Ubuntu Kylin is an open-source Linux distribution based on Ubuntu since 2013,
mainly developed by a Chinese team alongside dozens of Linux developers all
over the world. It contains the basic features you would expect from Ubuntu, plus
features a desktop environment and applications. more>>
There are a lot of decisions to be made before enterprises are ready for
production and deployment of container apps, asserts SUSE. more>>
Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the
well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a
complete set of applications to support users' everyday computing needs,
including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.
In my "Hodge Podge" article in the October 2016 issue, I mentioned how much I love the
Synology NAS I have in my server closet (Figure 1). more>>
Networks have become indispensable infrastructure in modern society. The danger is
that these networks tend to be closed, proprietary, complex, operationally
expensive and inflexible, all of which impede innovation and progress rather than
enable them. more>>
You've probably heard about the WiFi Pineapple from Hak5. It's a
fascinating device that allows you to do some creepy pen testing. It's
the sort of tool that could be used for evil, but it's also incredibly
useful for securing networks.
Migration to the cloud, the flexibility of network virtualization and the promise
of IoT involve IT transformations that have placed incredible strain on enterprise
Cyber-attacks are now constant, threats to privacy are increasing, and more rigid
regulations are looming worldwide. To help IT folks relax in the face of these
challenges, Jetico updated its BestCrypt Container Encryption solution to include
When Wim Coekaerts, Microsoft's vice president for open source, took the
stage at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto last summer, he came not as an adversary, but
as a longtime Linux enthusiast promising to bring the power of Linux to Microsoft
and vice versa. With the recent launch of SQL Server for Linux, Coekaerts is
clearly having an impact.
Google Cardboard should be terrible. Really, it should. It's literally
made of cardboard. I remember as a kid some cereal boxes came with spy
glasses you had to cut out of the box itself—and they were terrible. But
Google Cardboard is amazing. Granted, you need to add your $750 Android
phone to it, but that's already in your pocket anyway.
People who study the history of languages probably will look back at our
current time and scratch their heads. We keep inventing verbs! First,
Google became the verb we use for searching. Then, "Facebooking" someone
became a viable way to contact them. Heck, I forgot about "texting"
someone. It seems we just keep taking perfectly good nouns and making
them verbs. more>>
In my last
article, I talked about the complications of
calculating the phase of the moon and decided simply to scrape the same website that Google uses.
I listen to a lot of books. A lot. And honestly, although I've written about
the "Listen" app for audiobooks, I tend to use Audible more than anything
else anymore. Part of the reason is the Android app finally has more
fine-grained speed settings. (I prefer around 1.4x speed.) iPhone people
don't have that seemingly simple feature. Just saying.