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7 Best Free Linux Robotics Software

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 06:21:41 AM

Robotics is the branch of artificial intelligence concerned with the study of robots, automatically guided machines which are able to carry out tasks and functions on their own. Robotics covers a wide spectrum of areas including the design, construction, operation and manufacture of robots.

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Excellent Free Books to Learn Java

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 06:07:35 AM

Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, high-level programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Here's our recommendations to learn this language without spending a penny!

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Excellent Utilities: Ulauncher – Sublime application launcher for Linux

Monday 22nd of July 2019 07:32:24 AM

Ulauncher is a fast application launcher for Linux. It's is written in Python, using GTK+. It's free and open source software.

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GLava – OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for desktop windows or backgrounds

Thursday 18th of July 2019 09:19:24 AM

GLava is an OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer primarily used for desktop windows or backgrounds. It's free and open source software.

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Best Free Web Based Genome Browsers

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 07:21:11 AM

A Genome browser provides a graphical interface for users to browse, search, retrieve and analyze genomic sequence and annotation data. Here's our Group Test recommending the best web based genome browsers.

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Tizonia – powerful open source cloud music player for the Linux terminal

Monday 15th of July 2019 01:07:35 PM

Tizonia offers access to Spotify, YouTube, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and more all from the command line. Free and open source software. Here's my review of the software.

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fre:ac – free audio converter and CD ripper

Friday 12th of July 2019 07:11:03 AM

fre:ac is a free and open source audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between a variety of popular formats.

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Olivia – Elegant, Powerful Cloud Music Player For Linux

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 06:59:07 AM

Olivia is an online/offline cloud-based music player like iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube Music. Olivia allows you to search any music online stream it, You can set the player to save your streams while playback. Olivia lets you create and manage your music library.

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9 Best Free Linux Astronomy Apps (Updated 2019)

Monday 8th of July 2019 07:57:25 AM

Astronomy is particularly well suited to the layperson. It is a wonderful hobby which has almost no age limits, it is open to individuals of all financial means, and there is always the potential for an amateur to discover something that has eluded professional astronomers, or to help monitor stars and track asteroids. Even with the unaided eye, there is much to study in the night sky including constellations, shooting stars, planets, and of course the moon, the Earth's only natural satellite.

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Ninslash – a great fun open source 2D platform game needs YOU!

Friday 5th of July 2019 01:35:48 AM

Ninslash is a free multiplayer 2D survival shooter based on another game called Teeworlds, a highly revered retro multiplayer shooter. Read why you should download Ninslash today!

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11 Best Free Linux Desktop Genome Browsers

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 08:09:14 AM

There are numerous tools to browse genomes. While there's considerable overlap in functionality, each software offers unique features or data. Most genome browsers don't require any programming knowledge.

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10 Outstanding Linux Utilities to Maximize your Productivity

Monday 1st of July 2019 11:02:32 PM

This is a series of cornerstone articles highlighting essential utilities. These are small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.

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Excellent Utilities: Tusk – Evernote desktop software

Monday 1st of July 2019 06:09:41 AM

Tusk is billed as a feature-laden, open source, community-driven, free Evernote app used by people in more than 140 countries. Let's put it this application through its paces, and why it warrants inclusion in our "Excellent Utilities" series.

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16 Best Free Linux Chemistry Tools

Saturday 29th of June 2019 08:53:27 AM

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. It is an extremely vivacious science which deals with a molecular scale and atomic interpretation of the world we live in, helping us to understand that world. Chemistry is regarded as the central science, given its close links with physics and engineering, with biology and medicine, and with geology and earth science.

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abcde – CD ripping software for the command line

Friday 28th of June 2019 07:16:36 AM

abcde is a Bash script that grabs CDs and compresses it to a wide range of formats. Read Luke's verdict of this open source script.

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21 Best Free Linux Financial Software (Updated 2019)

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 08:05:25 AM

Linux offers a number of really good financial applications that are more than capable of handling both personal and small-business accounting operations. We feature the finest personal finance software.

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Excellent Utilities: fkill – kill processes quick and easy

Monday 24th of June 2019 08:25:44 AM

One thing a newcomer to Linux learns quickly is that they're never limited to a single way of performing a task. And killing processes is no exception. In this article, we'll look at an alternative to kill. It's called fkill. It's billed as offering a quicker and easier way to terminating processes.

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Goodvibes – internet radio player

Friday 21st of June 2019 01:02:54 PM

Goodvibes is billed as a lightweight internet radio player offering a simple way to access your favorite radio stations. Here's my review of this open source radio player.

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    In this post, we are going to learn how to read SAS (.sas7dbat) files in Python. As previously described (in the read .sav files in Python post) Python is a general-purpose language that also can be used for doing data analysis and data visualization.

  • Daudin – a Python shell

    A few nights ago I wrote daudin, a command-line shell based on Python. It allows you to easily mix UNIX and Python on the command line.

  • How to Convert Python String to Int and Back to String

    This tutorial describes various ways to convert Python string to int and from an integer to string. You may often need to perform such operations in day to day programming. Hence, you should know them to write better programs. Also, an integer can be represented in different bases, so we’ll explain that too in this post. And there happen to be scenarios where conversion fails. Hence, you should consider such cases as well and can find a full reference given here with examples.

  • Thousands of Scientific Papers May be Invalid Due to Misunderstanding Python

    It was recently discovered that several thousand scientific articles could be invalid in their conclusions because scientists did not understand that Python’s glob.glob() does not return sorted results. This is being reported on by Vice, Slashdot and there’s an interesting discussion going on over on Reddit as well.

Audiocasts/Shows/Screencasts: Open Source Security Podcast, Linux Action News and Manjaro 19.09.28 KDE-DEV Run Through

  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 165 - Grab Bag of Microsoft Security News

    Josh and Kurt about a number of Microsoft security news items. They've changed how they are handling encrypted disks and are now forcing cloud logins on Windows users.

  • Linux Action News 127

    Richard Stallman's GNU leadership is challenged by an influential group of maintainers, SUSE drops OpenStack "for the customer," and Google claims Stadia will be faster than a gaming PC. Plus OpenLibra aims to save us from Facebook but already has a miss, lousy news for Telegram, and enormous changes for AMP.

  • GNU World Order 13x42

    On the road during the **All Things Open** conference, Klaatu talks about how to make ebooks from various sources, with custom CSS, using the Pandoc command.

  • Manjaro 19.09.28 KDE-DEV Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Manjaro 19.09.28 KDE-DEV.

Apple of 2019 is the Linux of 2000

Last week the laptop I use for macOS development said that there is an XCode update available. I tried to install it but it said that there is not enough free space available to run the installer. So I deleted a bunch of files and tried again. Still the same complaint. Then I deleted some unused VM images. Those would free a few dozen gigabytes, so it should make things work. I even emptied the trash can to make sure nothing lingered around. But even this did not help, I still got the same complaint. At this point it was time to get serious and launch the terminal. And, true enough, according to df the disk had only 8 gigabytes of free space even though I had just deleted over 40 gigabytes of files from it (using rm, not the GUI, so things really should have been gone). A lot of googling and poking later I discovered that all the deleted files had gone to "reserved space" on the file system. There was no way to access those files or delete them. According to documentation the operating system would delete those files "on demand as more space is needed". This was not very comforting because the system most definitely was not doing that and you'd think that Apple's own software would get this right. After a ton more googling I managed to find a chat buried somewhere deep in Reddit which listed the magical indentation that purges reserved space. It consisted of running tmutil from the command line and giving it a bunch of command line arguments that did not seem to make sense or have any correlation to the thing that I wanted to do. But it did work and eventually I got XCode updated. After my blood pressure dropped to healthier levels I got the strangest feeling of déjà vu. This felt exactly like using Linux in the early 2000s. Things break at random for reasons you can't understand and the only way to fix it is to find terminal commands from discussion forums, type them in and hope for the best. Then it hit me. Read more