If you want to use Anaconda for science projects, one of the first things to consider is the spyder package, which is included in the basic Anaconda installation. Spyder is short for Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment. Think of it as an IDE for scientific programming within Python.

diff -u: Detainting the Kernel

What's new in kernel development: detainting the kernel. more>>

John Perry Barlow, Memorial Fund Grants and Fellowship in Memory of Bassel Khartabil, cpu_features and More

RIP John Perry Barlow, EFF Founder, Internet Pioneer, 1947 – 2018. Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the EFF, wrote yesterday: "It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow's vision and leadership. He always s more>>

For Open-Source Software, the Developers Are All of Us

"We are stronger together than on our own." This is a core principle that many people adhere to in their daily lives. Whether we are overcoming adversity, fighting the powers that be, protecting our livelihoods or advancing our business strategy, this mantra propels people and ideas to success. more>>

Programming in Color with ncurses

Jim demonstrates color manipulation with curses by adding colors to his terminal adventure game. more>>

Meltdown/Spectre Status for Red Hat and Oracle

The Red Hat family of operating systems addressed Meltdown and Spectre in its v3.10 kernel quickly, but relied too much upon Intel's flawed microcode and was forced to revert from a complete solution. more>>

Heptio Kubernetes Subscription, FOSDEM, Upcoming Events and Replika (the Emotional Chatbot)

Heptio launched its new Heptio Kubernetes Subscription, "a fully supported Kubernetes deployment with the assurance and stability of a distribution, but the control and flexibility of open source". more>>

Write for Linux Journal!

Participate in the Linux Journal comeback!

We are always looking for new writers from the Linux community. If you're interested, please send a brief proposal to write@linuxjournal.com.

We're open to all ideas related to Linux, open source and adjacent technologies, but here are just a few topics to help get you started: more>>

Worth Saving

Doc outlines his plans for Linux Journal 2.0. more>>

Evolving Your Own Life: Introducing Biogenesis

Much of the software I've covered in the past has focused on engineering, chemistry or physics. However, a growing number of software packages are being written to apply computational resources to problems in biology. So in this article, I want to look at one particular package for biology named Biogenesis. more>>

Shell Scripting: Dungeons, Dragons and Dice

Dungeons, Dragons and Dice—a script that lets you roll those 3d6 and 2d20 that a surprising number of games require. more>>

Spectre/Meltdown Updates, Skype Snap, Red Hat's Open Brand Project and Happy Birthday to the Open Source Initiative!

News updates for February 2, 2018

The AV-TEST Institute tweeted yesterday that it has discovered 139 samples that appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities due to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. more>>

Custom Embedded Linux Distributions

The proliferation of inexpensive IoT boards means the time has come to gain control not only of applications but also the entire software platform. So, how do you build a custom distribution with cross-compiled applications targeted for a specific purpose? As Michael J. Hammel explains here, it's not as hard as you might think. more>>

Kernel 4.16-rc1, Qubes OS 4.0, OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed and More

News updates for February 1, 2018.

Today Linux kernel 4.16-rc1 introduces three new driver subsystems and the VirtualBox Guest driver. See the pull request for the complete list of changes. more>>

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