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10 Best Free Neovim GUIs

Saturday 8th of August 2020 07:31:20 AM

Neovim's RPC support lets developers create new front-ends (GUIs) for Neovim that are outside of the terminal. Here's our recommendations.

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Termgraph – draw basic graphs in the terminal

Friday 7th of August 2020 07:33:52 AM

Termgraph is a command-line tool which draws basic graphs in the terminal. Termgraph is free and open source software and written in Python.

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11 Best Free Test Automation Tools

Thursday 6th of August 2020 03:31:57 PM

Test automation frameworks are a set of best practices, common tools, and libraries that help quality-assurance testers assess the functionality, security, usability, and accessibility of multiple web and mobile applications. Here's our open source recommendations.

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AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Gaming – Week 5

Wednesday 5th of August 2020 08:39:56 AM

For this week's blog, Luke looks at gaming on the AWOW AK41 Mini PC. This tiny computer uses the Intel UHD Graphics 605, an integrated processor graphics unit from the Gemini Lake generation.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Vala

Tuesday 4th of August 2020 08:58:34 AM

Vala is an object-oriented programming language with a self-hosting compiler that generates C code and uses the GObject system. Here's our recommended free tutorials to learn Vala.

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Stretchly – reminder to take breaks

Monday 3rd of August 2020 12:52:00 PM

Stretchly is a cross-platform Electron program that reminds you to take breaks when working on your computer. Stretchly is free and open source software.

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23 Best Free Linux Window Managers

Saturday 1st of August 2020 01:44:17 PM

A window manager manages the windows that applications bring up. We recommend the best c.ompositing, stacking, tiling, and dynamic window managers.

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Linux Candy: Buoh – online strips comics reader

Friday 31st of July 2020 04:28:49 AM

Buoh is a reader for online strips comics. It's free and open source software.

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7 Best Free Compositing Window Managers

Thursday 30th of July 2020 09:34:09 AM

A compositing window manager, or compositor, is a window manager that provides applications with an off-screen buffer for each window. The window manager composites the window buffers into an image representing the screen and writes the result into the display memory.

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AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Multiple Operating Systems – Week 4

Wednesday 29th of July 2020 12:48:07 PM

In this week's blog, I look at some of the ways you can run programs from different operating systems on the AWOW AK41. I examine hardware virtualization, dual booting, as well as using a compatibility layer.

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3 Free Books to Learn Vala

Tuesday 28th of July 2020 07:57:24 AM

Vala is an object-oriented programming language with a self-hosting compiler that generates C code and uses the GObject system. Here's our recommended books to learn Vala.

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Excellent System Utilities: Glances – CLI curses-based monitoring tool

Monday 27th of July 2020 11:54:22 AM

Glances is a system administration tool that replaces a whole host of command-line utilities. Here's our review of Glances.

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Linux Candy: Boxes – command line ASCII boxes

Friday 24th of July 2020 01:18:33 PM

Boxes is a text filter which can draw ASCII art boxes around its input text. It can spice up news posting, emails, documenting files, and much more.

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6 Best Free Dynamic Window Managers

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 07:56:11 AM

A dynamic window manager is a tiling window manager where windows are tiled based on preset layouts between which the user can switch. Here's our recommended free dynamic window managers.

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AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Video and Audio – Week 3

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 06:57:14 AM

A weekly blog about the AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC. This week examines multimedia on this tiny PC including video, audio, and more.

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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn XML

Tuesday 21st of July 2020 11:11:56 AM

XML is a set of rules for defining semantic tags that describe the structure and meaning of a document. Here's our recommended free tutorials to learn XML

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ExifCleaner – image metadata tool

Monday 20th of July 2020 08:46:26 AM

ExifCleaner lets you remove privacy-invading information from your photos. It's a cross-platform tool that runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

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tint2 – simple and light open source taskbar

Friday 17th of July 2020 06:13:29 AM

tint2 is a simple panel/taskbar made for window managers. It was specifically made for Openbox, a popular stacking window manager.

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10 Best Free Tiling Window Managers

Thursday 16th of July 2020 07:34:47 AM

There are a few different types of window managers. This article recommends the best tiling window managers. They automate the common task of arranging windows.

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AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC – Running Linux – Benchmarks – Week 2

Wednesday 15th of July 2020 08:49:05 AM

This article benchmarks the AWOW AK41 Mini PC with three other systems to put the results into context. All the tests use the Phoronix Test Suite unless stated. This is the second article in a series focusing on the AWOW AK41 Mini Desktop PC.

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Kernel: Linux Plumbers and New in Linux 5.9

  • Linux Plumbers currently sold out

    Linux Plumbers is currently sold out of regular registration tickets. Although the conference is virtual this year our virtual platform cannot support an unlimited number of attendees, hence the cap on registration. We are currently reviewing our capacity limits to see if we can allow more people to attend without over burdening the virtual platform and potentially preventing discussion. We will make another announcement next week regarding registration.

  • Linux 5.9 Supports A Lot Of New Audio Hardware, Intel Silent Stream Added

    The Linux kernel continues supporting a lot more audio devices and much more punctual than a decade or two ago.

  • Linux 5.9 Networking Changes Are As Active As Ever

    Each kernel cycle the networking subsystem sees a lot of churn given the importance of network interconnect performance and reliability especially in high performance computing environments where Linux dominates.

5 of the Best Linux Laptops in 2020

If you’re shopping for a laptop and know you’re planning to run Linux, you can either get any laptop, reformat the hard drive and install your favorite Linux distro on it or just get a laptop that is running Linux right out of the box. Here are some of the best Linux laptops you can get in 2020. [...] These all come preloaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which is a solid base for any of the various flavors or just vanilla Ubuntu. Many of the drivers have been contributed upstream by Dell, so many distros that use newer kernels should be able to take full advantage of the Killer Wi-Fi cards and Intel Iris Plus Graphics. [...] Pine64 has been in the news often for its Pinephone, but the Pinebook Pro is another great product from them. It’s a 14” ARM laptop that weighs less than 3 lbs/1.5 KG and sips power. It’s a great little machine that helps to push Linux forward on the ARM platform and comes in just under $200. Read more

Richard Stallman: A Discussion on Freedom, Privacy & Cryptocurrencies

Dr. Richard Stallman is well-known for his free software movement activism. His speeches and work revolve around a term: freedom. And it is precisely that word that prompted Stallman to launch the GNU Project, founding the Free Software Foundation and releasing the GNU General Public License, among other projects, to promote the free software concept. RMS, as Dr. Stallman is also known, has some opinions regarding the concept of cryptocurrencies that have been widely discussed within the crypto community. Read more