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Top 7 open source business intelligence and reporting tools

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:28:41 AM
In this article, I review some of the top open source business intelligence (BI) and reporting tools. In economies where the role of big data and open data are ever-increasing, where do we turn in order to have our data analysed and presented in a precise and readable format? This list covers tools which help to solve this problem. Two years ago I wrote about the top three. In this article, I will expand that list with a few more tools that were suggested by our readers.read more

Red Hat makes container development easier

Monday 27th of June 2016 11:31:30 PM
Red Hat releases Red Hat Container Development Kit 2.1

Supreme Court takes next patent case, poised to overturn Federal Circuit again

Monday 27th of June 2016 10:34:19 PM
The US Supreme Court has taken up its next patent case, which may well lead to another decision sharply overturning a ruling by the nation's top patent court.Here's how the case made it to the high court:

Should Google release its own high-end Android phone?

Monday 27th of June 2016 09:37:08 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: antiX 16 released without systemd, and Tobias Mueller discusses the history of changes from GNOME 3.0 to GNOME 3.20.

Fedora 24 Workstation Installation Steps with Screenshots

Monday 27th of June 2016 08:39:57 PM
A walk through guide to install Fedora 24 Workstation with Screenshots.

Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

Monday 27th of June 2016 07:42:46 PM
Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.Spark's Design GoalsSpark was created to meet two needs: to provide a unified engine for big data processing, and a concise high-level API for working with big data.

Open source software has to sell user experience

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:45:35 PM
Mattermost does open source the right way.Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can't sell just openness anymore; it is added value, not a unique selling point. Open source software now has to sell user experience. In a way it is a simpler metric, and probably one that is going to change open source forever—for the better.read more

SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR

Monday 27th of June 2016 05:48:24 PM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release and general availability of the June's updated ISO images for his SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.

News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

Monday 27th of June 2016 04:51:13 PM
Lots of things to look at last week

Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:54:02 PM
I began testing the question of different web browsers’ impact on battery life about two months ago, and what I’ve concluded is that there’s a lot of work to be done here.

MPV 0.18.0 Open-Source Video Player Lands with HiDPI Support for Wayland, More

Monday 27th of June 2016 02:56:51 PM
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software has announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.

4 languages poised to out-Python Python

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:59:40 PM
Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

7 myths about open sourcing your company's software

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:02:29 PM
Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code.read more

More in Tux Machines

Feral Interactive Ports Life Is Strange to Linux and Mac, Episode 1 Is Now Free

Feral Interactive has recently announced that they have managed to successfully port the popular, award-winning Life Is Strange game to GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. Read more

Introduction to Modularity

Modularity is an exciting, new initiative aimed at resolving the issue of diverging (and occasionally conflicting) lifecycles of different “components” within Fedora. A great example of a diverging and conflicting lifecycle is the Ruby on Rails (RoR) lifecycle, whereby Fedora stipulates that itself can only have one version of RoR at any point in time – but that doesn’t mean Fedora’s version of RoR won’t conflict with another version of RoR used in an application. Therefore, we want to avoid having “components”, like RoR, conflict with other existing components within Fedora. Read more

Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

Now that I’ve had about a week to play around in Mint 18, I find a lot to like and have no major complaints. While Cinnamon probably isn’t destined to become my desktop of choice, I don’t dislike it and find it, hands down, the best of the GNOME based desktops I’ve tried so far. Anybody looking for a powerful, all purpose distro that’s designed to work smoothly and which can be mastered with ease would be hard pressed to find anything better. Read more

The subtle art of the Desktop

The history of the Gnome and KDE desktops go a long way back and their competition, for the lack of a better term, is almost as famous in some circles as the religious divide between Emacs and Vi. But is that competition stil relevant in 2016? Are there notable differences between Gnome and KDE that would position each other on a specific segment of users? Having both desktops running on my systems (workstation + laptop) but using really only one of them at all times, I wanted to find out by myself. My workstation and laptop both run ArchLinux, which means I tend to run the latest stable versions of pretty much any desktop software. I will thus be considering the latest stable versions from Gnome and KDE in this post. Historically, the two environments stem from different technical platforms: Gnome relies on the GTK framework while KDE, or more exactly the Plasma desktop environment, relies on Qt. For a long time, that is until well into the development of the Gnome 3.x platform, the major difference was not just technical, it was one of style and experience. KDE used to offer a desktop experience that was built along the lines of Windows, with a start center on the bottom left, a customizable side bar, and desktop widgets. Gnome had its two bars on the top and bottom of the screen, and was seemingly used as the basis for the first design of Mac OS X, with the top bar offering features that were later found in the Apple operating system. Read more