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Linux Candy: XScreenSaver – Framework and collection of screensavers

10 hours 7 min ago

XScreenSaver is a screen saver collection and a framework for blanking and locking the screen.

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8 Best Free and Open Source Functions-as-a-Service

Thursday 26th of November 2020 08:27:56 AM

Here's the best Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) solutions, sometimes known as serverless. Free and open source goodness.

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myMPD – standalone and lightweight web-based MPD client

Wednesday 25th of November 2020 10:16:02 AM

myMPD is a standalone and lightweight web-based MPD client. Luke puts myMPD through its paces.

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13 Best Free and Open Source Python Microframeworks

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 09:03:17 AM

This article examines the best Python microframeworks. Micro means the framework is small, with little or no tools and libraries.

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ympd – MPD Web based GUI

Monday 23rd of November 2020 08:27:36 AM

ympd is a lightweight MPD (Music Player Daemon) web client that runs without a dedicated webserver or interpreters like PHP, NodeJS or Ruby.

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7 Best Free and Open Source Python Web Frameworks

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 11:58:09 AM

A framework "is a code library that makes a developer's life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications" by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations.

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16 Best Free and Open Source Image Viewers

Saturday 21st of November 2020 01:25:24 PM

One of my favorite adages is "A picture is worth a thousand words". It refers to the notion that a still image can convey a complex idea. Images can portray a lot of information quickly and more efficiently than text.

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Ymuse – GTK front-end (client) for Music Player Daemon

Friday 20th of November 2020 03:31:40 PM

Ymuse is a simple and quick client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD) using the GTK toolkit.

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10 Best Free and Open Source Python Data Analysis

Thursday 19th of November 2020 10:02:07 AM

Here's our recommendations for performing data analysis using Python.

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Stars and Stripes: NASA and Linux

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 09:26:40 AM

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program. How is NASA embracing Linux and open source?

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Standard ML

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 09:25:46 AM

Standard ML is a safe, modular, strict, functional, polymorphic programming language with type inference, garbage collection, compile-time type checking, and exception handling.

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GoTTy – turn CLI tools into web applications

Monday 16th of November 2020 09:12:56 AM

GoTTY turns CLI tools into web applications. GoTTY uses xterm.js and hterm to run a JavaScript based terminal on web browsers.

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4 Best Free and Open Source Linux FTP Servers

Sunday 15th of November 2020 09:27:59 AM

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a time-honored method of transferring files to and from a remote network site. FTP is built on a client-server architecture and uses separate control and data connections between the client and server applications. The FTP

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19 Best Free and Open Source Python Visualization Packages

Saturday 14th of November 2020 12:44:48 PM

Python has a fantastic range of packages to produce mesmerizing visualizations. Here's the finest free and open source Python visualization tools.

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markets – track stock, currency, and cryptocurrency

Friday 13th of November 2020 09:18:00 AM

markets is a simple tool that lets you track stocks, currencies and cryptocurrencies.

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8 Best Free and Open Source Distraction-Free Tools for Writers

Thursday 12th of November 2020 09:11:33 AM

Here are the finest distraction-free applications to help you focus on writing without interruption.

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Regards – modern photo viewer

Wednesday 11th of November 2020 09:28:30 AM

Regards is billed as a modern photo viewer. It supports a very large range of formats including video.

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5 Excellent Free Books to Learn Markdown

Tuesday 10th of November 2020 09:25:18 AM

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax created by John Gruber in 2004. Here's our recommended free Markdown books.

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PosteRazor – create your own posters

Monday 9th of November 2020 08:03:38 AM

PosteRazor cuts raster images into multipage PDF documents.

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3 Free Books to Learn Dart

Sunday 8th of November 2020 09:23:12 AM

Dart is a client-optimized programming language for fast apps on multiple platforms.

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