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Linux Shell Roundup: 15 Most Popular Open Source Linux Shells

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Unix systems have captivated the world since its inception in the 70s. One of the fundamental features that helped Linux and BSD distributions in securing their current stature is the Linux shell. The shell is one of the essential tools for many Linux aficionados due to its immense power and diverse applications. It is a command-line interface to your operating system, which allows you to perform any kind of operation depending on your criteria. Moreover, Linux shells are not just an interface but also a full-fledged scripting language with its own set of syntax and semantics.

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Also: MusicBrainz Picard 2.2 Released with Built-in Media Player

digiKam 6.3.0 is released

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Software

We received a lot of excellent user feedback after publishing the third digiKam 6 release in August 2019. We are now proud to briefly announce the new digiKam 6.3.0, a maintenance version which consolidates this feedback and acts as an important phase of this 3-year-old project.

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Wine 4.16

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Gaming
  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine development release 4.16 is now available.
    
    What's new in this release (see below for details):
      - More reliable mouse grabbing in games.
      - Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.
      - Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.
      - Various bug fixes.
    
    
  • Wine 4.16 is out with 'more reliable mouse grabbing in games'

    The Wine team have opened up another bottle of the good stuff this evening, with the Wine 4.16 development release now available.

  • Wine 4.16 Bringing Better Compatibility With Windows Debuggers

    Wine 4.16 is out as the newest bi-weekly development snapshot leading up to the Wine 5.0 release in just a few more months.

    Wine 4.16 brings more reliable mouse grabbing for Windows games, better cross-compilation support with WineGCC, and improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.

Sayonara Player – small, clear and fast audio player

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One of the traits I love about Linux is the breadth of open source available. And music players are no exception. There’s many excellent open source music players available ranging from sublime GUI software like Tauon Music Player to terminal based software such as musikcube. They are two of my favorite audio apps. But there’s always room for more.

Sayonara Player is another quality music player. It’s under active development. It caught my eye for a number of reasons, not least its large range of features. Let’s see what it has to offer.

The program is written in C++, supported by the Qt framework. It uses GStreamer as its audio backend.

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Starship Is A Minimal And Fast Shell Prompt Written In Rust

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Over the years I've tried various fancy shell prompts, but I've always come back to the plain default username@host because I found the others too distracting and cluttered, or too slow for my taste.

Until I came across Starship, a cross-shell / cross-platform prompt. Using the defaults is simple but also very useful, providing extra information only when it's needed. It's highly customizable too, and you can make it look as fancy as you like, but I only made some minor changes for my needs: I made it show the prompt on a single line, and disabled the new line it adds above the start of the prompt, because that needs more scrolling.

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RawTherapee 5.7 Released

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  • RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

    A new version of open source RAW image processing software RawTherapee is now available to download. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

    This post, RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

  • RawTherapee 5.7 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

    The official Linux Appimage, single executable to launch the software (non-install), is available for download in the previous link

    For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Linux Mint 19.x, you can also install RawTherapee 5.7 via this unofficial PPA.

    1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for “Terminal” from application menu.

Top 10+ Best Network Inventory Software for Linux

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Network inventory software refers to the online tools, which deal with the hardware and software resources of a network, including the operational issues. Using this type of software, it becomes easier for administrators to know about the infrastructure components and their configuration systems. Also, it helps to keep the physical record of the network assets or equipment smartly. The components can be Firewalls, Routers and Switches, Storage Area Network, DNS, Servers, Load Balancers, SMTP, VPN, and more.

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Also: SPEC releases new version of CPU benchmark suite

GnuCash 3.7 Released

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Software
  • GnuCash 3.7 released

    The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 3.7, the eighth release of the 3.x stable release series.

  • GnuCash 3.7

    GnuCash is a personal and small business finance application, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. It’s designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible. GnuCash allows you to track your income and expenses, reconcile bank accounts, monitor stock portfolios and manage your small business finances. It is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

    GnuCash can keep track of your personal finances in as much detail as you prefer. If you are just starting out, use GnuCash to keep track of your checkbook. You may then decide to track cash as well as credit card purchases to better determine where your money is being spent. When you start investing, you can use GnuCash to help monitor your portfolio. Buying a vehicle or a home? GnuCash will help you plan the investment and track loan payments. If your financial records span the globe, GnuCash provides all the multiple-currency support you need.

Musicalypse – audio player and server built with Web technologies

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Over the last year I’ve reviewed a bucketload of open source graphical music players. They’ve been a mixed bag. Some are truly mindbogglingly awesome, others falling way short of my (fairly) modest requirements. The music players I’ve reviewed include ncmpy, ncmpc, and Cantata. I’ve also reviewed Nulloy, Museeks, Pragha Music Player, Yarock, qoob, aux.app, MellowPlayer, Kaku, Strawberry, Headset, Qmmp, QMPlay2, Olivia, and the truly sublime musikcube. My favorite music player is Tauon Music Box.

The vast majority of the music players I’ve covered are GUI software.

Continuing my series, here’s a further graphical music player. Bearing the handle Musicalypse, it’s cross-platform software that offers both an audio player and server functionality.

Musicalypse is an open source application developed and maintained by Thomas Gambet. It’s built with web technologies. In this case, this means the code is a combination of Scala and TypeScript built on a foundation of Angular, akka, and Electron.

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Mumble 1.3.0 Release Announcement

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Mumble is a free, open source, low latency, high quality voice chat application.

Mumble is primarily intended for gamers, and was the first to establish true low latency voice communication over a decade ago, but finds good use in many different environments as well.

We heard from users who record podcasts with our multi-channel audio recorder, players seeking realism with our positional audio in games, Eve Online players with huge communities of over 100 simultaneous voice participants (I bet they make good use of our extensive permission system ), the competitive Team Fortress 2 community making us their required voice communication platform, hobby radio transmission users, and a variety of workplaces adapting Mumble to fit their needs - be it on-head mobile devices or communicating across countries or into airplanes.

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Also: FOSS voice chat application Mumble has finally put out the massive 1.3 overhaul

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