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Linux Foundation floats Secure Boot workaround

Attempting to arrive at a solution to a complicated issue, the Linux Foundation has introduced a possible way that smaller Linux distributions can be run on machines using UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) technology.

Apache Lucene/Solr expands across many servers

The Apache Software Foundation's widely used open source Lucene/Solr search engine package has been upgraded to accommodate its users' seemingly insatiable need to collect and use ever-larger amounts of data.

W3C launches Web standards documentation site

In an effort to better acquaint Web developers with the open technologies that can be used to build Web applications, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched a Web site with tutorials and other documentation that cover most of today's Web st...

How Oracle's pluggable databases will work

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison revealed this week at the OpenWorld conference that the next version of the company's flagship database, Oracle 12c, would feature a radical new architecture called pluggable databases.

Oracle adds more cloud finesse to Solaris

Further emphasizing Larry Ellison's fresh enthusiasm for cloud computing, Oracle has updated its Solaris Unix operating system with a number of new capabilities to give it greater cloud capabilities, including a new distributed storage file system an...

IETF starts work on next-generation HTTP standard

With an eye towards updating the World Wide Web to better accommodate complex and bandwidth-hungry applications, the Internet Engineering Task Force has started work on the next generation of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), the underlying protoco...

Google launches Web site tag manager

Aiming to reduce the administrative overhead of both Web administrators and digital marketers, Google has launched a service that will manage their website tags.

Red Hat to change JBoss name for community version

If the community edition of the JBoss enterprise Java application server could no longer be called JBoss, what other name would you choose? JOpen? JWorker? JFree? JMinion? JBoss community users get to decide.

Microsoft augments JavaScript for large-scale development

Equipping JavaScript to build more complex applications, Microsoft has augmented JavaScript with a set of advanced development capabilities typically found in more mature programming languages, such as C++ and Java. These new capabilities, packaged a...

MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad

While NoSQL may be getting all the buzz, in many cases an old fashioned relational database, such as MySQL, may work just as well if not better. That was the message from a number of MySQL users who presented their stories at Oracle's first MySQL Con...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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