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27 Excellent Free Books to Learn all about R

Wednesday 24th of April 2019 06:10:40 AM

This article recommends 27 free books which will teach you the basics of R, how to produce amazing plots, how to apply R to lots of disciplines, and how to efficiently program in R. Many of the books are open source.

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9 Best Free Linux Business Intelligence Software

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 06:58:27 AM

A business intelligence platform includes three layers: a database layer, a business intelligence layer, and an analytics/performance management layer. Here's our roundup of the best business intelligence software, all available under open source licenses.

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Excellent Utilities: lnav – the log file navigator

Monday 22nd of April 2019 06:44:28 AM

This is the second in a new series highlighting best-of-breed utilities. We’ll be covering a wide range of utilities including tools that boost your productivity, help you manage your workflow, and lots more besides. For this article, we’ll put lnav under the spotlight.

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11 Great Free Linux Foreign Language Tools

Sunday 21st of April 2019 07:31:47 AM

Learning a new language can provide life changing opportunities and enjoyment. There are so many reasons to learn a foreign language whatever your nationality, to improve employment potential, intellectual curiosity, make travel more enjoyable, sharpen cognitive and life skills, make lifelong friends, and many more. While it is widely acknowledged that it is easier to begin learning a second language at a tender age, starting a new language at any age is eminently worthwhile.

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Tools to Empower Librarians

Saturday 20th of April 2019 08:49:35 AM

Open source software is a popular choice for libraries and librarians, not simply because recent austerity measures in many developed countries have tightened available budgets. The ability to customise the software for a library's particular needs, the potential for interoperation with other software, and the lack of license restrictions makes open source software attractive.

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Tauon Music Box – Excellent desktop music player

Friday 19th of April 2019 01:47:14 PM

Tauon Music Box (Tauon) is an open source music player based around disposable playlists and the assumption that folders are albums. Luke puts it through its paces and loves it tons!

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9 Essential Linux Classroom Tools

Thursday 18th of April 2019 07:59:09 PM

With this software, educators can create, administer, and grade tests, help manage a computer-based classroom, create an interactive whiteboard, and produce modular courses. All of the software featured in this article is released under a freely distributable license and can be downloaded without charge. With even tighter constraints facing the public sector, cost is an important consideration for any ICT solution.

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9 Useful PDF Manipulation Tools

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 08:42:38 AM

In this Group Test we review 9 small tools that manipulate PDF files in some way or another. All of the tools are published under an open source license.

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10 Best Linux Flashcard Software

Tuesday 16th of April 2019 10:11:37 AM

Flashcards are one of the best tools for memorizing information. This is partly because of their versatility. They can help teach multiplication skills, learn a foreign language, recall facts, historical dates, in fact anything that can be learned in an intuitive way.

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QMPlay2 – Qt based video and audio player

Monday 15th of April 2019 08:31:19 AM

QMPlay2 can play most video formats and audio formats. It plays all codecs supported by FFmpeg, and supports YouTube videos too. With internet radio, Audio CD, and a lot more besides, there's lots of functionality on offer. Here's our review of the software.

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9 Best Free Linux HDR Imaging Software

Sunday 14th of April 2019 10:49:48 AM

High dynamic range imaging (HDR) is an important technology for photographers. It is a collection of techniques that allow a wider dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.

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7 Best Free Linux Disk Cloning Software

Saturday 13th of April 2019 04:49:26 PM

This article is the first in a series highlighting all of the best free software that is of real benefit to anyone who needs to maintain a computer system.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 6 high quality Linux disk cloning software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who needs to perform system admin tasks.

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ncmpy – curses based Music Player Daemon client

Friday 12th of April 2019 07:52:44 AM

ncmpy is a curses based Music Player Daemon client written in the Python programming language. Luke puts the software through its paces with a detailed review.

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6 Best Free Linux Task Managers

Thursday 11th of April 2019 08:29:12 AM

A task manager is software which enables users to compile a list of tasks to be completed. This list is also known as a to-do list or things-to-do. Here's our recommendations.

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10 Best Free Linux Document Processors

Wednesday 10th of April 2019 07:04:52 AM

A document processor is a document preparation system. Unlike a word processor, this type of application leads the author to concentrate on the structure of the document rather than its appearance. The author therefore focuses on what he/she wants to say, instead of fretting over page borders, font attributes, or formatting. Moreover, the author will be guided in the organisation, structure, and flow within the document.

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7 Best Free Linux Server Provisioning Tools

Tuesday 9th of April 2019 06:29:41 AM

Server provisioning is a set of actions to prepare a server, taking it from bare metal to a functioning system complete with an operating system, data and software.

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Poddr – podcast client built with Electron and Angular

Monday 8th of April 2019 06:49:40 AM

Poddr is an open source podcatcher made with Electron and AngularJS. It sports a very user-friendly interface that really is easy to navigate.

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6 Best Free Linux Collection Managers

Sunday 7th of April 2019 09:29:22 AM

There is a wide range of collection manager software available for Linux. However, the majority of this software is specialised, focusing on one or two different collectable items. The purpose of this review is primarily to identify the finest collection manager software which track a diverse range of items. This type of software has the advantage that users can keep track of all of their different collection types using a single software application. However, specialised collection managers are still worthy of a mention.

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Top 6 Linux Diary Software

Saturday 6th of April 2019 07:09:44 AM

Keeping a diary of your daily life is an activity that is held dear by many people. It represents a good way of storing personal or business information on a day-to-day-basis. Keep track of notes and thoughts through the day, organize and secure memories, ideas, business transactions, emails, accounts, future plans, contact lists, and even secret information.

This article identifies flexible and useful diary tools for the Linux desktop. With features like tag support, encryption, multiple journals, and live searches, Linux diary software makes it easier to keep track of events as they occur.

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ncmpc – Frugal Music Player Daemon client

Friday 5th of April 2019 08:38:40 AM

MPD is a free and open music player server. It plays audio files, organizes playlists and maintains a music database. In order to interact with it, a client program is needed. ncmpc is billed as a fully featured MPD client with a tiny memory footprint. It runs in the terminal, provides an intuitive to use ncurses user interface and comes with a large set of useful features, including the ability to search and browse your music library, create playlists and read song lyrics.

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More in Tux Machines

OpenBSD 6.5 Released With RETGUARD, OpenRSYNC

OpenBSD 6.5 was released today, about one week ahead of schedule for this security-minded BSD operating system. OpenBSD 6.5 is bringing several prominent new features including RETGUARD as its new stack protector and OpenRSYNC as its ISC-licensed in-progress replacement to rsync. OpenBSD 6.5's new RETGUARD functionality aims to be a better stack protector on x86_64 and AArch64 with instrumenting every function return with better security properties than their traditional stack protector. Read more Also: OpenBSD 6.5

Development kit showcases Cortex-A76 based Snapdragon 855

Intrinsyc has launched a 96Boards CE form-factor “Snapdragon 855 Mobile HDK” that runs Android 9 on a 7nm, octa-core Snapdragon 855 with GNSS, WiFi/BT, and optional touchscreens and cameras. Intrinsyc’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Hardware Development Kit is now available for $1,149, offering a development window into Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 855 SoC. The new HDK runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie release. Read more

Sad News! Scientific Linux is Being Discontinued

Scientific Linux, a distributions focused on scientists in high energy physics field, will not be developed anymore. It’s creator, Fermilab, is replacing it by CentOS in its labs. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Announcing Akademy 2019 in Milan, Italy (September 7th - 13th)
    Akademy 2019 will be held at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy, from Saturday the 7th to Friday the 13th of September. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE community to discuss and plan the future of the community and its technology. Many participants from the broad Free and Open Source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend. KDE e.V. is organizing Akademy 2019 with unixMiB — the Linux User Group of the University of Milano-Bicocca. unixMiB aims to spread Open Source philosophy among students.
  • Checking out Crunchbang++
  • Intel Iris Gallium3D Picks Up Conservative Rasterization Support
    On top of Intel's new open-source OpenGL driver seeing some hefty performance optimizations, the Iris Gallium3D driver has picked up another OpenGL extension ahead of the Mesa 19.1 branching.  Iris Gallium3D now supports INTEL_conservative_rasterization alongside the existing support in the i965 driver. INTEL_conservative_rasterization is the several year old Intel extension for seeing if all fragments are at least partially covered by a polygon rather than the default rasterization mode of including fragments with at least one sample covered by a polygon.