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Veritas insiders: Job cuts? There will be blood

TheRegister - 4 hours 13 min ago
Drafts in corp restructuring biz Alex Partners to cut costs, improve margins

Veritas Technologies has hired a corporate restructuring specialist in the face of business difficulties.…

Linux Means Business – Best Free Business Apps

LXer - 4 hours 20 min ago
The best business applications help an organization to improve how they run their operations, minimize costs, and improve workplace productivity. Sometimes business applications are thought to relate to office software suites which offer word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email applications. While office suites are very common, business applications extend far further afield.

A bit of intel on AMD's embedded EPYC and Ryzen processors

TheRegister - 4 hours 37 min ago
Dips Zen toes into embedded world with hot new SoCs

The "other" X86 mill-maker, AMD, has unveiled its efforts to position its Zen architecture kit as an embedded solution for networking, storage, edge and industrial devices: a brace of EPYC and Rizen processors.…

Flappy Friday for Stack Overflow as outage woes run on

TheRegister - 5 hours 4 min ago
Well, guess it's nearly the weekend

The keys Control, C and V are gathering dust around the world as Stack Overflow went for an uscheduled nap last night before going into full blown TITSUP* mode today.…

Why isn't digital fixing the productivity puzzle?

TheRegister - 5 hours 35 min ago
Paying people better matters just as much. Maybe more so

Analysis Oy. If all this new technology is so amazing, why isn’t it translating into productivity gains?…

You Can Now Turn Your Old Moto G2 "Titan" Phone Into an Ubuntu Phone, Here's How

LXer - 5 hours 35 min ago
If you still have a Moto G Gen 2 (a.k.a Moto G 2014) around, it looks like you can install the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS from UBports on it, thanks to an effort by an XDA community member.

IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit

TheRegister - 6 hours 1 min ago
Rolling out (and scraping) the barrel of computing history

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Telephone operator, please put me through to… What's that? You want me to address you by your first name? Well, that's jolly friendly. I'm (thinks quickly, decides to use Starbucks name) "Alex". And how should I call you? Right.…

Software shortcuts: Pay down your techie debt. It's time to fix a price

TheRegister - 6 hours 24 min ago
Rushing to ship won't get you to the other side

Technical debt: we probably create it every day. It happens when you do things that might get you closer to goal now, but which create problems that you’ll have to pay for later.…

RIP, Swype: Thanks for all the sor--speec--speedy texting

LXer - 6 hours 44 min ago
Pioneering gesture keyboard given bullet by owner Nuance. One of the best-loved mobile apps of the past decade, Swype, has been given the bullet. Parent company Nuance confirmed it will no longer develop the letter-tracing keyboard, which will disappear from the Apple and Google app stores.

Intel didn't tell CERTS, govs, about Meltdown and Spectre because they couldn't help fix it

TheRegister - 7 hours 6 min ago
Letters to Congress detail the plan to keep CPU flaws secret

Letters sent to the United States Congress by Intel and the other six companies in the Meltdown/Spectre disclosure cabal have revealed how and why they didn't inform the wider world about the dangerous chip design flaws.…

Here's how we made a no-fuss RSS vulture app using trendy Electron

TheRegister - 7 hours 32 min ago
Everyone's using this framework – now you can, too. Source is open

Code corner Keeping up with the endless torrent of stuff happening online is a losing battle. In the absence of omniscience, there's just no way to catch every bug, cockup, blowup, and scandal as it breaks.…

Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform

LXer - 7 hours 52 min ago
Business process management doesn[he]#039[/he]t have to be a pain with the right platform. If you too find the nuts and bolts of business processing management a nightmare, you'll want to check out Red Hat's latest program: Red Hat Decision Manager 7.

Intel's announced PCs packing 5G, and that's just plain wrong

TheRegister - 8 hours 8 min ago
Chipzilla needs more than its old PC-making pals to win 5G

Intel's breathlessly announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will deploy its 5G modems in their portable PCs sometime in the second half of 2019, and that it will show off prototypes of said laptops at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.…

Batteries are so heavy, said user. If I take it out, will this thing work?

TheRegister - 8 hours 36 min ago
Flip phones - and their users - were both evolutionary dead ends (but the phones had awesome ads)

On-Call+VID Welcome again to On-Call, The Register's support group for tech support pros, in which we share readers' tales of being asked to do unreasonable things for inexcusable people.…

Quad-Ethernet SBC and controller tap new Renesas RZ/N1D SoC

LXer - 9 hours 1 min ago
Emtrion’s Linux-ready “SBC-RZN1D” SBC, which will soon power a “Flex2COM” controller, features a Renesas dual-core -A7 RZ/N1D SoC and 4x LAN ports, and is designed for multi-protocol fieldbus communications.

He's cheesed it! French flick pirate on the lam to swerve €80m fine, two-year stretch in the clink

TheRegister - 9 hours 8 min ago
A Frenchman? Running away? Gawd, you don't say

A 41-year-old Frenchman is on the run after a court in his home country sentenced him to two years behind bars, and fined him €83.6m (£73m, $103m), for running a pirate movie website.…

Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped

TheRegister - 9 hours 27 min ago
Devs stumble into pre-release beta by using command they didn't understand

NPM – the biz behind the Node.js package management software used to wrangle JavaScript code and various related frameworks – on Thursday undid a code update less than 24 hours after it was issued because the software was messing with Linux file permissions.…

OpenBSD releases Meltdown patch

TheRegister - 10 hours 6 min ago
And now to see it's an unwelcome imposition or a mere inconvenience

OpenBSD's Meltdown patch has landed, in the form of a Version 11 code update that separates user memory pages from the kernel's – pretty much the same approach as was taken in the Linux kernel.…

3 warning flags of DevOps metrics

LXer - 10 hours 9 min ago
Metrics. Measurements. Data. Monitoring. Alerting. These are all big topics for DevOps and for cloud-native infrastructure and application development more broadly. In fact, acm Queue, a magazine published by the Association of Computing Machinery, recently devoted an entire issue to the topic.

Bros, in these taxing times, PC culture has had a major effect on HP

TheRegister - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:50
In a good way – Xmas personal computer and printers sales up, tax windfall swells profit

Stronger than expected PC and printer sales, plus a tax windfall, gave HP Inc one of its best quarters in recent history, according to its latest financial figures.…

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