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Excellent Utilities: fkill – kill processes quick and easy

Monday 24th of June 2019 08:25:44 AM

One thing a newcomer to Linux learns quickly is that they're never limited to a single way of performing a task. And killing processes is no exception. In this article, we'll look at an alternative to kill. It's called fkill. It's billed as offering a quicker and easier way to terminating processes.

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Goodvibes – internet radio player

Friday 21st of June 2019 01:02:54 PM

Goodvibes is billed as a lightweight internet radio player offering a simple way to access your favorite radio stations. Here's my review of this open source radio player.

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9 Best Free Linux Biology Tools

Wednesday 19th of June 2019 12:42:42 PM

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of living things, ranging from microscopic organisms up to the largest known animal, the blue whale. It is divided into many specialized fields including evolution, ecology, zoology, botany, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. This science examines function, structure, origin, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy.

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Best Free Books to Learn about CoffeeScript

Monday 17th of June 2019 07:22:45 PM

CoffeeScript is a very succinct programming language that transcompiles into JavaScript, so there is no interpretation at runtime. The syntax is inspired by Ruby, Python and Haskell, and implements many features from these three languages.

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Curseradio – curses interface for browsing and playing internet radio

Friday 14th of June 2019 06:54:53 AM

Curseradio is a curses interface for browsing and playing an OPML directory of internet radio streams.

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Best Free Books to Learn about Haskell

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 08:09:40 AM

Haskell is a standardized, general-purpose, polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional language, very different from many programming languages. It enables developers to produce software that's clear, concise, and correct.

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Excellent Utilities: mdless – formatted and highlighted view of Markdown files

Monday 10th of June 2019 08:22:03 AM

mdless is a utility that provides a formatted and highlighted view of Markdown files in a console. The software is free and open source.

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StreamTuner2 – internet radio station and video browser

Friday 7th of June 2019 08:46:40 AM

Streamtuner2 is a GUI for browsing internet radio directories, music collections, and video services - grouped by genres or categories. It runs your preferred audio player or streamripper for recording.

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Excellent Utilities: Abricotine – open source Markdown editor

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 06:15:04 AM

Abricotine is an open source, cross-platform Markdown editor built for the desktop with inline preview functionality.

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MapSCII – console based Braille and ASCII map renderer

Monday 3rd of June 2019 08:16:25 AM

MapSCII is a Node.js based Vector Tile to Braille and ASCII renderer for xterm-compatible terminals. It's billed as the whole world in your console.

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Best Free Books to Learn about Awk

Friday 31st of May 2019 09:43:48 AM

Awk is a versatile programming language designed for pattern scanning and processing language and often used as a data extraction and reporting tool. It's an excellent filter and report writer. Learn about Awk with these free books.

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Real Linux Desktop Experience with X410 and WSL?

Wednesday 29th of May 2019 06:42:02 AM

X410 is an X Window server for Windows 10. When you want to use X Window GUI apps on remote servers, simply run X410 and connect to your server via SSH with X11 forwarding. Here's our review of X410 using 'The Windows Subsystem for Linux'.

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15 Best Free Linux Bioinformatics Tools

Monday 27th of May 2019 06:13:45 AM

There is a wide selection of Linux bioinformatics tools that is released under an open source license. This article identifies our favourite tools which are extremely useful for anyone interested in sequence analysis, molecular modelling, molecular dynamics, phylogenetic analysis and more. We hope this feature offers a useful resource for biologists.

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PyRadio – curses based internet radio player

Friday 24th of May 2019 02:09:18 AM

PyRadio is a command line internet radio player written in the Python programming language. Here's my assessment of this open source software.

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8 Best Free Linux Video Converters

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019 07:48:43 AM

Given there are many different video formats available, a free video converter is an extremely useful piece of software. The best video converters make the process simple, and support a wide number of different codecs and formats. Here's our pick of the best video converters.

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Best Free Books to Learn about Lua

Monday 20th of May 2019 08:23:39 AM

Lua is a lightweight, small, compact, and fast programming language designed as an embeddable scripting language. This article recommends free books to help you master programming in Lua. As the range of good free books is fairly limited, I close the article with a few carefully selected tutorials that are genuinely useful.

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Best Free Books to Learn about Scratch

Friday 17th of May 2019 08:08:46 AM

Scratch is a visual programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. I recommend 7 free books that really help young people to master Scratch. These recommended texts are also open source goodness.

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8 Best Free Electronic Design Automation Tools

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 11:37:36 AM

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is a type of software that enables individuals to design electronic systems. These systems can be printed circuit boards (which mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways) and integrated circuits (an electronic circuit manufactured by lithography, or the patterned diffusion of trace elements into the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material).

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Best Free Books to Learn about Rust

Monday 13th of May 2019 05:43:41 AM

If you had to describe Rust in just three words, they would be fast, safe, and productive. There's memory safety without garbage collection, concurrency without data races, abstraction without overhead, and stability without stagnation.

I recommend 8 books to get you up to speed with the Rust programming language. There's introductory texts, books that dig deeper into the language, as well as other texts that will help you migrate from C++ and Ruby to Rust.

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11 Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools

Friday 10th of May 2019 09:20:52 AM

Linux has a wide range of e-Learning software available. The purpose of this article is to focus on open source software which is both user friendly for students and instructors.

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More in Tux Machines

Benchmarking The Experimental Bcachefs File-System Against Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS & ZFS

Bcachefs is the file-system born out of the Linux kernel's block cache code and has been worked on the past several years by developer Kent Overstreet. Our most recent benchmarking of Bcachefs was last year, so with the prospects of Bcachefs potentially being staged soon in the mainline Linux kernel, I ran some benchmarks using the latest kernel code for this next-generation file-system. Those unfamiliar with this copy-on-write file-system can learn more at Bcachefs.org. The design features of this file-system are similar to ZFS/Btrfs and include native encryption, snapshots, compression, caching, multi-device/RAID support, and more. But even with all of its features, it aims to offer XFS/EXT4-like performance, which is something that can't generally be said for Btrfs. Read more

Games: TheoTown, Prison Architect and More

  • Retro themed city-builder 'TheoTown' has now added Linux support

    TheoTown, developed by blueflower is a city-builder with a retro style that looks to be inspired by the classic Sim City 2000 and it's now available on Steam for Linux. Released on Steam earlier this month, TheoTown is also available on mobile but the PC version is a full and proper game with no in-app purchase nonsense. On Android at least, the game is very highly rated and I imagine a number of readers have played it there so now you can pick it up again on your Linux PC and continue building the city of your dreams. So far, the Steam user reviews are also giving it a good overall picture.

  • Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates

    This is your once a month reminder to make sure your PC information is correct on your user profiles. A fresh batch of statistics is generated on the 1st of each month.

  • Prison Architect gains a new warden with Double Eleven, free update incoming

    After Paradox Interactive acquired the rights to Prison Architect from Introversion Software, they've now announced that Double Eleven will be handling future updates. Double Eleven are a well-known developer and publisher of quite a number of titles, with them also previously been responsible for the console versions of Prison Architect so it seems like a pretty good fit as they already worked with the game.

  • Steam To Drop Support For Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution and that’s why it gets the attention of big companies like steam to design software for it. But recently, Linux community is kind of unhappy over Canonical decision on dropping Ubuntu 32-bit packages. The community already discussed that in case Ubuntu drops 32-bit packages support in upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 or future releases, it’d create big problems including Wine users and Linux gamers. And here comes the first news from Steam, the gaming platform. Pierre-Loup Griffais from Valve tweeted that Ubuntu 19.10 or any future Ubuntu releases will not be officially supported by Steam. He also said that the team will work on to minimize the breakage for existing users and thinking to focus on any other Linux distribution.

  • Canonical to Continue Building Selected 32-Bit i386 Packages for Ubuntu 19.10, Azul Systems Announces Zulu Mission Control v7.0, Elisa v. 0.4.1 Now Available, Firefox Adds Fission to the Nightly Build and Tails Emergency Release

    After much feedback from the community, Canonical yesterday announced it will continue to build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS. The statement notes that Canonical "will also work with the WINE, Ubuntu Studio and gaming communities to use container technology to address the ultimate end of life of 32-bit libraries; it should stay possible to run old applications on newer versions of Ubuntu. Snaps and LXD enable us both to have complete 32-bit environments, and bundled libraries, to solve these issues in the long term."

  • OpenVIII, an in-development open source game engine for Final Fantasy VIII

    Any fans of Final Fantasy VIII reading? You're going to want to keep an eye on the in-development game engine OpenVIII. While it doesn't seem like it's currently playable, plenty of work has already gone into OpenVIII to work with "video support, music support, audio support, in-game menu" and more. The project is currently classed by the developer as a "pre-prototype" so don't go getting any hopes up yet about playing Final Fantasy VIII natively on Linux.

  • Littlewood hasn't been out for long, but this peaceful RPG has a lot to like about it

    Entering Early Access last week, Sean Young's peaceful RPG Littlewood is a game for those who like to relax a little. Note: Key provided directly by the developer. What happens after the world has been saved, after all the major battles have already been fought? That's exactly what Littlewood is all about, you saved the world and lost your memory so you're helping to re-build the town. In some ways, it actually reminds me of my experience with Forager. It's small, it's sweet and it doesn't feel like it's constantly begging for attention. Quite different in setting though of course, more along the lines of Stardew Valley but with less emphasis on constant farming. I love the building interface too, while it's quite simplistic it allows you to pick up trees, stones and move everything out of your way. Nothing feels annoying, so it's really sweet.

  • Cyberspace first-person shooter 'Black Ice' just had a massive upgrade

    Currently in Early Access, it has been a long time since Black Ice had an update to the "stable" version but the developer hasn't been sat idle. A massive update to the entire game just landed. Featuring some of what I showed off recently, Black Ice has come a very long was since the initial few releases making it a vastly more interesting game. One of the biggest changes, is an overhaul to the entire world design full of new areas, combat arenas with even more to come. Additionally, there's now some random events that will happen to also make the world seem a bit more lively. One server might try to hack another, so you can jump in and fight them all or sit back and watch the fireworks.

Android Leftovers

KDE Plasma 5.16.2 Desktop Environment Released with More Than 30 Bug Fixes

Coming just one week after the first point release, the KDE Plasma 5.16.2 maintenance update is here to add yet another layer of bug fixes with the ultimate goal to make the KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop environment more stable and reliable for users. In particular, this second point release introduces a total of 34 changes across various core components and apps. "Today KDE releases a bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.16.2. Plasma 5.16 was released in June with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a week's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important," reads today's announcement. Read more Also: Plasma 5.16.2