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Mozilla's large repository of voice data will shape the future of machine learning

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 12:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla's open source project, Common Voice, is well on its way to becoming the world’s largest repository of human voice data to be used for machine learning. Common Voice recently made its way into Black Duck's annual Open Source Rookies of the Year list. read more

Migrating to Linux: Network and System Settings

  • Linux.com; By John Bonesio (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux gives you a lot of control over network and system settings. On your desktop, Linux lets you tweak just about anything on the system. Most of these settings are exposed in plain text files under the /etc directory. Here I describe some of the most common settings you’ll use on your desktop Linux system.

How To Enable and Connect the Django Admin Interface

In this tutorial we will show you how to enable and connect the Django admin interface on a CentOS 7 VPS. Django is one of the most popular open source web application frameworks. It is written in Python by experienced developers. Django was originally designed for news websites because it can be easily scaled to handle very heavy traffic and it allows developers to make web application development faster and create complex, database driven websites without having to start coding from scratch.

Use Peek to take quick GIF screencasts

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Are you looking for an easy tool for taking quick screencasts as animated GIFs? Take a look at Peek — a simple application that makes taking GIF screencasts a breeze. While there are other ways in Fedora to take screencasts, like the functionality built into the desktop, and the EasyScreenCast extension, Peek adds the ability […]

How To Install OpenSnitch Application-Level Firewall In Ubuntu

If you're looking for an application-level firewall for Linux that comes with a GUI, give OpenSnitch a try. This firewall software can monitor applications running on your system, blocking their Internet access until you allow or deny it.

10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Apr 21, 2018 2:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Here are some really excellent available GTK themes. Check them out!

A handy way to add free books to your eReader

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 21, 2018 12:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I do a lot of reading on my tablet every day. While I have bought a few eBooks, I enjoy finding things for free on Project Gutenberg; it rekindles fond memories of browsing through the stacks of a library for something to catch my interest. There are various ways to search the PG website by title or author, but this presumes you have some idea of what you’re looking for. read more

OSWbb – How To Install And Configure OSWatcher Black Box For System Diagnostics

2DayGeek: Oracle OSWatcher Black Box (OSWbb) collects and archives operating system and network metrics that you can use to diagnose performance issues.

Riot: A Distributed Way of Having IRC and VOIP Client and Home Server

  • ITSFOSS.COM; By Shirish (Posted by elobga on Apr 20, 2018 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Riot is a free and open source decentralized instant messaging application that can be considered an alternative to Slack. We take a look at features of Riot, installation procedure and usage.

Autonomous car platform Apollo doesn't want you to reinvent the wheel

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2018 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source technologies are solving many of our most pressing problems, in part because the open source model of cooperation, collaboration, and almost endless iteration creates an environment where problems are more readily solved. As the adage goes, "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." read more

Netflix's Container Management System Is Now Open Source

On Thursday Netflix announced it's made its home grown container management system, Titus, open source. This should be good news for developers seeking a solution that not only scales in a big way, but which is also tightly integrated with Amazon Web Services.

How To Make Gedit More Programmer Friendly

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 20, 2018 3:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Gedit is the default text editor that comes pre-installed on Linux with GNOME as its desktop environment. It is extensible with plugins while at the same time simple and easy to use for newbies; pretty much like notepad you find on your Windows PC.

Help Canonical Test GNOME Patches, Android Apps Illegally Tracking Kids, MySQL 8.0 Released and More

News briefs for April 19, 2018.

How to start developing on Java in Fedora

Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is widely-used to develop IOT appliances, Android apps, web, and enterprise applications. This article will provide a quick guide to install and configure your workstation using OpenJDK. Installing the compiler and tools Installing the compiler, or Java Development Kit (JDK), is easy […]

Free Voice Typing with KDEConnect

  • Bash-Prompt.net; By Elliot Cooper (Posted by ElliotCooper on Apr 20, 2018 11:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide shows you how to easily use KDEConnect to use Google's powerful voice recognition for voice typing into any linux desktop application.

Why Microsoft chose Linux for Azure Sphere

Why did Microsoft choose to launch an Arm/Linux SoC design with device-to-cloud security? A VDC analyst suggests that Azure Sphere is all about competing with Amazon FreeRTOS. The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel.

More L337 Translations

Dave continues with his shell-script L33t translator.In my last article, I talked about the inside jargon of hackers and computer geeks known as "Leet Speak" or just "Leet". Of course, that's a shortened version of the word Elite, and it's best written as L33T or perhaps L337 to be ultimately kewl. But hey, I don't judge.

Video: Ubuntu 18.04 MATE Desktop Tour

A video showcasing the Ubuntu 18.04 MATE flavor.

A Perl module for better debugging

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2018 7:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's occasionally useful to have a block of Perl code that you use only for debugging or development tweaking. That's fine, but having blocks like this can be expensive to performance, particularly if the decision whether to execute it is made at runtime. read more

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now officially available on Linux, here’s a look at it with benchmarks

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Feral Interactive have teamed up with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix once again to bring a top title to Linux, this time we have Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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