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SHRT hits the fan for first-gen Surface Hub users: Jumped-up whiteboard can now be updated via dedicated tool

Also: Santa drops a final Windows Insider release, new PowerShell, Skype Together Mode

In brief  As some Surface Hub 2 users continue to wait for Microsoft to deal with whatever has befallen the Windows update for their shiny wall decorations, the original Surface Hub can now pick up the new code via the Surface Hub Recovery Tool (SHRT).…

Expect €5m cloud, says European Centre for Midrange Weather Forecasts

OK sunshine, but put it on-prem

Few things are certain in computing, but the shift to the white and fluffy seems irrepressible. One prediction the European Centre for Midrange Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) seems confident in making, then, is that it needs to up its game in cloud computing.…

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover ‘95% of current user workloads’

Doing both CentOS Stream and CentOS Linux would mean doing both poorly claims CentOS board member

Red Hat’s Karsten Wade, a Senior Community Architect and member of the CentOS board, has defended the decision to kill off CentOS Linux in favour of CentOS Stream, saying the two projects were “antithetical” and Stream is a satisfactory replacement in most cases.…

Google says it’s the cleanest cloud, also reveals deal with Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company for new cloud region

You can’t make this stuff up

Google has proclaimed itself the “cleanest cloud in the industry” due to its exclusive use of renewable energy and announced a new cloud region in Saudi Arabia that will be resold by an arm of state-owned oil and gas company Saudi Aramco.…

Taiwan’s Wistron says iPhone factory riot won’t cause significant impact to its business

Dodges reports alleging Apple has put it on probation

Taiwanese tech manufacturing concern Wistron has issued a stock market announcement in which it tries to hose down reports that Apple has put it on the naughty corner and shrug off the riot at its Indian iPhone factory.…