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Finally! The Venerable RISC OS is Now Open Source   

It was recently announced that RISC OS was going to be released as open-source. RISC OS has been around for over 30 years. It was the first operating system to run on ARM technology and is still available on modern ARM-powered single-board computers, like the Raspberry Pi.

To give you the history of RISC OS, we need to go back to the early 1970s. UK entrepreneurs Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry founded Science of Cambridge (which later became Sinclair Research) to sell electronics. One of their early products was a kit computer. Curry wanted to develop it into a full computer, but could not convince Sinclair to agree. As a result, Curry left Sinclair Research to found a new company with friend Hermann Hauser. The new company was eventually named Acorn Computer. (This name was chosen because it would come before Apple Computer in the phone book.)

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Published on November 1, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
New Mac mini ANNOUNCED by Apple - Release date, specs,   

Prior to today, the Mac mini had not seen a major refresh since 2014, meaning its internals were starting to show their age.

The desktop was renowned for giving the Apple faithful a cheap, but very capable, way of entering its macOS ecosystem.

The new Mac mini is five times faster than before and comes with a new space grey finish.

The new Mac mini can come with up to 64GB of memory.

Apple appears to be targeting professional users with the new Mac mini.

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Published on October 30, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
An overview of android pie   

Let's talk about Android for a moment. Yes, I know it's only Linux by way of a modified kernel, but what isn't these days? And seeing as how the developers of Android have released what many (including yours truly) believe to be the most significant evolution of the platform to date, there's plenty to talk about. Of course, before we get into that, it does need to be mentioned (and most of you will already know this) that the whole of Android isn't open source. Although much of it is, when you get into the bits that connect to Google services, things start to close up. One major service is the Google Play Store, a functionality that is very much proprietary. But this isn't about how much of Android is open or closed, this is about Pie.

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Published on October 29, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
IBM is Buying Red Hat for $34 Billion   

IBM and Red Hat have inked the deal. IBM is acquiring Red Hat for approximately $34 billion in order to become the number one hybrid cloud provider in the world.

If you think open source projects doesn't make money, it's time to think again. A few months back Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion. SUSE Enterprise Linux was sold for $2.5 billion. Today IBM announced that it is buying Red Hat for approximately $34 billion.

Red Hat, the first billion dollar open source company is one of the strongest players in the containers and the cloud game. IBM has been lagging behind the likes of Microsoft and Google in the trillion dollar cloud market. So to strengthen their position in this field, IBM is acquiring Red Hat.

IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, which is approximately $34 billion. 

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Published on October 29, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
As thousands report being victims of vile 'ransomware' computer attacks, here's how to stay safe   

The new web crime involves emails from criminals claiming the recipient has been caught watching an adult websiteThey then state that this act has been captured on their computer cameraThere is then a financial ransom demand that must be paid in Bitcoins
Victims of vile 'ransomware' computer attacks are being urged to ignore the sick demands or face yet more blackmail threats.

Hundreds of readers have contacted The Mail on Sunday in the past few days to share their horror at receiving a twisted demand for money to avoid embarrassing details of their private life being exposed to everyone even though they have done nothing wrong. 

The vast majority of those targeted have ignored the unpleasant messages as they should but not everyone.

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Published on October 28, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Pay the ransom - or watch me wreck your life': Chilling new computer menace that is driving victims to suicide   

The 'ransom' email explains that you have been caught viewing an adult websiteThe email includes key private details, such as secret passwords for a bankCriminals are frightening victims into handing over £500 or more in Bitcoins

first, the message seems harmless an email pops up on your screen that could be from a friend or colleague. 

But click on it and your blood will run cold. Because what follows is a string of vicious threats to destroy your life unless you hand over money.

The 'ransom' email explains that you have been caught viewing an adult website captured on your computer's camera.

To add credibility to the sting, the email includes key private details, such as your phone number and secret passwords for a bank or shopping account.

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Published on October 21, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Turn Your Old PC into a Retrogaming Console with Lakka Linux   

If you have an old computer gathering dust, you can turn it into a PlayStation like retrogamingconsole with Lakka Linux distribution. 

You probably already know that there are Linux distributions specially crafted for reviving older computers. But did you know about a Linux distribution that is created for the sole purpose of turning your old computer into a retro-gaming console?

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Published on October 16, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
French government issues advice on online ransomware   

French government has issued guidelines for what to do if your computer or portable device becomes infected with a "ransomware" virus and asks you for money to unblock it.

Ransomware is a form of computer virus that renders your machine inoperable until you pay money via the virus screen, to "unblock it" and supposedly regain use of your computer or device.

It is usually spread via email attachments, including archives, programs, and images. It can also be activated if you visit an infected website.

Businesses and individuals can both be affected, and infection rates are said to be on the rise, having soared since 2015.

Should you fall victim to this kind of scam - known as both 

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Published on October 16, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Paul Allen: Microsoft Co-Founder Dies, Aged 65   

Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.

He had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and passed away on Monday, his investment firm said.

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Published on October 15, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
Facebook HACKED - 29 million accounts accessed in huge security breach   

FACEBOOK has admitted hackers got hold of personal data from 29 million accounts in a massive security breach..

The company revealed last month up to 50 million users were affected by the hacking.

Another 40 millions accounts were also at risk in the biggest ever Facebook breach.

At the time Facebook took the unprecedented step of logging out the 90 million affected users.

Today the social media giant said hackers had successfuly accessed data from 29 million accounts.

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Published on October 12, 2018 by Paul Illingworth
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