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

 

Honorable Mentions:

Manjaro, Zorin, Lubuntu, TrueOS, Sabayon

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.

 

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.

The Top Ten Dev Boards of 2016

  1. Raspberry Pi 2
  2. Raspberry Pi 3
  3. Arduino UNO R3
  4. Atmega328P-PU
  5. NHduino UNO R3
  6. Orange Pi Lite
  7. Raspberry Pi Zero
  8. Orange Pi PC
  9. Banana Pi M1+
  10. Banana Pi Pro

The Raspberry Pi 3 doesn’t have a power switch, which means you have to remember to actually properly shut it down every time you want to turn it off. Some owners reported the Pi 3 heated up to the point where it reduced its speed in order to keep its temperature in check.

 

 

Unreal Engine 4

Although The Unreal Engine was primarily developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including ‘Hack and slash’, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. As of March 2, 2015, Unreal Engine 4 is available to everyone for free.

Unreal Engine 4 is designed to integrate smoothly with Visual Studio, allowing you to quickly and easily make code changes in your projects. When installing Visual Studio Community, choose the C++ components that you’ll need for your workflow.

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