AI: open source's next big win. Canonical recently launched Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It's an important release. In part, that's because Canonical will support it for five years, making it one of the relatively rare LTS products in Ubuntu's history. Ubuntu 18.04 also marks a high-profile return to GNOME as the default desktop, after a few years of controversial experimentation with Unity. The result is regarded by many as the best desktop Ubuntu so far (that's my view too, for what it's worth). And yet, the emphasis at launch lay elsewhere. Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of Ubuntu, said: Multi-cloud operations are the new normal. Boot-time and performance-optimised images of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on every major public cloud make it the fastest and most efficient OS for cloud computing, especially for storage and compute-intensive tasks like machine learning. The bulk of the official 18.04 LTS announcement is about Ubuntu's cloud computing features. On the main web site, … [Read more...] about Why the Failure to Conquer the Desktop Was Great for GNU/Linux
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If you’re in the business of delivering content or data to sports fans during a major event like the World Cup or Wimbledon, you feel as much pressure as the world-class athletes everyone is tuning in to watch. Ensuring your systems and apps will perform during these big events puts pressure on the entire business, and it’s those who oversee delivering these digital services who feel it most.Hemna Juneja, Head of Application Support at Perform, is well experienced in delivering under pressure. She leads the teams responsible for preparing the company’s systems and apps that enable well-known brands like Opta, Sporting News and Goal to deliver timely and accurate content and data on the most watched global sporting events, such as the World Cup. With 156M monthly users to their media sites, 1,000+ B2B clients, and over 19,000 matches broadcasted live on DAZN last year, Perform has worked hard to provide a best-in-class customer experience with minimal disruption during … [Read more...] about How to get digital-fit for a global sporting event
In August 2013, Mark Zuckerberg tapped out a 10-page white paper on his iPhone and shared it on Facebook. It was intended as a call to action for the tech industry: Facebook was going to help get people online. Everyone should be entitled to free basic internet service, Zuckerberg argued. Data was, like food or water, a human right. Universal basic internet service is possible, he wrote, but “it isn’t going to happen by itself.” Wiring the world required powerful players—institutions like Facebook. For this plan to be feasible, getting data to people had to become a hundred times cheaper. Zuckerberg said this should be possible within five to 10 years. It was an audacious proposal for the founder of a social software company to make. But the Zuckerberg of 2013 had not yet been humbled by any significant failure. In a few months, the service he’d launched between classes at Harvard would turn 10. A few months after that, he would be turning 30. It was a … [Read more...] about What Happened to Facebook’s Grand Plan to Wire the World?
posted on 13 Mar 2011, 23:25 1 1. Whit (unregistered) This is very interesting. $600 for a tablet, the specs of which seem to be benchmarking on-par with or below that of the $500 iPad 2, according to Anandtech. I'm not advocating either platform over the other, but it seems like they'd at least want the price point to be the same as Apple's product. posted on 14 Mar 2011, 00:02 4 8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010) it IS at the same point as Apple's product, you're comparing the 16GB iPad's price with the 32GB Xoom's price (with expandable memory i'll mention) the 32GB iPad is $600 dollars as well. posted on 14 Mar 2011, 15:32 1 31. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008) here you go people the download for adobe flash 10.2 for motorola xoom. you are welcome you are all welcome. now bow down ipad2http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03/11/adobe-flash-10-2-leaked-includes-honeycomb-compatibility-dow nload-now/ posted on 13 Mar 2011, … [Read more...] about Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM to launch March 27th for $600?
posted on 08 Jul 2015, 21:25 8 1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014) Good. I even predicted this in an earlier article. This is the way it should have been from the beginning. Nokia was just churning out phones left and right. Make a low end, mid range, and high end, each with an XL version, because phablets have become popular. posted on 08 Jul 2015, 21:35 3 2. meanestgenius (Posts: 17813; Member since: 28 May 2014) Agreed. Over saturation of the market isn't always a smart business plan, as even Samsung is learning. Looking forward to what Windows 10 Mobile will bring to the smartphone space. posted on 08 Jul 2015, 21:47 1 5. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014) It's a horrible business plan. It makes the lineup confusing to understand, the phones become half-assed because they are working on so many at a time. And for Microsoft, it means they have most of the phones for the windows phone market. They just need to make phones … [Read more...] about Comments for : Bloomberg: Microsoft to launch no more than 6 new smartphones per year from now on