Daily links for 04/30/2010

“Experiences with Keynote and the iPad VGA connector: not so good” from The Business Blog at Intuitive.com “Not that great, and certainly Keynote worked, but it was surprisingly crude and simplistic compared to the great experience of a two-monitor setup for Keynote on the Mac itself.” tags: ipad, keynote Jobs:…

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Daily links for 04/23/2010

WordPress › Blog » Secure File Permissions Matter “If you’re a web host and you turn a bad file permissions story into a WordPress story, you’re doing something wrong.” tags: wordpress Four Considerations When Using Open Source in Production | NetworkWorld.com Community “IT staff and developers often overlook non-technical considerations…

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Daily links for 04/22/2010

WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code | The White House “As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we’re releasing some of the custom code we’ve developed. This code is available for anyone to review, use, or modify. We’re excited to see how developers across the…

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My latest video: Novell, appliances, SUSE, microwaves, Linux

While I was at Novell‘s BrainShare conference last month in Salt Lake City, I sat down with Tom Crabb, Novell’s Enablement Manager and recorded a video. The topic was IT appliances, specifically virtual software appliances. You can see it here on Novell’s website. Notes: I could have sworn I was…

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Daily links for 04/16/2010

10 Simple Google Search Tricks – NYTimes.com “I’m always amazed that more people don’t know the little tricks you can use to get more out of a simple Google search. Here are 10 of my favorites.” tags: google, search, tricks, nytimes Linux Fedora 13, aka Goddard, available in beta |…

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Math software, dynamic languages, and the iPad

Will issues around multitasking and the new restrictions on the use of dynamic languages stop the Apple iPad from being used as a serious device for mathematical and scientific software? Several days ago I did a blog post about how math software might be able to take advantage of tablets…

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Daily links for 04/15/2010

Politics of Open Source “The Politics of Open Source is the Journal of Information Technology and Politics’ 2nd annual thematic conference. The conference examines Free/Libre and Open Source Software, the movement surrounding it, and the political issues associated with it. Information about previous JITP conferences is available at www.umass.edu/jitp.” tags:…

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Daily links for 04/14/2010

How to switch your small or home office to Linux | News | TechRadar UK “With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents. Regardless…

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Daily links for 04/13/2010

The Associated Press: Icon Hank Williams receives Pulitzer citation “Hank Williams, the country pioneer who is among the most influential singer-songwriters in music, was given a special Pulitzer Prize citation. The Pulitzer board awarded the late singer for his lifetime achievement, based on a confidential survey of experts in popular…

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Math software in the age of the iPad and other tablets

Will the next generation of tablets lead to new and better user interfaces for mathematical software? Will this encourage the use of tablets in education? Back in the 80s and 90s I was a member of the Mathematical Sciences Department in IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY. Under the leadership…

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Daily links for 04/10/2010

From Arial to Century Gothic: A font switch be a moneysaver | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “Does anyone ever really give much thought to the font that’s being used on the screen? Oh sure, some fonts are more visually appealing than others but is there any real benefit of…

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Interview with IBM’s head Linux honcho Dan Frye at Linux.com

Ahead of the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit, Linux.com’s Jennifer Cloer has posted an interview with Dan Frye, IBM‘s vice president of Open Systems Development. Here’s a snapshot: You will be talking about 10+ years of Linux at IBM. What has changed about Linux in a decade? What hasn’t? Frye: Whoa.…

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Daily links for 04/01/2010

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Expands Technology Innovation Spanning Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments – MarketWatch “Red Hat, Inc. (RHT 29.27, +0.34, +1.18%) , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the fifth update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform, Red Hat…

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