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An Introduction to Hadoop and Big Data Analysis

Hadoop has become a central platform to store big data through its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) as well as to run analytics on this stored big data using its MapReduce component. This…

Simplifying Deployment on the Cloud with Heroku

Many developers assume cloud deployment to be tedious, costly, insecure and even sometimes unreliable. However, with the advent of platforms like Heroku, deployment on the cloud is being widely adopted and it is…

It pays to be a Linux 'expert'

IT Pays To Be a Linux Expert

The IT industry is expected to hire many more Linux professionals this year, and to take extra measures to retain Linux talent within organisations. LINUX For You digs into their pockets and finds…

Taming the Big Data with Hadoop

Taming the Big Data Beast with Hadoop and Alternatives

Turn the clock back to 1970 — the year in which Edgar Codd published the paper “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks”. In it he described a language called…

Richard M. Stallman

An Interview with Richard Stallman on Freedom, Android, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs…

Any government that tells people to teach proprietary software is essentially delivering the country into the hands of a company. Before you even speak a word before RMS (as Richard M Stallman is…

Preparing a Debian-based LEMP server

WordPress on Nginx, Part 1: Preparing VPS the Debian Way

In this first part, we deal with the LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack recipe and set up the basic server after installing the required packages. It started off thus: The theme developer…

A screengrab of Magzter website

Digital Magazine Store Magzter Uses Open Source to Slash Costs

A mobile digital magazine newsstand goes the open source way to cut its initial investments, and allow publishers to share digital editions of their periodicals with a widely-dispersed global readership. Magzter is a…

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Joy of Programming: The Legacy of C

Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th of October 2011, at the age of 70. His lasting contributions to computing include creating the C language, and co-creating the UNIX operating system. In his memory,…

Turnkey to LAMP

Turnkey: Build LAMP Server in Under 10 Minutes

Many of us have wanted to work on our own homemade Linux Web server, but struggled due to the lack of appropriate versions, and the knowledge to set up PHP support or even …

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