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China bans Windows 8 from all govt computers. Any other OS will do

China bans Windows 8 from all govt computers. Any other OS will do

China bans Windows 8 from all government computers. Recommends any other operating system. In a move that it said is designed to “ensure computer security.” the Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from being installed on all government desktop, notebook and tablet computers. And as far as the Chinese government is concerned, any other OS will do. That, people, is […]

May 20, 2014 · 6 comments · News & Announcements
Don’t laugh, but the US has charged 5 Chinese military hackers with cyber espionage

Don’t laugh, but the US has charged 5 Chinese military hackers with cyber espionage

I don’t know what category to fit this one in. I can’t even bring myself to laugh, even though it makes for a good laugh. All I can do is shake and scratch my head. If you’ve been keeping track of current events and statements from our government officials, this shouldn’t even surprise you. But here you have it. The […]

May 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
You’ll need a build a Linux kernel module to listen to Netcat’s latest album

You’ll need a build a Linux kernel module to listen to Netcat’s latest album

Netcat is a 4-person band based in Seattle, Washington (USA) that just released an album titled Cycles Per Instruction. The 4-person band includes three soft-bodied persons (humans, if you like) plus one hard-shell human or what’s popularly called a computer (yes, if a corporation is a person, …). Their latest work is a 6-track digital album with tracks like, The […]

May 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
What the heck is Fog Computing?

What the heck is Fog Computing?

While many are still trying to figure out Cloud Computing, here comes a rival concept – Fog Computing. It’s computing that takes place at the edge of the network, closer to home. That is, computing that takes place on the devices that are nearest to you – your smartphone and other connected devices that are around you. The so-called Internet […]

May 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements

Nexenta targets a 2015 IPO

A report from Reuters says that Nexenta plans to IPO sometime in 2015. Nexenta is in the software-defined storage business. NexentaStor, the company’s core product, is built atop OpenSolaris/OpenStorage ZFS technology. The company also makes a free, full-featured, community supported edition called NexentaStor Community Edition. ZFS is a file system-cum-logical volume manager that was first introduced with the Solaris operating […]

May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Mozilla explains why it gave in to pro-DRM in HTML forces

Mozilla explains why it gave in to pro-DRM in HTML forces

For several years, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) have been waging a campaign against the introduction of DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) in HTML. This was an effort to stop browser vendors from implementing DRM mechanisms in Web browsers. Of the main browser vendors, Mozilla was the only one the EFF and FSF had on […]

May 15, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements