System76 is about to re-define the Linux desktop expertise with COSMIC

System76 is as soon as once more redefining the open supply desktop. With the upcoming launch of Pop!_OS 21.04, customers will get to expertise COSMIC. Jack Wallen explains.

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It ought to come as no shock that System76, the corporate all the time discovering new floor within the intersection of open supply software program and OEM {hardware}, has embarked upon refining and retooling the Pop!_OS Linux desktop expertise.

COSMIC is System76’s method of taking the GNOME desktop atmosphere and tweaking it to raised swimsuit the person expertise, as outlined by their person base. The corporate polled Pop!_OS customers to

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Methods to entry data offline wherever on the globe with these apps

When you’ve got adequate cupboard space, you possibly can carry Wikipedia, maps, translation and climate apps with you wherever you go—even when there isn’t any web connection.

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The rise of distant work means extra individuals will journey to locations that won’t at all times present dependable web entry. Trendy workplace apps, comparable to Google Workspace, can retailer e-mail and paperwork offline, then sync new and adjusted content material once you reconnect.

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Nonetheless, you could be shocked simply how a lot data might be saved and accessed offline on a smartphone. Wikipedia, maps, translation

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use Chrome OS choose speech-to-text

Should you’re too busy to learn an article, you would possibly need to make use of the brand new Chrome OS select-to-speech function. Jack Wallen reveals you the way.

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Generally, it is extra environment friendly to have one thing learn to you. You is perhaps busy with one other admin process, otherwise you’re working together with your fingers and haven’t got the luxurious of watching your display screen, otherwise you utilizing your mouse or keypad. When that point arises, you will need to have the ability to use your working system as a way to an audible finish.

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Microsoft is boosting its assist for the Python programming ecosystem

Microsoft’s sponsorship funds will probably be used to enhance PyPI and the packaging ecosystem.

Microsoft is now a ‘Visionary Sponsor’ of the Python Software program Basis.

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Microsoft has mentioned it’s rising its assist for the
Python

group whereas pledging to open supply “as a lot of the work we do as attainable” to push the programming language ahead in rising fields like knowledge science.

Microsoft has pledged $150,000 in monetary sponsorship to the Python Software program Basis (PSF), the non-profit group that holds the rights to the more and more common language created by Guido Van Rossum

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Fedora Linux 34 has landed, and it is an beautiful tackle the desktop

The Fedora 34 Linux desktop distribution has arrived. Jack Wallen explains why he thinks it is the most interesting launch of the distro but.

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When final I wrote about Fedora 34, the desktop working system was nonetheless in beta. I examined that beta and located it to be a exceptional step ahead for Fedora Linux. I referred to as it a game-changer. Why? Let me rely the methods.

First, there’s GNOME 40, which turns this explicit open-source desktop workflow right into a factor of magnificence. Though I already felt GNOME had a fairly respectable workflow, all the things

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SolarAPP+ is ready to streamline, minimize prices within the photo voltaic allowing course of

The Nationwide Renewable Vitality Laboratory and authorities software program supplier Accela are rolling out the ultimate model of SolarAPP+ to 1,500 authorities allowing companies.

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On Thursday, The Nationwide Renewable Vitality Lab , in partnership with govtech supplier Accela, launched a free on-line photo voltaic allowing platform, SolarAPP+, for residential photo voltaic power and battery tasks. The brand new app fully eliminates allowing processing time—taking the method “from two-weeks to instantaneous”—whereas chopping as a lot as $2,000 off the price of a residential photo voltaic set up, in response to Accela. The cloud-based answer is being rolled out

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