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Portability means that you can move an application from one host environment to another, including cloud to cloud such as from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure.

The work needed to complete the porting of an application from one platform to ano...
Does it run in VMs, containers, systems running external code? Just. Patch.
It Analysis  A growing consensus among storage hardware appliance vendors is that, since they don't run external software on their hardware, they don't need to stick performanc...
'Benchmark crimes' under-state the true performance impact of security controls A group of operating systems specialists believes sloppy benchmarking is harming security efforts, by making it hard to assess the likely performance impact of security cou...
Driver incompatibilities and microcode problems are both being reported.
POWER CPU patches available now or next week, AIX and i OS fixes are more than a month off IBM’s started to release its own patches for the Meltdown mess and the Spectre SNAFU, which it’s half-confirmed impact its hardware and operating systems, but wo...
Fixing Meltdown and Spectre will take Linux -- and all other operating systems -- programmers a long, long time. Here's where the Linux developers are now.
The internet of things, or IoT, is pervasive these days in your personal life. However, this technology is just getting into the Global 2000 companies. Yet most of the Global 2000 companies are unaware of the risks that they are bringing to IT and c...
Can JavaScript become a universal language for developing for multiple form factors? The inventor of NectarJS, a compiler-as-a-service cloud application now in development, claims NectarJS will make this happen.Currently in alpha release, NectarJS w...
Immediate concern is for Intel chips, but everyone is at risk.
Some features may not work on those platforms in 2018.
Bit by bit, the PC world is continuing to drop its legacy support.
Microsoft has long been a driver of alternate user interaction models on the PC; its first mouse shipped back in 1983, two years before Windows appeared and a year before the Apple Macintosh made the mouse mainstream.

Then came the first pen- and st...