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NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend

Heather Fox

On a Saturday in early February I was fortunate to attend NYCBSDCon, an event organized by the New York City BSD User Group (NYC*BUG), and the 5th such event it's produced since 2005.

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Computer Service is Car Service Part 2

John  Traenkenschuh

Eastern Tennessee is a long and lonely land, now made all that much lonelier as I tried to determine whether I should pull over and try to get help.  Was that a wolf I just heard howling???

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Computer Service is Car Service Part 3

John  Traenkenschuh

If cars are little more than a computer, does that mean they are as hackable as any Windows or Mac OSX or Android system?

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Intel's Recommended Reading List: C++, Objective-C, Linux Servers, WebGL and Software Architecture books

Ryan McConnell

We are proud here at Pearson to have five of our books from our Addison-Wesley imprint in the latter half of 2013's Recommended Reading List for Intel. According to Intel, the Recommended Reading List is "the most comprehensive reading list available for professional computer developers." These books are a great place to start if you're looking to develop your technical skills or potentially learn new ones. (Please note that in order to access the reading list, you must first sign up for a free registration with Intel.)

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Ready for your Win 8 Experience?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk is ready, willing, able, and clueless about his coming Windows 8 experience

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Libre Office Update

John  Traenkenschuh

Libre Office musings:  Is this what we've been waiting for?

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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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Commodities

John  Traenkenschuh

What are the security implications of Operating Systems being reduced to container commodities that live to give applications life support?


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Is It Really Here?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wonders if our journey to a useable Desktop/Workstation Linux is truly over.

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Dennis Ritchie--May He Rest in Peace...

John  Traenkenschuh
Time to Remember a True Computing Pioneer...


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Linux Workstation--Where are you???

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wonders what happened to all those promises of Linux and Open-Source goodness eclipsing the Evil Empire...


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I like ThinApp as a Way to Contain Stupid App Installations

John  Traenkenschuh

Installing applications on Windows is difficult.  Older apps make that difficulty painful.

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