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BrandPost: A Look at Intel’s 2018 Software Development Tools

I signed up for Intelrsquo;s annual public beta (you can too by registering for it), and now I can share some of what Irsquo;ve found in the latest version of the software development tools.

These are serious tools for Python, C, C++, and Fortran developers who are optimization-minded, and I couldnrsquo;t pass up the opportunity to try them outmdash;for free!Intel has made signing up easy, and this entitles you to download and install fully functional versions of its tools.  Irsquo;ve downloaded and installed the tools on my Windows 10 machine, my iMac running the latest (Sierra) macOS, and three different Linux boxes (running SUSE, Ubuntu, and Linbuntu).
So far, everything has worked flawlessly.
Irsquo;ve been mostly writing programs using Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) and testing it on each system. My code is highly portable, and I love having the same tools on each system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IDG Contributor Network: Linux: Is Lubuntu better than Xubuntu?

Lubuntu versus Xubuntu Ubuntu has a number of different flavors, including Lubuntu and Xubuntu.

Both of these Ubuntu flavors offer lightweight desktops, but which one is better?A writer at Linux and Ubuntu recently weighed the pros and cons of Lubun...

IDG Contributor Network: 10 Linux distributions for developers

10 Linux distributions for developers Linux distributions geared toward casual desktop users are important, but developers also need to use Linux.

Developers have different needs than other users, so certain distributions can be better than others f...

IDG Contributor Network: Ubuntu Linux: Which flavor is the best?

Which Ubuntu flavor is the best? Ubuntu comes in a number of different flavors, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Which one is best for you? A writer at Linux.com recently delved into the various flavors of Ubuntu and considered what th...

Windows Subsystem for Linux welcomes Suse and Fedora options

Fans of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) love that it provides a native Linux experience, command line and all, to Windows users.

But not all have been fans of the choice of Linux distributionmdash;Canonical's Ubuntu Linuxmdash;and thus have launched projects to swap out Ubuntu.ALWSL is one such project, and the Python-based WSL Distribution Switcher, which provides automated access to no fewer than 10 Linux distribution userlands, is a more sophisticated approach.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ubuntu 17.04 review: Don’t call it abandonware, per se

Technically, Ubuntu 17.10 is coming—but how much development will go into a dead desktop?

IDG Contributor Network: Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds

Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now download the daily build ISO images as well.

Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for n...

IDG Contributor Network: Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 review

Foss Post reviews Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Ubuntu 17.04 has gotten quite a bit of media coverage in recent days.

But one new spin of Ubuntu might be worth considering if you’re a fan of the Budgie desktop.Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 combines the power of Ubuntu with the unique Budgie desktop environment.M. Hanny Sabbagh has a full review of Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 for the Foss Post: Budgie is a new desktop interface forked out of GNOME Shell.
It is developed by the Solus team.
It uses GNOME technologies beside their own modifications to give a better user experience.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ubuntu creator takes CEO role again after layoffs and death of...

Shuttleworth takes over as Canonical axes phone and seeks outside investors.

IDG Contributor Network: Are open source users anti-social muppets?

Mark Shuttleworth lashes out at "anti-social muppets" Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, recently lashed out at some users in the open source community.
In a comment on his post on Google+ he vented his frustration with “anti-social muppets” who have been directing hate at Mir.[ The InfoWorld roundup: 5 rock-solid Linux distros for developers. | Stay up on open source with the InfoWorld Linux Report newsletter. ]Simon Sharwood reports for The Register:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Linux Mint 18.1: Mostly smooth, but some sharp edges

We’ve been fond of Linux Mint for its ability to present a friendly interface to the average end user, while having a stable foundation of Debian and Ubuntu underneath. In this review, we looked at LinuxMint 18.1, dubbed Serena. We found a solid operating system that can run into problems in edge case scenarios.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

IDG Contributor Network: Did Ubuntu dump Unity for cash?

Did Ubuntu dump Unity for money? Canonical dumped GNOME for its own Unity desktop years ago, but now the company has reversed itself and will release Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME instead of Unity.So why did Canonical give up on Unity?[ Intel, Apache, Amazon, and more: See the 2017 open source rookies of the year. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]Christine Hall speculates that it all came down to money for Canonical, and she lists the reasons for the company’s shocking switch from Unity to GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here