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IBM: ALL travel must be approved now, and shut up about the copter

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 8:38am
Forget 'value or biz justification' says UK GTS chief

IBM UK and Ireland has told the Global Technology Services team that all travel to customer sites must be approved by divisional general manager Tosca Colangeli irrespective of "value or business justification".…

EU wins approval to waste €120m on pitiful public Wi-Fi

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 8:01am
€120m for the bin...

Opinion  A group of European governing institutions has approved a programme to invest €120m (£105m, $134.7m) in public Wi-Fi hotspots in over 6,000 municipalities in all European Union member states by 2020.…

The open source community is <i>nasty</i> and that's just the docs

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 6:58am
Survey of ~6,000 contributors also finds widespread harassment, gender imbalance

The open source community is nasty in many ways, according to a survey of over 6,000 contributors to open source projects.…

Silicon Graphics' IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 5:58am
'Maxx Interactive Desktop' lets you relive the workstation wars and maybe do serious work

Those of you yearning for the experience of running a 1990s-vintage graphics workstation are about to have a good day: a developer named Eric Masson has resurrected the IRIX Interactive Desktop that shipped on Silicon Graphics Workstations and now offers it as a Linux desktop alternative.…