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A Brief History of Wi-Fi Security Protocols from “Oh My, That’s Bad” to WPA3

Thanks to upcoming developments in Wi-Fi, all of us connectivity-heads out there can look forward to getting familiar with new 802.11 protocols in the near future. Ars took a deep look at what's on the horizon last fall, but readers seemed to have a clear request in response—the time had come to...
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Considering Fresh C Extensions

Matthew Wilcox recently realized there might be a value in depending on C extensions provided by the Plan 9 variant of the C programming language. All it would require is using the -fplan9-extensionscommand-line argument when compiling the kernel. As Matthew pointed out, Plan 9 extensions have been...
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Best Linux Gaming Distros That Might Be Helpful

There are plenty of Linux operating systems available for the various purposes. Some of them are also available for the gaming purposes. There are plenty of beautiful Linux operating systems available for the gaming purpose. 1. SteamOS Let’s start with SteamOS for your gaming desire. It is...
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Source{d} Can Help Solve Your Own Tabs-Versus-Spaces Debate

The debate over tabs versus spaces has been going on for decades and, despite all attempts to end it, it is ongoing. StackOverflow co-founder Jeff Atwood once wrote of the debate, “It doesn’t actually matter which coding styles you pick. What does matter is that you, and everyone else on your team...
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The Lost Worlds of Telnet

Most people think of Telnet as “that thing I used to use to remotely access servers.” But a few hearty souls are still keeping their Telnet services online — and it’s a great way to experience some good old-fashioned time-wasting fun! Although, as a work tool, Telnet has long been deprecated in...
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PureOS: One Linux for both PCs and Smartphones

There are quite a few people out there who want the same Linux on both their smartphone and their PC. Perhaps the best known of them is Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth. He tried for years to ignite a market for Ubuntu Linux running on tablets, smartphones, and PCs. It didn't work. After years of...
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A new whitepaper from ODPi helps businesses gain insight into how Business Intelligence can be addressed by Big Data through multi-structured data and advanced analytics.

Leveraging BI and Big Data in Modern Business

Companies today are collecting data at an unprecedented rate, but how much of the collected data actually makes an impact on their business? According to ODPi, by 2020, the accumulated volume of Big Data will increase from 4.4 zettabytes to roughly 44 zettabytes or 44 trillion GB. It’s a tall order...
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Let your Engineers Choose the License: A Guide

Each open source project and community is unique and there are social aspects to these communities that may have preferences towards various licensing philosophies (e.g., copyleft or permissive). Engineers working in those communities understand all these issues and are best equipped to choose the...
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Check out recent highlights in the world of embedded Linux software, including news from Google, The Linux Foundation, Wind River, and more.

Embedded Linux Software Highlights from Embedded World

In my day job at LinuxGizmos, I’ve been neck deep recently in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty of new SBCs and compute modules -- many based on NXP’s newly shipping i.MX8M Mini -- as well as a new Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, more IoT...
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Kubernetes Warms Up to IPv6

There’s a finite number of public IPv4 addresses and the IPv6 address space was specified to solve this problem some 20 years ago, long before Kubernetes was conceived of. But because it was originally developed inside Google and it’s only relatively recently that cloud services like Google and AWS...
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