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12 Jun 2017
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Parted Magic Disk Partitioning Live CD Updated With Linux 4.11.4, ZFS On Linux [64308]
Softpedia, June 12th 2017

"Powered by the latest Linux 4.11.4 kernel, Parted Magic 2017_06_12 includes all sorts of up-to-date components, including the Clonezilla 3.25.11 partition and disk imaging/cloning program, the Wxfixboot 2.0.1 tool for modifying and fixing bootloaders, as well as the DDRescue-GUI 1.7.1 graphical user interface for GNU ddrescue.

On top of that, the new Parted Magic updated ISO snapshot ships with zfs-linux drivers and a screen magnifier, FileZilla 3.25.1 as default FTP program instead of gFTP, and it looks like the X.Org components have been updated to their latest versions. Many bugs and security vulnerabilities have been fixed in Parted Magic 2017_06_12..."
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12 Jun 2017
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Why Open Source Is Really Disrupting Enterprise Software [64336]
Forrester, June 12th 2017

"I had an epiphany today about a major reason open source is disrupting enterprise software. This is perhaps one of those things that you have heard so much, you've gone numb to it. All the big giants are still alive and kicking, however; so is this really happening? The answer is yes, however the mechanics are not what you think. It is not simply just a cost play. The acquisition - one of the main weapons that big software vendors had to fight disruptors - is losing effectiveness. And that changes everything. Allow me to explain:.."
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05 Jun 2017
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Hacking The Nazis: The Secret Story Of The Women Who Broke Hitler's Codes [64087]
TechRepublic, June 5th 2017

"Of the 10,000-plus staff at the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, two-thirds were female. Three veteran servicewomen explain what life was like as part of the code-breaking operation during World War II...

It was Ruth Bourne's first job out of college, when, like thousands of other young British women during World War II, she was recruited to aid the Allied cipher-breaking efforts at Bletchley Park.

Today, the mansion in the heart of the southeast English countryside is famous for being where the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing cracked the Nazi's Enigma code..."
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02 Jun 2017
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As Open-Source Adoption Skyrockets In Enterprise, Linux Addresses Ease Of Use [63907]
SilconAngle, June 2nd 2017

"Open source technology is not just a tool for developers anymore. Two 2016 surveys highlight the prevalence of open-source adoption for businesses of all sizes. Both surveys indicate that around 90 percent of respondents - comprised of enterprise, mid-market and small businesses - have all entered into the open-source ecosystem..."
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31 May 2017
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Top 5 Reasons To Consider Open Source [63943]
Business 2 Community, May 31st 2017

"Long gone are the days of open source being a fad or niche. Open source technology now can be found in nearly every server room due to a myriad of factors, including cost and compatibility. Not only is open source playing a factor in the rise of technologies such as the cloud and big data, but it's finally being embraced by tech titans such as Microsoft!

So, if you haven't already, let's explore several reasons why you or your organization should consider using open source, sooner rather than later..."
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26 May 2017
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The Enterprise'S Appetite For Open-Source Software Continues To Grow [63717]
SiliconANGLE, May 26th 2017

"Development organizations face an infinite supply of open-source tools in today's tech ecosystem. There are a thousand new open-source projects a day, with 10,000 new versions and 14 new releases each year, according to Matt Howard (pictured), executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Sonatype Inc.

The supply is massive, and consumption is equally incredible. Last year alone, there were 52 billion download requests from Maven Central for Java binaries and more than 15 billion requests for npm packages in the JavaScript ecosystem, he added..."
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