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Twill on Apache: A New Weave

Using Hadoop running YARN to manage large clusters for Big Data analysis may soon become easier with a renamed open source project accepted by the Apache Foundation. The Apache Foundation accepted the open source project Twill, named “Weave” while hosted on Github, after foundation members began voting for its inclusion on Nov. 8. Bringing the Twill project to Apache incubation ... Read More »

Steam Machines revealed, with some concerns

Follow @LinuxUserMag Yesterday, we reported on a list of 12 hardware partners that had been confirmed to be working with Valve to make Steam Machines. In the early hours of this morning, Valve held a press conference at CES in Las Vegas, and revealed the hardware design from those 12 partners, along with one other from a previously undisclosed partner. ... Read More »

LG Bets on WebOS for New Smart TV Line

LG Electronics has revived the webOS operating system for its latest line of smart TVs, the company announced on Monday. In fact, LG will use webOS on more than 70 percent of its smart TV lineup this year, the company said. “The beauty of webOS is that it provides so much freedom and is so simple to use,” said In-kyu ... Read More »

Quirky 6.1.1 Is a Bleeding Edge Puppy Linux

Quirky, a Linux distribution from the “Puppy Linux family” that is used to introduce new ideas and applications, has now reached version 6.1.1. This version of Quirky, 6.1.1, is intended to be as small as possible, providing support for f2fs (Flash-Friendly File System) and a few others. “Quirky 6.1.1 has many important bug fixes, it is highly recommended to use. ... Read More »