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App Highlight: Open Source Video Transcoder Handbrake

Monday 9th of December 2019 05:58:50 AM
HandBrake is a free and open source application that lets you convert videos from one format to another. Check out its features and installation procedure.

First Ever Release of Ubuntu Cinnamon Distribution is Finally Here!

Sunday 8th of December 2019 04:41:46 AM
Ubuntu Cinnamon is a new distribution that utilizes Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop environment on top of Ubuntu code base. It's first stable release is based on Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.

8 Best Open Source Accounting Software

Saturday 7th of December 2019 10:47:47 AM
Looking for a free and open source accounting software? Here are some that you can use online, offline or host on you own server for personal or business use.

How to Access the Secret Suspend Button in Ubuntu GNOME [Quick Tip]

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019 06:44:16 AM
GNOME desktop environment has a hidden suspend button. This quick tip shows how to use the suspend option in Ubuntu or other distributions using GNOME DE.

Up to 65% Off on All Linux Foundation Training & Certification [Cyber Monday Sale]

Monday 2nd of December 2019 09:22:28 AM
The Linux Foundation is offering all beginner and advanced training and certification bundle at a discount of up to 65% off. You have better career prospect as a certified Linux professional.

App Highlight: Caligator is a Beautiful Calculator & Converter

Monday 2nd of December 2019 04:51:25 AM
Caligator is a simple calculator and converter app with aesthetically pleasing user interface. It is open source and available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Pretend to be Using Windows with Kali Linux Undercover Mode

Saturday 30th of November 2019 01:23:38 PM
The new undercover mode in Kali Linux switches the desktop layout to make it look like Windows 10. Find out how to activate the undercover mode.

Open Source Music Notations Software Musescore 3.3 Released!

Wednesday 27th of November 2019 12:43:14 PM
Musescore is an Open Source Software to help create and print music notations in Linux and other platforms. Version 3.3 has just been released. Check what's new!

Zorin OS Responds to the Privacy Concerns

Tuesday 26th of November 2019 11:02:04 AM
There were some privacy concerns around 'data collection' in Zorin OS. It's FOSS spoke to Zorin OS CEO and here is his response to the controversy.

App Highlight: Penguin Subtitle Player for Adding Subtitles to Online Videos

Monday 25th of November 2019 11:28:50 AM
With the free and open source application, Penguin subtitle player, you can add subtitles to any online videos. Learn more about this nifty app.

Google to Add Mainline Linux Kernel Support to Android

Monday 25th of November 2019 05:44:46 AM
Android devices usually have old, outdated Linux kernel and maintaining it is a tedious task. Google is trying to fix it by bringing mainline Linux kernel to Android.

25 Raspberry Pi Project Ideas to Put Your Pi to Some Good Use

Sunday 24th of November 2019 05:14:24 AM
Here we list some of the cool Raspberry Pi projects and ideas. The projects have been divided into easy, intermediate and advanced categories. Check it out.

Bauh – Manage Snaps, Flatpaks and AppImages from One Interface

Friday 22nd of November 2019 05:49:55 AM
Snaps, Flatpaks, AppImages and your distribution's own packages. There are way too many of them and bauh enables you to use all of them from one single app.

Zorin OS 15 Lite Release: Good Looking Lightweight Linux

Thursday 21st of November 2019 07:30:31 AM
Zorin OS 15 Lite is designed to work on older computers with low hardware configuration. The customized Xfce desktop gives Zorin OS Lite a sleek modern look. See it yourself.

The Cross-Platform Source Explorer Sourcetrail is Now Open Source

Wednesday 20th of November 2019 09:29:47 AM
Sourcetrail is a cross-platform source explorer that lets you review the unfamiliar source code by using graph visualization. It's free and open source now.

Troubleshooting PCIe Bus Error severity Corrected on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Tuesday 19th of November 2019 07:19:14 AM
Seeing lots of PCIe Bus Error severity Corrected errors on your Linux system at boot time? Here's how you can handle these annoying errors.

App Highlight: Flameshot for Taking and Editing Screenshots

Monday 18th of November 2019 10:25:11 AM
Flameshot is a free and open source GUI apps that allows you to take screenshots and edit them by adding arrows, boxes and annotations on them.

Troubleshooting “E: Unable to locate package” Error on Ubuntu [Beginner’s Tutorial]

Friday 15th of November 2019 03:56:30 AM
This beginner tutorial shows how to go about fixing the E: Unable to locate package error on Ubuntu Linux.

Browse Faster With Brave! The First Stable Release is Here

Thursday 14th of November 2019 11:50:37 AM
The first stable version of the Brave browser is here. It blocks the ads and trackers by default. It also has its own system to reward the publishers & users. Read more.

Mirantis Acquires Docker Enterprise in a Bid to Keep Docker Alive

Thursday 14th of November 2019 06:53:31 AM
The rumors of Docker not doing too well in the business seems true. Mirantis announced that it has acquired the Docker Enterprise platform business.

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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