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9 Best Free Python Integrated Development Environments

There’s a diverse range chosen including IDEs specifically designed for beginners, as well as IDEs ideal for data science and machine learning. Hopefully, there will be useful software here for any Python programmer, whatever their level of familiarity with the language.

Write and Play Interactive Fiction with Open Source Software

One of the best ways to create your own interactive stories was using the inklewriter web service. It offers an excellent way for writers to create interactive stories with the minimum of hassle. Unfortunately, they are shutting down the service in August 2018. However, there are some awesome open source tools that will let you exercise your creative juices and create some fun interactive tales.

Best Free Python Visualization Packages

Data visualization is an important method of exploring data and sharing results with others. When it comes to this field, Python is rubbing shoulders with R as the language of choice. Unfortunately, Python’s visualization landscape is pretty difficult to fathom without some serious digging. In part, this is because there are so many good open source Python visualization libraries available. Some of the packages are suitable for any field, others excel at a specific task.

Best Free Python Microframeworks – Build Fast App Backends and Microservices

One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. This article examines the best Python microframeworks. Micro means the framework is small, with little or no tools and libraries. Microframeworks provide an essential set of features and rely on extensions to do the rest.

Best Free Python Web Frameworks – Rapid Development

One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.

Best Free Web Application Firewalls – Add an External Security Layer

A web application firewall (WAF) is a type of application firewall that lets you see and analyze HTTP traffic to and from a web application. Let’s explore our recommended WAFs. They all run on regular PCs – no proprietary hardware is needed.

Review: Asus Tinker Board S – Single-Board Computer

The Asus Tinker Board S is an ARM-based, single-board computer (SBC) with a quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and support for 4K video and HD audio. It’s billed as a marvellous computer for DIY enthusiasts and makers.

Best Free Linux Speech Recognition Tools – Open Source Software

The key challenge for developing speech recognition software, whether it’s used in a computer or another device, is that human speech is extremely complex. The software has to cope with varied speech patterns, and individuals’ accents. And speech is a dynamic process without clearly distinguished parts. Fortunately, technical advancements have meant it’s easier to create speech recognition tools.

Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps

The best business applications help an organization to improve how they run their operations, minimize costs, and improve workplace productivity. Sometimes business applications are thought to relate to office software suites which offer word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email applications. While office suites are very common, business applications extend far further afield.

11 Excellent Free Scorewriters – Compose, arrange, print, and publish music

A scorewriter (often known as notation software or music notation processor) is software used with a computer for creating, editing and printing sheet music.

Excellent No-Charge Linux Books – Learn About Linux – For Beginners

Many no-charge e-books are, frankly, little more than spam bait, often published only to entice you to purchase a book from the same publisher. Poorly written, and with very little original content. Whereas the recommended texts below are definitely worth downloading. They’ll teach you the basics about Linux and so much more. They’re the ideal starting point for your Linux adventures. And you don’t have to divulge any personal information to get your hands on them.

Excellent Free Roguelike Games

This article compiles a wide selection of roguelike games available for Linux. If you enjoy addictive gameplay with real intensity, I heartily recommended downloading these games. Don’t be put off by the primitive graphics offered by many of the games, you’ll soon forget the visuals once you get immersed in playing. Remember, in roguelikes game mechanics tend to be the primary focus, with graphics being a welcome, but not essential, addition.

9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications

This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

A Beginner's Introduction to Linux

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

Simon Tatham’s Portable Puzzle Collection – Games for the Brain

There are some classic puzzles included in the Puzzle Collection. Implementations of quintessential puzzle games like Master Mind, Sudoku, and Minesweeper are featured. And there are lots of small puzzles that most people will never have played elsewhere. The diversity of the collection makes it a treasure trove.

Captain Holetooth – Explorative 2D Platform Game for Kids

Captain Holetooth is a small, action / adventure, platform game targeted at young children, primarily 4-8 year olds. The main goal of the game is to have fun.

Taisei – A Classy, Frenetic Shoot’em Up Game in the Style of The Touhou Project

Taisei is a top down perspective shoot’em up game in the style of the Touhou Project. It’s fast, furious, and good fun to play.

Minilens – Fun Open Source Puzzle Platform Game

Minilens is a fun open source puzzle-platform game set on post-apocalyptic Earth. The star of the show is Minilens, a robot that lacks the ability to jump. His task is to cleanse Earth of radioactive barrels, and at the same time collect the only life left on the planet — flowers.

Wizznic! – Highly Addictive Open Source Puzzle Game

This is an open source game inspired by the classic Puzznic, a tile-matching puzzle arcade game developed and produced by Taito in 1989. The game is way more than a clone of Puzznic. But like Puzznic, it’s a frighteningly addictive game. If you like puzzle games, Wizznic! is definitely a recommended download.

Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux – Courtesy of the Open Source Community

From limited testing, the Beelink S1 functions as an excellent, inexpensive Linux-based mini PC. The quad-core Celeron processor is more than capable of handling most desktop tasks. The Intel GD Graphics 500 video performs competently.

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