Linux Voice Introduction

Linux Voice Introduction

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© Image © Olexandr Moroz, 123RF.com

Article from Issue 217/2018

This month in Linux Voice.

We have long believed that you can find a Linux application to do about anything. This month we put that theory to the test with an article on OpenAstro, a free application that lets you generate a complete set of astrological star charts to use for the kind of high-end analysis performed by professional astrologers. Tune in to what the stars were whispering at the moment of your birth. And speaking of whispered (or shouted) discussions of the past, are you old enough to remember Usenet, the vast network of servers that used to supply the world with forums and discussion groups before the World Wide Web stole its thunder? Well Usenet is still out there, and you can still use it to express your thoughts and even download videos encoded into massive text files.

If you want to get even more creative, read on to our tutorial section for a look at how to integrate RSS feeds with your Python scripts.

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