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An introduction to data processing with Cassandra and Spark

This article is co-authored by Jon Haddad. There's been a huge surge of interest around the Apache Cassandra database due to the increasing uptime and performance demands of modern cloud applications. read more

Unity3D working on SDL, Wayland and Mir support

  •; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on May 11, 2016 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The folks Unity3D are currently doing a "HackWeek" when they work on special projects. It looks like the Linux team are working on using SDL instead of X11 directly which will bring Mir & Wayland support amongst other things.

gNewSense 4.0 Screencast and Screenshots

gNewSense has announced the release of gNewSense 4, codenamed Ucclia. It's based on a solid Debian, modified to respect the Free Software Foundation's and is available for 3 architectures: i386, amd64 and mipsel

Managing passwords in Linux with KeePassX

  • (Posted by bob on May 11, 2016 3:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
According to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, "Passwords are a common form of authentication and are often the only barrier between a user and your personal information. There are several programs attackers can use to help guess or 'crack' passwords, but by choosing good passwords and keeping them confidential, you can make it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access your information." read more

Italian Military to Save Up to 29 Million Euro by Migrating to LibreOffice

Following on last year's bold announcement that they will attempt to migrate from proprietary Microsoft Office products to an open-source alternative like LibreOffice, Italy's Ministry of Defense now expects to save up to 29 million Euro with this move.

$12 Orange Pi variant swaps Ethernet for WiFi

  • (Posted by bob on May 11, 2016 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Shenzhen Xunlong has launched an open-spec, $12 “Orange Pi Lite” SBC with a with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, 40-pin RPi expansion, camera input, and WiFi. Shenzhen Xunlong continues to churn out new versions of old boards with slight adjustments in features and prices. In the case of the new Orange Pi Lite, the company took […]

Google took our property—and our opportunity, Oracle tells jury

Oracle is making its case to a jury that Google should be forced to pay massive copyright damages, due to the search company's use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system. It's the second courtroom face-off for the two software giants. Google argued that APIs shouldn't be copyrighted at all, but lost on appeal. Now Google's only hope is that the jury finds that its use of the APIs was a "fair use."

Ubuntu 16.04 proves even an LTS release can live at Linux’s bleeding edge

A disappointing trend has become clear to Linux users in recent years. Whenever Canonical offers a new Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release, it tends to be conservative in nature. (See our Ubuntu 14.04 review, which earned a "Missing the boat on big changes" headline.) Apparently no one wants to try to support a brand new, potentially buggy piece of code for half a decade.

Slices of Raspberry Pi

Covered in this report: The Pi gets new cameras, another U.S. Picademy, monitoring health conditions with MedPi and the AstroPi in low Earth orbit.

Running a simple HTTP web server with one terminal command and python

What we want to show you in this tip article is how to run a very simple and lightweight web server using only Python as a prerequisite. Use cases can be very different, depending on your needs : you might need web server functionality in your code (e.g. a microservice), you might want to have a browser-based file manager (you will soon see what we mean by that) or you just want to test your web page and/or start learning web development and Apache is a bit much for the task.

Black Lab Software Announces Black Lab Cloudbook PC as a Chromebook Replacement

Black Lab Software's CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia about the availability of the Black Lab NetOS operating system and corresponding Black Lab Cloudbook hardware.

Two of the Best Password Manager GUI Apps for Linux

Two of the Best Password Manager GUI Apps for Linux.

How to sync your Google Cloud on Linux with Grive2

If Linux is your operating system of choice, and Google Drive is your cloud storage solution, you'll be happy to know there's an easy way to keep them in sync from the command line.

Open Source Projects Are Transforming Machine Learning and AI

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly gained traction with the public through applications such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. The true promise of these disciplines, though, extends far beyond simple speech recognition performed on our smartphones.

Android vs. iPhone: Pros and Cons

When comparing Android vs. iPhone, clearly Android has certain advantages even as the iPhone is superior in some key ways. But ultimately, which is better?

Goldman Sachs Talks Open Source

As you might expect for someone who is constantly surrounded by bankers, Goldman Sachs' Don Duet uses the term "intellectual property" a lot -- but it's good to know that Wall Street is investing in sharing.

Docker lets security bug sniffer dogs off the leash at container images

Libraries and other code scanned for known programming blunders. Docker has hit upon an idea that perhaps other platforms could potentially incorporate: scanning software components for publicly known vulnerabilities prior to deployment.

Fedora 24 Beta released!

The Fedora 24 Beta is here, on schedule for our planned June final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 24 Beta Workstation - a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful operating system for your laptop or desktop computer.

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS – Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS was officially released as part of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Official Flavors. This introduces many enhancements, updated components, new tweaks and under-the-hood optimizations.

Build An Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot: Part 4

Build An Off-Road Raspberry Pi Robot.

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