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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer

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Microsoft maps out F# language upgrade

F# 4.1 will include struct tuples, improved error messages, and backing for .Net Core

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Apache Mesos turns 1.0, but it’s no Kubernetes clone

The Apache project for container orchestration aims higher than merely managing Docker or being a Kubernetes competitor

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OpenVZ 7.0 runs Linux VMs like containers

The virtualization solution provides an alternative to Docker's application-centric philosophy

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OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack is set to become a Docker-ized app that runs on Kubernetes and help Google's plans for an open source hybrid cloud

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Linux kernel 4.7 released

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Slackware 14.2, and Prisma has been released for Android

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OpenBSD 6.0 tightens security by losing Linux compatibility

The newest version of OpenBSD closes potential security loopholes -- such as its Linux compatibility layer

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Wire open-sources messaging client, woos developers

Secure messaging apps are all the rage, and developers can now write their own open source Wire client

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LinkedIn claims Rocket Data beats Apple's iOS caching

The framework is an alternative to Apple's Core Data, which was inadequate for the company's mobile dev needs

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Facebook open-sources tools for fast React app creation in JavaScript

The social giant's newest open source offering provides a rapid way to set up the prerequisites for building React apps in a complex JavaScript environment

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Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Lock-in is the nature of software, and open source is just software

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Microsoft reveals big plans for .Net Core

The open source runtime will get new APIs, language upgrades, and ARM processor backing

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Make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS

Also in today's open source roundup: The world's smallest Linux server for $5, and the Prisma art app is coming to Android

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Does Android need a new app store?

Also in today's open source roundup: Six desktop Linux mistakes, and how to use the Lantern browser to view blocked websites

Ubuntu forum breach traced to neglected plugin

The popular vBulletin forum software was current, but administrators had forgotten to update an add-on

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Spark-powered Splice Machine goes open source

An open source version of the Hadoop-based and Spark-accelerated RDBMS is now available sans a few enterprise features

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Python for .Net rises from the dead

After long suffering from stagnant development, the IronPython project for running Python on .Net is getting a new lease on life with new team leaders and a Python 3 upgrade

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