the future of the Operating System - LinuxCon 2015 keynote


The Future of the Operating System. What is an Operating System ? OS Provides Portability 
 (same app runs on different hardware). Operating Systems & Apps Over Time. OS in 1960s • IBM OS/360 – First OS that kept track of system resources (program, memory, storage) • CTSS – Introduce scheduling • Univac Exec 8, Burrows MCP, Multics. Linux + Docker 
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Defining the New Data Center Operating System

Data Center Knowledge

The abstraction of the hardware layer within the data center means we are able to utilize new types of controls around our data center. New technologies are being deployed within the data center at a very fast pace. Bill Kleyman looks at how the future data center environment will be managed.

The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 5

IT Toolbox

In general, pipes are software developers' tools for easily creating communications routines in software without having to explicitly control and issue commands to the communications hardware

The Battle for Mobile Operating System Supremacy

The Investing Edge

In the cases of both PCs and smartphones, Apple implemented a walled garden approach to establish complete control of hardware, OS, and applications.

The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 12

IT Toolbox

the network system calls then provided under interrupt 21H gave all suppliers of network software the capability to standardize at least some of the access to LAN hardware. When DOS was extended in Version 3.1, Most manufacturers of LAN software had announced or implemented support of NETBIOS for IBM LANs

Big Data - Extracting and Loading from Operational Systems

IT Toolbox

Another theme is the availability of special-purpose hardware and software for storing and analyzing big data. In today’s IT world big data applications are common. We have evolved some standard responses to the needs for these applications. One common reaction is that big data requires a “scaling up”: more CPUs, more memory, more resources. However, big

6 uncertainties that will shape the future of mobile operating systems

Trends in the Living Networks

I began by looking at the mobile operating system landscape, showing the forecasts recently made by Gartner, as below. I would not make the same forecasts for a number of reasons, however Gartner’s figures are a reasonable stab at what mobile operating system shares might be.

CIOs Are Discovering That Containers Might Be The Right Way To Ship Code

The Accidental Successful CIO

In order for the software to operate correctly, the supporting software in the environment has to be identical to the software that was present when the software was developed. By contrast each container shares the operating system kernel with the other containers.

A New Competitor to the Apple Watch: The Pebble Smartwatch


We wanted to make sure that we built a system that works," says Migicovsky. Because Pebble isn’t as deeply integrated into your phone’s system as the Apple Watch or Android Wear, doing anything more would be difficult.) By Katie Kennedy.

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Google: Innovating in AI but can they catch up with cloud leaders?


From an enterprise IT standpoint, their championing of the Android operating system has earned them a place in the mobility domain, and their Google Apps offering helped show many businesses that the cloud can work for office automation. Google segment includes Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play, and hardware products, including Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus, which are sold by the Company.

12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Network World

It's not a stretch to say that most organizations have at least some old hardware and software still in use. An old computer that's still chugging along, running an old operating system and perhaps an application that is hard to replace, doesn't necessarily raise a red flag with IT staff. Why spend money on new equipment or software if what's already in-house is adequate and functioning?

5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service.

IT Pros Rock!

Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. 5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 - Migration and Deployment - Part 3 of 19. 5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 - Migration and Deployment - Part 3 of 19. Add Operating System Image. Step 3 - Add Operating System Image.

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Many OS vendors left systems open to attack

IT Manager Daily

Most major OS vendors are releasing security patches after a misunderstanding left their systems open to attack. The problem came when vendors implemented a hardware debug mechanism for Intel x86-64 architectures. Apple, Microsoft and SUSE Linux were just some of the systems open to attack, but all of the affected vendors have released security patches to fix the bug. The post Many OS vendors left systems open to attack appeared first on IT Manager Daily.

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Enhancing the User Experience: Fantastic Android Q Features Proving Google as the Ultimate Winner


Hence, Google has introduced an open-source operating system running excellently over the smartphones and furnishing the customization needs of smartphone manufacturers, Android. . Hence, all the videos are enabled with captions through the AI-integrated Android system launched.

Important Things to Know About Android Smartphones and its New Launches


An android phone is a powerful and highly advanced Smartphone which runs on the Android operating system, which is created by Google. These company mobile phones run on Android operating systems. IT Gadgets Mobile New Gadgets & Hardware Tech Gadgets

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Riverbed Launches New Whitewater Appliances

Data Center Knowledge

Riverbed (RVBD) announced new hardware models and upgrades to its operating system on the Whitewater cloud storage appliance family. Cloud Computing Storage riverbed RVBD

Top 10 Cheap Upgrades to Boost any Computer


In this case, we are referring to hardware slowdown which could be remedied through computer repair or upgrades. Sometimes you just need to replace one or two hardware parts to give new life to an old and slow PC. Hardware Misc Tech Blog - Featured Software Troubleshooting

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How Big Data Changes Database Administration

IT Toolbox

Technical support teams usually support familiar hardware and software configurations. Specialization in particular combinations of operating systems and database management software is common, and this allows some team members to gain in-depth experience that is extremely valuable in an enterprise IT setting.

Tips To Improve The Wi-Fi Signal Of Your Home-Best Long Range Wifi Antena


The firmware is compared to an operating system of the equipment, which controls all its functions. Even if installing these systems is a bit tricky, at the end of the process you’ll notice it’s worth it. Hardware Tech Blogs Tips & Tricks Troubleshooting

Anatomy of a Linux distribution 3

IT Toolbox

I mentioned in the previous ramblings before about a special file called initram or similar which supports the Linux kernel and is a small operating system in itself. In the earlier days of Linux when the kernel was much simpler and the hardware it ran on was very limited this initram file was not needed.

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2013 may FINALLY be the year of VDI and BYOD

Virtualized Greek

This means that basically, just like Hyper-V the hypervisor is native to the operating system. The largest drawback for XenClient has been its lacklustre hardware support. Microsoft has done general purpose operating systems well, forever.

Do you have a plan for moving from Windows XP?

Eric D. Brown

Did you realize support has ended for the operating system? While the operating system will continue to work, the chance that a security issue or other vulnerability will be exploited by nefarious hackers grows exponentially the further in time we go from the end-of-life date.

Thinking About Intel Rack-Scale Architecture

Scott Lowe

You may have heard of Intel Rack-Scale Architecture (RSA), a new approach to designing data center hardware. Some software that combines disaggregated hardware capacity over a rack-scale fabric to create “pooled systems” When you look at Intel RSA this way—and this is the way that it is typically positioned and described—it just doesn’t seem to make sense. Establishing hardware-level APIs. General Hardware IDF2014 Intel

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Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10


Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization.(

Boeing Black Smartphone: Security, modularity and productivity


Through embedded hardware security features, software policy configurability and physical modularity, Boeing Black gives customers a trusted, more flexible and productive solution. Key Features: Android™ Operating System : Convenient smartphone for Android usage.

(Lack of) Patch Management Highlighted in US Congress

Cloud Musings

Patch management is the process of identifying, acquiring, installing, and verifying patches for products and systems. This nightmare true story and compelling endorsement from CERT®/CC, however, masks the ugly operational patch management implementation complexities.

Technology Short Take #78

Scott Lowe

The rise of the disaggregated network operating system (NOS) marches on: this time, it’s Big Switch Networks announcing expanded hardware support in Open Network Linux (ONL) , upon which its own NOS is based. Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Linux VMware NSX Automation Encryption Messaging Docker vRA Puppet Photon CentOS KVM HyperVWelcome to Technology Short Take #78!

Technology Short Take #81

Scott Lowe

Humair Ahmed of VMware shares some details on a new control plane resiliency feature recently added to VMware NSX: Controller Disconnected Operation (CDO) mode. Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. As an aside, I do find it fascinating that new storage startups often emerge with support for Linux first, then add other operating systems afterward.). Welcome to Technology Short Take #81!

IBM's cloud CTO: 'We're in this game to win'

Computerworld Vertical IT

Revenue from systems hardware and operating systems software, on the other hand, was down more than 23 percent. IBM saw from the get-go that the cloud was going to cause a major disruption to its business. "We We knew it was a massive opportunity for IBM, but not in a way that necessarily fit our mold," said Jim Comfort, who is now CTO for IBM Cloud. Every dimension of our business model would change -- we knew that going in.".

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Technology Short Take #84

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s an interesting article on the role that virtualization is playing in the network functions virtualization (NFV) space now that ARM hardware is growing increasingly powerful. Operating Systems/Applications. Here’s a “back to the basics” post with an explanation of what an init system is (uses Fedora as an example). Welcome to Technology Short Take #84! This episode is a bit late (sorry about that!),

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Technology Short Take #84

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Here’s an interesting article on the role that virtualization is playing in the network functions virtualization (NFV) space now that ARM hardware is growing increasingly powerful. Operating Systems/Applications. Here’s a “back to the basics” post with an explanation of what an init system is (uses Fedora as an example). Welcome to Technology Short Take #84! This episode is a bit late (sorry about that!),

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[Guide] Why Businesses Are Turning to Containers

Perficient - Digital Transformation

With companies deploying a wide range of infrastructure across multiple clouds and operating environments, it is essential that applications remain portable and able to be run efficiently in multiple places.

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Technology Short Take #82

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Operating Systems/Applications. YACOOS (Yet Another Container-Optimized Operating System) has gone GA; this time it’s Google’s (imaginatively-named) “Container-Optimized OS”. Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Ansible OVS Cisco LACP Automation Linux AWS OpenStack Microsoft Azure CentOS JSON PowerShell Consul HyperV VMware vSphere FusionWelcome to Technology Short Take #82!

Parallel Processing and Unstructured Data Transforms Storage

Cloud Musings

These transformations are driven by challenges associated with the parallel processing of unstructured data within a near-real-time business operational tempo. Tiering is also an enabler for the adoption and efficient operational deployment of container and microservice technologies.

Technology Short Take #67

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. Intel clearly has its sights set on expanding beyond just “servers” into many more platforms, including network hardware platforms. Operating Systems/Applications. By the way, I alluded to this sort of architecture in December 2006 while discussing the future of the operating system; see this blog post.). Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization VMware NSX OpenStack Windows Docker vSphere Macintosh Linux VSAN HyperV Cisco

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