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Excellent Utilities: Watson – CLI tool to track time

Monday 11th of May 2020 06:14:43 AM

Watson is a CLI-based open source utility that helps you track the time spent on projects. It's free and open source goodness.

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Linux at Home: Cross-stitching with Linux

Friday 8th of May 2020 07:04:44 AM

In this article, we recommend some great open source software for cross-stitching. Create great patterns from image files. Simple to use.

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10 Useful Free OCR Tools

Thursday 7th of May 2020 05:24:08 PM

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is the conversion of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into searchable, editable documents. OCR software is able to recognise the difference between characters and images, and between characters themselves.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Typeset beautifully with LyX – Week 28

Wednesday 6th of May 2020 07:14:15 AM

LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). How does it fare on the Raspberry Pi 4?

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn ABAP

Tuesday 5th of May 2020 11:23:05 AM

ABAP (Advanced Business Application Programming) is a fourth-generation, high-level programming language created by the German software company SAP SE. Here's our recommended ABAP tutorials.

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Linux Candy: oneko – animal chasing fun

Monday 4th of May 2020 07:10:41 AM

oneko is a silly bit of candy that creates a little cat which chases after your mouse cursor. It serves no useful purpose; but it's amusing!

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Linux at Home: Keeping in Good Health with Exercise

Friday 1st of May 2020 07:38:03 AM

In this series, we look at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged. The change of lifestyle enforced by Covid-19 is an opportunity to expand our horizons, and spend more time on activities we have neglected in the past.

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Is VPN secure for the Linux server?

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 12:43:17 PM

Even though there are plenty of VPN options for those who use Apple and Windows products, some might be in search of a VPN for Linux.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Learning about Computers for Kids – Week 27

Wednesday 29th of April 2020 06:06:28 AM

This weekly edition showcases software for the Raspberry Pi 4 that teaches young people how to use a computer. Basic computing skills and beyond.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Dart

Tuesday 28th of April 2020 12:55:37 PM

Dart is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented, class defined, garbage-collected, scripting language using a C-style syntax that can transcompile into JavaScript. Here's our recommended free tutorials.

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Excellent Utilities: OCRmyPDF – add OCR text layer to scanned PDFs

Monday 27th of April 2020 06:56:08 AM

OCRmyPDF adds an OCR text layer to scanned PDF files, allowing them to be searched. It's free and open source software. OCRmyPDF uses Tesseract, GhostScript and other tools.

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Linux at Home: Plan your Ideal Garden with Linux

Friday 24th of April 2020 05:28:40 AM

In this series, we look at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged, safeguarding our physical, mental and emotional health.

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31 Best Free Linux Backup Software (Updated 2020)

Thursday 23rd of April 2020 08:37:40 AM

Backup software is used to perform a complete back up of a file, data, database, system or server. Here's the best open source backup software.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Firefox Revisited – Week 26

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 04:51:43 AM

I'm a big fan of Firefox. But I've been disappointed with the performance of this web browser on the Raspberry Pi 4. Does the latest version in the Raspbian repositories change my opinion?

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Elixir

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 04:59:19 AM

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications. Here's our recommended tutorials to master this language.

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Linux Candy: gti – typo-based curio inspired by Steam Locomotive

Monday 20th of April 2020 05:27:00 AM

gti catches accidental typos of 'gti' instead of 'git'. It displays an animation of a car driving by, and then launches git.

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Linux at Home: Cooking with Linux

Friday 17th of April 2020 05:39:47 AM

Home cooking is an activity that's great for individuals as well as families, where we can teach our children the joy of creating freshly cooked home food.

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7 Best Free Linux Photo Management Software

Thursday 16th of April 2020 06:05:49 AM

Anyone with a large photo collection will know that cataloging and finding a specific picture can be very time consuming. The purpose of this article is to identify Linux software that helps manage your collection by using a number of different techniques including tagging and albums. Good software makes the task of deciding which photos to keep and which to delete less time consuming.

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Taking Notes – Week 25

Wednesday 15th of April 2020 05:52:35 AM

Turn the Raspberry Pi 4 into a low power writing machine. Capture thoughts, ideas, to-do lists, and lots more with these notes applications.

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Introduction to R and RStudio for Data Science

Tuesday 14th of April 2020 06:07:41 AM

This is a short introductory training session on the use of R in data science.

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More in Tux Machines

libinput 1.16.0

libinput 1.16.0 is now available.

No significant changes since the second RC, so here's slightly polished RC1
announcement text.

This has been a long cycle, mostly because there weren't any huge changes on
the main development branch and a lot of the minor annoyances have found
their way into the 1.15.x releases anyway.

libinput now monitors timestamps of the events vs the current time when
libinput_dispatch() is called by the compositor. Where the difference
*may* result in issues, a (rate-limited) warning is printed to the log.
So you may see messages popping up in the form of
  "event processing lagging behind by XYZms, your system is too slow"
This is a warning only and has no immediate effect. Previously we would only
notice (and warn about) this when it affected an internal timer. Note that
these warnings do not show an issue with libinput, it shows that the the
compositor is not calling libinput_dispatch() quick enough.

The wheel tilt axis source was deprecated. No device ever had the required
udev properties set so we should stop pretending we support this.

Touchpads now support the "flat" acceleration profile. The default remains
unchanged and this needs to be selected in the configuration interface. The
"flat" profile applies a constant factor to movement deltas (1.0 for the
default speed setting).

Events from lid or tablet-mode switches that are known to libinput as being
unreliable are now filtered and no longer passed to the caller.
This prevents callers from receiving those known-bogus events and having to
replicate the same heuristics to identify unreliable devices that libinput
employs internally.

A new "libinput analyze" debugging tool is the entry tool for analysing
various aspects of devices. Right now the only tool is
"libinput analyze per-slot-delta" which can be used to detect pointer jumps
in a libiput record output. This tool used to live elsewhere, it was moved
to libinput so that reporters can easier run this tool, reducing the load on
the maintainers.

The tools have seen a few minor improvements, e.g.
- "libinput record touchpad.yml" does the right thing, no explicit --output
  argument required
- libinput measure touchpad-pressure has been revamped to be a bit more
  obvious
- libinput measure touchpad-size has been added (as replacement for the
  touchpad-edge-detector tool)
- libinput measure fuzz has been fixed to work (again and) slightly more
  reliable

The libinput test suite has been fixed to avoid interference with the
currently running session. Previously it was virtually impossible to work
while the test suite is running - multiple windows would pop up, the screen
would blank regularly, etc.

And of course a collection of fixes, quirks and new bugs.

As usual, see the git shortlog for details.

Diego Abad A (1):
      FIX: typo on building documentation

Peter Hutterer (2):
      test: semi-fix the switch_suspend_with_touchpad test
      libinput 1.16.0

git tag: 1.16.0
Read more Also: >Libinput 1.16 Released - Ready To Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow

18 Frameworks, Libraries, and Projects for Building Medical Applications

Open-source is not just a license or a code-based that left free on an online repository, It's a complete concept which comes with several advantages. Moreover, the most advantage you can get from Open-source is beyond the open-code it's FREEDOM; freedom to use or re-shape it as you see fit within your project commercial or otherwise, and that depends on the license of course. You are free from the headache of license conflict legal problems but also from the dilemma of dealing with restrections and limitations which come with property licenses. You are free from the system lock-in schemes, furthermore, you own your data, and freedom to customize the software as your structure requires and workflow demands. The Community: The Open-source project gains a powerful community as they gain users, the community users vary between advanced users, end-users, developers and end-users on decision-making level. Many of the community users are providing quality inputs from their usage and customized use-case and workflow or test-runs, Furthermore, they always have something to add as new features, UI modification, different usability setup, and overall introducing new workflows and tools, and That's what makes the progress of the open-source different than non-free solutions. While, Good community means good support, The community is a good resource to hire advanced users, developers, and system experts. It also provides alternative options when hiring developers. Unlike non-free software which are not blessed with such communities and where the options there are limited, The rich open-source community provides rich questions and answers sets that contributed by users from all around the world. Higher education value for the in-house team The open-source concept itself provides educational value, I owe most of what I know to open-source communities.The access to the source code and open-channels communication with the core developers is the best educational value any developer can get. Read more

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