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Grok the GIL: How to write fast and thread-safe Python

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 4:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
When I was six years old, I had a music box. I'd wind it up, and a ballerina revolved on top of the box while a mechanism inside plinked out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." The thing must have been godawful tacky, but I loved that music box, and I wanted to know how it worked. Somehow I got it open and was rewarded with the sight of a simple device—a metal cylinder the size of my thumb, studded so that as it rotated, it plucked the teeth of a steel comb and made the notes. read more

10 Awesome Games You Can Play on Your Chromebook

While Chromebook is not a typical gaming machine, there are still plenty of games you can play on it. Here are ten awesome games for Chromebook that you can play.

Best Python IDEs For Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 18, 2017 1:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Python is one of the first options thrown at beginners who want to learn to code. And rightly so, it is easy to get started with and is powerful enough to begin real-world projects. Python is employed in all areas of development, from software to websites and so much more. Python allows developers to work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. To get started with Python, you need to choose an IDE. There are many python IDEs available but which one do you choose.

Is Mastodon the new social media star, or imploding black hole?

Mastodon is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) decentralized microblogging platform. It is a piece of software that has been written by Eugen Rochko to enable users to use the social network as an "alternative to commercial platforms."

AV Linux 2017.4.9 Distro Is Aligned with the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Repos

The development team behind the Debian-based AV Linux distribution targeted towards audio and video enthusiasts announced the release of AV Linux 2017.4.9.

Red Hat steps up its Kubernetes game with OpenShift Container 3.5

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 18, 2017 9:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
Kubernetes, the open-source system for managing Docker and Rkt containers across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, grows every more popular. So, it's no surprise that Red Hat, with its intention to become a cloud power, is embracing OpenShift Container Platform 3.5. Red Hat wants you to manage your cloud containers with OpenShift Container Platform 3.5.

What will OpenStack R be Named?

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 18, 2017 8:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
That time again, when members of the OpenStack community vote on the release name for the upcoming series of milestones. The current release is called Ocata, the next release is code named Pike and is set to debut August 28. The release after Pike, is named Quest andopenstack should be out early 2018.

How to move Linux Home to ZFS

  • Freedom Penguin; By Dave Bechtel (Posted by extradudeguy on Apr 18, 2017 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Recently, I had an issue with a P2V VM (physical PC converted to virtual machine) where /home was running out of space and needed to be expanded. My /home in this case was a completely separate virtual disk (sdb) that was 10GB, and I needed to restore a multiple-GB Thunderbird email archive.

Module runs Linux on new octa-core RZ/G1H SoC, has nano-ITX carrier

iWave’s rugged “iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7” COM debuts the octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H, and adds 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, and support for GbE, SATA 3.1, USB 3.0, and PCIe. iWave’s Qseven 2.0 form-factor iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7 computer-on-module, also referred to as the “RZ/G1H SOM,” appears to be the first embedded board showcasing the recently announced, octa-core RZ/G1H SoC from Renesas.

FFmpeg 3.3 "Hilbert" Open-Source Multimedia Framework Is Out, Here Is What's New

The FFmpeg project proudly announced the release of a new series of their freely distributed collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content, FFmpeg 3.3, which has been dubbed as "Hilbert."

Appeals court revives Apple’s patented “rubber banding” tech because of one small tweak

In 2013, the US Patent and Trademark Office's reexamination unit rejected all claims of Apple's '915 patent. A patent appeal board upheld the cancelation, leaving Apple to turn to the Federal Circuit, which has ultimate jurisdiction. On Friday, a panel of Federal Circuit judges sided with the patent office on some of the claims, but revived three others.

Twistlock 2.0 Improves Container Security and Compliance

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 18, 2017 2:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Twistlock adds new Compliance Explorer and Runtime Radar features, helping organizations to better understand and control container deployments.

How to draw primitive shapes with BRL-CAD

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2017 11:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A primitive is a basic shape that has a unique polynomial equation within a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software package used for geometric modeling of more complex shapes. Examples include an ellipse, a sphere, a torus, a square, and in our case a heart-shaped primitive with a sextic equation (a polynomial, which has six roots). read more

i3 A Tiling Window Manager For Advanced Users

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 17, 2017 9:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?i3wm is a window manager tiling tool for Linux and some BSD derivatives. It is designed with in mind for advanced users and alike, maybe for enthusiast too if you think you are tough and ready. i3wm is a great tool and a solution if you have a low resource system or maybe like me; want more space for the everyday task.

What Makes Up a Kubernetes Cluster?

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Apr 17, 2017 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
In our first three installments in this series, we learned what Kubernetes is, why it's a good choice for your datacenter, and how it was descended from the secret Google Borg project. Now we're going to learn what makes up a Kubernetes cluster. A Kubernetes cluster is made of a master node and a set of worker nodes. In a production environment these run in a distributed setup on multiple nodes. For testing purposes, all the components can run on the same node (physical or virtual) by using minikube.

Will Razer Ever Wake Up and Smell the Roses?

Take Razer Inc. A successful PC gaming company that produces impressive laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice, wearables and accessories. Devices which are extremely popular with gamers. With good reason, it’s generally great hardware. Their slogan is “For Gamers. By Gamers”. Alongside their Windows gaming focus they have also supported Mac OS X for years. Not Linux gamers though. Not a sniff. Razer doesn’t want to embrace Linux. There’s no official support, and nothing on the horizon.

PDF Split And Merge 'PDFSAM' Does Exactly What It Says

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 17, 2017 3:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Everyday PDF related work comes across students and professionals. I myself comes several times in need to open a PDF file on my PC. We all have a default reader mostly pre installed in our PC which does the work of read, print but times comes when we require to modify, cut or separate some pages from a whole PDF file and a normal file is unable to fulfill this purpose.

Taskwarrior-Web : A Web Interface for Taskwarrior todo Application

Taskwarrior-Web is a lightweight, Sinatra-based web interface for the wonderful Taskwarrior todo application which was written in ruby.

Automate podcast publishing with Python

I have a podcast on which I chat with both Red Hat colleagues and a variety of industry experts on topics from cloud to DevOps to containers to IoT to open source. Over time, I've gotten the recording and editing process pretty streamlined. When it comes to the mechanics of actually putting the podcast online, however, there are a lot of fussy little steps that need to be followed precisely. read more

It’s Windows Time in Linux Land Again

Using Windows. What a horrible thing to ask a Linux user to do.

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