German state gov. ditching Windows for Linux, 30K workers migrating

German state gov. ditching Windows for Linux, 30K workers migrating

Schleswig-Holstein, one of Germany’s 16 states, on Wednesday confirmed plans to move tens of thousands of systems from Microsoft Windows to Linux. The announcement follows previously established plans to migrate the state government off Microsoft Office in favor of open source LibreOffice. As spotted by The Document Foundation, the government has apparently finished its pilot…

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When is the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. after today? See the paths for the 2044 and 2045 events

When is the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. after today? See the paths for the 2044 and 2045 events

Eclipse-watchers waited more than six years since the last time a total solar eclipse charted its way across the United States, in 2017. After the April 8 event, prepare to wait a lot longer — the next chance won’t be coming around any time soon. Viewers in what’s called “the path of totality” saw the moon completely…

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Police forces check intelligence and criminal databases after errors discovered in O2 phone data | Computer Weekly

Police forces check intelligence and criminal databases after errors discovered in O2 phone data | Computer Weekly

Police forces are checking intelligence and criminal databases following warnings of errors in data supplied to police and intelligence services by mobile service provider O2. Police specialists are understood to be manually checking thousands of datasets supplied by the telco for intelligence purposes, counter-terrorism, or for use in criminal investigations. Errors in communications data obtained…

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Space station crew captures image of moon's shadow during solar eclipse

Space station crew captures image of moon’s shadow during solar eclipse

While millions of people looked skyward at Monday’s total solar eclipse on Monday, a handful of earthlings took in a much different view of the rare phenomenon — from the International Space Station. As the station orbited above southeastern Canada, flight engineers Matthews Dominick and Jeanette Epps managed to photograph and videotape the moon’s shadow…

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