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Trisquel Linux Wraps Polish and Productivity Into Four User Needs

Trisquel Linux is one of those computing staples you wished you knew about much sooner. This Linux distribution has been around literally for years and is extremely polished. Trisquel GNU/Linux is based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (Bionic Beaver) but comes with the Linux-Libre kernel using Ubuntu’s 4.15 kernel. That should not matter to newcomers or

The ‘Unix Way’ Has a Right Way That’s Almost a Lost Way

I’ve often extolled the philosophy of Unix, and as the title implies, I’m not about to stop. Before I learned computer science, I thought all computers were impenetrably arcane. But when I grasped Unix, through the imperfect medium of Linux, it made intuitive sense to me. Through all its evolution, at its heart Unix retains

An Update on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We are in the midst of what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. This is a time of disruption, massive change, opportunities, and significant risks. Fortunes will shift, companies will fail, and new companies will rise from the ashes. Like every revolution before, we will better understand what we can do,

It’s Time to Consider 3D Printed Homes

Last week I was on a panel discussing how 3D printed home building could help emerging countries more rapidly deal with homeless issues, reduce the discrepancies between the poor and rich, and create a more sustainable future. Given the massive power problems in California last summer and in Texas last week, these homes could help

Modern Solutions for a New Era of Collaboration

Collaboration between employees, teams, and clients is more important than ever before, and there are a variety of new technologies and platforms available to facilitate communication and group work. The E-Commerce Times spoke with several experts in the field of collaboration software and technologies to get their take on the many ways that people are

Microsoft, Huawei Out-Innovating Facebook, Apple

Last week was particularly interesting for me as it had Microsoft’s Ignite event — and separately a handful of us analysts got to see Huawei’s operating system strategy. Microsoft is starting to accelerate now that they completed their cloud focus pivot, and last week, they had two huge announcements in Microsoft Mesh and Microsoft Viva.

A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing

Desktop as a Service provider Shells offers a new component to virtual cloud computing. It brings Linux distros and Windows 10 to any computer, mobile device, and some game consoles, via any Web browser. The U.S.-based startup went online in the first quarter of last year. Since then, CEO and founder Alex Lee has been

This New Online Marketplace Caters to Creators

TrovaPage, a new global open internet marketplace, helps creators and other entrepreneurs focus on marketing without detracting from their creativity. Cofounder Jingming Li on Tuesday announced the marketplace’s launch, though the website has been open for the last few months for entrepreneurs working in the creator industry. TrovaPage has no upfront cost to get set

Oracle’s Reinvention

Oracle’s continued strides in the tech space say a lot about perseverance and deep pockets. It was a darling of the 20th century tech era, rising from a startup in the database wars and becoming the sole surviving independent database company. But at some point, success leveled out its rise and it became just another

DuckDuckGo Unwraps Google FLoC Blocker

DuckDuckGo has announced an add-on to the Chrome browser that blocks Google’s new scheme to provide marketers with information for targeting advertising at Internet users. The scheme called FLoC — Federated Learning of Cohorts — is being tested in Chrome, in some cases without the knowledge of the browser’s users. “If you’re a Google Chrome