Amazon Linux now available for On Premise Development/Testing

Amazon Linux now available for On Premise Development/Testing

Finally, (Well from November 2016) Amazon Web Services is letting customers download its own flavour of Linux. Cloud instances has often been suggested as the ideal test and dev environment, on cost avoidance grounds. AWS says it’s made its Linux available after customer requests to do more development on-premises. Those requests don’t represent a bursting of …

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Ubuntu Retires Unity, Desktop Switching Back To GNOME

Ubuntu Retires Unity, Desktop Switching Back To GNOME

Approximately Six year ago, Canonical made #Unity the default shell in Ubuntu. This was acclaimed to be a step to bring Ubuntu to hitherto unavailable devices like Tablets and Mobiles. I personally was not amused. The unity shell was available in one for or the other for sometime before that. Namely in the netbook remix …

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Bezos sells $1 bn in Amazon stock yearly to pay for Blue Origin

Bezos sells $1 bn in Amazon stock yearly to pay for Blue Origin

Yesterday, Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos introduced the Blue Origin capsule to the press corps. Speaking Wednesday at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bezos vowed to lower the cost of space travel and start taking customers to space by next year. Jeff Bezos said he is selling $1 billion in stock of his retail …

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Bluetooth 5 !

Bluetooth 5 !

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) gave the green light to Bluetooth 5 this week, a new spec that promises some pretty radicular performance enhancements over its predecessor, according to the organization. The latest version of the ubiquitous wireless technology is said to offer twice the speed, four times the range and eight times the …

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Open Source Vs Open Governance: The state and Future of Open Source Movement

Open Source Vs Open Governance: The state and Future of Open Source Movement

Last week, DataStax announced that it was jettisoning its role in maintaining the Planet Cassandra community resource site, even as the project lead, Jonathan Ellis, made it known that DataStax would be doubling down on its commercial product, rather than Cassandra. Though the DataStax team put a brave face on the changes, the real question …

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCMS

Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCMS

As an Enterprise/Solution Architect, I have been called upon upteen times help make a decision on several technology platforms. Based on the company’s product/service road-map and the digital strategy (in cases defining these along the way) I have also helped them in selecting an WCMS. Personally though, I am more inclined toward Drupal/Acquia and previously toward …

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GitHub Opensources its Load Balancer

GitHub Opensources its Load Balancer

GitHub will release as open source the GitHub Load Balancer (GLB), its internally developed load balancer. GLB was originally built to accommodate GitHub’s need to serve billions of HTTP, Git, and SSH connections daily. Now the company will release components of GLB via open source, and it will share design details. This is seen as …

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GE & Bosch to leverage open source to deliver IoT tools

GE & Bosch to leverage open source to deliver IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. As a vast majority of organisations have included #IoT as part of their strategic plans for the next two to three years. No single vendor can meet the diverse #IoT needs of all customers, so they’re …

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GE & Bosch to leverage open source to deliver IoT tools

GE & Bosch to leverage open source to deliver IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. As a vast majority of organisations have included #IoT as part of their strategic plans for the next two to three years. No single vendor can meet the diverse #IoT needs of all customers, so they’re …

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DCNS's Scorpene Data Leak and Future of Indian Submarine Fleet

DCNS's Scorpene Data Leak and Future of Indian Submarine Fleet

File photo of Malaysia’s first submarine, “KD Tunku Abdul Rahman”, a Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine. © Bazuki Muhammad Sourced from WikiMedia A massive leak of documents on India’s new military submarines from French shipbuilder DCNS is the result of a hack, the country’s defence minister said on Wednesday. Manohar Parrikar claimed, according to local reports, that …

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