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Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.4

Friday 14th of August 2020 01:55:43 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS is now available to download. The fifth point release to the 'Bionic Beaver' features a new Linux kernel, fixes, plus new install media.

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KDE Neon 20.04 is Out, Available to Download Now

Monday 10th of August 2020 08:11:27 PM

Been waiting for KDE Neon to rebase on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? Well, it’s here and ready to download! The very appeal of KDE Neon — which doesn’t like to be called a ‘Linux distro’, apparently […]

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Ubuntu Kylin Point Release Boosts Desktop Performance by 46%

Friday 7th of August 2020 02:27:20 PM

More than 418 updates and other improvements have been made to the UKUI desktop environment since the release of Ubuntu Kylin 20.04 back in April.

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Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Improves Shortcuts, Clipboard Support

Friday 7th of August 2020 12:41:37 PM

A new version of Scrcpy, the terrifically easy way to mirror your Android smartphone on your desktop and interact with it, is out.

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Ubuntu’s Progress from 2004 to 20.04 [Infographic]

Thursday 6th of August 2020 06:48:01 PM

To celebrate the arrival of Ubuntu 20.04's first point release Canonical has published a colourful infographic charting the project's successes since 2004.

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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

Thursday 6th of August 2020 01:49:00 PM

The first Ubuntu 20.04 point release is here. In this post we recap Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS's change, show how you can get it, and look at why it's important.

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Pinta Image Editor Sees First Update in 5 Years (Now with Snap)

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 04:18:00 PM

Pinta image editor has made its first release in over 5 years. The revived Mono-based graphics app adds new features and fixes long-standing bugs.

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LibreOffice 7.0 Released, This is What’s New

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 01:12:43 PM

LibreOffice 7.0 is here, serving as the latest stable release of this hugely popular open source productivity suite. As you’d expect, LibreOffice 7.0 boasts a raft of improvements and notable new features aimed at firming […]

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Flash ISOs to Multiple USB Sticks on Linux with Popsicle

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 05:24:00 AM

If you’re looking for an easy way to flash install images to multiple USB sticks in parallel check out Popsicle. This handy tool, which is written in Rust, lets you write an .iso (or other […]

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Linux Marketshare Dipped in July, But Not By Much!

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 12:43:35 AM

If you were hoping July would yield another bumper month for Linux marketshare I'm here to gently shake you awake and waft an aromatic espresso under your nose.

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Official 1Password Linux App is Now Available for Testing

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 02:54:48 PM

The official 1Password Linux app is now available to test. The new Rust-based Linux 1Password client lets you sync passwords with other OSes and devices.

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Linux 5.8 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 3rd of August 2020 12:34:50 AM

The Linux Kernel 5.8 release has been announced – but what's new and improved? In this post we recap all the neat new features and core changes on offer.

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You Can Now Run Mac OS 8 on Linux as an Electron App

Thursday 30th of July 2020 05:36:03 PM

Fancy running Mac OS 8 on your modern Mac, Linux, or Windows 10 desktop as a standalone app? Of course you don’t 😉 but that hasn’t stopped Slack developer Felix Rieseberg from giving you (and […]

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How to Make Telegram’s Linux App Use System Window Frame

Wednesday 29th of July 2020 12:07:00 AM

A recent update to the Telegram desktop client for Linux introduces a “new” non-native window frame by default. The new window decorations look flat, narrow, and a bit Windows 10-y. Which is to say: it’s […]

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Mozilla Firefox 79 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 28th of July 2020 01:40:50 PM

Mozilla Firefox 79 is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. The new build makes adds tab page tweaks, better tracking protection, and more.

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Improve Firefox Performance on Linux by Turning WebRender On

Monday 27th of July 2020 12:54:46 AM

Learn how to enable WebRender in Firefox on Linux. This new tech can deliver a major performance boost by using your system's GPU to render web content.

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Enlightenment 0.24.2 Released with Bug Fixes, Updated Terminal App

Monday 27th of July 2020 12:24:42 AM

I'm not entirely sure why I write about new releases of the Enlightenment desktop as and when they materialise, but I do — and a new one is here!

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DigiKam’s Improved Face Detection for Photos Even Works on Animals

Friday 24th of July 2020 02:26:14 PM

AI powered face recognition is just one of the new features in DigiKam 7.0, the latest version of this open source photo management software.

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The 3rd-Gen KDE Slimbook is Here, And Boy is it Powerful

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 10:38:00 AM

The all-new third-generation KDE Slimbook is now available to buy from— and on paper it looks a beast. Hiding inside its thin and light magnesium alloy case is a powerful AMD Ryzen 4000 processor, ample […]

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TUXEDO Pulse 15 is a New AMD-Powered Linux Ultrabook

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 02:23:23 AM

Looking for a powerful Linux workstation taking advantage of AMD chips? Look no further than the Pulse 15 from TUXEDO Computers which uses Ryzen 4000 chips.

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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.