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Variety Wallpaper Changer And Downloader 0.7.0 Ported To Python 3, Adds Support For Settings GDM Background

1 hour 9 min ago
A new major version of Variety Wallpaper Changer is out. With the latest 0.7.0 release, Variety was ported to Python 3, while also receiving some improvements like support for setting the Gnome Screensaver / GDM background to match the desktop wallpaper.

How to Change Cursor Size on Ubuntu Desktop

2 hours 24 min ago
This article shows you how to change the cursor size on Ubuntu Desktop by using the GUI and through command line.

Chrome OS 69 Finally Brings Linux Apps to Some Chromebooks, Night Light Feature

Tue, 2018-09-18 23:15
Google released today the Chrome OS 69 operating system for Chromebook devices, a major release that follows in the footsteps of the Chrome 69 release, which arrived earlier this week with a new look on all supported platforms and major feature updates.

Writing More Compact Bash Code

Tue, 2018-09-18 22:00
In any programming language, idioms may be usedthat may not seem obvious from reading the manual.Often these usages of the language represent ways to make yourcode more compact (as in requiring fewer lines of code).

Did you open source career begin with video games?

Tue, 2018-09-18 20:46
Certainly you don't need to be a gamer as a child to grow up and become a developer, nor does being a gamer automatically set you up for a career in technology.But there's definitely a good bit of overlap between the two.read more

Cozy Is A Nice Linux Audiobook Player For DRM-Free Audio Files

Tue, 2018-09-18 19:32
Cozy is a free and open source audiobook player for the Linux desktop. The application lets you listen to DRM-free audiobooks (mp3, m4a, flac, ogg and wav) using a modern Gtk3 interface.

How to Run Commands Simultaneously in Linux

Tue, 2018-09-18 18:17
Let’s say you’re editing a configuration file in the Linux “vi” editor, and suddenly need to look up some data in another file? On a regular GUI system, this wouldn’t be a problem. You just open the second file, check when you need, and then switch back to the first program. On a command line, it isn’t that simple.

3 top Python libraries for data science

Tue, 2018-09-18 17:03
Python's many attractions—such as efficiency, code readability, and speed—have made it the go-to programming language for data science enthusiasts. Python is usually the preferred choice for data scientists and machine learning experts who want to escalate the functionalities of their applications. (For example, Andrey Bulezyuk used the Python programming language to create an amazing machine learning application.)read more

Linux tricks that can save you time and trouble

Tue, 2018-09-18 15:49
Some command line tricks that can make you even more productive on the Linux command line.

The History of Various Linux Distros

Tue, 2018-09-18 14:34
Linux has been around for almost 30 years. Here is a brief history of various popular Linux distros, the reasons for their creation and their philosophy.

Linux firewalls: What you need to know about iptables and firewalld

Tue, 2018-09-18 13:20
This article is excerpted from my book, Linux in Action, and a second Manning project that’s yet to be released.The firewallA firewall is a set of rules. When a data packet moves into or out of a protected network space, its contents (in particular, information about its origin, target, and the protocol it plans to use) are tested against the firewall rules to see if it should be allowed through. Here’s a simple example:read more

How To Install Asterisk on Debian 9

Tue, 2018-09-18 11:08
Asterisk is the most popular and widely adopted open source framework for building communications applications. It is used by individuals, small businesses, large enterprises and governments worldwide.

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish New Features

Tue, 2018-09-18 09:54
Ubuntu 18.10 which is codenamed as Cosmic Cuttlefish is around the corner, is planned to be released next month on 18th October 2018. You will be able to download this release from the official website as well upgrade manually from previous releases. This time there is no alpha or beta milestones rather testing weeks for releases.

Linux adds a code of conduct for programmers

Tue, 2018-09-18 08:39
In the aftermath of Linus Torvalds apologizing for how he[he]#039[/he]s been running the Linux kernel community, Linux has adopted a new code of conduct. But some now claim this means Linux is being taken over by social justice warriors.

Canonical Releases Ubuntu 18.04.1 Desktop Image Optimized for Microsoft Hyper-V

Tue, 2018-09-18 06:11
Canonical has announced today the availability of an optimized Ubuntu Desktop images in the Microsoft Hyper-V gallery for Windows 10 Pro users who want to try out the latest Ubuntu Linux operating system.

How to install ClamAV (Antivirus) & ClamTK on Linux

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:56
Linux is known for its high standards of security & there are very low amount of viruses that has been known to infect a Linux system. But in the recent times as technology is...

Linux pinky Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Tue, 2018-09-18 03:42
The finger command in Linux is a popular tool to fetch information related to system users. Pinky is a lightweight alternative that comes pre-installed (at least on Ubuntu).

4 scanning tools for the Linux desktop

Tue, 2018-09-18 02:28
While the paperless world isn't here quite yet, more and more people are getting rid of paper by scanning documents and photos. Having a scanner isn't enough to do the deed, though. You need software to drive that scanner.But the catch is many scanner makers don't have Linux versions of the software they bundle with their devices. For the most part, that doesn't matter. Why? Because there are good scanning applications available for the Linux desktop. They work with a variety of scanners and do a good job.read more

Working with Linux File Links

Tue, 2018-09-18 01:13
Connecting a filename to the actual data is managed by the filesystem using a table or data structure, which is called a title allocation table. In the Linux filesystem, an Inode is the actual entry point to a specific file’s data on the hard disk. To simplify, you can just consider that the Inode represents the actual data of a file.

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