and Object Oriented Programming started to come together for me, when I saw Kushal using them. To use my father’s carpentry analogy, I could in theory just hammer nails into wood to join them. But to make a really strong joint, I could use other methods. I could screw pieces of wood together, which is markedly better than just nailing them. I could chisel wood and create a dovetail or mortise joint.

  • Object Oriented Programming in Python: Complete Tutorial

    Python is a powerful programming language used for web application development. It is also a widely popular programming language used for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. With Python, complex programming problem-solving becomes simpler. There are several approaches to problem-solving in Python. OOP is one of those approaches. In this article, I will introduce you to some fundamental OOP principles in Python development.

  • PSF GSoC students blogs: Weekly Check-In #6
  • PSF GSoC students blogs: Week 3 Blog Post

Games: Black Ice, BOMBFEST, Albion Online

  • Black Ice: Early Access Impressions

    Enter a futuristic, TRON-like environment, where your goal is to try and save your friend’s daughter from…something. From getting hacked, perhaps? Who knows. Per the press sheet, Black Ice is inspired by cyberpunk novels from the 80s and 90s, including Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson and Neuromancer by William Gibson. It’s a game developed by Garrett Cooper and Eric Ford. Their company name is Super Duper Game Company and is based in Austin, Texas.

  • Like sumo wrestling with explosions, BOMBFEST is pretty amusing

    BOMBFEST, an explosive party game that released last year seems to have been missed by most and it's seen very few user reviews which is a shame due to how fun it actually is. Note: key provided by the developer. The developer says it's like 'sumo wrestling with explosives' and that's hilariously accurate. Four players run around a small map, while throwing around blocks and bombs to attempt to knock the other players off. Simple, highly accessible as it only needs a few buttons and it's also hilarious. A sweet style too, with everything made to look like children's toys as you battle across wooden forts, on folding chairs, and inside the kitchen sink.

  • Albion Online's upcoming Corrupted Dungeons sound fun

    With the next massive update 'Rise of Avalon' coming to Albion Online in August, Sandbox Int have started giving out more in-depth details about the new features coming to this MMO. Some big new features are arriving and one of these are the Corrupted Dungeons, finally giving solo players something truly interesting to play with as Albion has somewhat lacked dedicated content aimed at solo players. I'm genuinely excited about them too! As you explore the world, you will come across entrances that appear like regular dungeons but they look 'a good deal more sinister' with plenty of demons and corrupted creatures inside.