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Convert Screenshots of Equations into LaTeX Instantly With This Nifty Tool

Mathpix is a nifty little tool that allows you to take screenshots of complex mathematical equations and instantly converts it into LaTeX editable text. LaTeX editors are excellent when it comes to writing academic and scientific documentation. There is a steep learning curved involved of course....
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Chrome OS Stable Channel Gets Linux Apps

After months of user testing in developer and beta channels, the Crostini project at Google finally delivered the goods, Linux apps for most users of Chromebooks in the stable channeldefinitely worth the wait. While this still is aimed primarily at developers using Chromebooks, I think there's a...
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Shareware: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Shareware software had a simple premise: You could try the application and if you liked it, you paid for it. In those halcyon days, the PC software market was still getting its traction. Most programs were expensive—a single application often retailed for $495, in 1980s dollars. Often, they were...
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Check out the lineup of co-located events coming up at Open Source Summit/ELC Europe.

Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe Features 13 Co-Located Events

Make the most of your time at Open Source Summit/ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe! Over a dozen events taking place alongside Open Source Summit and ELC+OpenIoT Summit Europe offer attendees even more ways to increase skills and connections - all in one trip. 300 conference sessions, 2000 attendees, 13...
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Linux on Windows 10: Running Ubuntu VMs Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Microsoft

Ubuntu maintainer Canonical and Microsoft have teamed up to release an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image that's available through Microsoft's Hyper-V gallery. The Ubuntu Desktop image should deliver a better experience when running it as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro host, according to Canonical. The...
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The Best Linux Apps for Chrome OS

Slowly but surely, Google is bringing support for Linux applications to Chrome OS. Even though the feature is primarily aimed at developers, like those who want to get Android Studio running on a Pixelbook, there are plenty of apps that can benefit normal users. We already have a guide about ...
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Git Quick Start Guide

If you have any experience with programming or just altering config files, I'm sure you've been dumbstruck by how one change you've made along the line affects the whole project. Identifying and isolating the problem without a version control system is often time- and energy-intensive, involving...
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Storj Labs Forges Open-Source Vendors and Cloud Services Alliance

At the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Storj Labs a decentralized cloud storage company, announced a partnership that will enable open-source projects to generate revenue when their users store data in the cloud: The Open Source Partner Program. Why? Ben Golub, Storj's executive...
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Steam For Linux Adds 1000 Perfectly Playable Windows Games In Under A Week

Six days ago there were less than 5000 games available to install and play on Steam for Linux. Following Valve's incredible Steam Play update, which adds streamlined compatibility layers for Windows-only games, that number is potentially much, much higher. Granted, not everything works out of the...
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5 Reasons You Should Switch From Windows To Linux Right Now

When I published the highlights of my journey switching from Windows to Linux on my everyday laptop, I was floored at the engagement it received across all corners of the web. I also voiced an admittedly wrong assumption within the article itself that it wouldn't attract many eyeballs, and yet it...
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