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7 Best Free and Open Source Ruby-Based Web Content Management Systems

2 hours 49 min ago

Here's our favorite Ruby-based web content management systems.

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colorls – turbocharged alternative to ls

15 hours 19 min ago

colorls is a Ruby script that enhances ls with color and font-awesome icons. colorls is free and open source software.

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9 Best Free and Open Source Linux Archive Managers

Sunday 25th of October 2020 09:05:44 AM

Linux has a good range of open source archive managers. Here's our pick.

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3 Open Source Python Shells

Saturday 24th of October 2020 05:53:36 PM

There are some excellent alternative Python shells that extend on the basic shell. They each offer a good interactive Python experience.

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4 Best Free Python-Based Content Management Systems

Saturday 24th of October 2020 10:58:33 AM

Here's our recommended Python-based content management systems.

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Linux Candy: Hollywood – fill your console with Hollywood melodrama technobabble

Friday 23rd of October 2020 09:17:24 AM

Hollywood is a 102 line script that occupies your console with tech geekery.

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Uncovering the Best Open Source Google Analytics Alternatives

Friday 23rd of October 2020 08:18:38 AM

Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data

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Unleashing the Best Open Source Social Networking Software

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 06:45:05 AM

Here's the finest free and open source software for social networking.

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5 Best Free and Open Source Console Web Browsers

Wednesday 21st of October 2020 06:39:33 PM

A web browser is the quintessential desktop application. We recommend the finest free and open source console based web browsers.

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Now and Then: The Fate of 15 Linux Distributions

Wednesday 21st of October 2020 07:08:14 AM

What happened to 15 popular Linux distributions? Are they still going strong, are they outclassed by other distributions, or are they only remembered like fingerprints on an abandoned handrail?

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8 Best Free and Open Source PDF Development Libraries

Tuesday 20th of October 2020 08:12:59 AM

Here's our recommended free and open source PDF libraries.

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mpz – open source music player

Monday 19th of October 2020 07:37:58 AM

mpz is a music player that's designed for large, locally stored, music collections. Here's our review on this open source software.

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6 MongoDB GUIs that Shine

Sunday 18th of October 2020 09:25:12 AM

MongoDB is a high performance, open source, non-relational NoSQL database written in C++. It's at the forefront of the NoSQL database management system movement.

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12 Best Free and Open Source Linux Internet Forum Software

Saturday 17th of October 2020 08:04:42 AM

An internet forum application is a discussion platform where individuals hold conversations in the form of posted messages.

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10 Best Free and Open Source Linux Data Recovery Tools

Friday 16th of October 2020 05:53:36 PM

Data recovery is the process of retrieving data from corrupted or damaged storage media when it cannot be accessed. Here's our recommended free software.

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Linux Candy: Evolvotron – interactive generative art software

Friday 16th of October 2020 06:55:13 AM

Evolvotron is an interactive "generative art" application to evolve images/textures/patterns/animations.

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6 Best Free and Open Source Linux Music Servers

Thursday 15th of October 2020 05:32:23 PM

Here's the finest free and open source music servers.

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Best Free and Open Source Linux Partitioning Tools

Thursday 15th of October 2020 09:10:00 AM

Disk partitioning is the means of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions.

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Image Deduplicator – find duplicate images

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 10:50:39 AM

Image Deduplicator is a Python package that simplifies the task of finding exact and near duplicates in images.

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11 Best Free and Open Source Linux System Profilers

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 07:37:20 AM

A system profiler is a utility that presents information about the hardware attached to a computer. Here's our recommendations.

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Programming: Buzzwords, Meson, Tracealyzer, LLVM, Python and Rust

  • What is DevSecOps? Everything You Need To Know About DevSecOps

    Most people are familiar with the term “DevOps,” but they don’t know how to really utilize it. There’s more to DevOps than just development and operational teams. There’s an essential element of DevOps that is often missing from the equation; IT security. Security should be included in the lifecycle of apps.  The reason you need to include security is that security was once assigned to one team that integrated security near the end-stages of development. Taking such a lax approach to security wasn’t such a problem when apps were developed in months or years. The average development cycle has changed quite a bit, though, and apps can be developed in a matter of days or weeks. Outdated security practices like leaving security too late can bring DevOps initiatives to their knees. 

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  • Nibble Stew: The Meson Manual: Good News, Bad News and Good News

    Starting with good news, the Meson Manual has been updated to a third edition. In addition to the usual set of typo fixes, there is an entirely new chapter on converting projects from an existing build system to Meson. Not only are there tips and tricks on each part of the conversion, there is even guidance on how to get it done on projects that are too big to be converted in one go.

  • Percepio Releases Tracealyzer Visual Trace Diagnostics Solution Version 4.4 with Support for Embedded Linux

    Percepio announced the availability of Tracealyzer version 4.4 with support for embedded Linux. Tracealyzer gives developers insight during software debugging and verification at the system level by enabling visual exploratory analysis from the top down. This makes the software suitable for spotting issues during full system testing and drill down into the details to find the cause. Version 4.4 adds several views optimized for Linux tracing, in addition to a set of visualizations already in Tracealyzer, and leverages Common Trace Format (CTF) and the widely supported LTTng, an open source tracing framework.

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  • LLVM Adds A SPIR-V CPU Runner For Handling GPU Kernels On The CPU - Phoronix

    LLVM has merged an experimental MLIR-based SPIR-V CPU runner that the developers are working towards being able to handle CPU-based execution of GPU kernels.  This new SPIR-V runner is built around the MLIR intermediate representation (Multi-Level Intermediate Representation) with a focus of going from GPU-focused code translated through SPIR-V and to LLVM and then executed on the CPU. The runner focus is similar to that of the MLIR-based runners for NVIDIA CUDA, AMD ROCm, and Vulkan, but just executing on the CPU itself. It was earlier this year LLVM added the MLIR-Vulkan-Runner for handling MLIR on Vulkan hardware. 

  • Python Modulo in Practice: How to Use the % Operator – Real Python

    Python supports a wide range of arithmetic operators that you can use when working with numbers in your code. One of these operators is the modulo operator (%), which returns the remainder of dividing two numbers.

  • Test & Code : Python Testing for Software Engineering 136: Wearable Technology - Sophy Wong

    Wearable technology is not just smart consumer devices like watches and activity trackers. Wearable tech also includes one off projects by designers, makers, and hackers and there are more and more people producing tutorials on how to get started. Wearable tech is also a great way to get both kids and adults excited about coding, electronics, and in general, engineering skills. Sophy Wong is a designer who makes really cool stuff using code, technology, costuming, soldering, and even jewelry techniques to get tech onto the human body.

  • Librsvg's test suite is now in Rust

    Some days ago, Dunja Lalic rewrote the continuous integration scripts to be much faster. A complete pipeline used to take about 90 minutes to run, now it takes about 15 minutes on average. [...] The most complicated thing to port was the reference tests. These are the most important ones; each test loads an SVG document, renders it, and compares the result to a reference PNG image. There are some complications in the tests; they have to create a special configuration for Fontconfig and Pango, so as to have reproducible font rendering. The pango-rs bindings do not cover this part of Pango, so we had to do some things by hand.

ARM32 in Linux and Open Source Hardware Certification

  • ARM32 Page Tables

    As I continue to describe in different postings how the ARM32 start-up sequence works, it becomes necessary to explain in-depth the basic kernel concepts around page tables and how it is implemented on ARM32 platforms. To understand the paging setup, we need to repeat and extend some Linux paging lingo. Some good background is to read Mel Gormans description of the Linux page tables from his book “Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager”. This book was published in 2007 and is based on Mel’s PhD thesis from 2003. Some stuff has happened in the 13 years since then, but the basics still hold. It is necessary to also understand the new layers in the page tables such as the five layers of page tables currently used in the Linux kernel. First a primer: the ARM32 architecture with a classic MMU has 2 levels of page tables and the more recent LPAE (Large Physical Address Extension) MMU has 3 levels of page tables. Only some of the ARMv7 architectures have LPAE, and it is only conditionally enabled, i.e. the machines can also use the classic MMU if they want, they have both. It is not enabled by default on the multi_v7 configuration: your machine has to explicitly turn it on during compilation. The layout is so different that the same binary image can never support both classic and LPAE MMU in the same kernel image.

  • Announcing the Open Source Hardware Certification API – Open Source Hardware Association

    Today we are excited to announce the launch of a read/write API for our Open Source Hardware Certification program. This API will make it easier to apply for certification directly from where you already document your hardware, as well as empower research, visualizations, and explorations of currently certified hardware. OSHWA’s Open Source Hardware Certification program has long been an easy way for creators and users alike to identify hardware that complies with the community definition of open source hardware. Since its creation in 2016, this free program has certified hardware from over 45 countries on every continent except Antarctica. Whenever you see the certification logo on hardware:

LibreOffice: Presentation Size Decreasing and New Presentations About LibreOffice

Games: Monster Prom, Möbius Front '83 and League Of Legends

  • The absurd multiplayer dating sim Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp is out now | GamingOnLinux

    I will admit that the original Monster Prom is something special as it remains as the only dating sim type of game I've enjoyed, and now there's a brand new helping of it out with Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp. The original was an unexpected pleasure for me, as a genre I've rarely been able to enjoy. Let's face it, "In Monster Prom I was rejected even after letting a princess ride me", is not a typical GamingOnLinux headline. Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp was funded thanks to a Kickstarter campaign back in 2019, and it has released as of October 23 along with full Linux support as expected. Developer Beautiful Glitch mentioned how they've pretty much taken all that was tasty from the original, and threw in some spices to make Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp.

  • Möbius Front '83 is a tactical turn-based strategy game from Zachtronics | GamingOnLinux

    Releasing with Linux support on November 5 is Möbius Front '83 latest title from Zachtronics (SpaceChem, Infinifactory, Opus Magnum, Eliza). Unlike most of their previous titles, it's not a puzzle game. They say it's actually a conventional strategy game designed from scratch by the clever minds at Zachtronics, so it will have their own special feel to it. "The year is 1983 and the United States of America must defend itself from an enemy it could have never imagined— an America from an alternate universe that will stop at nothing to seize control of the country’s heartland!"

  • How to play League of Legends on Linux | FOSS Linux

    League Of Legends is a game made into a snap, meaning that the software package can be installed and executed across different Linux distributions. Being among the largest footprints of any game in streaming media communities on platforms like Twitch and YouTube, installing it in your Linux system will be great. For our case, we will install it in Ubuntu distro.