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In this month’s column, we feature a set of computer science interview questions. Last month, we had discussed a set of questions on data management and cloud computing. We continue our discussion of…

CodeSport

In this month’s column, we feature a set of computer science interview questions. Last month, we had discussed a set of questions on operating systems. Let’s continue our discussion of computer science questions,…

Using Gestures with Touchscreens on KDE5

Using the touchscreen on the netbook can be disappointing, while gestures also fail to please. In this article, the author recalls a personal of using a touchscreen and gestures on a notebook running…

CodeSport

In this month’s column, we feature a set of computer science interview questions. Last month, we had covered a set of questions on machine learning and natural language processing. We continue our discussion…

Easy to Use Video Editors

You can make your old and new videos more interesting and meaningful by editing them with either of these two free and easy-to-use video editors – Avidemux or Kdenlive. When I was in…

CodeSport

In this month’s column, we feature a set of computer science interview questions. Last month, we had discussed a set of questions on data science, algorithms and machine learning. We continue this discussion…

Exploring Software: A Secure UEFI Boot Experience

In this article, the author narrates his experiences with the UEFI boot when installing Fedora and Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI secured netbook. He also outlines the difficulties he encounters and the…

Exploring Big Data on a Desktop: Spark and HBase (May 2015)

The last issue of OSFY carried the column ‘Exploring Big Data’, which took a look at Apache Spark. This article explores HBase, the Hadoop database, which is a distributed, scalable big data store….

CodeSport

In this month’s column, we continue our discussion on natural language processing, focusing on automatic key phrase extraction. Over the past few months, we have been discussing natural language processing algorithms. Let us…

Spark: Exploring Big Data on a Desktop

Here’’s an introduction to Apache Spark, a very fast tool for large scale data processing. Spark is easy to use, and runs on Hadoop and Mesos as a standalone application or on the…

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