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SuperTuxKart’s Next Release is Available for Testing

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 05:01:59 PM

SuperTuxKart 1.2 is the latest update to the popular open source kart racer. We look at the new features, key changes, and show you where to download it.

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Glimpse 0.2.0 Beta Available for Testing

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 01:20:46 PM

A new beta release of Glimpse, the rebranded GIMP fork, is available for testing. Glimpse 0.2.0 is based on GIMP 2.10.18 and includes most of its features.

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Thunderbird 78 Released with OpenPGP Support, Integrated Lightning Calendar

Friday 17th of July 2020 01:57:05 PM

Thunderbird 78 is the latest stable release of the email client. It features OpenPGP encryption support, integrated calendar, and dark mode support.

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Get GNOME 3.38’s New Default Wallpapers Right Now

Friday 17th of July 2020 08:25:00 AM

Here's your first look at GNOME 3.38's new default wallpaper, plus a link to download it to use on your own desktop ahead of September's GNOME 3.38 release.

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GNOME Opens an Official Merch Shop Selling T-Shirts, More

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 10:03:15 PM

GNOME fans can now buy t-shirts, hoodies, and even socks bearing the famous logo through a new, dedicated online store. We take a look at what's on offer…

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Mozilla VPN Goes Live …But Not For Linux Users

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 07:19:17 PM

Mozilla's VPN service has officially launched in six countries, including the UK but users can't yet use the tech, which costs $4.99 a month, on Linux.

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New PinePhone with 3GB RAM and USB Dock Goes on Sale

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 03:51:03 PM

The PinePhone postmarketOS Community Edition is now available to order direct from Pine64 priced at $149 — but I don’t think you should buy it. Hear me out, hear me out — there is a […]

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Android 10 is Coming to the PinePhone (Updated)

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 02:34:27 PM

GloDroid is a project that wants to bring a fully open source version of Android 10 to low-cost devices including the Orange Pi, PinePhone and PineTab.

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Ubuntu Will No Longer Track Which Packages Users Install

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 01:10:55 PM

Ubuntu will no longer log which packages users install from the archives. The 'popularity contest' package will not ship in future versions of the distro.

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Star Labs’ Newest Linux Laptop is Small But Perfectly Formed

Tuesday 14th of July 2020 04:48:52 PM

The Star Labs Lite Mk III is a small, full-formed Linux laptop perfect for on-the-go computing. We share the laptop's specs, price, and where to buy.

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Open Folders in Any Terminal App from Nautilus

Tuesday 14th of July 2020 05:34:00 AM

Being able to open a folder in a terminal from Nautilus is handy — but what if you want to use a different terminal app? Use this plucky Nautilus plugin.

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RSS Fan? Check out NewsFlash Feed Reader for Linux Desktops

Sunday 12th of July 2020 08:03:11 PM

NewsFlash is a modern feed reader app for Linux desktops. Built in GTK the NewsFlash feed reader integrates nicely with the GNOME Shell desktop. Learn more.

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How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 20 (Step by Step Guide)

Friday 10th of July 2020 02:15:41 PM

Want to upgrade Linux Mint 19.3 to 20? In this short tutorial we show you how. So put off a fresh install and upgrade to Linux Mint 20 the easy way.

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Google & Ubuntu Team Up to Bring Flutter Apps to Linux

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 03:00:00 PM

Google has teamed up with Canonical to bring Flutter apps to Linux desktops. A new alpha version of the Flutter SDK can be used to create Linux apps, as well as mobile ones.

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Trim Video Clips on Linux Quicker with This New App

Monday 6th of July 2020 09:54:33 PM

Video Trimmer is an open source video trimming app for Linux desktops. Built in GTK the app has an simple UI and is fast. Learn more in this post.

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Handwritten Notes App ‘Write’ Adds Split-Pane View, Improved SVG Support

Monday 6th of July 2020 04:12:35 PM

The handwritten note-taking app 'Write' has a new release out. It adds some welcome new features, like split screen working, and debuts support for iOS.

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ScreenKey Shows Keyboard Presses on Screen in Ubuntu

Monday 6th of July 2020 03:54:00 PM

If you’re a regular screencaster or YouTube video maker you’ll know how useful it can be to show which keys you’re pressing on your screen as you press them. When running the app displays key presses […]

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Back from the Dead: How to Install Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Friday 3rd of July 2020 12:35:33 PM

Shutter was the go-to screenshot app for Ubuntu a few years back. But development stalled and the world moved on. But now the tool is back thanks to Snaps!

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Ubuntu 19.10 Hits End of Life, Users Should Upgrade Soon

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 11:06:00 PM

Official support for Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' end on July 17, 2020. Canonical advise users to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the next stable release, soon.

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Purism Announce Librem 14 Linux Laptop

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 04:01:00 PM

The Purism Librem 14 is a 14.1-inch Linux laptop based around a 10th generation Intel processor. The device boasts hardware kill switches and free firmware.

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More in Tux Machines

Optimised authentication methods for Ubuntu Desktop

Still counting on passwords to protect your workstation? When set up properly, alternatives to passwords provide a streamlined user experience while significantly improving security. These alternative authentication methods can also easily be combined to create a custom and adaptive authentication profile. This whitepaper introduces three popular authentication methods that provide a solid alternative to passwords. Perhaps you’d like to configure your laptop for login using a YubiKey hardware token connected to a dock. Another option could be to login with a Duo push notification when not connected to the dock, but use a Google Authenticator one-time password when no network is available. Maybe you need a separate hardware token just for ssh authentication, and you always need to keep a long, complex password for emergency authentication should all other methods fail. All of these scenarios can be easily configured within Ubuntu. Read more

Open Hardware: Arduino, RISC-V and 96Boards

  • Arduino-controlled robot arm is ready to play you in a game of chess

    If you’re tired of playing chess on a screen, then perhaps you could create a robotic opponent like Instructables user Michalsky. The augmented board runs micro-Max source code, enabling chess logic to be executed on an Arduino Mega with room for control functions for a 6DOF robotic arm. The setup uses magnetic pieces, allowing it to pick up human moves via an array of 64 reed switches underneath, along with a couple shift registers. The Mega powers the robot arm accordingly, lifting the appropriate piece and placing it on the correct square.

  • New RISC-V CTO On Open Source Chip Architecture’s Global Data Center Momentum

    With more big international players on board, the foundation's new head of technology sees signs of "state of the art moving forward."

  • Snapdragon 410 based 96Boards CE SBC gets an upgrade

    Geniatech has launched a Linux-ready, $109 “Developer Board 4 V3” compliant with 96Boards CE that offers a Snapdragon 410E, GbE, 3x USB, 802.11ac, GPS, and-25 to 70°C support. Geniatech has released a V3 edition of its 96Boards CE form-factor Developer Board 4 SBC, the third update of the Development Board IV we covered back in 2016. Starting at $109, the Developer Board 4 V3 still runs Linux, Android, and Windows 10 IoT Core on Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz, quad -A53 Snapdragon 410m, although it has been upgraded to the 10-year availability Snapdragon 410E. Geniatech also sells a line of Rockchip based SBCs, among other embedded products.

Audiocasts/Shows: Linux in the Ham Shack and Linux Headlines

  • LHS Episode #360: Zapped

    Welcome to the 360th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short-topic show, the hosts discuss 1.2GHz distance records, a hybrid antenna for geosynchronous satellite operation, data mode identification for your smart phone, being pwned, Ubuntu 20.04.1, LibreOffice, HamClock and much more. Thanks for listening and hope you have a great week.

  • LHS Episode #361: The Weekender LIV

    It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

  • 2020-08-14 | Linux Headlines

    Google could be extending its Firefox search royalty deal, PyPy leaves the Software Freedom Conservancy, Ubuntu puts out a call for testing, Linspire removes snapd support, Microsoft showcases its open source contributions, and Facebook joins The Linux Foundation.

Python Programming

  • Django Weblog: DjangoCon Australia 2020: Schedule live and tickets on sale

    The 8th DjangoCon AU was scheduled to be run in Adelaide, South Australia this year. It's been moved to an online event and will take place on September 4th. DjangoCon AU is organized as a specialist track as part of PyConline AU. The schedule — though shorter than in previous years — is packed with talks about best practices, communities, contributions, and the present and future of Django. Since the event was due to run in Adelaide, the event is running in Australian Central Standard Time, UTC+9:30, and DjangoCon AU will start at 3:45pm ACST. This link shows when the DjangoCon AU Opening address starts for all the DjangoCon timezones..

  • Return how many times each letter shows up in the string by using an asterisk (*)

    Hello people, in this article we will solve the below python problem. You receive the name of a city as a string, and you need to return a string that shows how many times each letter shows up in the string by using an asterisk (*).

  • The Real Python Podcast – Episode #22: Create Cross-Platform Python GUI Apps With BeeWare

    Do you want to distribute your Python applications to other users who don't have or even use Python? Maybe you're interested in seeing your Python application run on iOS or Android mobile devices. This week on the show we have Russell Keith-Magee, the founder and maintainer of the BeeWare project. Russell talks about Briefcase, a tool that converts a Python application into native installers on macOS, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices.

  • Python vs R: Which is Good for Machine Learning?

    If you want to build a machine learning project and are stuck between choosing the right programming language to build it, you know you have come to the right place. This blog will not only help you understand the difference between the two languages namely: Python and R; but also help you know which language has an edge over one another in multiple aspects. So without wasting a single moment, let’s dive into it!

  • Freezegun - Real Joy for Fake Dates in Python

    If you've ever tested code involving dates and times in Python you've probably had to mock the datetime module. And if you've mocked the datetime module, at some point it probably mocked you back when your tests failed.

  • Mastering the SQLite Database in Python

    In this tutorial, we shall see some advanced tasks associated with the SQLite database from Python. We shall see topics such as inserting images, Listing the tables, Backup a database, Dumping Rollback in SQLite, Deleting records from a table, Dropping a table, SQLite database exceptions, and more.

  • PSF GSoC students blogs: Week 6 Blog Post
  • Top 10 Important Uses cases of Python in the Real World

    These top 10 Python uses cases in the real world prove how effective the programming language is. Read the real life uses of Python and implement it in your organization.