Day: February 26, 2018

  • February 26, 2018

    Windows Phone is BACK from the DEAD

    Windows Phone is back. Well, sort of. Microsoft has started selling its Lumia-branded handsets in the Windows Store again. The Redmond-based technology company removed all trace of its Lumia smartphone range from the official store last year. It dropped a slew of handsets, including the Lumia 650 and the flagship Lumia 950. Express I love the Lumia camera but this reminds me of like well we found bunch these in back lets sell them. Just makes no sense to sell a dead platform.
  • Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the enterprise open source operating system developed by the world’s leading open source solutions provider Red Hat, is now available globally in the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace on a pay-as-you-go basis, bringing more choice and flexibility to customers of both Alibaba Cloud and Red Hat globally. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a stable foundation for modernizing IT infrastructure, on which enterprises and developers can roll out new applications, virtualize environments and create a hybrid cloud to deploy Red Hat’s certified open source solutions. Users can also customize their versions with add-on functionality from Alibaba, including desktop options and developer tools. Alibaba Cloud and Red Hat entered into a collaboration to leverage each other’s infrastructure and solutions in October 2017. BusinessWire Red Hat is really embracing the cloud just like Microsoft this shows a real adapt or die attitude with the company. Great move by Red Hat.
  • February 26, 2018

    OpenBSD releases Meltdown patch

    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. A few days after the Meltdown/Spectre bugs emerged in January, OpenBSD’s Phillip Guenther responded to user concerns with a post saying the operating system’s developers were working out what to do. The Register I am sure other BSD vendors will start releasing there’s as well now that FreeBSD is the first one.
  • Today is the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and Samsung has taken the wraps off of its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9. After totally revamping the Galaxy S line last year with the Galaxy S8, the S9 is more of a follow up to last year’s phone. You get more-or-less the same design with a revamped camera, improved fingerprint reader placement, and a newer processor. As usual there are two versions, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. arstechnica Still not sure I would go with the S9 over the Pixel but still a great Android phone. Samsung is the flagship leader against iPhone.