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Spark 2.0 prepares to catch fire

Today, Databricks subscribers can get a technical preview of Spark 2.0. Improved performance, SparkSessions, and streaming lead a parade of enhancements

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Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?

Also in today's open source roundup: Will Chromebooks and Android apps kill Windows PCs? And DistroWatch reviews the Clonezilla Live utility

5 Dev Tools for Securing Your Code

Open source job market booming

The demand for open source talent is high, according to a new report from Dice.com and The Linux Foundation

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Open source tool manages AWS Lambda apps

The open source tool deploys, runs, and manages AWS Lambda apps from the command line, even using apps written in languages not supported directly by Lambda

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Python 3, Ruby, Rust, and JavaScript algorithms are now welcome on Algorithmia

The service for building and hosting algorithms and monetizing them as APIs will also support the standard repositories for third-party code used by each language

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Open source tool watches Linux systems, containers for suspicious activity

New from Sysdig, Falco alerts you to unwanted behaviors, not just in Docker apps, but throughout the system

Linux containers vs. VMs: A security comparison

More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages

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Block ads via the hosts file in Android or Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: Nokia will release Android phones, and Google will introduce a voice-activated device for the home

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Video: What's new in Cinnamon 3.0

Also in today's open source roundup: ChaletOS 16.04 offers an open source refuge for Windows users, and Google rolls out Spaces group sharing app for Android

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Linux 4.6 targets mobile with ARM, touch support

The new kernel also features performance improvements and backing for 13 SoC systems

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Linux 4.6 boosts container security, adds OrangeFS support

The latest version of the Linux kernel also features more reliable out-of-memory handling, 802.1AE MAC-level encryption, and support for Intel memory protection keys

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Can Linux ever beat Windows at PC gaming?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews FreeBSD 10.3's new features, and Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.6

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Jenkins security patches could break plug-ins

The latest security update for Jenkins changed how build parameters are handled, impacting multiple plug-ins

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Fedora 24 beta focuses on containers and the cloud

The desktop and server portions of Red Hat's bleeding-edge Linux distribution aren't standing still, but the cloud version hosts its biggest and boldest innovations

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The most popular Android apps of all time

Also in today’s open source roundup: Viking Horde malware targets Android devices, and the Fedora 24 beta has been released.

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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How BSD was built, and how it lost the lead to Linux

Also in today's open source roundup: Is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the best version of Ubuntu yet? And are modular Android phones just a gimmick?

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Where to cut corners when the security budget gets tight

Security pros provide advice on where to focus your efforts when money is unexpectedly short on supply

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