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Increasing Lab Efficiency with an Open Source LIMS Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 30 2014 @ 01:23 PM EST
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A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is a software-based laboratory and information management system that provides streamlined workflow automation and management. This type of software is typically used in analytical laboratories such as R&D labs, in-process testing labs and quality assurance labs.

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Keep a Watchful Eye with these Console Based Process Viewers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 23 2014 @ 10:00 AM EST
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The top utility will require no introduction to experienced Linux users. It is a tiny utility that provides a dynamic real-time view of a running system, and is regarded as the standard tool for monitoring processes on a system. It helps with system administration by identifying users and processes that are hogging the system. It is also useful for non-system administrators, helping to track and kill errant processes. However, top is showing its age and there are a bunch of utilities that offer a more feature-laden alternative.

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Focus on Your Writing by Using Markdown Editors Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, March 15 2014 @ 06:53 PM EST
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Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax created by John Gruber in 2004. It is designed to be easy-to-read and easy-to-write. Readability is at the very heart of Markdown. It offers the advantages of plain text, provides a convenient format for writing for the web, but it is not intended to be a replacement for HTML. Markdown is a writing format, not a publishing format.

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Experience Home Computers that Missed the Big Time Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 09 2014 @ 10:26 AM EST
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Just a few home computers dominated the 8-bit market. The Commodore 64 sold about 17 million units, the ZX Spectrum had over 24,000 software titles released, about 80% of British schools had a BBC microcomputer, and the Amstrad CPC sold about 3 million units.

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Molly: Children of the Universe Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, March 03 2014 @ 04:20 PM EST
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The UK has had a fairly torrid time in recent Eurovision competitions. This song is pretty refreshing and should do well.

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Up-and-Coming Clients to Tweet Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 02 2014 @ 03:08 PM EST
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The life of Twitter clients can be rather brief. Unfortunately some of our favourite clients have bitten the dust. Tweetdeck was an excellent Linux desktop client. Support for Linux regrettably ceased, although it remains available on Chrome. Twhirl was another solid desktop Abode AIR powered client that is no more. We were also downhearted to learn that the developer of Hotot has ceased development of his cracking client last month. Depressing news indeed.

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Reminiscing the Wonderful ZX Spectrum Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 23 2014 @ 08:00 AM EST
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There is a very interesting project underway to recreate the ZX Spectrum and more. The Bluetooth ZX Spectrum has been successfully crowdfunded, and it is due to go on sale in September 2014. If you want to go back to the 1980s - to the wonderful era of 8-bit gaming, you can instead try one of the many ZX Spectrum emulators.

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Need a Good Bitcoin Client? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, February 17 2014 @ 04:15 AM EST
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Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency that is powered by its users with no central authority, central server or middlemen. Instead, managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is controlled by all Bitcoin users around the world.

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5 Highly Promising Cross-Platform IDEs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 09 2014 @ 10:24 AM EST
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To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 highly promising open source IDEs. They are all in a fairly early stage of development, but are making real strides to become polished environments.

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Play the Best Linux Puzzle Games Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 02 2014 @ 05:54 AM EST
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The idiom 'don't judge a book by its cover' can be extended to 'don't judge a computer game by its graphics'. Whilst many of the games featured in this article have unremarkable graphics, they have many redeeming qualities, including challenging gameplay, and stretching the brain.

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