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How to build a Raspberry Pi-based desktop PC

Build your own under-$100 desktop Linux PC with Raspberry Pi; just don’t expect it to be a true PC

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Is Steam bad for Linux gaming?

Also in today’s open source roundup: What does Fuchsia mean for Android? And It's FOSS reviews Antergos Linux.

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ActiveState's Python taps Intel MKL to speed data science and machine learning

The MKL libraries for accelerating math operations debuted in Intel's own Python distribution, but now other Pythons are following suit

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Atom editor now has native GitHub integration

The direct integration with the code-hosting platform to make things easier for devs -- but also ties them more closely to GitHub

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Will Linux protect you from ransomware attacks?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu has a login screen security flaw.

CrateDB 2.0 Enterprise stresses security and monitoring—and open source

The open source database for processing high-speed freeform data with SQL queries now has enterprise features, available as open source for faster developer uptake

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Faster machine learning is coming to the Linux kernel

The addition of heterogenous memory management to the Linux kernel will unlock new ways to speed up GPUs, and potentially other kinds of machine learning hardware

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Ubuntu Linux: Which flavor is the best?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux and the Windows desktop, and DistroWatch reviews NixOS.

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4 cool Kubernetes tools for mastering clusters

Need to switch Kubernetes contexts in a flash? Want to know what pods are burning up CPU? These tools have all that covered and more

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CoreOS's Linux platform bolsters enterprise Kubernetes features

Some of the new additions to Tectonic are still in beta, but many unlock enterprise-empowering features from the latest edition of Kubernetes

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Windows Subsystem for Linux welcomes Suse and Fedora options

Users will no longer be locked into Ubuntu, and they can run multiple Linux distros side by side

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Linux: How to protect your privacy

Also in today’s open source roundup: Cinnamon 3.4 desktop released, and a taste of Linux for newbies.

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Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

Cockroach Labs is also offering its enterprise features as open source and trusting enterprises will pay for what they use in production

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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Machine learning analytics get a boost from GPU Data Frame project

New consortium wants to eliminate a common source of slowdowns in the machine learning pipeline by keeping data processing on the GPU

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Will Google dump Android for Fuchsia?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Canonical prepares for an IPO cash grab, and System76 reveals its plan for GNOME.

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MapD's GPU-powered database is now open source

Horizontal-scaling and high-availability features are still for-pay only, but MapD wants its number-crunching platform to be integral to data science

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Is Linux kernel design outdated?

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews 4MLinux 21.0, and LinuxInsider reviews Ultimate Edition 5.4.

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Buckaroo brings package management to C/C++ projects

Buckaroo uses Facebook's Buck build system and has its own curated repository of packages

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