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Should you run Linux without a desktop environment?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Second build of ChromX released for desktops and laptops, and is 8 GB too much RAM for a smartphone?


Seastar C++ framework looks to simplify coding

Concepts capability that simplifies design will be featured in the next version of the event-driven framework

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Yahoo makes TensorFlow and Spark better together

Open source project that merges deep learning and big data frameworks is said to operate more efficiently at scale and require little change to existing Spark apps

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Linux: The best distros for gaming?

Also in today’s open source roundup: 5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros, and the 8 best Linux gaming distros

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Open source Microsoft Graph Engine takes on Neo4j

The project allows for graph data to be kept in a distributed in-memory, key-value store and crunched at scale

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Anaconda Fusion melds Excel with Python data science

A new offering from the creator of a Python distribution for data science uses Microsoft Excel as a front end for Jupyter notebooks and other data-centric apps

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Baidu's deep learning framework adopts Kubernetes

Google's orchestration framework will provide smart resource allocation and cluster management to PaddlePaddle


Linux: How to install Kodi 17

Also in today’s open source roundup: Arrests made in “fully loaded” Kodi box raids, and who’s behind the Kodi crackdown?

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Arch Linux: A simpler kind of Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Protect your privacy with a VPN for Android, and 4 Linux distributions for Mac users.

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Linux: Kodi 17 media player released

Also in today’s open source roundup: Civilization VI will be released for Linux on February 9, and Google improves web app integration into Android.

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RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a project of the Linux Foundation, recently picked up the code for the open source database, which will now get a second chance

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Mozilla binds Firefox's fate to the Rust language

Latest version of Firefox will require Rust to compile successfully, restricting the number of platforms that the browser can be ported to

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MIT taps LLVM's parallel processing power for faster code

Researchers at MIT claim their modifications to the LLVM compiler framework can help more kinds of code take advantage of parallel processing, with little or no developer effort

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The essential guide to MongoDB security

MongoDB has everything you need to keep your data safe; here's what to look for and how to configure it

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New big data tools for machine learning spring from home of Spark and Mesos

RISELab, the successor to UC Berkeley's AMPLab, also has projects for predictive analytics, security, and context management for data lakes

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Linux: Is the Kodi media player a piracy app?

Also in today’s open source roundup: The best add-ons for the Kodi media player, and the best Kodi boxes of 2016.

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Review: The best frameworks for machine learning and deep learning

TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe do the math


Google open-sources Chrome browser for iOS

Complications involving the required tie-in to Apple’s WebKit engine had prevented the move in the past

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