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AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Running Linux – Week 1

19 hours 59 min ago

In the first of a weekly series, Luke puts the AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC under the microscope. This tiny PC sports a Celeron J4115 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, triple display 4K@60Hz and NVMe SSD. The AWOW Mini PC has its Windows installation wiped and replaced with Linux.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Solidity

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:15:47 PM

Solidity is an object-oriented, high-level language for implementing smart contracts. Solidity was influenced by C++, Python and JavaScript. Here's our recommended tutorials to learn Solidity.

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24 Excellent KDE Plasma Widgets (Updated 2020)

Monday 6th of July 2020 01:34:57 PM

KDE is most of the most popular desktop environments. It's also one of the most configurable. KDE widgets (sometimes called Plasmoids) help to improve the user experience. Here's our favorites.

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Linux at Home: Research Your Family Tree

Friday 3rd of July 2020 09:48:43 AM

The Linux at Home feature continues with a great pastime - researching your family tree.

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Spotlighting the Top Open Source Crafting Tools

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 05:16:42 PM

Handicraft is a term that describes many different types of work where practical and decorative objects are made by hand or by using only simple tools. Depending on your location, the phrase 'arts and crafts' may be more commonly used.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Manage your Personal Collections – Week 36

Wednesday 1st of July 2020 10:03:30 AM

For this week's blog, Luke looks at a few best-of-breed collection management programs. Free and open source goodness as usual.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn D

Tuesday 30th of June 2020 08:34:00 AM

D is a general-purpose systems programming language with a C-like syntax that compiles to native code. Here's our recommended free D tutorials.

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Linux Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

Monday 29th of June 2020 12:27:42 PM

Linux is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to improve their cybersecurity. Here's what you can do to improve your cybersecurity.

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DownZemAll! – Qt-based download manager

Monday 29th of June 2020 08:03:08 AM

This article reviews DownZemAll! (DZA!), an open source standalone download manager.

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Linux at Home: Embroidery design

Friday 26th of June 2020 08:28:58 AM

Continuing in our Linux at Home series, John looks at embroidery software. Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn.

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9 Best File Systems for Big Data

Thursday 25th of June 2020 06:11:04 AM

This feature highlights the finest open source file systems designed to cope with the demands imposed by Big Data.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Terminal Emulators – Week 35

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 08:42:17 AM

For this week's blog, Luke examines terminal emulators on the Raspberry Pi 4.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Dylan

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 12:18:06 PM

Dylan is a multi-paradigm programming language that includes support for functional and object-oriented programming (OOP). Here's our recommended free tutorials to master Dylan.

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Fraidycat – organize your content

Monday 22nd of June 2020 05:52:56 AM

Fraidycat acts as a central hub for internet content. It supports a wide variety of services including Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, web sites, and more.

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Linux at Home: Collaborating in real-time

Friday 19th of June 2020 06:54:22 AM

When you work remotely, collaborating with colleagues in real-time is much more efficient than corresponding via email. The software featured in this article lets you edit documents collaboratively in real-time.

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6 Sparkling Command Line Interface (CLI) Linux Time Trackers

Thursday 18th of June 2020 07:01:11 AM

Time tracking software is a type of computer software that records time spent on tasks. This category of software can enable users to run billing reports, and prepare invoices for clients.

All of the time trackers featured in this roundup are console applications, using a command-line interface.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Desktop Searching – Week 34

Wednesday 17th of June 2020 06:45:35 AM

For this week's Raspberry Pi 4 blog, Luke puts a desktop search tool under the microscope.

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4 Excellent Free Books to Learn Icon

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 11:12:29 AM

Icon is a high-level, general-purpose language that contains a wide variety of features for processing and presenting symbolic data — strings of characters and structures — both as text and as graphic images. Here's our recommended free books that'll help you master Icon.

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33 Excellent GNOME Desktop Extensions (Updated 2020)

Monday 15th of June 2020 05:44:28 AM

Add additional functionality to a GNOME desktop with these great GNOME extensions. This roundup showcases 33 excellent GNOME extensions.

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Linux at Home: Explore the Universe from your Garden

Friday 12th of June 2020 06:34:25 AM

Astronomy is for everyone, and even with just the naked eye, it's a fascinating and rewarding hobby for life. Here's free software to get you started.

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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.