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GNOME Shell Adds Another Much-Requested Feature

Sunday 30th of June 2019 01:07:15 PM

It looks like GNOME Shell is FINALLY adding drag and drop folder creation to the Applications Overview, with code implementing the feature pending merge.

This post, GNOME Shell Adds Another Much-Requested Feature, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Updating 8BitDo Firmware on Linux is a Game in Itself

Saturday 29th of June 2019 02:18:14 PM

I did it guys: I finally bought myself a decent game controller to use on Linux! Specifically the 8BitDo SF30 Pro controller — level up! 🍄 As well as enjoying the weighted feel of quality […]

This post, Updating 8BitDo Firmware on Linux is a Game in Itself, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook’s Latest Linux Laptop is Faster (and Cheaper) than a MacBook Air

Thursday 27th of June 2019 02:48:57 PM

The Slimbook Pro X claims to be the best Linux laptop in the world. We take a look at its specs and its price to see if the boast holds up.

This post, Slimbook’s Latest Linux Laptop is Faster (and Cheaper) than a MacBook Air, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Foundation reports a huge increase in funding for 2018

Thursday 27th of June 2019 02:08:42 PM

The GNOME Foundation has been posted its 2018 annual report, seeing a substantial increase in funding thanks to two major donations.

This post, GNOME Foundation reports a huge increase in funding for 2018, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Panic Over! Valve Say Steam WILL Support Ubuntu 19.10

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 11:16:24 PM

Ubuntu gamers can breathe a sigh of relief as Valve has confirmed that Steam for Linux WILL support Ubuntu 19.10. Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais says Ubuntu’s recent rethink over plans to axe its i386/32-bit archive […]

This post, Panic Over! Valve Say Steam WILL Support Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Has a Hidden Classic Mode, Here’s How to Unlock it on Ubuntu

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 03:03:43 PM

We show you how to unlock the hidden GNOME Classic Mode in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above. The Classic session sports a traditional app menu, task bar and more.

This post, GNOME Has a Hidden Classic Mode, Here’s How to Unlock it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Usage Gets More Useful at Reporting Disk Space

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 02:45:15 PM

A new, improved storage panel is currently in development for GNOME Usage, the user-friendly system resource reporting and monitoring tool.

This post, GNOME Usage Gets More Useful at Reporting Disk Space, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give Ubuntu an Electric-Blue Look with StarLabs’ Theme

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 02:15:00 PM

We show you how to give Ubuntu desktop a dark, electric-blue makeover using a GTK and icon theme created by Linux laptop seller StarLabs.

This post, Give Ubuntu an Electric-Blue Look with StarLabs’ Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Classic Mode is Getting Some Overdue Improvements in Fedora 31

Monday 24th of June 2019 06:51:25 PM

The retro-minded GNOME Classic session will see a number of usability improvements in Fedora 31, due for release in October.

This post, GNOME Classic Mode is Getting Some Overdue Improvements in Fedora 31, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Changes Its Mind, Says it WILL Continue to Support 32-bit Apps

Monday 24th of June 2019 05:58:53 PM

Canonical has issued a statement on Ubuntu’s 32-bit future — and gamers, among others, are sure to relieved! The company says Ubuntu WILL now continue to build and maintain a 32-bit archive going forward — […]

This post, Ubuntu Changes Its Mind, Says it WILL Continue to Support 32-bit Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!

Monday 24th of June 2019 02:33:23 PM

The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest version of the popular single-board computer. Its improved specs deliver desktop-class performance.

This post, The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

In 1998, the movie Titanic was released, mobile phones were just a luxury, and pagers were still in use. This was also the year I got my first computer. I can remember the details as if it were yesterday: Pentium 133MHz and just 16MB of memory. Back in that time (while running nothing less than Windows 95), this was a good machine. I can still hear in my mind the old spinning hard drive noise when I powered that computer on, and see the Windows 95 flag. It never crossed my mind, though (especially as an 8-year-old kid), that I would dedicate every minute of my life to Linux and open source. Being just a kid, I always asked my mom to buy me every issue of PC Magazine instead of candies. I never skipped a single issue, and all of those dusty old magazines are still there in Costa Rica. It was in these magazines that I discovered the essential technology that changed my life. An issue in the year 2000 talked extensively about Linux and the advantages of free and open-source software. That issue also included a review of one of the most popular Linux distributions back then: Corel Linux. Unfortunately, the disc was not included. Without internet at home, I was out of luck, but that issue still lit a spark within me. Read more

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Python Programming Leftovers

  • How to Read SAS Files in Python with Pandas

    In this post, we are going to learn how to read SAS (.sas7dbat) files in Python. As previously described (in the read .sav files in Python post) Python is a general-purpose language that also can be used for doing data analysis and data visualization.

  • Daudin – a Python shell

    A few nights ago I wrote daudin, a command-line shell based on Python. It allows you to easily mix UNIX and Python on the command line.

  • How to Convert Python String to Int and Back to String

    This tutorial describes various ways to convert Python string to int and from an integer to string. You may often need to perform such operations in day to day programming. Hence, you should know them to write better programs. Also, an integer can be represented in different bases, so we’ll explain that too in this post. And there happen to be scenarios where conversion fails. Hence, you should consider such cases as well and can find a full reference given here with examples.

  • Thousands of Scientific Papers May be Invalid Due to Misunderstanding Python

    It was recently discovered that several thousand scientific articles could be invalid in their conclusions because scientists did not understand that Python’s glob.glob() does not return sorted results. This is being reported on by Vice, Slashdot and there’s an interesting discussion going on over on Reddit as well.