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Enable or Disable Automatic Login in Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tip]

Sunday 6th of October 2019 01:22:03 PM
This quick tip shows you how to enable or disable automatic logon in Ubuntu. Step by step screenshots and video will help you breeze through the process.

Use GameHub to Manage All Your Linux Games in One Place

Friday 4th of October 2019 09:03:28 AM
GameHub is a free and open source software for desktop Linux that allows you to manage your games library from different platforms in one single application.

Chuwi GBox Pro Mini PC Review for Linux Users

Thursday 3rd of October 2019 06:46:11 AM
Chuwi GBox Pro is an inexpensive mini PC that could be used as a media center as well. Here is our hands on experience with GBox Pro running on Linux.

Linux Kernel 5.4 Released With Kernel Lockdown, ExFAT Support & Improvements to AMD Radeon Graphics

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 05:53:39 AM
Linux Kernel 5.4 is the last major stable kernel release of the year. This release has some big changes that will impact both manufacturers and end users.

Open Source Voice Chat Mumble Makes a Big Release After 10 Years

Saturday 28th of September 2019 04:55:50 AM
Mumble is a free and open source, low latency, high quality voice chat application. A new release has arrived after 10 years and brings much needed improvements to this already awesome application.

GNOME Foundation is Being Sued Because of Shotwell Photo Manager

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 01:35:50 PM
The GNOME Foundation is facing a lawsuit from Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC. Patent troll Rothschild allege that Shotwell photo manager infringes its patent.

You Can Now Use OneDrive in Linux Natively Thanks to Insync

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 04:56:18 AM
Microsoft's cloud storage is not available on Linux officially. You can use OneDrive on Linux thanks to the latest version of Insync.

The Great Open Source Divide: ICE, Hippocratic License and the Controversy

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 07:46:40 AM
Coraline Ada Ehmke has created “Hippocratic License” that “add ethics to open source projects”. But this seems to be just the beginning of a controversy as the “Hippocratic License” may not be open source at all.

Essential Accessories for Intel NUC Mini PC

Monday 23rd of September 2019 03:38:12 AM
Intel NUC is an excellent gadget that can replace a bulky desktop computer. If you are buying one, you should also consider having these Intel NUC accessories.

Top Open Source Video Players for Linux

Friday 20th of September 2019 10:51:03 AM
Wondering which video player should you use on Linux? Here's a list of top open source video players available for Linux distributions.

Oracle Autonomous Linux: A Self Updating, Self Patching Linux Distribution for Cloud Computing

Thursday 19th of September 2019 05:47:03 AM
Oracle has launched Oracle Autonomous Linux, world's first autonomous operating system to take on cloud giants like Amazon and IBM. Can this be a game changer?

Become A Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin [65% Off]

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 05:25:43 AM
The Linux Foundation is offering beginner sysadmin and advanced sysadmin training and certification bundle at more than 65% off. You have better career prospect as a certified Linux professional.

Amid Epstein Controversy, Richard Stallman is Forced to Resign as FSF President

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 05:53:10 AM
Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, has resigned as the president and from its board of directors. The announcement has come after a relentless campaign by a few activists and media person to remove Stallman for his views on the Epstein victims.

How to Check Linux Mint Version Number & Codename

Monday 16th of September 2019 06:53:05 AM
Learn to check Linux Mint version number and release information in command line or graphically. You can also get the base Ubuntu release details.

Meet PineTime: A $25 Open Source Smartwatch for Linux Lovers

Saturday 14th of September 2019 09:25:12 AM
After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available.

GNOME 3.34 Released With New Features & Performance Improvements

Friday 13th of September 2019 10:13:39 AM
GNOME 3.34 "Thessaloniki" is here. Check out the new features this latest release brings to desktop Linux.

Huawei is Now Selling Linux Laptops

Friday 13th of September 2019 07:10:14 AM
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been spotted selling its flagship laptop series MateBook preinstalled with Deepin Linux in China. Will it be coming to other countries?

Looks Like Microsoft Teams is Finally Coming to Linux

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 09:59:12 AM
Microsoft's Slack alternative Microsoft Teams might be coming to Linux. Here are more details on this development.

Manjaro Linux Graduates From A Hobby Project To A Professional Project

Monday 9th of September 2019 12:28:14 PM
Manjaro is taking things professionally. While the Manjaro community will be responsible for the development of the project and other related activities, a company has been formed to work as its legal entity and handle the commercial agreements and professional services.

How to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 19.04

Sunday 8th of September 2019 06:44:15 AM
Shutter is not available in Ubuntu 19.04 repositories. You can still install Shutter using a PPA in Ubuntu 19.04 and later releases. Here's how to do it.

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Free Software program Basis Provides Advantages and Merchandise In Its Annual Fundraiser

An nameless reader writes: The Free Software program Basis is holding its annual fundraiser, with a aim of attracting 600 new members by the tip of December. (New members to date: 112.) “We’re nonetheless combating the oppressive nature of proprietary software program,” explains the marketing campaign’s net web page. “Now we have made strong inroads, and the neighborhood is as passionate as ever.” As a 501(c)(3) charity the group’s membership dues are all tax deductible, and affiliate memberships are simply $10 a month ($5 for college kids). They arrive with particular advantages together with as much as 5 electronic mail aliases within the member.fsf.org area, eligibility to hitch the nonprofit Digital Credit score Union, free admission to the annual LibrePlanet convention in Boston, and 20% reductions on FSF merchandise and GNU gear (together with this pleasant stuffed child gnu). Read more Also: Mark J. Wielaard: Software Freedom Conservancy Donor Match

Python Programming: Python 3, MicroPython, Creating Command Line Utilities and Installing/Updating Packages in Python

  • It’s Time to Upgrade to Python 3 – Time Is Running Out!

    As of January 1, 2020, Anaconda will no longer be adding new packages built for Python 2.7 to repo.anaconda.com default channels. The Python 2.7 packages available prior to that date will remain available. This means, for instance, that if there is a newly released version of TensorFlow after the first of the new year – it will not be available in defaults for Python 2.7. The one exception is that Python 2.7.18 is slated to be released in mid-April 2020 according to PEP-0373. Packages for Python 2.7.18 will be built and made available on the repo.anaconda.com defaults channel.

  • MicroPython: An Intro to Programming Hardware in Python

    Are you interested in the Internet of Things, home automation, and connected devices? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build a blaster, a laser sword, or even your own robot? If so, then you’re in luck! MicroPython can help you do all of those things and more. [...] Python’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. These days, it’s used everywhere from DevOps to statistical analysis, and even in desktop software. But for a long time, there was one field where Python use was conspicuously missing. Developers working with microcontrollers had not yet adopted the language. All of that changed in 2013 when Damien George launched a Kickstarter campaign. Damien, an undergraduate at Cambridge University, was an avid robot programmer. He wanted to move the Python world from machines that worked with capacities in the gigabytes down to the kilobytes. His Kickstarter campaign was an attempt to back his development while he turned his proof of concept into a finished implementation. Many developers jumped at the chance, not only to use Python on microcontrollers but also to get an early version of Damien’s own reference hardware, which was built especially for the task! In fact, by the end of the campaign, Damien had blown past his £15,000 goal. Thanks to over 1,900 backers, he reached just shy of £100,000.

  • Creating Command Line Utilities with Python's argparse

    Most of the user-facing software comes with a visually pleasing interface or via a decorated webpage. At other times, a program can be so small that it does not warrant an entire graphical user interface or web application to expose its functionality to the end-user. In these cases, we can build programs that are accessible via a Command Line Interface, or CLI. In this post, we will explore Python's argparse module and use it to build a simple command-line tool to help us shorten URLs swiftly.

  • Learn all About Installing & Updating Packages in Python

    In this tutorial, we will learn the basics of installing, working and updating packages in Python. First, we will learn how to install Python packages, then how to use them, and finally, how to update Python packages when needed. More specifically, we are going to learn how to install and upgrade packages using pip, conda, and Anaconda Navigator. Now, before we are going to learn how to install Python packages we are going to answer the question “what is a package in Python?”

Facebook's New Linux Slab Memory Controller Saving 30~40%+ Of Memory, Less Fragmentation

Back in September we wrote about Facebook's Roman Gushchin working on a new slab memory controller/allocator implementation that in turn could provide better memory utilization and less slab memory usage. This wasn't ready in time for the 5.5 kernel but a revised patch series was sent out last week. Roman continues to talk up this new slab memory controller with it turning out much better than the existing slab memory code, which he says in Facebook production workloads is only seeing 45~65% slab utilization and at best case around 85%. This controller rework aims for better slab utilization and also sharing of slab pages between multiple memory cgroups. The memory accounting is done now per-object rather than per-page, among other changes. Read more Also: KubeCon gets bigger, the kernel gets better, and more industry trends