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RSS Fan? Check out NewsFlash Feed Reader for Linux Desktops

Sunday 12th of July 2020 08:03:11 PM

NewsFlash is a modern feed reader app for Linux desktops. Built in GTK the NewsFlash feed reader integrates nicely with the GNOME Shell desktop. Learn more.

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How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 20 (Step by Step Guide)

Friday 10th of July 2020 02:15:41 PM

Want to upgrade Linux Mint 19.3 to 20? In this short tutorial we show you how. So put off a fresh install and upgrade to Linux Mint 20 the easy way.

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Google & Ubuntu Team Up to Bring Flutter Apps to Linux

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 03:00:00 PM

Google has teamed up with Canonical to bring Flutter apps to Linux desktops. A new alpha version of the Flutter SDK can be used to create Linux apps, as well as mobile ones.

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Trim Video Clips on Linux Quicker with This New App

Monday 6th of July 2020 09:54:33 PM

Video Trimmer is an open source video trimming app for Linux desktops. Built in GTK the app has an simple UI and is fast. Learn more in this post.

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Handwritten Notes App ‘Write’ Adds Split-Pane View, Improved SVG Support

Monday 6th of July 2020 04:12:35 PM

The handwritten note-taking app 'Write' has a new release out. It adds some welcome new features, like split screen working, and debuts support for iOS.

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ScreenKey Shows Keyboard Presses on Screen in Ubuntu

Monday 6th of July 2020 03:54:00 PM

If you’re a regular screencaster or YouTube video maker you’ll know how useful it can be to show which keys you’re pressing on your screen as you press them. When running the app displays key presses […]

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Back from the Dead: How to Install Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Friday 3rd of July 2020 12:35:33 PM

Shutter was the go-to screenshot app for Ubuntu a few years back. But development stalled and the world moved on. But now the tool is back thanks to Snaps!

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Ubuntu 19.10 Hits End of Life, Users Should Upgrade Soon

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 11:06:00 PM

Official support for Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' end on July 17, 2020. Canonical advise users to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the next stable release, soon.

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Purism Announce Librem 14 Linux Laptop

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 04:01:00 PM

The Purism Librem 14 is a 14.1-inch Linux laptop based around a 10th generation Intel processor. The device boasts hardware kill switches and free firmware.

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Steam is Coming to Chromebooks with Ubuntu-based “Borealis” Feature

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 01:47:58 PM

Google plan to add Steam gaming support to future Chromebooks using a new Ubuntu-based virtual machine layer developed with the codename "Borealis".

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Linux Marketshare Climbed to All-Time High in June, Stats Show

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 01:12:34 PM

A new month means new Linux marketshare stats from net analytics company NetMarketshare and they show Linux and Ubuntu were up for the fourth consecutive month in a row.

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Arc Menu 47 Released with New Layout, Other Improvements

Tuesday 30th of June 2020 05:16:38 PM

A new version of Arc Menu, a popular extension for GNOME Shell, has been released. It includes a new, neater menu layout and alphabetical grouping options.

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Firefox 78 Released, Bumps Linux System Requirements

Tuesday 30th of June 2020 11:11:00 AM

Mozilla Firefox 78 is now available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. We cover the notable new features and changes, and show you how to upgrade.

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‘Rolling Rhino’ Turns Ubuntu into a Rolling Release

Sunday 28th of June 2020 07:55:11 PM

Ubuntu desktop lead Martin Wimpress has created a tool called Rolling Rhino. Its aim: convert an Ubuntu daily build image into a "rolling release" distro by opting into and tracking the devel series of changes/packages.

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Stop ‘Messages from Firefox’ Showing on the New Tab page

Sunday 28th of June 2020 03:06:12 PM

Learn how to disable the 'messages from Firefox' feature so that message no longer show in the footer of the New Tab page — and spoiler: it's easy!

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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Now Comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 12:00:00 PM

Been holding out for word on a new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition preloaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? Well you're in in luck as Dell has announced one!

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How to Enable Wobbly Windows Effect on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Monday 22nd of June 2020 03:05:02 PM

Want to enable a wobbly window effect on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? You can using this free Compiz-style window effect extension for the GNOME Shell desktop.

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How to Change Snap App Theme on Ubuntu (With Examples)

Thursday 18th of June 2020 03:36:00 AM

Want Snap apps to use your system theme? Learn how to make Snap apps use popular GTK themes like Layan, Orchis and Qogir in this short guide.

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Microsoft Makes it Easier to Install WSL on Windows 10

Wednesday 17th of June 2020 09:42:27 PM

Microsoft is making it easier to install WSL on Windows 10 on systems where the feature isn't currently enabled. Fittingly: it now takes a single command.

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Small Things that Bug Me in Ubuntu: The Blank Snap Folder

Monday 15th of June 2020 09:38:47 PM

I had to take new screenshots for our list of the best GTK themes this weekend and in doing become acutely aware of how much the "Snap" folder bugs me.

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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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