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Create Vector Graphics with Open Source Software

Friday 8th of November 2019 08:36:42 AM

Vector graphics consist of shapes, called objects, which are simple geometric primitives: points, lines, curves, circles, and polygons. The shapes are all based on mathematical equations, to represent images in computer graphics. It is possible to edit each object separately, for example, by changing the shape, colour, size and position. By combining paths that are straight or curved and various colors and shading very detailed illustrations can be created.

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6 Excellent Free Books to Learn TeX

Thursday 7th of November 2019 07:06:36 AM

TeX is a system for typesetting documents. It’s a powerful low-level markup and programming language that creates professional quality typeset text. Here's our recommended free TeX books.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Video Streaming – Week 3

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 09:17:46 AM

This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 ("RPI4"), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. This week we look at video streaming on the RPI4.

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15 Excellent Free Books to Learn LaTeX

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 07:54:16 AM

Here's our recommended LaTeX books. Most of the books are published under an open source license, and all of them are free to read. LaTeX is a professional document preparation system and document markup language written by Leslie Lamport. It’s a very mature system with development starting more than 30 years ago.

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Linux Candy: lolcat – rainbows and unicorns

Monday 4th of November 2019 08:37:02 AM

lolcat applies rainbow colors to text output in the terminal. It works in a similar way to the venerable cat command but jazzes things up.

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9 Excellent Free Books to Learn about Arduino

Friday 1st of November 2019 06:57:20 AM

The Arduino is a cheap, flexible, open source microcontroller platform designed to make it easy for hobbyists to use electronics in homemade projects. Here's our recommended free Arduino books.

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7 Meritorious Free Linux Modelers

Thursday 31st of October 2019 08:48:40 AM

Linux offers a rich platform for anyone with an artistic inclination. With low cost hardware, quality open source software, and an ounce of talent, artists can produce professional-looking computer graphics.

There is a relatively small range of open source software that offers the ability of rendering images with Linux.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Music Players – Week 2

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 08:19:32 AM

This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 ("RPI4"), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. For this week, Luke surveys music players on the RPI4.

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6 Excellent Free Books to Learn Bash

Tuesday 29th of October 2019 07:47:50 AM

Bash (acronym for the ‘Bourne-Again-SHell’) is a shell and programming language. Bash has become a de facto standard for shell scripting. Here's our recommended free books to master Bash.

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Siren – text-based audio player

Monday 28th of October 2019 08:50:56 AM

Siren is a text-based audio player with one of the lowest system footprints. Luke Baker reviews this free and open source music player.

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14 Best Natural Language Processing Tools in the World Today

Friday 25th of October 2019 07:25:56 AM

Natural language processing (NLP) is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. It includes word and sentence tokenization, text classification and sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing, meaning extraction, and question answering.

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7 Excellent Free Books to Learn ECMAScript

Thursday 24th of October 2019 07:24:50 AM

Here's our recommended texts to learn ECMAScript. They are all free to read, and a few are open source licensed.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Week 1

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 07:32:32 AM

This is a weekly blog where I share my experiences of using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a desktop replacement using free and open source software.

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6 Excellent Free Books to Learn OCaml

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 08:34:10 AM

The OCaml system is the main implementation of the Caml language. It has a very strong type-checking system, offers a powerful module system, automatic memory management, first-class functions, and adds a full-fledged object-oriented layer.

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Excellent Utilities: cheat.sh – community driven cheat sheet

Monday 21st of October 2019 07:13:06 AM

cheat.sh offers unified access to the best community driven documentation repositories of the world via curl/browser interface. There's also an installable utility for more flexibility.

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Linux Candy: Ternimal – animated lifeform in the terminal

Friday 18th of October 2019 09:14:24 AM

Ternimal simulates a lifeform in the terminal using Unicode block symbols. It's a script written in Rust with no dependencies and consumes few resources.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn VimL

Thursday 17th of October 2019 08:49:01 AM

VimL is a powerful scripting language of the Vim editor. You can use this dynamic, imperative language to design new tools, automate tasks, and redefine existing features of Vim. Here's our recommended free VimL books.

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6 Excellent Free Linux Reference Management Tools

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 04:35:29 PM

Reference management software is software for academics and authors to use to record and use bibliographic citations. This type of software typically uses a database to store the bibliographic references, together with a system for filtering the list in a format needed desirable to scholarly journals and publishers.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Erlang

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:21:29 PM

Erlang is a general-purpose, concurrent, declarative, functional programming language and runtime environment developed by Ericsson. Here's our recommended free books for you to add another language to your bow!

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starship – elegant cross-shell prompt at your fingertips

Monday 14th of October 2019 10:14:17 AM

starship is an intelligent and non-intrusive prompt for anyone who spends time at a shell. It's free and open source software. Read our verdict.

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