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Vocal – a modern Vala podcast player

Vocal bills itself as a powerful, fast, and intuitive application that helps users find new podcasts, manage their libraries, and enjoy the best that independent audio and video publishing has to offer.

Review: The Binary Times Podcast

The Binary Times Podcast is a fortnightly show targeted at beginner to intermediate Linux users. Shows typically start with the hosts chatting about their Linux and non-Linux adventures since the last show.

DocBook – markup language for technical documentation

DocBook is a semantic markup language for writing structured documents using XML (or SGML). It was originally intended for writing technical documents related to computer hardware and software but it can be used for any other sort of documentation. The language is fairly easy to learn; its strength derives from its flexibility.

googler: Google Web and Google News from the command-line

I’ve recently come across a command-line tool that’s right up my street. It’s called googler, an open source tool to Google from the command-line. It’s written in Python, so that ticks another box for me. So what does googler do? This tool lets you search Google Web and Google News from the command-line the way *you* want. Searches display the title, URL, and abstract for each result, which can be directly opened in a browser (text or graphical), from the terminal. The results are fetched in pages, and there’s page navigation too.

Review: The Linux Podcast Scene - all the movers and shakers

It’s been a long time since we covered Linux podcasts. Sadly, some great shows have podfaded, but there’s new ones entering the scene. We’ve therefore reviewed a fairly comprehensive roundup of 25 active Linux-related podcasts.

reStructuredText – what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup language

reStructuredText (often abbreviated as reST) is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser system. It’s designed to be a simple, unobtrusive markup language.

youtube-dl: Download Video and Audio Files From Streaming Sites

When conversation turns to indispensable command-line multimedia software, youtube-dl inevitably gets a mention.

Persepolis Download Manager: Impressive Python frontend for aria2

Persepolis Download Manager is a handy open source download manager written in Python and PyQt. It’s a graphical frontend for aria2 aiming to make downloads both easier and faster.

Aria2 WebUI: Clean Web Frontend for aria2

  •; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Jul 19, 2018 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
Aria2 WebUI is an open source web frontend for aria2. The software bills itself as the finest interface to interact with aria2. That’s a lofty goal considering the competition from the likes of uGet Download Manager (which offers an aria2 plugin).

Newsboat: A Snazzy Text-Based RSS Feed Reader

  •; By Luke Baker (Posted by sde on Jul 16, 2018 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
Newsboat is a sleek, open source RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. The software is extremely configurable and offers a great feature set without any bloat.

Winds – RSS and Podcast software created using React / Redux / Node

  •; By Luke Baker (Posted by sde on Jul 14, 2018 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
Winds is billed as a beautiful, modern, open-source RSS Reader and Podcast app. It’s certainly garnishing attention among open source enthusiasts. It’s picked up over 5,000 stars on GitHub, so I’ve been putting this JavaScript software through its paces.

wego – ASCII weather app for the terminal

  •; By Luke Baker (Posted by sde on Jul 11, 2018 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Community, Linux
wego is another gem of a terminal application. It’s open source weather software written in the Go programming language and designed for the terminal. It displays the weather in a variety of visually attractive ways. It’s a lightweight way to keep an eye on the weather without requiring a web browser.

CPod – simple and elegant free podcast player

CPod (formerly known as Cumulonimbus) is a cross-platform, open source podcast player for the desktop. The application is built with web technologies – it’s written in the JavaScript programming language and uses the Electron framework.

Linux With Education – Best Free Education Apps

In this article, we award 42 medals to superb open source educational software. We identify free software ideally suited for young people, parents, teachers, academics, and administrators – basically anyone involved in education.

5 Best Terminal Emulators Built With Web Technologies

One of the reasons why I became hooked on Linux was the command line. The command line offers advantages day-to-day because of things like its scalability, scriptability, simple design, and simple interface. At the command line, there’s so much power at my fingertips. Its continuing flexibility and power remain big draws to this day. I’m focusing this article on my recommended terminal emulators built with web technologies – JavaScript, HTML, CSS.

Deep Learning with Open Source Python Software

  •; By Eilidih Parris (Posted by sde on Jun 30, 2018 5:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux, Python
Deep Learning is a subset of Machine Learning that uses multi-layers artificial neural networks to deliver state-of-the-art accuracy in tasks such as object detection, speech recognition, language translation and others. Think of Machine Learning as cutting-edge, and Deep Learning as the cutting-edge of the cutting-edge.

football-cli – World Cup football on the command line

If you’re a big fan of the command-line, what better way to keep track of the latest World Cup scores and standings with a small command-line utility. Let’s take a look at one of the hottest trending football utilities available. It’s goes by the name football-cli.

Best Free Linux Internet Forum Software

There is a good range of forum software that is released under an open source license. You may have heard of phpBB, one of the oldest and finest open source forum software. But there’s lots of good alternatives.

Essential Free Python Maths Tools

  •; By Eilidih Parris (Posted by sde on Jun 24, 2018 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
I want to share some great libraries and tools that are useful for mathematicians working with Python. All of the 8 software receive my strongest recommendation. They expand immensely on the mathematics functionality provided by the Python Standard Library.

Best Free Unified Modeling Language Tools

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, modeling language designed to provide a standard way for visualizing, specifying, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of distributed object systems. It’s the industry standard modeling language for software engineering.

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