Star Conflict

Free to Play Linux Games on Steam

Yes, you are right! There are a relatively small percentage of Linux games hosted on Steam that can be downloaded without a charge. None of the games featured in this article are released under a freely distributable license, and so they are not free in the sense of freedom. But if you want some fun and entertainment without exercising your wallet, look here. What is particularly pleasing is that there are some real gems. Let’s check them out!

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HandBrake

9 Essential Free Linux Transcoders

This article highlights the finest open source transcoding applications for Linux. Individuals that are interested in making digital media available for playback on mobile phones, or make frequent use of Home Theatre software will find transcoding software to be invaluable. Transcoding helps to ensure there is universal access of multimedia content.

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Big Data

4 Native XML Databases for Big Data

Big Data is an all-inclusive term that refers to data sets so large and complex that they need to be processed by specially designed hardware and software tools. The data sets are typically of the order of tera or exabytes in size. These data sets are created from a diverse range of sources: sensors that gather climate information, publicly available information such as magazines, newspapers, articles. Other examples where big data is generated include purchase transaction records, web logs, medical records, military surveillance, video and image archives, and large-scale e-commerce.

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