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Published on: February 1, 2014 by Irina

The key updates of the new OS are claimed to be improved hardware support and modernized software components. In OS FreeBSD 10.0 database of drivers has been significantly expanded and updated, the platform code has been a subject to an optimization, and defects of old versions have been eliminated as well. A lot of attention in the development of a new version of FreeBSD was paid to wireless Wi-Fi, network components, tools of virtualization, support of ARM architecture, and increase of productivity file systems UFS / FFS.

The support of BSD Hypervisor (BHyVe), drivers of Hyper-V integration and standard 802.11s plays a crucial role in the tenth generation of FreeBSD. Security and reliability have become a basis of this new OS.

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Published on: December 24, 2013 by Irina

The newest version of operating system - Oracle Linux 6.5 - is supported by Intel Ivy Bridge processors and SSD- drives with NVMe interface. In addition, it has been improved by including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3, Linux Containers support and InfiniBand updates. Oracle Linux 6.5 has many new security features and additional functions of btrfs filesystem which allow administrators to implement a mechanism for incremental backups using snapshots of the system, set different size limits for volumes and subvolumes, and release storage space using the hole punching method to indicate any unused part of the file.

One of the outstanding features of the updated platform is the ability of using Oracle Linux as a guest operating system in Microsoft Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure with using new paravirtualization drivers.

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Published on: December 11, 2013 by Irina

TeamViewer®  has announced the launch of TeamViewer9, the updated version of software for remote support of Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

Let’s take a closer look at the new main features of TeamViewer9 which make it outstanding and even more user friendly.

First of all, Wake-on-LAN allows users to turn on remote computers over the Internet from any device whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Thanks to Service Queue IT-support teams are able to manage requests in a more effective way by sharing and assigning them that provides instant customer support. In addition, users gained the ability to join remote support session by entering a unique code without submitting their personal information.

In an updated version of TeamViewer there is an additional layer of security of users’ accounts gained by Two-Factor Authentication. Besides, it gives the possibility to share large files and copy necessary material from any device and paste straight onto a remote desktop in an old-fashioned way - Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V.

A new public API is one more surprise by the developers of TeamViewer9. It has been designed in order to help corporate companies to integrate TeamViewer funcionallity into their own infrastructure. Gladly, API is available for all who have purchased a TeamViewer 9 license.

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Published on: November 26, 2013 by Irina

A new version of OpenSUSE OS – 13.1 has been released to the public.

A lot of changes were applied to meet everybody’s requirements: from a beginner to a super geek. Software is based on Linux Kernel 3.11. But the most of attention is drawn by the introduction of KDE 4.11 и GNOME 3.10. Besides, the OS comes with LibreOffice 4.1, the hypervisor Xen 4.1, the components of the cloud platform OpenStack Havana, DBMS MySQL 5.6, GCC 4.8 development tools and other products.
OpenSUSE 13.1 allows taking advantage of updated admin tools, an extended drivers list, and improved hardware support. In addition, users may benefit from the optimized product code; the incorporated Btrfs file system, advanced performance and safety.

Good news is kept for experienced OpenSuse OS users: now you can to make your own SUSE Linux based distro and choose a configuration which suits your preferences the most. Feel yourself like a real designer with the right tool in your hands – online SUSE Studio.We anticipate a new release of OpenSUSE in July, 2014

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Published on: September 19, 2013 by Mike

In the course of the conference Linux 2013 IBM Corporation announced its intention to invest a substantial sum of money in the development of Linux OS and related software with Open Source.

As it is stated, the investment amount is predicted to be $1 billion; all of which will be invested over a 5 year period.

The main objective of the initiative is the optimization and development of Linux, as well as open source products for more efficient use with IBM Power Systems on the Server Platforms.

Within the framework of the project, a new Linux Center has been established in Montpellier, in southern France. There engineers will be able to create and examine software products designed for large-scale computing, mobile and social systems.

In addition, a special Cloud Platform will be formed for engineers, which is based on Server Power. This platform will be able to assist partners and clients of IBM in the implementation of different Linux projects.

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