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Day: August 2, 2018

  • Over the last several years, the City of Rome has been implementing its decision to use free and open source software, that it made in October 2016. In April, the government in Rome completed the installation of LibreOffice, alongside a proprietary offering on all of its 14,000 computers. Now, the next phase of removing the proprietary suite is underway, starting with a group that uses office tools less than one hour per month. During the transition period, workers will be able to begin using LibreOffice in order to become familiar with it, while staff members who use the proprietary office suite intensively will not be forced to switch. During the switch, 112 staff members who are in favour of free and open source software, will try to encourage their colleagues to use LibreOffice by explaining the reasons for the change. Those advocates received a two-day training course last month to give them more experience using the software, so that they are ready to train their colleagues. Neowin
  • Amazon’s emergence as a major provider of data center technology has turned many of its longtime suppliers, including Oracle, into heated rivals. Now Amazon is dealing yet another blow to Oracle. The e-commerce giant, having already moved much of its infrastructure internally to Amazon Web Services, plans to be completely off Oracle’s proprietary database software by the first quarter of 2020, according to people familiar with the matter. The shift is another sign of Amazon’s rapid ascent in enterprise computing and further shows how much Oracle is struggling to keep pace as businesses move workloads to the cloud and away from traditional data centers. CNBC This is going to be a huge hit for Oracle Amazon is a very large customer.
  • Microsoft has launched a pilot program aimed at providing cybersecurity protection for political campaigns and election authorities. The pilot program —named AccountGuard— was launched at the end of July, Bleeping Computer has learned, and was set in motion for the 2018 US midterm elections. According to the pilot’s website, AccountGuard “provides additional security and threat monitoring for Microsoft accounts belonging to participating US campaigns, political committees, campaign tech vendors, and their staff, who are likely to be at a higher risk in the lead up to elections.” Bleeping Computer I am glad to see Microsoft as a lot of other major tech companies doing their part. I wonder if they will do anything for Bing.
  • August 2, 2018

    Guide to building a gaming pc

    The chances of you being here are either you are trying to figure out if building your own gaming pc is right for you or you are looking to upgrade your old gaming pc with some bling and custom touch to dominate the popular gaming worlds like Fortnite, War Robots, and Runescape Gold. By building your own custom gaming pc you are taking a step ahead of conquering the online gaming battles. Speaking frankly, it doesn’t matter what are your reasons for building a gaming pc but the thing that matters is the risk of wasting your pocket money and time. The reason I am saying this is because the compatibility check between the components and hardware is very critical. The solution to this problem is, you will have to take as much time as you need to select compatible components and in the installation process. To know exactly what component is compatible with what kind of hardware you can check the guidelines and compatibility resources in the manufacturer’s website. One more thing, I hope you are aware of the fact that the warranty varies in different pc components. So before you jump into building your gaming pc, you need to prepare yourself to assemble your brand new gaming pc safely. Budget – the decision maker Budget is the decision maker, why? The answer is simple, you need to consider your budget before you get in the field of gaming pc building. All your decision will be driven by your budget – believe it or not. The look, performance, and power of your gaming pc is based upon your budget although you might have some of your personal preferences. If you have a tight budget then you can save some cash by shopping the hardware and peripherals during the year-end...