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Must-Have Free Open Source Tools for Freelancers

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| As a freelancer, you don’t have to fork over expensive commercial software: 
| there are plenty high-quality open source applications and utilities that can 
| help you to run your daily business smoothly. Even if you are new to open 
| source, you are probably already familiar with the usual suspects such as 
| OpenOffice.org, Mozilla Firefox, and Thunderbird. But there are quite a few 
| other useful applications that deserve a place in your freelancer toolbox.     


Open Source and Cloud Computing Series - Introduction 

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| Open Source has played a major role in the progress of Cloud Computing. The 
| Open Stack like LAMP are the ones that provide the backbone to many Cloud 
| based solutions. Hadoop is transforming the way organizations and companies 
| use Cloud. Whether you are an enthusiastic geek trying to set up a Cloud like 
| infrastructure at the basement or an enterprise trying to run a private cloud 
| inside the firewall, Open Source software like Hadoop and Eucalyptus  are 
| playing a significant role.      


"Hey, Steve, just because you broke into Xerox’s store before I did and took
the TV doesn’t mean I can’t go in later and steal the stereo."

                                --Bill Gates, Microsoft


Hadoop: Funny Name, Powerful Software

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| Doug Cutting was a work-at-home dad plugging away at open source search code
| when he had a light-bulb moment that led him to create Hadoop, an open source
| adaptation of Google's MapReduce. Now, Yahoo is using Hadoop for all kinds of
| high-power computing functions.



Yahoo's Hadoop software transforming the way data is analyzed

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| Cutting, a 44-year-old programmer who had helped build search engines at
| Apple and Excite, had started the search project in 2000 because he wanted
| his code to live on. He knew that closed-source projects, where software is
| treated as a corporate secret, had a way of dying. With open source, the code
| is published and other programmers can contribute suggestions and help fix
| bugs.


OpenSolaris Project: Hadoop Live CD

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| Organizations routinely collect a huge amount of data, including web crawls,
| email messages, and scientific data. Processing these datasets with
| traditional relational database models or streaming algorithms is no longer
| scalable. A new data processing model, MapReduce, addresses this challenge by
| leveraging large clusters of hundreds or thousands of heterogeneous servers.


Hypertable Lead Discusses Hadoop and Distributed Databases

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| At the time that we started on the project, an open source Bigtable
| implementation did not exist, so we decided to build it ourselves. The reason
| that we chose open source is because we felt that an open source
| implementation of Bigtable would be inevitable. By leading the development
| effort, we would have a leg up on the competition in terms of knowledge,
| expertise, and credibility.    

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