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Why Microsoft brings SQL Server to Linux

  • 13/03/2016 at 23:05 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft has announced that it is bringing SQL Server to Linux. This is a move that will mean that different platforms will be able to connect more consistently between Windows Server and Linux. Linux is the most popular open source operating system and a number of business use Linux based servers.

SQL Server 2016 has been improved in a range of ways. Security encryption as been enhanced to allow data to be encrypted when still, in motion and in memory. Data warehousing performance as been improved. Employees will have Business Intelligence (BI) on whatever device they use (iOS, Android and Windows). New R support will allow customers to perform predictive analytics on operational and analytic data in real time. Cloud capabilities have been improved that allow customers to use hybrid architectures to partition data workloads whether they’re in the workplace or accessing information via the cloud.

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What should you know about Windows 8 Bootloader

Windows 8 Boot ScreenWindows has taken the brunt of attacks from hackers over the decades. No one will argue against that statement. Very few, however, in the Open world give Microsoft credit from not locking down the hardware Mac-style. This liberal mindset has allowed alternatives to flourish, particularly in the Linux world. The bell may be cracked however, in this ringing of liberty and it may all soon come to an end.

Microsoft has developed a newer tradition of requiring hardware manufacturers to meet certain requirements in order to be able to advertise themselves as “Designed for Windows”. Typically these requirements have not interfered with the user customizing their own system. After all, “The PC” is short for what used to be called the “IBM Compatible PC” and designated a modular, interchangeable and basically open system, customizable by the owner. Microsoft began changing this when made their licenses a lease of the operating system, essentially retaining full ownership of your copy of their software. This was the first step toward the closed universe, and many technicians were prophesying such.

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A Tablet designed for Children: OLPC XO 3.0

OLPC XO 3.0There are numerous apps and games for mobile devices that are targeted towards children, but never before has there been a tablet that is specifically tailored to younger kids…until now. Take a look at the OLPC XO 3.0. This green bumpy looking tablet is a little thicker and larger than other competitive tablets, but it is fairly light and easy to handle (the bumps provide added grips).

This tablet isn’t as high powered as some other tablets, but it is for children and it is specifically built for low power locations, outdoor use, and has a much lower price tag. Let’s take a look at the overall specs and features of this new child-friendly tablet!

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Intel and Nokia join together

  • 26/06/2009 at 03:16 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

intel_nokiaIt seems like the most important chipset producer-Intel and the biggest mobile company-Nokia joined together to create future mobile phones.

We don’t know any details yet and it seems the companies try to hide a little this important partnership. It is expected that Nokia will replace the Symbyan S60 platform with a Linux based one powered with technology from the Intel processor.

Intel, the leading microprocessor producer is incorporated in the 80% of personal world computers.

The company had designed a new chipset called Atom, special for mobile devices that access the Web and send e-mail. We believe the main goal of this big partnership is to create unique mobile phones with great Internet experience, more than a smartphone and close to our personal computers.

Read more here and here.

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