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ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux

Thursday 10th of October 2019 03:47:40 PM

ImCompressor is a lossless image compressor app for Linux desktops. It optimises JEPG and PNG images to reduce image file size but not quality.

This post, ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 01:47:09 PM

The BlueMail email client is now available for the Linux desktop as a Snap app on the Snapcraft store. The app is free to use, but is not open source.

This post, The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 12:39:43 PM

The first GNOME 3.34 point release has been made available for download. A post-release patch fest, GNOME 3.34.1 features no new features but does include a shed load of bug fixes, band-aids and (less notably) […]

This post, First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux

Monday 7th of October 2019 03:20:35 PM

Linus Torvalds was asked if he thinks there's anything to fear from Microsoft's recent embrace of all things Linux and open source — this is what he said.

This post, Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon

Monday 7th of October 2019 02:14:17 PM

Dash to Dock v67 has been released. The popular GNOME Shell extension now supports GNOME 3.34, but drops support for earlier releases.

This post, Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ArcMenu v33 Released with HUGE Improvements, GNOME 3.34 Support

Sunday 6th of October 2019 04:41:57 PM

A major update to the ArcMenu GNOME Shell extension is available. ArcMenu v33 adds new menu layouts, custom colours, and other improvements.

This post, ArcMenu v33 Released with HUGE Improvements, GNOME 3.34 Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video]

Sunday 6th of October 2019 03:01:07 PM

A little bit of fluff for your Sunday amusement: it seems Amazon Alexa has rather excellent taste in computer operating systems! Owners of devices like the Amazon Echo Dot have learned that Amazon’s voice-controlled digital […]

This post, Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Calibre Sees First Major Release in 2 Years, Adds ‘Distraction Free’ Ebook Viewer

Sunday 6th of October 2019 02:36:38 PM

A new version of Calibre, the open source ebook manager (and then some), is now available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Calibre Sees First Major Release in 2 Years, Adds ‘Distraction Free’ Ebook Viewer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04, Right Now

Sunday 6th of October 2019 12:42:09 PM

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 using the 'do-release-upgrade' command both before and after the Ubuntu 19.10 release on October 17, 2019.

This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04, Right Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Outlet is a ‘Universal Linux App Store’ for Your Desktop

Friday 4th of October 2019 04:03:15 PM

App Outlet is a desktop Linux app that lets users search for and install software available on the Snap store, Flathub, or distributed as an AppImage.

This post, App Outlet is a ‘Universal Linux App Store’ for Your Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 is Out in Two Weeks, But Will You Upgrade? [Poll]

Friday 4th of October 2019 11:56:35 AM

I want to know if you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 when it is released on October 17, 2019. And there's no better way to find out that via a poll.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 is Out in Two Weeks, But Will You Upgrade? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cawbird is a GTK Twitter Client for Linux (That Should Look Very Familiar)

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 06:16:13 PM

Cawbird is a GTK Twitter app for Linux desktops like Ubuntu that is based on open source code from Corebird, an app no longer actively maintained.

This post, Cawbird is a GTK Twitter Client for Linux (That Should Look Very Familiar), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 01:42:17 PM

Linux Mint unveiled plans to refresh its famous logo with a ‘more modern’ design last year, but since then it’s been pretty quiet about how the effort is going. So you may be interested to […]

This post, Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!

Monday 30th of September 2019 03:29:41 PM

The Exaile music player has scored its first update in 4 years. Exaile 4.0.0 is now uses GTK3, has a faster playback engine, and supports MPRIS 2.2.

This post, Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!

Sunday 29th of September 2019 04:13:07 PM

If you're itching for a better look at the Purism Librem 5 now that it's shipping, Purism board member Ben Trister has obliged with a hands-on video.

This post, New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All

Sunday 29th of September 2019 02:27:22 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 Yaru light theme switch has been reversed, with developers instead choosing to ship the theme preinstalled, but not as default.

This post, Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely

Friday 27th of September 2019 01:11:48 PM

Microsoft Edge for Linux could soon be a reality, with Microsoft Edge devs launching a Linux web development survey to gather feedback on the idea.

This post, Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New

Friday 27th of September 2019 05:07:39 AM

Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 19.10 beta come freshly spun test builds from Ubuntu’s family of flavours, including Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu. By now we now have a pretty solid idea of the […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

Friday 27th of September 2019 12:00:56 AM

The Ubuntu 19.10 beta download is now available and ready for testing by users ahead of the final stable Ubuntu 19.10 release in October, 2019.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 12:29:33 PM

Shotwell, the free, open source photo management app, has allegedly fallen foul of a patent held by Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC.

This post, GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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    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.

Audiocasts/Shows/Screencasts: Open Source Security Podcast, Linux Action News and Manjaro 19.09.28 KDE-DEV Run Through

  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 165 - Grab Bag of Microsoft Security News

    Josh and Kurt about a number of Microsoft security news items. They've changed how they are handling encrypted disks and are now forcing cloud logins on Windows users.

  • Linux Action News 127

    Richard Stallman's GNU leadership is challenged by an influential group of maintainers, SUSE drops OpenStack "for the customer," and Google claims Stadia will be faster than a gaming PC. Plus OpenLibra aims to save us from Facebook but already has a miss, lousy news for Telegram, and enormous changes for AMP.

  • GNU World Order 13x42

    On the road during the **All Things Open** conference, Klaatu talks about how to make ebooks from various sources, with custom CSS, using the Pandoc command.

  • Manjaro 19.09.28 KDE-DEV Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Manjaro 19.09.28 KDE-DEV.