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A Raspberry Pi Based Open Source Tablet is in Making and it’s Called CutiePi

Monday 19th of August 2019 06:38:29 AM
CutiePie is an 8-inch open-source tablet built on top of Raspberry Pi. Read more to find out about its specification, pricing, release date and availability.

Share Your Keyboard and Mouse Between Linux and Raspberry Pi

Friday 16th of August 2019 06:36:39 AM
This DIY tutorial teaches you to share mouse and keyboard between multiple computers using open source software Barrier.

LiVES Video Editor 3.0 is Here With Significant Improvements

Thursday 15th of August 2019 09:57:58 AM
The latest major release of free and open source video editor LiVES makes it even better. Learn how to install the latest LiVES release.

Clementine Music Player for All Your Audio Needs

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 06:42:45 AM
Clementine is a versatile music player that gives you a variety of tools to play and organize local music along with the options for podcasts & streaming music.

Get Trained and Certified on Cloud Native Technologies with Linux Foundation [70% Off]

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 01:13:59 PM
Get trained and certified on trending IT technologies with Linux Foundation, the official organization behind Linux. Get 70% off on Cloud Native training.

How to Reinstall Ubuntu in Dual Boot or Single Boot Mode

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 08:07:04 AM
If you are tired of fixing your system, reinstalling would be the quick and dirty way to get out of it. Learn how to reinstall Ubuntu in this tutorial.

How to Install & Use VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu

Monday 12th of August 2019 12:29:58 PM
Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu and with this you'll be able to copy-paste and drag and drop between the host and guest system.

How to Get Linux Kernel 5.0 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sunday 11th of August 2019 06:52:17 AM
The recently released Ubuntu 18.04.3 includes Linux Kernel 5.0 among several new features and improvements but you won't get it by default. This tutorial demonstrates how to get Linux Kernel 5 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Endeavour OS Aims to Fill the Void Left by Antergos in Arch Linux World

Friday 9th of August 2019 11:06:37 AM
EndeavourOS is trying to develop a beginner-friendly Arch-based distribution around a friendly community. Read this review of EndeavourOS Linux distribution.

LibreOffice or FreeOffice? Manjaro Gives You the Right to Choose

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 09:51:41 AM
In the upcoming release of Manjaro Linux, users will be able to select between open source LibreOffice and proprietary FreeOffice at the time of installation.

Find Out How Long Does it Take To Boot Your Linux System

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 06:21:50 AM
How long does your Linux system takes to boot? Here's how to find it out with systemd-analyze command.

Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Released: Here’s What’s New and How to Get it

Monday 5th of August 2019 07:06:44 AM
Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" has been released. See what's new in it and learn how to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2.

How to Install and Configure PostgreSQL on Ubuntu

Sunday 4th of August 2019 05:38:40 AM
PostgreSQL is a free and open source database system. Learn how to install and use the latest PostgreSQL version in Ubuntu Linux.

Linux Smartphone Librem 5 is Available for Preorder

Thursday 1st of August 2019 04:15:52 AM
The specification for the much awaited Linux-based smartphone Librem 5 is out now. You can even preorder it to get it before most other people.

5 Free Partition Managers for Linux

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 02:43:45 PM
Here's our recommended list of partitioning tools for Linux distributions. These tools let you delete, add, tweak or resize the disk partitioning on your Linux system.

Is This the End of Floppy Disk in Linux? Linus Torvalds Marks Floppy Disks ‘Orphaned’

Monday 29th of July 2019 04:04:18 PM
In a recent commit to the Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds marked the floppy disk drivers as orphaned. Could this be the beginning of the end of floppy disks in Linux?

OpenHMD: Open Source Project for VR Development

Monday 29th of July 2019 06:14:48 AM
OpenHMD aims to provide a Free and Open Source API and drivers for immersive technology, such as head mounted displays with built in head tracking. Have a look at this open source project.

$200 Linux Laptop Pinebook Pro is Available for Pre-order

Thursday 25th of July 2019 03:49:14 PM
Pinebook Pro is an inexpensive Linux laptop with modest configuration and a price tag of just $200. Pre-order for this device is open now.

Dropbox is Bringing Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 08:16:53 AM
As spotted in the latest beta build of Dropbox, the support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS is coming back to Linux. It was dropped from Dropbox on Linux in late 2018.

WPS Office on Linux is a Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 10:53:55 AM
If you are looking for a free alternative of Microsoft Office on Linux, WPS Office is one of the best choice. It's free to use and offers compatibility with MS Office document formats.

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Five reasons Chromebooks are better than Windows laptops

Today, Windows users hold off for as long as possible before "updating" their PCs. Chrome OS users, on the other hand, have their systems updated every six weeks without a hitch. And, I might add, these updates take a minute or two instead of an hour or two. Chrome OS is also more secure than Windows. WIndows security violations pop up every blessed month. Sure, Chrome OS has had security holes, but I can't think of one that's been significantly exploited. Want a nightmare? Try migrating from an old Windows PC to a new one. Even if you're jumping from Windows 10 to Windows 10, there are no easy ways to do it. If you have a Microsoft account, rather than a local account, you must manually move your local files from third-party programs such as Photoshop On Chrome OS, you log in to your new Chromebook and -- ta-da! -- you're back in business. No fuss, no muss. Read more

Programming: Joget Operator, Python, LibreOffice, GNOME and KDE

  • Automating Low Code App Deployment on Red Hat OpenShift with the Joget Operator

    This is a guest post by Julian Khoo, VP Product Development and Co-Founder at Joget Inc. Julian has almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry, specifically in enterprise software development. He has been involved in the development of various products and platforms in application development, workflow management, content management, collaboration and e-commerce.

  • Python Histogram Plotting: NumPy, Matplotlib, Pandas & Seaborn

    In this course, you’ll be equipped to make production-quality, presentation-ready Python histogram plots with a range of choices and features. If you have introductory to intermediate knowledge in Python and statistics, then you can use this article as a one-stop shop for building and plotting histograms in Python using libraries from its scientific stack, including NumPy, Matplotlib, Pandas, and Seaborn.

  • PyCon 2020 Conference Site is here!

    Our bold design includes the Roberto Clemente Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Bridge, which spans the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelmark, was originally created for United States Steel Corporation to promote the attributes of steel: yellow lightens your work; orange brightens your leisure; and blue widens your world. The PPG Building, is a complex in downtown Pittsburgh, consisting of six buildings within three city blocks and five and a half acres. Named for its anchor tenant, PPG Industries, who initiated the project for its headquarters, the buildings are all of matching glass design consisting of 19,750 pieces of glass. Also included in the design are a fun snake, terminal window, and hardware related items. [...] As with any sponsorship, the benefits go both ways. Organizations have many options for sponsorship packages, and they all benefit from exposure to an ever growing audience of Python programmers, from those just getting started to 20 year veterans and every walk of life in between. If you're hiring, the Job Fair puts your organization within reach of a few thousand dedicated people who came to PyCon looking to sharpen their skills.

  • PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #382 (Aug. 20, 2019)
  • Python Qt5 - the QTimer class.
  • [LibreOffice GSoC] Week 12 Report

    It was The last week of GSoC program. Raal was working on testing all the project and the generated files and I help him by solving some bugs or add anything.

  • Sajeer Ahamed: Review | GSoC 2019

    I've been working on GStreamer based project of Gnome Foundation. GStreamer is a pipeline-based multimedia framework that links together a wide variety of media processing systems to complete complex workflows. The framework is based on plugins that will provide various codec and other functionality. The plugins can be linked and arranged in a pipeline. And most of the plugins are written in C. Now the developers are in an attempt to convert them to Rust which is more robust and easily maintainable. My task is to be a part of this conversion and to help fix issues related to this.

  • KDE's Onboarding Sprint: Making it easier to setup a development environment

    Suse were generous enough to offer two spacious and fully equipped offices at their headquarters to host the KDE sprints. We owe a special thanks and a big KDE hug to the OpenSuse team and in particular Douglas DeMaio and Fabian Vogt for being incredible hosts.

  • Third month progress

    I am here presenting you with my final month GSoC project report. I will be providing the links to my work at the end of the section. Final month of the work period was much more hectic and tiring than the first couple of months. I had been busy more than I had anticipated. Nonetheless, I had to write code which I enjoyed writing : ) . In the first half of this work period, I was focused on completing the left-over QDBus communication from the phase 2, which I did successfully. But as when I thought my task was all over, I was faced with some regression in the code, which I utilised my rest half a month to fix it. [...] As I had said above in the intro, I was faced with some real difficulty during the second half of the work period. As soon as I finished up QDBus thing, a regression was caused (Which I should have noticed before, my bad), helper was no longer started by the main application. I spent rest of the days brain-storming the issue but due to shortage of time, could not fix it. I plan to try fixing it in the next few days before GSoC ends(26th August), if I successfully do that, I will update the status here as well .

Games: Steam Play/Proton, GNU/Linux on Xbox, and UnderMine

  • CodeWeavers Reflects On The Wild Year Since Valve Introduced Steam Play / Proton

    This week marks one year since Valve rolled out their Proton beta for Steam Play to allow Windows games to gracefully run on Linux via this Wine downstream catered for Steam Linux gaming. It's been crazy since then with all of Valve's continued work on open-source graphics drivers, adding the likes of FAudio and D9VK to Proton, continuing to fund DXVK development for faster Direct3D-over-Vulkan, and many other infrastructure improvements and more to allow more Windows games to run on Linux and to do so well and speedy.

  • Turn your Xbox console into a home PC with this guide

    If you’ve ever wondered if you can turn your Xbox into a PC, you came to the right place. Because the Xbox console has the same hardware specifications as some older computer desktops, you will be able to convert it to a fully functioning PC. Unfortunately, you will not be able to install Windows on your console, but you can use the Linux operating system. In this article you will find out what items you’re going to need in order to make this happen, and also the steps you need to follow to accomplish this.

  • Action-adventure roguelike UnderMine now available in Early Access

    UnderMine from developer Thorium is an action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in, it's now in Early Access with Linux support. [...] Featuring some gameplay elements found in the likes of The Binding of Isaac, you proceed further down the UnderMine, going room to room digging for treasure and taking down enemies. There's also some RPG style rogue-lite progression involved too, as you're able to find powerful items and upgrades as you explore to prepare you for further runs.

GNU Scientific Library 2.6 released

Version 2.6 of the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is now available. GSL provides a large collection of routines for numerical computing in C. This release introduces major performance improvements to common linear algebra matrix factorizations, as well as numerous new features and bug fixes. The full NEWS file entry is appended below. The file details for this release are: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsl/gsl-2.6.tar.gz ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gsl/gsl-2.6.tar.gz.sig The GSL project homepage is http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/ GSL is free software distributed under the GNU General Public License. Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and contributed improvements. Patrick Alken Read more