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It's Chef and Puppet in a dead-heat and everyone--surprise!-is picking up Docker.
RightScale, a cloud management company, finds businesses are adopting DevOps at a rapid rate. RightScale's survey results come as no surprise. If you want to run a cloud, you must use DevOps programs. If you don't, the sheer scale of operations will quickly overwhelm even the best system ...
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Linus thinks that just maybe the year of the Linux desktop, albeit in Chrome OS and Android clothing, may be upon us.
Chromebooks are already outselling Macs. So Linus Torvalds is wondering if this really might be the year of the Linux desktop. With the addition of Android apps to the Chromebook, maybe it really will be.
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+'Jə - 'ə' sure why not? Lots of powerful laptops availible. Plug in a screen and mouse and keyboard set and install ubuntu and you can work :)
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Year of the Linux desktop? :-) I didn't say it, +Linus Torvalds did.
Chromebooks are already outselling Macs. So Linus Torvalds is wondering if this really might be the year of the Linux desktop? Maybe, with the addition of Android apps to the Chromebook, maybe it really will be.
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Windows OS is not going away very so. It can only evolve as we have seen in Windows 10.
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For some reason, all the other coverage of this story I've seen buried the lead. Android N has an answer for Android's biggest flaw: The failure of vendors to update their devices with security updates.
We now know a lot more about the next version of Android, except its name. The most exciting new Android N feature is an answer to the age-old problem of pushing Android security updates to users.
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If you like science fiction and fantasy and you like film noir and hard-boiled fiction, these books are for you.
 
If you like film noir/hardboiled mysteries AND science fiction/fantasy, have I got a reading list for you.
Hardboiled detective fiction + sci-fi/fantasy = a walk down the mean streets of sci-fi/fantasy.
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Look closely and you'll see the real news in Linux 4.6 is a new attitude towards security.
Better security, improved ARM support, and, oh yes, better gaming hardware support, Linux 4.6 is a major update.
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Yes, automatic kernel updating would be awesome
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Linus Torvalds thinks the year of the Linux desktop, wearing Chrome OS and Android, may be upon us.
Chromebooks are already outselling Macs. So Linus Torvalds is wondering if this really might be the year of the Linux desktop. With the addition of Android apps to the Chromebook, maybe it really will be.
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Not this year. Maybe next. There will almost surely be some bugs to work out and some issues after it does fully launch.
Still I'd bet that within 3 or 4 years either Android or Chrome OS featuring Android Apps or a combination of the two are putting a serious scare into Windows computer sales.
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Behlendorf is back again and this time he's taking on blockchain technology.
Well-known open-source developer and leader Brian Behlendorf is now the executive director of Hyperledger, a project for advancing enterprise open-source blockchain technology
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Great now to have a face behind Open office that i love so well thanks
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True.
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Well i could have sworn i had seen it before. My bad.
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For some reason, all the other coverage of this story I've seen buried the lead. Android N has an answer for Android's biggest flaw: The failure of vendors to update their devices with security updates.
We now know a lot more about the next version of Android, except its name. The most exciting new Android N feature is an answer to the age-old problem of pushing Android security updates to users.
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Rumor is that the seemless upgrade is automagic from the phone owner's perspective with no option to opt out.

I buy only Nexus devices so I get updates without handset maker interference, but I still only want them when I approve the installs.

I also want CHANGELOGs! It would be nice to know what's being installed. I'm fine with the high level description, but there should be a way to easily dive down into more information than "Bug fixes and performance improvements.".

As examples on the wait until I'm ready: I recently had a system update come through when I was off-continent and not in a position to muck about if the update hosed my phone or even just my settings; there was also a phone app update as I was negotiating an expensive contract with some impromptu requirements, so the update waited until everything was signed and I was certain the money was coming in.

I also generally ignore updates that require GPS access :).
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Like the bible
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it!

Steven was also the first writer to notice this little thing called the Web and he thought it just might be important some day. Who knew!? :-)
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  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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