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6 Most Awesome Quick File Searching Tools for Linux Desktop

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Over the years we have covered some of the best file searching tools for the Linux desktop and till date, the titles that we covered remain the most sought out for by users.

Today, we bring you a compiled list of the 6 most awesome so that you don’t have to do all that work yourself any longer.

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Proprietary Software, Deception and FUD

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  • Tracktion 7 Digital Audio Workstation is Now a Free Download

    Tracktion Software has made its powerful cross-platform digital audio workstation (DAW) available to download for free.

    T7 DAW (often known as Tracktion 7) was first released back in 2016 at a cost of $59. Warmly received, the app managed to score a number of awards and plaudits from industry magazines and websites.


    T7 DAW is free to download and use but it is not open-source; it’s simply freeware. That said, more choice never hurts, especially when it supports Linux as a core OS and not an afterthought.

    T7 DAW is a digital audio workstation and music production suite written in C++ that allows you to record, edit, and mix audio and MIDI tracks.

  • 2 Interesting Open-Source Tools for Power-Communicators [Ed: No. Proprietary, so the title is misleading]
  • Open source economics borked [Ed: Lyft is proprietary. This broad headline from Fudzilla is what's "borked". That's like citing Microsoft on such matters.]

    Matt Klein, a senior software engineer at Lyft, the outfit which created Envoy, has warned that open source economics are fundamentally broken.

Best Tools For Taking and Editing Screenshots in Linux

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Here are several ways you can take screenshots and edit the screenshots by adding text, arrows etc. Instructions and mentioned screenshot tools are valid for Ubuntu and other major Linux distributions.
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DXVK 0.71

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  • DXVK 0.71 Continues Lowering CPU Overhead, Adds New Overrides

    DXVK is out with a new release, the Direct3D 10/11 to Vulkan API translation layer used by a growing number of Wine gamers and now by Steam Play's Proton with Valve funding the developer behind this open-source project.

    DXVK 0.71 is the new version this weekend and the first release since Valve announced Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux. With DXVK 0.71 there are new tunables for adjusting the exposed maximum device memory and maximum shared memory for dealing with some games that have issues where too much vRAM might be exposed (some apparently have issues with 4GB+ of video memory). Another new tunable is the DXVK_FILTER_DEVICE_NAME environment variable to force DXVK to use a specific Vulkan device by matching the device from vulkaninfo or captured log files.

  • DXVK 0.71 is out for Vulkan-based D3D11 and D3D10 in Wine, minor reduction in CPU overhead and more

    DXVK [GitHub], one of the projects that makes up Valve's Steam Play that enables Vulkan-based D3D11 and D3D10 in Wine has a new version out.

Wine 3.15

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Software: gPodder, Puppet Bolt and Last howtos for the Week

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  • gPodder – podcast client written in Python

    gPodder is an open source tool that downloads and manages free audio and video content (“podcasts”) for you. The software is written in Python and sports a simple GTK interface. The software package also includes a command-line interface which is called gpo. It lets you listen to podcasts on your computer or on mobile devices. The software is very mature; it’s been in development since 2005.

  • FOSS Project Spotlight: Run Remote Tasks on Linux and Windows with Puppet Bolt

    Puppet, the company that makes automation software for managing systems and delivering software, has introduced Puppet Bolt, an open-source, agentless multiplatform tool for running commands, scripts, tasks and orchestrated workflows on remote Linux and Windows systems.

    The tool, which is freely available as a Linux package, Ruby gem and macOS or Windows installer, is ideal for sysadmins and others who want to perform a wide range of automation tasks on remote bare-metal servers, VMs or cloud instances without the need for any prerequisites. Puppet Bolt doesn't require any previous Puppet know-how. Nor does it require a Puppet agent or Puppet master. It uses only SSH and WinRM (or can piggyback Puppet transports) to communicate and execute tasks on remote nodes.

    Despite its simplicity, Puppet Bolt can execute all your existing scripts written in Bash, PowerShell, Python or any other language, stop and start Linux or Windows services, gather information about packages and system facts, or deploy procedural orchestrated workflows, otherwise known as plans. You can do all this right from your workstation or laptop.

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Roundup: Best Free Open Source BASIC Tools

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BASIC (an acronym for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.

The original BASIC was designed in 1964 by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. BASIC was first successfully used to run programs on the school’s General Electric computer system. They wanted to enable students in fields other than science and mathematics to use computers.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, when home computers were in their heyday, BASIC did as much as anything else to make them useful.

According to the TIOBE index, Visual Basic .NET is ranked as the 5th most popular programming language. BBC BASIC is ranked outside the top 50.

There is a good range of open source software available to write and compile BASIC programs. The table below shows our 11 recommended free BASIC software. Click the links to learn about the software.

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Top 10 Linux applications for entertainment and leisure

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As the summer vacation season comes to a close in the northern hemisphere I reflect on 10 applications my family and I used during the summer to keep ourselves entertained. All of the following applications are available as Snaps that work on all major Linux distros once snapd is installed.

The Snapcraft team share 3 new and interesting applications each week via the Snapcraft Twitter account, so give us a follow to stay informed.

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Also: VLC Saw A Lot Of Exciting Work Thanks To Google Summer of Code 2018

Software: Terminus, ADAMANT, FFmpeg

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  • Terminus A Modern Terminal App For Linux

    A couple of years of using various Linux distros have shown me a lot of new stuff. Some interesting user interfaces, some new package managers but one place where I haven’t seen many inventions is the terminal. It has always been the same old shell that comes by default. Even though it is one of the most used things, I haven’t seen much of a variation with it.​
    But recently I came across Terminus - A terminal for the modern age. So I decided to give it a try. First of all, let us look at its installation and availability on various systems.

  • ADAMANT – An Anonymous, Open Source, Secure Blockchain-based Messenger

    The issue of security of correspondence and the personal data protection has always been relevant, attracting more and more groups of people from a wide range of different IT activities. In order to create the highest possible level of security, they make a variety of solutions for products offering the most interesting options for protection.

    One of such unusual examples can serve the ADAMANT Messenger, the team of which involved Blockchain technology for the transmission of messages. It is an anonymous, open source and secure Blockchain-based Messenger. The main purpose of the ADAMANT Messenger is to provide anonymity, privacy and security. As you may know already, many instant free messaging applications (like WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber) requires some form of verification (usually a phone number or email address), but ADAMANT requires none. No emails, no phone numbers and no need to register or enter any information about you.

  • FFmpeg Received Support For Performing More Operations In OpenCL

    Thanks to Google Summer of Code 2018, student developer Danil Iashchenko devoted the past several months to writing more filters within FFmpeg's Libavfilter library in OpenCL.

    Iashchenko spent the summer writing more libavfilter coverage for OpenCL to allow more of these video operations to be offloaded to the GPU and thereby freeing up more CPU resources.

Software: Kodi, Fresh Linux Applications On Demand, FSearch and Orion

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  • Kodi v18 Leia Beta 1 Released With Fixes And Improvements: Download From Here

    Kodi, the XBMC owned media center, has released the first beta version of their software Kodi v18 Leia. In an official announcement on the official Kodi website, the update has been made available for the different platforms such as Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, and iOS.

  • Fresh Linux Applications On Demand

    Traditionally Linux users have relied on central distribution-maintained repositories to get new software. With six-month or longer spans between releases, this meant many users just put up with old versions of applications & libraries. In many cases newer software was just missing from the archives.

    Modern applications iterate quickly, releasing new versions on a faster cadence than the distributions that shipped them. In some cases exceptions were made to Linux archive policies, to cater for faster app development cycles. Many developers switched to shipping their latest releases as direct downloads, additional repositories or ‘PPAs’ (personal package archives) which users must discover and add to their system manually.

    In some cases, users voted with their USB keys and switched to ‘rolling’ Linux distributions which serviced the ‘want it now’ culture more readily. Rolling distributions such as Arch Linux don’t need to wait for a release window to ship software, but keep up to date with the latest builds at a relentless pace.

  • FSearch – A Speedy Standalone Search Utility for Linux

    FSearch is a GTK+3, open-source, performance-focused search utility for GNU/Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. It is inspired by Everything Search Engine so it instantly locates files and folders by filename and it is written in C so it boasts amazing speeds – a feature its users love about it the most.

    It features a modern, customizable GUI with toolbars and a responsive, themeable app window.

    What enables the speed of this search utility is its ability to quickly index all the files on your computer. That way, it is able to suggest files from any location as you type letters into its search field.

  • Orion Is A QML / C++ Twitch Desktop Client With VODs And Chat Support

    Orion is a free and open source QML / C++ client for which can use multiple player backends (including mpv). The application runs on Linux, Windows, macOS and Android.

    Using Orion you can watch live Twitch streams and past broadcasts, and browse or search games and channels using a nice material user interface. What's more, Orion lets you login to Twitch, so you can chat and follow channels (and receive notifications when a channel you follow goes online).

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