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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 836

Monday 14th of October 2019 12:56:56 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Archman GNU/Linux Xfce 2019-09News: Haiku improves ARM compatibility, UBports team improving their installer and PinePhone support, openSUSE upgrading Plasma for 15.2 release, Trident plans migration to new base, Unix turns 50 years oldQuestions and answers: Finding a home server distro that is....

Development Release: Rescatux 0.72 Beta1

Sunday 13th of October 2019 01:02:22 AM
Rescatux is a Debian-based GNU/Linux live distribution that includes a graphical wizard for rescuing broken GNU/Linux installations. The available rescue options include restoring the GRUB boot loader after a Windows installation, Linux and Windows password resets, and Linux file system checks. The project's latest development snapshot, Rescatux 0.72....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-RC1

Friday 11th of October 2019 10:22:24 PM
Glen Barber has announced the release of the first of two scheduled release candidates for FreeBSD 12.1. The release candidate contains just a handful of fixes and improvements since last week's BETA3 snapshot. The release announcement reports: "A summary of changes since 12.1-BETA3 includes: A NULL pointer dereference....

Distribution Release: NixOS 19.09

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 05:06:47 PM
NixOS is an independently developed distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In NixOS, the entire operating system, including the kernel, applications, system packages and configuration files, are built by the Nix package manager. The project has released version 19.09 of....

Development Release: Elive 3.7.14 (Alpha)

Monday 7th of October 2019 08:21:27 PM
Elive is a desktop distribution based on Debian. The project has released a new development snapshot based on Debian 10. The new snapshot offers UEFI support, the GNOME Software package manager, and an experimental 64-bit build (which is available at a cost). "After a long time of development,....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.9

Monday 7th of October 2019 03:15:19 PM
SparkyLinux is a lightweight distribution based on Debian. The project's latest release is an update to the project's Stable 5.x branch. The new version, SparkyLinux 5.9, includes updates from Debian 10 "Buster", an updated LTS kernel, and a Hungarian translation for the Sparky tools. The release announcement has....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 835

Monday 7th of October 2019 12:13:46 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Isotop, Mazon OS, and KduxOSNews: Solus updates supported desktops, OpenMandriva compiles kernel with Clang, Linux Mint makes System Reports proactive, Arch Linux introduces new base packageTips and tricks: How to find files by multiple criteria in LinuxTorrent corner: 4MLinux, Arch, AUSTRUMI, GParted,....

Development Release: MX Linux 19 Beta 3

Saturday 5th of October 2019 04:00:13 AM
The third beta build of MX Linux 19, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian 10 and featuring a customised Xfce 4.14 desktop, is now ready for testing: "MX Linux 19 beta 3 available for testing, the last beta before the release candidate. As usual, this beta includes....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3

Saturday 5th of October 2019 12:31:21 AM
Glen Barber has announced the release of a new development version of FreeBSD. The new beta release, FreeBSD 12.1-BETA3, fixes some build errors in the core operating system, addresses a send bug in ZFS, and there are two new subcommands for the freebsd-update update manager. The release announcement....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 834

Monday 30th of September 2019 12:10:07 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: FreedomBox 2019-07-10 "Buster"News: Ubuntu publishes list of popular snaps, DragonFly BSD gains filesystem checks for HAMMER2, UBports updates available apps, CentOS publishes new rolling edition, Librem 5 phones shipping, Redcore updates its package managerQuestions and answers: Refreshed ISO files versus on-line updatesReleased....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA2

Saturday 28th of September 2019 01:57:10 PM
The FreeBSD team has published a new development snapshot of the project's upcoming 12.1 release. The latest beta fixes a number of problems found in drivers, the ping6 command, and FUSE filesystem support. "A summary of changes since 12.1-BETA1 includes: an off-by-one error in fusefs(5) had been fixed;....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 10

Friday 27th of September 2019 04:05:49 PM
SolydXK is a Debian-based desktop distribution which is available in two main editions: Xfce and KDE Plasma. The project's latest release builds on technology from Debian Buster and fixes a number of bugs. "The SolydXK Team has worked long and hard to create yet another solid release. We....

Development Release: Ubuntu 19.10 Beta

Friday 27th of September 2019 11:46:04 AM
Adam Conrad has announced the availability of the initial beta release of Ubuntu 19.10 (code name "Eoan Ermine"), a new stable version scheduled for final release next month. Beta builds produced by seven official sub-projects (Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu) are....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-2

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 06:21:57 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest release is an update to the distribution's 4.4 series: 4.4-2. "We've just published the second point release for UCS 4.4. Apart from some bug fixes and corrections, we've also implemented some new features....

Distribution Release: CentOS 8.0.1905

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 03:52:49 PM
The CentOS project, a 100% compatible rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in full compliance with Red Hat's redistribution requirements, has published a new version: CentOS 8.0.1905. The new version is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 sources. There are two main editions of CentOS, depending....

Distribution Release: Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre 0.3

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 01:32:47 AM
André Silva has announced the release of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre 0.3, a major update of the project's Arch-based, free (as in freedom) Linux distribution that meets the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG). This version introduces Xenocara as the default X window display server: "After several months of....

OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.12

Monday 23rd of September 2019 08:48:02 AM
Colin Finck has announced the release of ReactOS 0.4.12, a new version of the project's open-source, built-from-scratch operating system intended to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers made for Microsoft Windows. The new version delivers various usability improvements, including window snapping and better font rendering, as....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 833

Monday 23rd of September 2019 12:13:58 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Redcore Linux 1908 LXQtNews: Ubuntu deciding which 32-bit packages should be kept, Debian's Project Leader addresses tensions over init software, elementary plans big update, Richard M Stallman steps down from FSF leadership roleQuestions and answers: Recommending a friendly distro for newcomers and....

Development Release: FreeBSD 12.1-BETA1

Saturday 21st of September 2019 07:33:09 PM
Glen Barber has announced the first beta snapshot of FreeBSD 12.1. The new beta offers mostly minor updates and fixes over the previous 12.0 release: "The lockf(1) utility has been updated to return EX_UNAVAILABLE if the -n flag is used and the lock file does not exist. The....

Distribution Release: Lakka 2.3.1

Saturday 21st of September 2019 02:28:31 PM
Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console. The distribution is based on LibreELEC and runs the RetroArch console emulator. The project has published a new version, Lakka 2.3.1, which supports running on the Raspberry Pi 4 computer as....

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My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

In 1998, the movie Titanic was released, mobile phones were just a luxury, and pagers were still in use. This was also the year I got my first computer. I can remember the details as if it were yesterday: Pentium 133MHz and just 16MB of memory. Back in that time (while running nothing less than Windows 95), this was a good machine. I can still hear in my mind the old spinning hard drive noise when I powered that computer on, and see the Windows 95 flag. It never crossed my mind, though (especially as an 8-year-old kid), that I would dedicate every minute of my life to Linux and open source. Being just a kid, I always asked my mom to buy me every issue of PC Magazine instead of candies. I never skipped a single issue, and all of those dusty old magazines are still there in Costa Rica. It was in these magazines that I discovered the essential technology that changed my life. An issue in the year 2000 talked extensively about Linux and the advantages of free and open-source software. That issue also included a review of one of the most popular Linux distributions back then: Corel Linux. Unfortunately, the disc was not included. Without internet at home, I was out of luck, but that issue still lit a spark within me. Read more

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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.