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Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 3:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote. Spark's Design Goals Spark was created to meet two needs: to provide a unified engine for big data processing, and a concise high-level API for working with big data.

Open source software has to sell user experience

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mattermost does open source the right way. Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can't sell just openness anymore; it is added value, not a unique selling point. Open source software now has to sell user experience. In a way it is a simpler metric, and probably one that is going to change open source forever—for the better. read more

SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR

Arjen Balfoort has announced the release and general availability of the June's updated ISO images for his SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.

News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 12:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Lots of things to look at last week

Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

  • PCWorld; By Gordon Mah Ung (Posted by penguinist on Jun 27, 2016 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I began testing the question of different web browsers’ impact on battery life about two months ago, and what I’ve concluded is that there’s a lot of work to be done here.

MPV 0.18.0 Open-Source Video Player Lands with HiDPI Support for Wayland, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 27, 2016 10:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software has announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.

4 languages poised to out-Python Python

  • InfoWorld; By Serdar Yegulalp (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Python
Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

7 myths about open sourcing your company's software

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code. read more

antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

The developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have announced the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

Voice control your embedded systems with 20 lines of software code

Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software... TrulyHandsfree runs embedded on device so no cloud connection is necessary, making it secure from shared personal data being stolen from the cloud." explains Sensory.

openSUSE users are growing by the month

The number of users of openSUSE, the community GNU/Linux distribution supported by the Germany SUSE Linux company, has grown, with an average of 400,000 DVD images being downloaded each month.

No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board

  • techfrag; By Talha Amjad (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Embedded, Linux
The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you heard of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

  • slash Gear; By Adam Westlake (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2016 1:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A long-running class-action lawsuit from PlayStation 3 owners angry over losing the ability to run Linux on the console may finally be over. When the PS3 launched in 2006, it featured support for "OtherOS," which let owners install Linux on the console's hard drive. Only a few short years later, Sony disabled the feature...

Fake Patents on Software From Fake Australian ‘Inventor’ of Bitcoin

  • Techrights; By Dr. Roy Schestowitz (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
News from Australia regarding software patents that should not be granted and how patent lawyers from Australia rely on European patent law (EPO and UK-IPO) for guidance on patent scope.

Ruby on Rails Development On Ubuntu 16.04

Ruby on Rails is one of the most popular web development platforms today, with some of the hottest start-ups and tech giants employing it in their software stacks. One of the biggest selling points of Ruby on Rails is the ease of development. It is just as easy to get set up and start developing, especially on Linux.

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

According to the technical team at Endless OS, this operating system is not your typical Linux distribution. “We don’t use rpm, apt or any other packaging system. We use a read-only root file system managed by OSTree with application bundles overlaid on top.

EU, United States agree on changes to strengthen data transfer pact

  • Reuters; By Julia Fioretti (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 5:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The European Union and the United States have agreed changes to a data transfer pact that is key to transatlantic business, including stricter rules for companies holding information on Europeans and clearer limits on U.S. surveillance.

This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More24 JunLearn more

In-demand dev skills, understanding licensing, and more open source news

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at desired job skills for open source developers, resources for understanding open source licenses, and more. Open source news roundup for June 19-25, 2016 read more

Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2016 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Data loss is one of those things we never want to worry about. To that end we go to great lengths to find new techniques and software packages to ensure those precious bits of data are safely backed up to various local and remote media.

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