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  • Linus Torvalds Wants to See a Real ARM Computer That You Can Develop On One Day

    Freshly returned from the LinuxCon Europe Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel project, has just published a short continuation of the interview with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

  • Why unikernels might kill containers in five years

    Container technologies have received explosive attention in the past year – and rightfully so. Projects like Docker and CoreOS have done a fantastic job at popularizing operating system features that have existed for years by making those features more accessible.ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans

  • Better LLVM IR Generation Coming For RadeonSI

    Well known Mesa developer Marek Olšák has published a new patch series that yields better LLVM IR generation with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.

  • Intel Skylake Tests On Linux 4.3 Bring A Few Changes

    With development activity on the Linux 4.3 kernel settling down, here are some fresh benchmarks comparing the Linux 4.2 and Linux 4.3 Git kernels atop Ubuntu when using an Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake system.

  • qBittorrent 3.2.4 BitTorrent Client Out Now with Fixes for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    The developers of the free, open-source and cross-platform qBittorrent P2P BitTorrent client announced on October 10 the immediate availability for download of what appears to be the last maintenance release in the qBittorrent 3.2 series.

  • Blender 2.76 Brings OpenSubdiv, Better AMD GPU Support
  • Blender 2.76 Free 3D Modelling App Is Out with New Features, Hundreds of Bugfixes

    On October 10, the Blender Foundation pushed a new major version of its amazing open-source, cross-platform, and free 3D modelling software used by numerous animation studios across the globe, Blender 2.76.

    Prominent features of Blender 2.76 include initial support for Pixar's OpenSubdiv geometry subdivision technology, support for tiled strokes in Sculpting, support for text effect strips and subtitle export in the sequencer, and a major performance boost to the view-port functionality.

  • Epiphany Web-Apps: Integrate the Web with Your Desktop

    Are you a frequent user of web apps? Would you prefer them to be more integrated into your desktop? The Epiphany browser can do just that and this article will show you how.

    For me, web apps feel a bit removed from the computing experience. I’d like them to integrate with my desktop more to make it easier and faster to launch them. Most browsers don’t offer this type of integration, so you have to load the browser, navigate to the web app and then login to the web app. Epiphany browser provides tools to seamlessly integrate web apps into the desktop as well as make the web app experience more enjoyable.

  • Have You Tried Tanks Of Freedom? An Open Source Strategy Game

    We have covered Tanks of Freedom before, but this open source strategy game has changed quite a bit since the initial article. I am pleased to see that they have been doing regular releases, and since our initial article they have added new unit movement, new maps, added a new soundtrack, upped the colour palette from 16bit to 32bit and much more.

  • InfiniTrap, A Hardcore 2D Maze Game Made On Linux, We Have Keys For You

    The developer of InfiniTrap has sent in a few keys for us to giveaway, it's interesting because it's made on Linux, and it's pretty hard. It's from the mind of Yanick Bourbeau who recently wrote a Linux game development editorial on gamasutra, so it's nice to see the developer still working away at it.

  • Quirky 7.2 Screenshot Tour
  • Manjaro 15.09-1 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour
  • Drexel Hamilton Begins Coverage on Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) with Buy Rating

    Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) in an analyst report revealed to clients and investors on Friday morning. The financial company set an Buy rating on the $13.74 billion market cap company.

  • Mizuho Reiterates Buy Rating for Red Hat (RHT)
  • Perl6 is now up to date on Debian sid

    Thanks to the help of Daniel Dehennin and Paul Cochrane, The rakudo implementation of Perl 6 is now up to date on Debian/sid.

  • Ending my 6 year tenure on the Ubuntu Community Council

    On September 16th, Michael Hall sent out a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Community Council. I will not be seeking re-election this time around.

    My journey with Ubuntu has been a long one. I can actually pinpoint the day it began, because it was also the day I created my ubuntuforums.org account: March 12th, 2005. That day I installed Ubuntu on one of my old laptops to play with this crazy new Debian derivative and was delighted to learn that the PCMCIA card I had for WiFi actually worked out of the box. No kidding. In 2006 I submitted my first package to Debian and following earlier involvement with Debian Women, I sent my first message to the Ubuntu-Women mailing list offering to help with consolidating team resources. In 2007 a LoCo in my area (Pennsylvania) started up, and my message was the third one in the archives!

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Flatkill and Latest Security Patches

  • Confronting Flatkill: The Case Against Flatpaks - YouTube

    Flatpaks are are very useful tool however, they're not perfect and some people have taken it upon themselves to show off the problems that exist with them in this case this author discusses some of the security problems but they make a few very simple mistakes along the way.

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (thunderbird), Fedora (createrepo_c, dnf-plugins-core, dnf-plugins-extras, librepo, livecd-tools, and pdns-recursor), openSUSE (firefox and mailman), Oracle (firefox), Red Hat (chromium-browser, java-1.8.0-openjdk, and Satellite 6.8), Scientific Linux (java-1.8.0-openjdk), SUSE (libvirt), and Ubuntu (blueman, firefox, mysql-5.7, mysql-8.0, php7.4, and ruby-kramdown).

NixOS 20.09 released

Stabilization of the NixOS happens a month before planned release. The goal is to have as little as possible continuous integration (Hydra) jobs failing before the release is cut. While we would like to release on time, a high quality release is more important. Individuals who contributed to stabilizing this release: volth, Robert Scott, Tim Steinbach, WORLDofPEACE, Maximilian Bosch, Thomas Tuegel, Doron Behar, Vladimír Čunát, Jonathan Ringer, Maciej Krüger, and 190 others! Read more

Python Programming

  • Equality vs Identity

    You're probably already familiar with equality: that's the == operator. identity uses the is operator.

  • Creating a Binary Search in Python – Real Python

    Binary search is a classic algorithm in computer science. It often comes up in programming contests and technical interviews. Implementing binary search turns out to be a challenging task, even when you understand the concept. Unless you’re curious or have a specific assignment, you should always leverage existing libraries to do a binary search in Python or any other language.

  • How to Set Axis Range (xlim, ylim) in Matplotlib

    Matplotlib is one of the most widely used data visualization libraries in Python. Much of Matplotlib's popularity comes from its customization options - you can tweak just about any element from its hierarchy of objects. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at how to set the axis range (xlim, ylim) in Matplotlib, to truncate or expand the view to specific limits.

  • On code isolation in Python | Artem Golubin

    I started learning Python in 2009, and I had a pretty challenging task and somewhat unusual use of Python. I was working on a desktop application that used PyQT for GUI and Python as the main language. To hide the code, I embedded Python interpreter into a standalone Windows executable. There are a lot of solutions to do so (e.g. pyinstaller, pyexe), and they all work similarly. They compile your Python scripts to bytecode files and bundle them with an interpreter into an executable. Compiling scripts down to bytecode makes it harder for people with bad intentions to get the source code and crack or hack your software. Bytecode has to be extracted from the executable and decompiled. It can also produce obfuscated code that is much harder to understand.

  • Python Software Foundation Fellow Members for Q3 2020

    It's that time of year! Let us welcome the new PSF Fellows for Q3! T

Chemtool: Open-source Chemical Structure drawing program

Chemtool is a lightweight application for drawing chemical structures like organic molecules. It's originally written by Thomas Volk from Germany. Later on, more developers came to aid for development and code maintenance. [...] The program is created for Linux X systems, it does not work on Windows or macOS. License Chemtool is released under GNU General Public License. Read more