Benjamin Hindman, co-creator of Apache Mesos, joins Mesosphere

Apache Mesos co-creator and former Twitter lead engineer Benjamin Hindman is joining the startup Mesosphere, which provides commercial backing for the open-source Mesos resource management system. Hindman will help Mesosphere build out its first distributed operating system (OS) that will use Mesos as the OS kernel, which is essentially the part of the OS that’s responsible for managing system resources. Twitter, Airbnb, PayPal and Netflix are all companies that use Mesos to help manage their infrastructure. In June, Mesosphere announced a $10.5 million series A round.

Ubuntu may soon get native Netflix support

Getting Netflix to work on Linux has always been a bit difficult. Now, Ubuntu could gain native Netflix playback capabilities, thanks to Netflix’s adoption of HTML5 video streaming.

Opera is back on Linux

Having dropped Linux support around the time of its root-and-branch revamp, Opera is now offering its first developer version for Linux users in over a year.