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From the Cockpit

Managing servers with the Cockpit admin tool

Oct 28, 2020

Meet Cockpit, an easy management tool that lets you watch your Linux servers from a convenient, web-based interface.

Scattershot

Outlining in LibreOffice: A Survival Guide

Feb 02, 2021

LibreOffice offers many tools necessary for outlining, but not in an easy-to-use single module. Here’s a survival guide to get the most out of LibreOffice’s outlining features, along with a wish list for a better outlining tool.

Databases

Usql offers a single user interface for managing multiple database systems

Sep 30, 2020

Usql is a useful tool that lets you manage many different databases from one prompt.

Remote Control

A web-based server management tool

Sep 30, 2020

Ease the process of managing Linux installations remotely with the web-based Ajenti control panel.

Better Decisions

Choosing the best alternative with topsis-python

Nov 30, 2020

Complex decisions require the evaluation of multiple criteria. This article shows how to support such decisions with Linux, Python, and the TOPSIS Multi-Criteria Decision Model.

Sound Machine

PulseEffects integrates equalizers and effects into PulseAudio

Sep 04, 2020

A wildly flashing equalizer once was part of the basic equipment of every decent stereo system. PulseEffects upgrades the PulseAudio server to include these slide controls – and offers even more.

Safe Passage

A convenient SSH GUI

Sep 30, 2020

Muon/Snowflake lets you manage SSH access via an easy-to-use GUI with a wealth of useful functions.

Visualize

Graphing the pandemic with open data

Sep 30, 2020

A lot of COVID-19 data is available through online REST APIs. With a little ingenuity and some open source tools, you can extract and analyze the data yourself.

2020 in Free Software

Trends and Events in Free Software in 2020

Jan 06, 2021

Among other noteworthy trends in 2020, producing free and secure video conferencing software has become a higher priority in the past year.

Display Deluxe

Testing the Adafruit PyPortal touchscreen

Jul 05, 2020

Unlike other displays for the Raspberry Pi, Adafruit's PyPortal touchscreen provides an autonomous environment, including a microprocessor, sound output, and a WiFi connection.

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