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Eye Care: Best Free Linux Software to Look after your Eyes

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 22, 2018 6:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Many people who regularly use computers suffer from eye strain and fatigue. Looking at a monitor for a long time can strain your eyes or can make any other problems you are having with your eyes seem more apparent. There is also research to show that late-night exposure to bright lights can affect sleep quality. This can be mitigated by reducing blue-light exposure.

Essential System Tools: inxi – CLI system information tool

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 19, 2018 10:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
inxi is a command line system information script built for the console as well as Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The software also crops up in forum technical support for debugging purposes. It helps people to determine users’ system configurations and hardware without having to ask a lot of questions.

Essential System Tools: Alacritty – hardware-accelerated terminal emulator

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 17, 2018 12:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
Linux has lots of terminal emulators. What distinguishes Alacritty from the vast majority of terminal emulators? It differentiates itself by offering GPU-acceleration combined with a minimal feature set.

8 of the Best Free Linux Comic Book Viewers (Updated 2018)

Many users associate desktop Linux with their daily repetitive grind. However, we are always on the look out for applications that help make Linux fun to use. It really is a great platform for entertainment.

Essential System Tools: pet – command-line snippet manager

If you’re like me, you often forget useful commands, particularly ones with lots of flags. You can create aliases or use the history command combined with grep to alleviate this issue. But pet arguably offers a slicker way, as it lets you search the snippets to quickly find what you need.

Excellent Free DICOM Viewers – Medical Imaging Software

This article focuses on software that lets you view images generated from DICOM devices.

Essential System Tools: gtop – System monitoring dashboard for the terminal

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Oct 8, 2018 9:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
This is the second in our series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series examines both graphical and text based open source utilities.

Master MySQL with Excellent Free Books

MySQL is an open source relational database management systems. It is a multi-user, multi-threaded database management system. MySQL is especially popular on the web, being one element of the popular LAMP development platform (Linux, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, and PHP programming language).

CodeLobster – New PHP IDE for Linux Systems

This article focuses on CodeLobster, an innovative free to download PHP editor and environment for web development. This application has been available for Windows for a long time. But the developers have recently released versions for Linux and Mac OS. So CodeLobster is now a cross-platform IDE.

Plain Old Documentation (pod) – write documentation for Perl, Perl software, and Perl modules

Plain Old Documentation (known as pod) is a simple, lightweight markup language used for writing documentation for Perl, Perl programs, and Perl modules. This markup language is designed to make it easy for programmers to add documentation to their software and modules.

Best Tools for Network Inventory Management (Updated 2018)

Network Inventory Management collates all network infrastructure data and keeps it up to date, helping to streamline processes that improve operational performance. Network inventory management solutions offer reporting functions, and process modeling to automate work-intensive, back-office processes. With this software the system or network administrator will know what is on their network, how it is configured, and when it changes.

Essential System Tools: ps_mem – accurately report memory usage of programs

This is the first in a series of articles highlighting essential system tools. These are small utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users of Linux based systems. The series will examine both graphical and text based open source utilities.

Polo File Manager: Up and Down Like a Rollercoaster

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Sep 28, 2018 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community, Linux
Linux is well endowed with graphical file managers with tons of original creations together with fork upon fork of GNOME Files. Polo File Manager is not a fork of GNOME Files nor any other established file manager. This original creation is written in the Vala programming language.

Learn Julia with these Excellent Free Resources

Because Julia is a new language there are relatively limited resources to help you get started with it besides the official documentation. But we’ve researched the finest open source resources to help you master the language.

10 Best Linux Font Tools (Updated 2018)

To provide an insight into the software that is available, we have compiled a list of 10 top font software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for users who want to mange the fonts on their computer.

Qmmp – Qt-based Multimedia Player – the sound with no limits

Qmmp is a cross-platform, open source, Qt-based multimedia player. The default user interface is similar to Winamp or xmms. But there’s also an alternative user interface.

calcurse – free calendar and scheduling application for the command line

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Sep 21, 2018 4:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
calcurse is an open source, text-based calendar and scheduling application. The software keeps track of events, appointments and everyday tasks.

Best Free NoSQL Books

One of the most basic choices to make when developing an application is whether to use a SQL or NoSQL database to store the data. “NoSQL” simply means non-relational and not SQL. It’s sometimes referred to as unstructured storage.

Survey: Console Based Linux File Managers

In the field of system administration, Linux has bags of graphical file managers. However, some users prefer managing files from the shell, finding it the quickest way to navigate the file system and perform file operations. This is, in part, because console based file managers are more keyboard friendly, enabling users to perform file operations without using a mouse, and make it quicker to navigate the filesystem and issue commands in the console at the same time.

peek – animated GIF screen recorder

I’m always on the look out for small indispensable utilities that make the Linux experience even better. This week, I’m seeking to garnish support for peek. It’s an unpretentious utility written in Vala. The utility has no delusion of grandeur. But it has qualities that carves out its own niche in the open source world.

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