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Cython speedups borrow from Python playbook

The newest edition of the powerful Python-to-C compilation framework adds speedups harvested from the next version of Python

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Forrester: OpenStack, AWS are today's cloud 'safe bets'

If you're looking for a de facto standard for clouds, quit holding your breath: OpenStack and AWS are it. But the buck won't stop there forever

Will Aspyr release Civilization VI for Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Apple’s secret mockups of iMessage for Android, and how to benchmark your Linux system.

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How bad is the Dirty Cow Linux kernel vulnerability?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Android phones rooted by Dirty Cow, and the Build The Wall game is now available for Android.

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GitHub open-sources tool to track and preview Puppet changes

If tweaks to your Puppet setups are causing breakage across your deployments, GitHub's Octocatalog-diff ensures that new Puppet settings don't wreck old ones

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Why is Ubuntu's Unity 8 development taking so long?

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.10, and 9 Android apps for Halloween.

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5 wicked-fast Python frameworks you have to try

If old Python networking and web libraries aren't fast enough for you, these new additions break speed limits and unleash new possibilities

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The wait for TensorFlow on Windows is almost over

There's work in progress to deliver Google's deep learning framework to Windows, but it's still a ways from being a drop-in-and-go project

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Mozilla's Rust goes real-time with code feedback

Rust Language Server provides live information such as code completion and documentation through a Microsoft co-developed protocol

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SDN groups team up to promote standards, open software development

Software Defined Networking standard bearer, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and ON.Lab have merged with designs on further pushing SDN benchmarks and open source software development of the technology.

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How does Linux need to change to achieve the 'year of the Linux desktop?'

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 17.04 will be called “Zesty Zapus,” and Ars Technica reviews the Google Pixel phone.

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With OpenStack users, dev and test are king

The latest OpenStack User Survey shows that customers like to use the software to build private clouds for development and testing


Microsoft's CoreRT turns C# into cross-platform C++

Want to run .Net applications on platforms with no .Net framework? Microsoft's brewing up a way to do so by translating C# apps into platform-native C++ counterparts

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) released

Also in today’s open source roundup: The 7 best features in Ubuntu 16.10, and 16 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10.

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GPG Sync simplifies encryption key management

Open source project GPG Sync makes it easier for organizations already using GPG to encrypt email messages to manage different user keys

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Microsoft open-sources P language for IoT

The platform specializes in asynchronous programming for embedded systems, device drivers, and distributed services

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Ubuntu 16.10 ups cloud ante with Kubernetes, OpenStack

Canonical doubles down on features for building clouds and infrastructure, with the latest OpenStack and a custom-built Kubernetes to go with it


Serverless Framework takes the pain out of AWS Lambda deployment

Formerly known as Jaws, the Serverless Framework debuts its first full point release to simplify deploying apps to AWS Lambda -- and eventually to other services of its kind

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