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Can Low-Cost Chromebooks Actually Replace MacBooks?

By Sam Dean

Recently, we've been reporting on how Google is aggressively pushing Chrome OS, and the cloud-centric operating system is arriving on machines that are not only low priced, but Google is offering free incentives worth more than the computers running Chrome OS. We covered the arrival of Samsung's new Chromebook portable computer running Google's Chrome OS and selling for the strikingly low price of $249. And now, Acer is out with a new C7…

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From Spark Summit: What You Need to Know

By Sam Dean

As we've been reporting in conjunction with Spark Summit this week in San Francisco, the Big Data and Hadoop communities are becoming increasingly interested in Apache Spark, an open source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. At Spark Summit. IBM, Microsoft and other organizations upped their antes on Spark, delivering new initiatives and tools.

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Enhanced Fedora Fusion Linux Mere Weeks Away

By Susan Linton

One of the main complaints with Fedora is the lack of proprietary drivers and multimedia support. That's where Fusion comes in. Fusion Linux aims to ship all the best software that will make for a superior desktop experience. The upcoming version, based on the new Fedora 14, is estimated to be about two or three weeks away, but early testers can try the release candidate announced today.

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Cloudera Deepens Integration of Spark with Hadoop

By Sam Dean

Cloudera, focused on big data and Apache Hadoop, has announced that it has further matured Apache Spark integration within Hadoop environments. Spark and Hadoop are both flourishing on the big data scene. To further expand the enterprise capabilities of Spark, Cloudera has added support for Spark SQL and MLlib into Cloudera Enterprise 5.5 and CDH 5.5, which the company launched recently.

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Netflix Keeps Open Sourcing its Useful Cloud Tools

By Sam Dean

While cloud computing platforms make headlines every day now, including leading open source platforms such as OpenStack, it's still true that cloud computing is a young science. There is a premium on reliable, mature tools for the cloud, and a real need for tools that can usher in better security. Also, it's true that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still the 800-pound gorilla in the cloud.

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Kodi Illegal, Open Source Now a Word

By Susan Linton

Seems the top story today was the arrest of five individuals for selling devices loaded up with Open Source Kodi. Apparently the kits came with add-ons that allowed users to stream pirated content. In other news, Merriam-Webster has added the word "Open Source" to its database of official words, along with 1000 others. Jonathan Terrasi described his Linux awakening and blogger Dedoimedo said the GNOME version of openSUSE 42.2 is better than Plasma…

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