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Google Releases Open Source 'GIF for CLI' Terminal Tool on GitHub

It's GIF's 31st anniversary -- exciting, right? Those animated images have truly changed the world. All kidding aside, it is pretty amazing that the file format came to be way back in 1987! To celebrate tomorrow's milestone, Google releases a new open source tool today. Called "GIF for CLI," it can...
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Leap Motion Open Sources the Project North Star AR Headset's Schematics

Leap Motion has long been a proponent of immersive technology. When VR hardware began to emerge in the consumer market, Leap Motion quickly adapted its technology for VR input. Now it has turned its sights to the budding AR market, but instead of offering to license its tracking technology to...
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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus Now Supports Linux Apps

Google began bringing Linux app support to Chrome OS almost exactly one month ago, but it only started with a single device, the very expensive Pixelbook. Now, that’s changing: Linux support is becoming available for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus as well, as spotted by users on Reddit. This still isn’t...
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Chromebooks can run apps from Android, Linux, and Windows concurrently in the same session.

​The Killer Chromebook: Google's i7 Pixelbook

Want the best of all Chromebooks? Then get Google's Pixelbook. Now, I've liked Chromebooks since the experimental Cr-48rolled out in late 2010. And, when Google released its first high-end Chromebook, 2013's Pixel, I was sold. I slowly but surely put away my Linux-powered Lenovo ThinkPads and...
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Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Jupyter Notebooks for Data Science & Machine Learning

Jupyter Notebooks allow data scientists to create and share their documents, from codes to full blown reports. They help data scientists streamline their work and enable more productivity and easy collaboration. Due to these and several other reasons you will see below, Jupyter Notebooks are one of...
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How to Connect your Android Device to your Linux Desktop

If you're an Android and Linux user, you know well the frustration of not being able to connect those two together, especially given that Android makes use of so much of the Linux kernel. Out of the box, these two should easily communicate. They don't. Fortunately, a lot of work has gone into...
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Best Linux Laptops of 2018

There was a time, not so long ago, when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system... times have now changed as the operating system - which launched in September 1991, has made some serious inroads in the server market, then in the cloud – not forgetting that it underpins the most popular...
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PacVim – A CLI Game To Learn Vim Commands

Howdy, Vim users! Today, I stumbled upon a cool utility to sharpen your Vim usage skills. Vim is a great editor to write and edit code. However, some of you (including me) are still struggling with the steep learning curve. Not anymore! Meet PacVim, a CLI game that helps you to learn Vim commands....
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Learn to Create Bootable Linux Flash Drive (using Ubuntu)

To be able to install Ubuntu or any other Linux OS or even any other OS like Windows etc, we either need a bootable FlashDrive or a DVD of the OS. In this tutorial, we will discuss how we can create bootable Linux Flash Drive using a Ubuntu System. There are many tools on almost all operating...
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​Linux Comes to Chromebooks

Chrome OS is based on Linux, but you can't easily run Linux applications on it. That's about to change, with Google's Project Crostini rolling out. Chrome OS started as a spin off of Ubuntu Linux. It then migrated to Gentoo Linux and evolved into Google's own take on the vanilla Linux kernel. But...
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