Thanks to a GOL supporter I've had a chance to check out 'Niche - a genetics survival game' [Official Site, Steam] and breed my tribe of weird looking animals.
I am pleased to say that so far the Linux version looks pretty good, I haven't encountered any issues other than my own confusion on just what is going on.
The game is currently in Early Access, so it will have bugs and incomplete features.
For those curious how NVIDIA's DRIVE PX 2 system is working and how their self-driving car efforts are progressing, they've published a new video today showing their self-driving car that's taught by deep learning with analyzing human driving patterns.
CUDA 8.0 comes with full support for the Pascal GPU architecture including the Tesla P100/P40/P4 accelerators, new unified memory capabilities, native FP16 and INT8 computation support, nvGRAPH, new profiling capabilities, improved compiler performance, and expanded developer platform support. The new nvGRAPH addition is a GPU-accelerated graph analytics library. The expanded platform coverage now includes Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with GCC 5.4.
Remember when Mozilla said it was ceasing development of Firefox OS for smartphones, but that it wasn’t giving up on the browser-based operating system altogether? Yeah, now the organization has pretty much thrown in the towel.
After shifting the focus from phones to smart TVs and other Internet of Things products for a while, Mozilla senior engineering program manager Julie McCracken says development of the operating system was “gradually wound down” and that as of the end of July Mozilla has “stopped all commercial development of Firefox OS.
Earlier this year we launched our first set of experiments for Test Pilot, a program designed to give you access to experimental Firefox features that are in the early stages of development. We’ve been delighted to see so many of you participating in the experiments and providing feedback, which ultimately, will help us determine which features end up in Firefox for all to enjoy.
Since our launch, we’ve been hard at work on new innovations, and today we’re excited to announce the release of three new Test Pilot experiments. These features will help you share and manage screenshots; keep streaming video front and center; and protect your online privacy.
Linaro has worked with ARM, Canonical, Huawei, NXP, RDA, Red Hat, Spreadtrum, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments and ZTE on the new IoT software, as part of what it calls the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Segment Group.
Group says it wants to address the design problems created by the proliferation of choices for IoT device operating systems, security infrastructure, identification, communication, device management and cloud interfaces.
It hopes to be able to reduce fragmentation in operating systems, middleware and cloud connectivity software, through the creation of open source device reference platforms.
Initial technical work will be focused on delivering an end to end, crossvendor solution for secure IoT devices using the ARM Cortex-M architecture.
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Final Beta is now available for download for all major flavors. This release arrives with updated packages and Linux kernel 4.8. This release gives a pretty good idea of what users should expect from the Final Release which is scheduled for October 13.
As we’ve been noting in recent posts, Kubernetes, the open source container cluster manager originally designed by Google, is becoming a phenomenon. Canonical has now launched a distribution of Kubernetes, with enterprise support, across a range of public clouds and private infrastructure.
“Companies moving to hyper-elastic container operations have asked for a pure Kubernetes on Ubuntu with enterprise support” said Dustin Kirkland, who leads Canonical’s platform products. “Our focus is operational simplicity while delivering robust security, elasticity and compatibility with the Kubernetes standard across all public and private infrastructure.”
macOS 10.12 Sierra vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Linux Benchmarks
Apple released macOS 10.12 "Sierra" last week as the successor to OS X El Capitan. Given this annual update to macOS / OS X, here are benchmarks of macOS Sierra compared to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers.