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Python vs. Ruby: Which is best for web development?

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:51:09 PM
Python and Ruby are among some of the most popular programming languages for developing websites, web-based apps, and web services.In many ways, the two languages have a lot in common. Visually they are quite similar, and both provide programmers with high-level, object-oriented coding, an interactive shell, standard libraries, and persistence support. However, Python and Ruby are worlds apart in their approach to solving problems because their syntax and philosophies vary greatly, primarily because of their respective histories.read more

Ubuntu Abandoning Unity in Favor of GNOME: What This Means

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:25:22 PM
After a long while, Ubuntu is looking to abandon Unity in favor of the Gnome desktop for Ubuntu 18.04. What does this mean, and what’s its impact to its users? Let’s find out.

Tiny Core Linux 8.0 Operating System Arrives with BusyBox 1.25.1 and GCC 6.2.0

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:59:36 PM
The development team behind the Tiny Core project was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Tiny Core Linux 8.0 operating system.

TripleO QuickStart Ocata branch Deployment with feature sets and nodes configuration (topology) seperated

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:33:49 AM
In general,Ocata overcloud deployment is more memory consuming then Newton. Minimal memory requirements highlighted bellow. Also minor trobleshooting step was undertaken several timesright after overcloud deployment. Command `pcs resource cleanup` was issued after detecting resources failed to start after original deployment completed.The problem above would be gone in case when VIRTHOST (48GB) would allowto allocate 8192 MB for each PCS Cluster's Controller. Sshuttle command line was also modified to provide access to control plane and external network from workstation at a time.

ESP32 dev board ships with multiple IoT kit options

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 10:08:03 AM
The $12, open source “Hornbill” dev board runs FreeRTOS on an ESP32 wireless module, and is available in several Hornbill kits. A Bangalore, India based startup has successfully funded its ESP32-based, IoT-oriented “Hornbill” boards and dev kits on Crowd Supply.

Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 08:42:16 AM
Compares Mir chat to 'irrational' gun control or climate change debates, so that Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has labelled some members of the free software community habitual, hateful and reflexive contrarians.…

New Survey: Cloud Providers in Open Source

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:16:30 AM
Some of today’s most dynamic and innovative free and open source software (FOSS) projects boast significant investment and involvement by well-known cloud service and solution providers. We are launching a survey to better understand the perception of these solution providers by people engaging in open source communities.

GNOME Builder IDE and Flatpak Make It Easier to Contribute to the GNOME Project

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:50:44 AM
GNOME developer Carlos Soriano, known for his contributions to the Nautilus file manager and GNOME Shell user interface, reports on the latest progress made to simplify the contribution process to the GNOME Project.

Mastodon—The free software, decentralized Twitter competitor

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 04:24:57 AM
No free or open-source social network has really taken off. That could change with Mastodon, which is generating buzz as a possible Twitter replacement.

Best practices and basic evaluation benchmarks: IBM Power System S822LC for high-performance computing (HPC)

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:59:11 AM
This article is a quick reference guide for IBM Power System S822LC for high-performance computing (HPC) system users to set processor and GPU configuration to achieve best performance for GPU accelerated applications. Before running an application, users need to make sure that the system is performing to the best in terms of processor frequency and memory bandwidth, GPU compute capacity, and memory bandwidth.

WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 01:33:24 AM
CyanogenNodSoMuchWileyFox is rowing its users away from the wreckage of the Cyanogen disaster, with some help from Ricardo Cerqueira, Cyanogen Inc’s former director of engineering.…

How Googles Borg Inspired the Modern Datacenter

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:07:38 AM
In part one of this series, What Is Kubernetes?, and in part two, Why Choose Kubernetes to Manage Containerized Applications?, we learned what Kubernetes does, its architecture, and how it compares to similar container orchestrators. Now we[he]#039[/he]ll learn how Kubernetes was descended from the secret Google Borg project.

APT Package Manager With Some Basic Commands

Monday 10th of April 2017 10:41:51 PM
Hey..! So finally installed Linux Mint or Ubuntu on your system? Cool! But wait there’s more to be done than already done. What about software installation, uninstallation, managing files and so on. Well installing software on Linux Mint and Ubuntu is simple (or basic A for Apple, B for Ball, and C for Cat). Why? You would ask me and the answer is because of the way Debian manages software dependency files. Luckily, Mint and Ubuntu are Debian-based distros and that puts you in a good place to learn apt (which is the short form for Advanced Package Tool).

Here's why the skills gap may be killing your digital transformation

Monday 10th of April 2017 09:16:05 PM
Addressing the skills gap may be the first step in a successful digital transformation.

How the open source model will soar above the rest

Monday 10th of April 2017 07:50:18 PM
Defining a project is more than just discussing the results of the deliverable. For a project manager, this definition is about learning how to balance a series of interrelated elements. When it comes to the process of creation, the project manager has to manage the dependencies and the project's critical chain. The project manager also has to communicate effectively with the various stakeholders' personalities and the dynamic differences between Waterfall and Agile development methods.read more

11 Recommended Open Source Multi-Platform Astronomy Software

Monday 10th of April 2017 06:24:32 PM
There is a huge range of astronomy software available for the major operating systems. Here are 11 awesome open source tools to start you on your astronomical journey.

How to install Percona XtraDB Cluster for MySQL on Debian 8

Monday 10th of April 2017 05:10:12 PM
In this article, I will show you how to configure a MySQL database cluster with three nodes in a multi-master replication. Multi-master replication allows writing of records in each node, so if a node will fail, we can work on the other as if nothing happened. This tutorial describes how to install and configure three Percona XtraDB Cluster nodes on Debian 8 servers, we will be using the packages from the Percona repositories.

Try Tilix — a new terminal emulator in Fedora

Monday 10th of April 2017 02:47:51 PM
Fedora users are spoilt for choice when it comes to terminal emulators. From the default gnome-terminal, to xterm, konsole, terminator, or tilda, there is certain to be a terminal emulator that suits your workflow. However, in Fedora 26, there is... Continue Reading →

Eric S. Raymond says you probably fit one of eight tech archetypes

Monday 10th of April 2017 01:33:31 PM
'Castellans' memorise manuals, 'Tinkers' can't stop hacking hardware. Keep 'Algorithmicists' out of a corner officeOpen source luminary Eric S. Raymond has given the world eight “Hacker Archetypes” that he thinks offer useful ways to categorise your colleagues and by doing so help them to understand their strengths and weaknesses.…

How to install Asterisk on the Raspberry Pi

Monday 10th of April 2017 12:19:11 PM
Are you looking for a phone system for your small business or home office? I've been interested in a scalable VoIP (Voice over IP) solution, and that's when I came across an implementation of Asterisk on the Raspberry Pi.read more

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  • Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME
    Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop. In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like. The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.
  • Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop
    As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.
  • Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity
    If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
  • Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0
    In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.

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