Recommended computer operating system for personal computers with x86 and ARM architectures

Apple chose to do away with the OS X name in favor of the traditional “macOS” name. The main new feature in macOS Sierra is Siri integration, bringing iPhone’s personal assistant to the Mac for the first time.

Even if you are new to Linux distros, you probably know that is generally not a good idea to use the same tools for domestic purposes and for professional work.

General Purpose:

macOS, Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, Remix OS

Mobile:

Android, iOS, Windows, Ubuntu, Sailfish OS

Alternative workstation:

Mint, Phoenix OS, Debian, openSUSE, CentOS

Fast operating systems for PC:

Porteus Kiosk, Chrome OS, Android-x86, Q4OS, BunsenLabs

ARM architecture:

Raspbian, Armbian, Retropie, OpenELEC, Windows IOT Core

Lucas Numbers

Édouard Lucas (1842 – 1891) is known for improving and expanding the Fibonacci series. Lucas worked in the Paris observatory and later became a professor of mathematics in Paris. Similar to the Fibonacci, the ratio between two consecutive Lucas numbers converges to the golden ratio. Lucas numbers appear in nature often enough to prove that they reflect some naturally occurring patterns.

Try following example at compilejava.net

public class Lucas {

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      int x,y,z,max; //Declare four integers
      x=2;
      y=1;
      max=10000;

      while( max > x ) {
         System.out.print(x+", ");
         z=x+y;
         x=y;
         y=z;
      }
   }
}

Lucas numbers (beginning at 2): L(n) = L(n-1) + L(n-2).

2, 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29, 47, 76, 123, 199, 322, 521, 
843, 1364, 2207, 3571, 5778, 9349, 15127, 24476, 39603, 
64079, 103682, 167761, 271443, 439204, 710647...

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Windows 10 Creators Update

The new features were announced at Microsoft’s Surface PC event on Wednesday, update is due to hit PCs in Spring 2017. Microsoft will be introducing more 3D options with the Creators Update, including a revamped and modernized 3D Paint app. Microsoft is also bringing a few new changes to the taskbar with this update. MyPeople feature, located next to the System Tray, makes communicating and sharing with your colleagues and friends easier.

 

C++ Game Programming with SFML

Simple and Fast Multimedia Library (SFML) is a software development library designed to provide a simple API to various multimedia components in computers.

According to some experts, SFML is so easy to get started and is therefore a good choice if you are a beginner. I strongly recommend learning C++ with a mentor. C++’s greatest strength is how scalable it could be, so games that are very resource intensive are usually built with it. If you, on the other hand, prefer simplicity over control or don’t program much, you may prefer to choose another engine.

Download the 32-bit version for Visual C++ 2014 if you’re using SFML with the Visual Studio IDE (Visual C++ compiler).

sfml1

 

NHduino UNO R3

The NHduino UNO R3 ATmega328P CH340 Mini USB Board is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328P (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 12 MHz crystal resonator, a mini USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a mini USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started.

The NHduino Uno can be programmed with the Arduino Software IDE. Select “Arduino/Genuino Uno” from the Tools > Board menu and “COM x” from the Tools > Port menu. Built-in Examples demonstrate all basic Arduino commands.

 

Battlefield 1 Open Beta

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter set in the period of World War I, and is inspired by historical events. Players can make use of World War I weapons, including melee weapons and mustard gas to combat opponents. Both bi-planes and tanks are a major part of the game.

“Battlefield 1 is everything I want out of this franchise, and a welcome breath of fresh air in the mostly futuristic shooter market.”, Erik Kain, a reporter for the Forbes magazine, said on Wednesday.