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Ed TittelMaking the Most of Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start speeds startup and shutdown of Windows PCs enormously. Taking advantage does require jumping through some hoops, but that’s easily accomplished with this step-by-step tutorial.
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By Ed TittelOct 2, 2014
Process Management
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By Marshall Kirk McKusick, George V. Neville-Neil, Robert N.M. WatsonOct 2, 2014
Designing Software in a Distributed World
This chapter from The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 is an overview of what is involved in designing services that use distributed computing techniques. These are the techniques all large web sites use to achieve their size, scale, speed, and reliability.
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By Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup, Christina J. HoganOct 1, 2014
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
This chapter from MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 focuses on installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in its basic configurations and introduces you to basic server configuration actions that you should be familiar with before you undertake any advanced actions.
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By Don Poulton, David CamardellaSep 30, 2014

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Brad YaleMobile Malware and Fake Apps: Hong Kong, China and The New York Times

For the past week or so, Hong Kong has erupted with peaceful demonstrations advocating for the ousting of the Chinese premiere and the right to peacefully and openly elect his replacement. While the Chinese premiere, Xi Jinping, looks to be going nowhere one thing has become clear - the mobile devices and Internet connections which helped to grow the nightly demonstrations are quietly suffering an inward meta problem - malware, viruses and fake applications.

As mobile platforms become more prominent and are used more robustly to organize, carry out financial transactions and conduct daily personal business, the time has come to address mobile malware and fake applications.

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By Brad YaleCommentsToday
Topics: Windows Phone,Software Security,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Open Source,iOS,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Security,HTML5 & Web Standards
Heather FoxQ&A with 2014 Jolt Award Winner: "Python in Practice" Author Mark Summerfield

Dr. Dobb's has announced the results of its annual Jolt Awards in the Best Books Category. The awards cover nominated books published during the twelve months ending June 30th. A total of 9 judges reviewed dozens of nominations to ultimately announce The Jolt Award for the year's best book, along with two Jolt Productivity and three Jolt Finalist awards.

The Jolt Award-winning Author for 2014 is (...drum roll...) Mark Summerfield, who here discusses his lauded book, Python in Practice: Create Better Programs Using Concurrency, Libraries and Patterns.

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By Heather FoxCommentsYesterday
Topics: Python,Open Source
John  TraenkenschuhThank you for catching up, iPhone and others
How much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 27, 2014
Topics: Human Resources,Upgrading & Repairing,Sales & Marketing,Information Management,Management & Strategy,Finance & Investing,Global Business,General Business,Hardware,Personal Development,Business Applications,Business & Management
Brad YaleThe 10 Most Important Linux Commands

I get it. 

You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.

For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.

This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.

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By Brad YaleCommentsSeptember 22, 2014
Topics: Information Technology,Open Source,Linux/UNIX/Open Source,Linux/UNIX/Open Source Operating Systems,Operating Systems, Server

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