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Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.

In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time


EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

The organization wants a court to force the FAA to come up with privacy regulations concerning drones

Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

'This is an improvement, but it doesn't do nearly enough,' one privacy advocate said

African survey on counterfeit electrical products is a call to action

The Schneider Electric survey was conducted in 11 African countries

Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable'

Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

Issues include terminals that are out of order and transactions that take too long to complete

Amazon tries a physical button for making purchases

The company's Dash Button lets Prime members make purchases instantly by hitting it

HP hits former Autonomy execs with $5B suit

Mike Lynch, who was Autonomy's CEO, vowed he will strike back with his own lawsuit

Seven things to know about Intel's 'Cherry Trail' Atom chips

Microsoft's Surface 3 is the first device announced with Intel's Atom chip code-named Cherry Trail

Arista decouples switch, software pricing

Arista Networks this week decoupled the pricing of its software and switch hardware as a consumption option for cloud providers.

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Stanford crypto expert Dan Boneh wins $175K computer science award

Stanford University computer science professor Dan Boneh has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences for his work in cryptography.

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Meteor JavaScript framework hits Windows

Windows support had been the most-requested feature for the framework, which now also works with MongoDB 3.0.

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Microsoft updates Windows 10, debuts Project Spartan browser

Microsoft released an update to Windows 10 Technical Preview that included Project Spartan, the code name for the new browser that will be the default in the operating system as the company pushes Internet Explorer (IE) into the...

Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

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California leads nation in solar installations as world sees 14% increase

California became the first state this year to receive 5% of its power from utility solar, and while that number may seem small, it's likely an early indicator of growth elsewhere in the U.S.

Microsoft consolidates enterprise editions of Visual Studio

Visual Studio Premium and Visual Studio Ultimate will be merged into a single Visual Studio Enterprise edition.

New malware program used in attacks against energy sector companies

The Trojan program is used for reconnaissance and distribution of additional malware, researchers from Symantec say

Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A new version of the endpoint management tool will be able to handle enterprises with millions of clients

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload and copy certain files

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