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Linux Foundation Open Source Summit opens in Edinburgh: Microsoft praised for “facing reality”

The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit kicked off in Edinburgh today, with Executive Director Jim Zemlin declaring that the organization is now adding a new member daily. The Linux Foundation oversees over 150 open source projects, including Linux, Kubernetes, Let’s Encrypt, Cloud Foundry and Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and has over 1320 members. Microsoft has … Continue reading Linux Foundation Open Source Summit opens in Edinburgh: Microsoft praised for “facing reality”

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 update on hold after some users suffer deleted documents: what to conclude?

Microsoft has paused the rollout of the October 2018 Windows update for Windows 10 while it investigates reports of users losing data after the upgrade. Update: Microsoft’s “known issues” now asks affected uses to “minimize your use of the affected device”, suggesting that file recovery tools are needed for restoring documents, with uncertain results. Windows … Continue reading Microsoft’s Windows 10 October 2018 update on hold after some users suffer deleted documents: what to conclude?


Review: Synology DS119J. Great system but single bay and underpowered hardware make it worth spending a bit more

Synology has released a new budget NAS, the DS119j, describing it as “An ideal first NAS for the home". It looks similar to the DS115j which it probably replaces – currently both models are listed on Synology’s site. What is the difference? The operating system is now 64-bit, the CPU now a dual-core ARMv8, though … Continue reading Review: Synology DS119J. Great system but single bay and underpowered hardware make it worth spending a bit more


Linux applications and .NET Core on a Chromebook makes this an increasingly interesting device

I have been writing about Google Chromebooks of late and as part of my research went out and bought one, an HP Chromebook 14 that cost me less than £200. It runs an Intel Celeron N3350 processor and has a generous (at this price) 32GB storage; many of the cheaper models have only 16GB. This … Continue reading Linux applications and .NET Core on a Chromebook makes this an increasingly interesting device


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