WINDOWS: Is Microsoft Already Killing Off Windows 7? It sure looks like it’s regretting promising 18 more months of support for Windows 10’s biggest competitor. Read more
CHROME: Five Useful Features That Are On Their Way To The Chrome OS. Google is putting a lot of effort into improving and expanding its Chrome operating system. Chrome OS 67 is rolling out now with features that include split screen when operating in tablet mode and support for Progressive Web Apps. Here are 5 new features (and a bonus) that are planned for future Chrome OS updates. Note that all these features are in development and they may not work as described when they arrive in the Stable Channel. Read more
LINUX: How Red Hat Linux is Helping Reclaim the Fastest Supercomputer Title for the US. It’s not just the chips in the Department of Energy’s record-breaking Summit supercomputer, which is setting new speed records; it’s also Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read more
OPEN SOURCE: GitHub Users are Already Fuming About the Company’s Sale to Microsoft. Microsoft announced that it will acquire GitHub, the popular code repository that’s like Google Docs for developers, for $7.5 billion. The acquisition comes as Microsoft continues to court the open-source community under CEO Satya Nadella—but it’s still making GitHub users anxious. Microsoft has long had a complicated relationship with open-source software—which is typically free to use and open for all developers to tweak and commercialize. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-may-2018.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.