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+ - Apache CloudStack 4.2.0 released-> 2

Submitted by ke4qqq
ke4qqq (678293) writes "This release represents over six months of work from the Apache CloudStack community with 57 new and 29 improved features being provided. Many new features incorporate contributions from major corporations and support for industry standards. New integrated support of the Cisco UCS compute chassis, LXC, SolidFire storage arrays, and the S3 storage protocol are just a few of the features available in this release."
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Comment: Re:I'm confused (Score 1) 237

by oopsilon (#23399252) Attached to: A View From Inside the OLPC Project
OLPC doesn't care about Sugar -- or at least Nicholas Negroponte doesn't. Per the article:

The whole "we're investing into Sugar, it'll just run on Windows" gambit is sheer nonsense. Nicholas knows quite well that Sugar won't magically become better simply by virtue of running on Windows rather than Linux. In reality, Nicholas wants to ship plain XP desktops. He's told me so. That he might possibly fund a Sugar effort to the side and pay lip service to the notion of its "availability" as an option to purchasing countries is at best a tepid effort to avert a PR disaster.
This leaves me wondering if there will be any official releases beyond the Update.1 release candidate posted on the OLPC Wiki. Heck, at the rate its going, Update.1 might not even make it out. Which would really be a shame, since its much improved over the builds that shipped with the G1G1 laptops.
Security

+ - Apple Adds Memory Randomization (ALSR) to Leopard

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.mack
.mack writes "Apple has announced plans to add code-scrambling diversity to Mac OS X Leopard, a move aimed at making the operating system more resilient to virus and worm attacks. The security technology, known as ASLR (address space layout randomization), randomly arranges the positions of key data areas to prevent malware authors from predicting target addresses. Another new feature coming in Leopard is Sandboxing (systrace), which limits an application's access to the system by enforcing access policies for system calls."
Education

+ - MIT's SAT Math Error

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theodp
theodp writes "The Wall Street Journal reports that for years now, MIT wasn't properly calculating the average freshmen SAT scores (reg.) used to determine U.S. News & World Report's influential annual rankings. In response to an inquiry made by The Tech regarding the school's recent drop in the rankings, MIT revealed that in past years it had excluded the test scores of foreign students as well as those who fared better on the ACT than the SAT, both violations of the U.S. News rules. MIT's reported first-quartile SAT verbal and math scores for the 2006 incoming class totaled 1380, a drop of 50 points from 2005."
Portables

+ - Negroponte to announce "Give 1, get 1" OLP 1

Submitted by thefickler
thefickler (1030556) writes "Nicholas Negroponte, the visionary behind the One Laptop Per Child initiative (OLPC), has publicly expressed his disappointment at the lack of orders for his low-cost computer for poor children. The situation has become so dire that Negroponte will on Monday announce a "Give one, get one" promotion in the US and Canada, where supporters will be able to purchase two XO-1s for $399. They'll get to keep one, while the second one will be given to a disadvantaged child in the developing world. Orders will only be accepted for two weeks between November 12 and November 26. It's promised that the XO-1 will be delivered to the purchaser before Christmas."

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