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March 2, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Google’s Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can’t buy one

Google’s Chromebook Pixel lives on, but you can’t buy one

I love my Chromebook Pixel. This 2015 high-end Chromebook is my go-to laptop. And, with its spectacular 2560×1700 IPS, 239-pixels-per-inch display, it still draws admiring glances. Alas, I won’t be able to replace it with a next-generation Chromebook Pixel. Google’s … Continue reading

February 27, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: ‘The sky isn’t falling’

Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: ‘The sky isn’t falling’

The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is “with long-term document signing and certificates“. But, what about the distributed … Continue reading

February 15, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Linux Foundation releases business open-source basics ebook

Linux Foundation releases business open-source basics ebook

Developers know that open source is great. Even Microsoft is now on the open-source bandwagon. But, outside of the IT department, many companies don’t understand why and how open source can help their businesses. The Linux Foundation has the answers … Continue reading