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Some folks have long expected Linux to one day rule the desktop market, but so far that simply hasn't happened. But does the desktop really matter in the long run to Linux? A writer at TechRepublic recently explored this question.
Jack Wallen reports for TechRepublic:
Linux on the desktop has been a primary driving force for the open source platform for a very long time. I remember having the "World Domination" poster hanging in my old TechRepublic office back in 1999. I picked it up at my first Linux convention (where most of the participants walked around in trench coats, with their sticker-riddled laptops, hardly speaking a word to one another). That was so important to me and every working day I added to that battle cry. I was certain that Linux would some day usurp Windows as the leading desktop platform.
Officer Peter Liang, in Emotional Testimony, Describes the Night of a Fatal Shooting - New York Times
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Officer Peter Liang, in Emotional Testimony, Describes the Night of a Fatal Shooting
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The rookie New York City police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project testified on Monday that he drew his weapon because of the foreboding and dangerous environment and that he mistakenly fired his ...
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On most computers, the default download folder quickly becomes a repository of old and unorganized files that were opened once and then forgotten about. A recently fixed flaw in the Java installer highlights why keeping this folder clean is important.
On Friday, Oracle published a security advisory recommending that users delete all the Java installers they might have laying around on their computers and use new ones for versions 6u113, 7u97, 8u73, or later.[ See InfoWorld's full coverage of Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on | The JVM, Java's other big legacy | Its successes, failures, and future | How Java changed programming forever | Keep up with hot topics in app dev with InfoWorld's Application Development newsletter. ]
The reason is that older Java installers are designed to look for and automatically load a number of specifically named DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files from the current directory. In the case of Java installers downloaded from the Web, the current directory is typically the computer's default download folder.
A hacker posted the names, phone numbers, and other details about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees and says he will post 20,000 similar records about FBI workers. He claims to have records that include military emails and credit card numbers, according to a published report.
Today the hacker posted the details on Twitter along with a screenshot of a warning page allegedly from a Department of Justice computer (shown above).[ Watch out for 11 signs you've been hacked -- and learn how to fight back, in InfoWorld's PDF special report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ]
Motherboard writer Joseph Cox writes that Sunday he received the stolen personal data, some of which came from a single Department of Justice computer hacked using a compromised email account and social engineering.
Man dies during Krispy Kreme Challenge in North Carolina
A runner died after starting the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh — a North Carolina State University tradition in which thousands come out for a 5-mile race and doughnut feast to help raise money for a local children's hospital, race organizers said.
Man dies after attempting to run in 'Krispy Kreme Challenge'New York Daily News
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Rocked by Hurricane-Force Winds Off US Coast
It was a scary night at sea for the passengers aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas as they were caught in hurricane-force winds off the Carolina coast Sunday night. Furniture tumbled over, ceilings fell down and table-top objects ...
Giant Royal Caribbean ship damaged in 'extreme' stormUSA TODAY
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Obama Asking Congress for Emergency Funding to Combat Zika
President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development ...
President Obama Wants $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika VirusTIME
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Obama's 'good news' on Zika
The message from President Barack Obama on the Zika virus that has prompted a health emergency in the Americas: Do not panic. "The good news is this is not like Ebola, people don't die of Zika — a lot of people get it and don't even know that they ...
Obamas Seek Better WiFi Service for Next First CoupleNew York Times
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Twenty-three migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says
ISTANBUL Twenty-three migrants drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said, and a search and rescue operation was underway for the remaining passengers. One migrant was rescued by a ...
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NAND flash memory has surpassed hard disk drive (HDD) technology in areal density for the first time, according to a new report from a market research firm.
During a presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco last week, Micron shared data showing NAND flash has moved past HDDs in areal density, according to Coughlin Associates.[ Control your storage requirements by eliminating data redundancy. InfoWorld lays it all out in our Deep Dive Report on Data Deduplication. | Keep up with the latest approaches to managing information overload and compliance in InfoWorld's Enterprise Data Explosion Digital Spotlight. ]
At last year's ISSCC, Samsung white papers indicated that its 3D NAND flash products had reached 1.19Tbits per square inch (Tbpsi) and said in 2016 they would reach 1.69Tbpsi.
Was it a meteorite? Tests will determine what killed Indian man
New Delhi (CNN) Indian scientists will examine remains from an object that fell from the sky Saturday, causing a large explosion which killed a man, to determine if it is a meteorite, police say. If the object is confirmed to be a meteorite -- a ...
Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in Tamil NaduReuters
Meteorite Killed Man at Indian College, Says Chief MinisterWall Street Journal (blog)
Indian Man Could Be First Ever Killed By Falling Meteorite10TV
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Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught
BANGALORE, India — Officials say a leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape. A crowd of onlookers including TV news crews watched the chase, which lasted several hours until forest workers shot ...
Wild leopard wreaks havoc, mauls six in Bangalore school rampageSydney Morning Herald
Leopard on the loose mauls six during prowl around Indian schoolTelegraph.co.uk
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Super Bowl 50 Hangover: The Start of a Broncos Dynasty?
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — We thought entering the week that the Broncos were a last-gasp, do-or-die last-hurrah Super Bowl team trying to rally one final time around an aging legend of a quarterback. It turns out that the Broncos have the makings of a ...
Offenses set records for futility in Super Bowl 50ESPN
Cam Newton's antics in Super Bowl 50 loss fuel criticismNFL.com
Cam Newton can learn a lot from other great QBs who lost a Super BowlCBSSports.com
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Blizzard Warning in Place for Cape Cod; Heavy Snow Expected
Snow Map HYANNIS – The Cape and Islands are bracing for another round of winter weather, with a blizzard warning in place until early Monday evening. A coastal flood watch is also in effect starting at 9 a.m. Monday, lasting through 1 p.m.. Daytime ...
Snowstorm to hit New England; Texas teen kills 3, commits suicideWashington Post
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