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Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century

Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 25 this week, making many an enthusiast wonder where all those years went. Mention Slackware, and the odds are that the FOSS fan before you will go a bit misty-eyed and mumble something about dependency resolution as they recall their first entry into the world of Linux. Released by Patrick Volkerding on 17 July 1993, Slackware aimed to be the most “UNIX-like” Linux distribution available ...

British Airways’ latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

Stuck on the ground awaiting a load sheet? Here's why BA flights around the world were grounded as a result of the Amadeus outage Exclusive The British Airways IT system failure that caused the grounding of flights around the world yesterday was caused by an outage at third-party travel tech supplier Amadeus. Amadeus, a travel tech outsourcer best known for supplying flight booking software to low-cost airlines such as Easyjet, suffered an outage which meant ...

Android Dev Summit will take place November 7-8

Google I/O is likely the companies most popular developer conference, but the Mountain View tech giant is working with developers in a lot of different fields. The team will be hosting Google Cloud Next next week, the Chrome Dev Summit scheduled a few months later in November, and then they have others for AMP, TensorFlow, Dart, Firebase, and more. A couple of weeks before the Chrome Dev Summit, they are bringing back the Android Dev ...

Microsoft unleashes Windows 10 IoT Core Services

Following an unveiling at Computex last month, Microsoft has announced it's unleashing Windows 10 IoT Core Services into public preview. IoT Core Services enables solutions running on Windows 10 IoT Core to be commercialised and companies to create long-term business models for ongoing value. One of the most important components of the service is the Device Update Center, where an overview of all devices can be seen and updates scheduled for when appropriate. All updates ...

Nokia 6.1 Plus is the Android One version of the Nokia X6

The Nokia X6 launched in China well back in May and was rumored to launch globally later this year as an Android One device. HMD Global has now announced its global launch, and it’s under a new name. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is here, and it runs Android 8.1 Oreo as part of the Android One program. As such, it runs a clean version of Android. Android One Nokia 6.1 Plus Specifications Nokia 6.1 Plus Dimensions ...

Sony Xperia XZ2 sound system ported to any rooted Android device

Smartphone companies need to be innovative and use their marketing skills to come up with ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. Sony may not be selling as many devices as Samsung, Apple, or Xiaomi, but they have certainly turned around a previously floundering mobile division as of late. The company released the Xperia XZ2 back in April of this year and one of its selling points was what they called the Sony Xperia XZ2 Sound System ...

10 Courses to Train You as a Cybersecurity Expert

Due to a marked increase in cyber attacks on major corporations and government entities, demand for talented and trained cybersecurity specialists has skyrocketed. And, while you could spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on traditional, in-class courses to break into this field, the 2018 Supercharged Cybersecurity Bundle can help you learn the tools of the trade on your own time and for a fraction of the cost. It’s available today for $29.99. Featuring ...

Exclusive: How Acer Made the World?s Thinnest Laptop

It's a war of attrition where the casualties are scant millimeters. With an eye on mobile professionals, Acer found a way to create a laptop that's only 0.35 inches thick but still delivers solid perf...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/mCLZKpwarsg/acer-swift-7-thinnest-laptop to see original story and photos ...

Windows 10 IoT Core Services unleashed to public preview

Be still your beating hearts, Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core Services has hit public preview and the software giant has indicated just how much it is all going to cost. Microsoft is keen to get a foothold in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. In 2015 it released a slimmed-down version of Windows 10 aimed at IoT devices, such as industrial machinery or the ubiquitous Arm-based Raspberry Pi (for those moments when Debian just doesn't ...
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