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Three Weeks After Closing the Red Hat Deal, IBM Rolls Out New Cloud Offerings

Monday 5th of August 2019 03:00:00 PM

It's only been three weeks since IBM closed its $34 billion takeover of Red Hat, and that was as long as the company was willing to wait until it announced its first joint products with the new subsidiary.

Control Screen Brightness from Ubuntu Terminal

Monday 5th of August 2019 02:00:00 PM

Learn how you can adjust the brightness of your monitor using the Ubuntu command line.

Linux Chgrp Command for Beginners (5 Examples)

Monday 5th of August 2019 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Did you know there exists a dedicated command line utility that you can use when it comes to changing group-related information?

Setting up reverse proxies with NGINX

Monday 5th of August 2019 12:00:00 PM

Learn how reverse proxies can help your network, and how to install and set one up with NGINX

Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" Officially Released, Here's What's New

Sunday 4th of August 2019 09:00:00 PM

Highlights of the Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" release includes the latest Cinnamon 4.2, MATE 1.22, and Xfce 4.12 desktop environments for each of the supported flavors

How to Force User to Change Password at Next Login in Linux

Sunday 4th of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

Gogo - Create Shortcuts to Long and Complicated Paths in Linux

Saturday 3rd of August 2019 09:00:00 PM

Gogo is an impressive way to bookmark directories inside your shell.

GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop

Saturday 3rd of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop

Open Source Startup Dgraph Labs growing graph database technology

Saturday 3rd of August 2019 02:00:00 AM

Dgraph Labs looks expand its graph database platform, which offers the promise of reducing isolated data sources and speeding up queries.

Xfce 4.14 Inches Closer to Release, 3 Years After Development Began

Friday 2nd of August 2019 09:00:00 PM

omgubuntu: The final stable Xfce 4.14 release just got a step nearer to general availability with the launch of a final testing build.

Glibc 2.30 Released With Unicode 12.1 Support, New POSIX-Proposed Functions

Friday 2nd of August 2019 08:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Glibc 2.30 brings with it more optimizations and new features for this all-important part of the GNU toolchain.

How to Create Bootable Linux USB Drive

Friday 2nd of August 2019 07:00:00 PM

Learn how to create a bootable Linux USB stick.

How to Cast Video from Ubuntu to Chromecast

Friday 2nd of August 2019 06:00:00 PM

Chromecast is a device that allows to seamlessly cast content like audio, video on television over your home network.

Chromecast is a device that allows to seamlessly cast content like audio, video on television over your home network.

Multi-cloud: 5 important trends to watch

Friday 2nd of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

Some organizations went multi-cloud by accident, deploying applications on multiple cloud services without crafting a multi-cloud strategy.

Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel

Friday 2nd of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform.

How To Find Hardware Specifications On Linux

Friday 2nd of August 2019 04:00:00 PM

There are plenty of tools available to find hardware specifications on Linux systems.

How to use FFMpeg to do Simple Audio Conversion

Friday 2nd of August 2019 03:00:00 PM

Here's a simple FFmpeg how to that will cover just a portion of the framework's abilities.

How to Access a Remote Server Using a Jump Host

Friday 2nd of August 2019 02:00:00 PM

A jump host (also known as a jump server) is an intermediary host or an SSH gateway to a remote network, through which a connection can be made to another host in a dissimilar security zone

9 Useful Examples of the Split Command in Linux

Friday 2nd of August 2019 01:00:00 PM

The split command in Linux allows you to split files into multiple files.

How to Speed Up Your Linux PC

Friday 2nd of August 2019 12:00:00 PM

Linux is lightweight and fast by default, but it's always beneficial to further speed up a Linux PC.

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Programming: Rust and Python Miscellany

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  • Python String Interpolation with the Percent (%) Operator

    There are a number of different ways to format strings in Python, one of which is done using the % operator, which is known as the string formatting (or interpolation) operator. In this article we'll show you how to use this operator to construct strings with a template string and variables containing your data.

  • Your Guide to the CPython Source Code

    Are there certain parts of Python that just seem magic? Like how are dictionaries so much faster than looping over a list to find an item. How does a generator remember the state of the variables each time it yields a value and why do you never have to allocate memory like other languages? It turns out, CPython, the most popular Python runtime is written in human-readable C and Python code. This tutorial will walk you through the CPython source code. You’ll cover all the concepts behind the internals of CPython, how they work and visual explanations as you go.

  • Python 3.8 support in PyCharm

    The release of Python 3.8 brought new features to the Python coding realm. The language is evolving according to its community’s needs by addressing cases where new syntax or logic become necessary. From new ways of assigning expressions to restriction of usage of function declarations, calls, and variable assignations, this latest release presents new options to code. Of course, PyCharm couldn’t get behind, so we now support some of the major features coming with this new version. This article will walk you through the features currently supported by our latest PyCharm release. To try them out, get the latest version of PyCharm and download the current beta release of Python 3.8 from here. From there you will just need to switch to Python 3.8 as your interpreter in PyCharm (if you’re not sure how to switch the interpreter, jump into our documentation for help).

  • Python Arrays in a Nutshell

    Python arrays are homogenous data structure. They are used to store multiple items but allow only the same type of data. They are available in Python by importing the array module. Lists, a built-in type in Python, are also capable of storing multiple values. But they are different from arrays because they are not bound to any specific type. So, to summarize, arrays are not fundamental type, but lists are internal to Python. An array accepts values of one kind while lists are independent of the data type.

Mozilla: WebAssembly Interface Type, Bryce and Brady, FPR16

  • WebAssembly Interface Types: Interoperate with All the Things!

    People are excited about running WebAssembly outside the browser. That excitement isn’t just about WebAssembly running in its own standalone runtime. People are also excited about running WebAssembly from languages like Python, Ruby, and Rust.

  • Support.Mozilla.Org: Introducing Bryce and Brady

    I’m thrilled to share this update with you today. Bryce and Brady have joined us last week and will be able to help out on Support for some of the new efforts Mozilla are working on towards creating a connected and integrated Firefox experience. They are going to be involved with new products, but also they won’t forget to put extra effort in providing support on forums and as well as serving as an escalation point for hard to solve issues.

  • FPR16 delays

    FPR16 was supposed to reach you in beta sometime tomorrow but I found a reproducible crash in the optimized build, probably due to one of my vain attempts to fix JavaScript bugs. I'm still investigating exactly which change(s) were responsible. We should still make the deadline (September 3) to be concurrent with the 60.9/68.1 ESRs, but there will not be much of a beta testing period and I don't anticipate it being available until probably at least Friday or Saturday. More later.

Games: Loria, Dota Underlords and Steam in China

  • Classic inspired RTS Loria is now available DRM-free on GOG

    If you're like me and you enjoy a good real-time strategy game, Loria is actually pretty good. It added Linux support on Steam earlier this year and now it's also available on GOG. While it's inspired by titles like Warcraft II, it's not just a retro RTS. There's a few RPG-like elements including hero units, item collection, quests and more.

  • The Underlords are actually coming to Dota Underlords, plus a new Duos mode

    Valve continue to push out changes rapidly to their auto-battler Dota Underlords, with some of their upcoming plans now being detailed in a fresh update. One big new feature planned to be available in a few weeks is a new Duos game mode. Valve say it's a new way to play cooperatively with a friend. You party up and battle against other teams and it will support both Casual and Ranked play. The actual Underlords are going to be making an appearance soon too. This feature Valve said they're "excited" about, as they're a "core part of the game". They haven't said how they will work but they will "add a layer of fun and strategy to every match" so I'm very curious to see what happens.

  • Steam for China Is Called 'Zhengpi Pingtai'

    The digital games service will be run almost entirely independent of Steam and by Valve's Chinese partner company Perfect World.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 now links up with Windows and Mac PCs via supercharged DeX app

And there’s a big bonus here in the form of being able to drag-and-drop files directly from your phone to your PC, and vice versa. So you could take a photo from your Note 10 and whip it onto the PC to tweak it up in a proper heavyweight image editor, for example. Furthermore, as XDA Developers observes, Linux on DeX is available via the DeX app, allowing you to create a container and run an Ubuntu Linux image, giving you even more flexibility and options here. It’s not clear what Samsung intends to do in terms of giving users with older Galaxy handsets backwards compatibility, but at the moment, this is strictly a Galaxy Note 10-only affair, as mentioned. Finally, it’s worth noting that the app does warn that your phone might get hot running the DeX application, although exactly how hot likely depends on what you’ve got the hardware doing, of course. Read more