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  • Linux turns 25

    Linux reaches the age of 25 with more than ten times that number of distributions to date. Can any of us wrap our brains around where it has gone and what it has become?

    08 July 16 23:33 Written by Sandra Henry-Stocker
  • Tails official mysterious during interview

    Bryan Lunduke reached out to the official Tails Press mailing list but to whom he was asking questions to, he is unsure. Even so, he did give the run down on Tails' latest update.

    26 Feb. 16 05:41 Written by Bryan Lunduke
  • Why email is a better virtual assistant

    Google is inventing something better than Siri, Cortana, Alexa or even Google Now. It's email with a virtual assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help you out.

    09 Nov. 15 14:15 Written by Mike Elgan
  • For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

    Supercomputers are serious things, called on to do serious computing. They tend to be engaged in serious pursuits like atomic bomb simulations, climate modeling and high-level physics. Naturally, they cost serious money. At the very top of the latest <a href="http://www.top500.org/">Top500</a> supercomputer ranking is the Tianhe-2 supercomputer at China's National University of Defense Technology. It cost about $390 million to build.

    07 Aug. 15 04:51 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Is it Google's job to fix society?

    Social problems exist. Sexism, social stigmatization, crime and other problems have always plagued humanity.

    13 July 15 20:12 Written by Mike Elgan
  • Just give up on mobile already, Microsoft

    How many ways can Microsoft fail with mobile technology? There was Windows CE -- a failure. Windows Mobile -- a flop. And, more recently, Windows Phone -- a fiasco.

    11 July 15 03:47 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Open Source Meets Telecom at NFV World Congress

    When Linux first became a serious challenger for enterprise-class infrastructure, traditional IT vendors had to contend and to rationalize just what exactly this open source thing was. The initial response from many vendors was to attempt to stop it, but it only grew.

    19 May 15 06:39 Written by Art Fewell
  • With data analytics, no more Pontiac Azteks

    In their introduction to Arc 2.1: Exit Strategies, "Escaping reality," editors Simon Ings and Sumit Paul-Choudhury tell us that "ninety-six percent of the cosmos is ineffable" -- incapable of being expressed or described in words. In addition to reminding us of the widely accepted scientific fact that 96% of our universe is made up by yet-to-be-explained dark matter and dark energy, their point -- I think -- is that it is in our imagination (our ability to make stuff up) that the future lies.

    21 April 15 03:52 Written by Thornton May
  • Microsoft Outlook Calendar Corruption, Lost Meetings, Duplicate Appointments - April/2015 Update

    Over the past 5-yrs, organizations have complained about Microsoft Outlook calendaring problems where users describe issues of calendar appointments not showing up, meeting appointments disappearing, calendar delegate issues occurring, just overall "odd" behavior of calendars. It usually happens in mixed environments where some users are Apple Mac users, and some users (frequently the exec admin / delegate) running Windows, and typically active use of iPhones, iPads, Android, or other mobile devices and tablets. And over the past 5-yrs, I have actively blogged about the problem and the solution to FIX the calendaring inconsistencies.

    02 April 15 00:21 Written by Rand Morimoto
  • Web browsers are also to blame for Lenovo's Superfish fiasco

    Lenovo pre-installing Superfish software was a security disaster. Whether Lenovo was evil, or, as they eventually claimed, merely incompetent, it's hard to trust them going forward. If nothing else, their initial denials that anything was wrong, leave a lasting impression. Of course, Superfish, along with the software that they bundled from Komodia, also deserve plenty of blame for breaking the security of HTTPS and SSL/TLS.

    10 March 15 00:07 Written by Michael Horowitz
  • Fave Raves 2015: What's your favorite enterprise IT product?

    Do you have a favorite enterprise IT product you can't live without? Tell us about it and we'll share your raves with our readers. (Here's a link to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2289676/data-center/149931-Fave-Raves-33-tech-pros-share-their-favorite-IT-products.html">last year's Fave Raves</a> collection.)

    03 March 15 00:41 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Why Google should leave Europe

    Spanish lawmakers did something dumb this week. They passed a new law that forces Google to pay news publishers a fee for sending valuable, monetizable content from Google News to their sites.

    13 Dec. 14 23:02 Written by Mike Elgan
  • What Windows 10 means for the enterprise

    Microsoft rolled out the widely anticipated Windows Technical Preview yesterday morning, playing to a handpicked crowd of Microsoft reporters and analysts. Although Microsoft didn't have the technical will to broadcast the event live, you can see a recording of the 40-minute presentation on YouTube.

    01 Oct. 14 23:02 Written by Woody Leonhard
  • How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

    While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.

    18 Sept. 14 05:53 Written by Colin Neagle
  • Understanding SDN Vendor Ecosystems

    Followers of Software Defined Networking (SDN) might recognize a sort of market maturation. We don't mean maturity of the product sets, or even how SDN is technically achieved. Those elements are still coming along. We mean vendor SDN strategies are settling in.

    09 Sept. 14 23:24 Written by Ethan Banks
  • SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

    The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we're getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward. We also have a sense of when companies expect to start the process in earnest.

    09 Sept. 14 23:23 Written by Jim Metzler

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