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May 29, 2014
Last month, we started with a quick look at Python objects, including an introduction to creating your own. One thing that we only saw in passing was just how ubiquitous objects are in Python. Pretty much everything in Python is an object. If you have gigabytes of memory, how these objects get stored is not a major issue. On a Raspberry Pi, however, you are limited. This month, we will look at how Python stores and references objects. We will also look at some code that you can use to interrogate your own code to see what is happening with RAM usage.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving software security. OWASP works on the principles of open source software, particularly the idea that the community is the force of creation and contribution. The unique aspect here is that OWASP is not software, rather a set of guidelines created by the community to help developers plug security holes in their code.
With GOG.com heading over to Linux later this year they are in need of someone technically minded with Linux who doesn't mind moving to Poland.
Everybody knows about the larger distros such as Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora etc. There are dozens of other distros that provide a really good user experience and are well worth checking out. Makulu 6 Imperium Edition definitely falls into this category.
GOG.com is a digital distribution platform that is specialized mostly in old games, but the company that owns it, CD Projekt Red, wants to also extend the support to include Linux. They are now looking for people to help them with Linux ports, although it seems that some of them will be distributed in Wine wrappers.
This tutorial explains the steps for the installation and configuration of IBM Network Advisor 12.1.5 on RHEL 6 to manage storage area network (SAN) switches running OS 7.x.x.
The one Simband demonstrated on stage at Samsung's "Voice of the Body" event in San Francisco showed a continuous stream of heartbeat information, seismograph-style, such as one might see on a hospital-grade ECG machine. A "shuttle battery" will allow you to wear the device 24 hours a day, charging it on your wrist while you sleep.The still-speculative Simband is designed around a new open software platform called SAMI, for Samsung Architecture Multimodal Interactions. The company described it as one health platform to rule them all, bringing in information from non-Samsung health trackers too. Samsung says it will release SAMI APIs for developers by the end of the year.
Are 64-bit ARM processors ready for the datacenter? Applied Micro and Canonical claim they are with an upcoming demo of the OpenStack cloud using Ubuntu Linux on an X-Gene server.
Something odd is happening with the popular open source encryption program TrueCrypt. The download page for the program was changed Wednesday to display an ominous warning about the software: "Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues," it reads. "This page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt."
One of the official webpages for the widely used TrueCrypt encryption program says that development has abruptly ended and warns users of the decade-old tool that it isn't safe to use.
Axiomtek’s CAPA112 SBC uses an AMD G-Series APU and offers dual display support, two GbE, six USB, and four COM ports, and PC/104 and Mini-PCIe expansion. The CAPA112 is designed for fanless, embedded applications that need rich graphics, legacy ISA support, and a wide operating temperature range, says Axiomtek. Applications are said to include medical imaging, digital signage, kiosks/POI, thin clients, and gaming machines. The device can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 70°C
When you want to set up an application, most likely you will need to create an administrative account and add users with different privileges. This scenario happens frequently with content management, wiki, file sharing, and mailing lists as well as code versioning and continuous integration tools. When thinking about user and group centralization, you will need to select an application that fits your needs.
The upcoming end of support for Adobe Flash in the open source Chromium browser for Linux is actually a good thing for the Linux world.
Codenamed Moorefield, Intel's latest 64-bit chip is expected to make a high-profile appearance at the upcoming Computex conference.
Antergos 2014.05.26 available. At last! Here it is... a new stable release of Antergos. A lot of bug fixes and improvements... and the long-awaited KDE option in our installer (KDE 4.13.1 at the time of writing), along with MATE (MATE 1.8 at the time of writing). And another announcement. We are now working with the Numix guys and Antergos will have the Numix icon theme replacing the old-but-always-remembered Faenza. We are using also Numix GTK+ themes and the GNOME-Shell theme, customized for Antergos with the name 'Numix Frost'.
Canonical's design team are working to build a more mobile-friendly version of the charm browser for the Ubuntu Linux Juju cloud orchestration service.