Linux vs. Windows: It’s a matter of perspective

Jack Wallen, who has been using Linux for 20 years, shares a recent experience using the Windows platform and explains why it put the OS debate into perspective.

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Over the years, I’ve written countless pieces surrounding the “Linux vs. Windows” argument, every one of which sides with the Linux camp. I am, after all, a long-time user of Linux–it has been my daily operating system for two decades. I’ve used a vast majority of Linux distributions on both desktops and servers and rarely have I had an issue. To me, Linux comes naturally. It’s simple, effective, and efficient. 

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Microsoft Surface Duo: $1,399 price, Sept. 10 release date, no 5G, and how to preorder

Microsoft’s Surface Duo is an open book.


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Microsoft’s bringing the Surface Duo to market Sept. 10, with preorders starting yesterday. The $1,399 Surface Duo, powered by a modified version of Google’s Android software, puts a different spin on the foldable phone trend, joining Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Galaxy Z Flip and last year’s Motorola Razr reboot. The Surface Duo’s hinge is the key difference, bringing together two 5.6-inch screens instead of relying on one massive display that can be folded. Microsoft created the Surface Duo over five years, developing the hinge in a

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Only 11% of organizations are using tech to ensure a safe return to the workplace

HR professionals say their companies do not need to make an investment in technology as they reopen, a survey by Appian finds.

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While companies are overwhelmingly focused on tactical safety procedures such as requiring employees to wear face coverings, they fail in preparing workplaces to respond quickly enough to health threats, a new survey reveals.

Some 97% of human resources respondents said that they do not need to make an investment in technology systems to aid a safe return to the workplace, according to the survey by low-code automation platform provider Appian.

The survey analyzed organizational tactics, strategies,

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4 things to consider when transitioning teams from in-house to remote

Temporarily transitioning your team from in-house to remote is one thing; making it permanent is another and requires additional planning.

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Most office employees are working remotely these days, at least temporarily. But what happens after COVID-19 is under control? Will all or most of your workforce remain remote?

If your company is thinking, yes, then consider these four things to make the transition successful. 

Company culture

Before taking the leap, take a close look at your company structure and culture to see if it will be a smooth transition or if there are some fundamental changes

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Trump Administration Asks Court to Dismiss Big Tech’s Challenge to Social Media Executive Order

The Trump administration has filed a motion asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit against the president’s executive order targeting social media companies, calling it a “profound misunderstanding,” according to a copy of the motion seen by Reuters.

The lawsuit was brought in June by the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington-based tech group funded by Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, and Twitter. It marked the first major legal test of President Donald Trump’s directive.

Trump issued an executive order in May against social media companies in an attempt to regulate platforms where he has been criticised,

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