Monthly Archives: August 2010

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OSI Days 2010, Open Source India

Title: OSI Days 2010, Open Source IndiaLocation: Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, IndiaLink out: Click hereStart Date: 2010-09-19End Date: 2010-09-21

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Daily links for 08/31/2010

Five Reasons Linux Beats Windows for Servers – PCWorld Business Center “That’s no accident. Linux is eminently better suited to server use than Windows is–better than most any other competitor, I’d argue. Why? Let’s count the ways.” tags: linux security … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/30/2010

Chromium gets GPU acceleration – The H Open Source: News and Features “Google developers have announced that Chromium, the open source browser on which the company builds the Chrome browser, is getting a GPU graphics overhaul. The development has been … Continue reading

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The summer garden moves toward the end game

There are two days left in August and though we’re not yet at the end of summer here in northwestern New York State, we starting to be able to see it. The garden is not looking as neat and tidy … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/29/2010

Google backs out of JavaOne conference | Reuters “Citing concerns about Oracle’s lawsuit against it, Google said Friday it cannot participate in the upcoming JavaOne conference. The Oracle-sponsored JavaOne conference, formerly a Sun Microsystems event, is being held in San … Continue reading

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Sailing: Wind, waves, and a Suzuki 6

How wind and waves can make or break a day for sailing, but it still helps if the motor starts. I’ve had my Catalina 22 sailboat on Lake Ontario east of Rochester, NY, for several weeks now and have been … Continue reading

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IBM Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 4 is now available

IBM Lotus announced this morning that Beta 4 of Lotus Symphony 3 is now available. I use Lotus Symphony 3 in beta as my day-to-day office productivity suite. Aside from any official statement regarding the wonderfulness of this beta, my … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/25/2010

A Look at the Reading Habits of E-Reader Owners – WSJ.com “A study of 1,200 e-reader owners by Marketing and Research Resources Inc. found that 40% said they now read more than they did with print books. Of those surveyed, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/21/2010

Ubuntu quietly breaks off Sparc affair • The Register “Maverick Meerkat is set to become the last version of Ubuntu that’ll run on Oracle’s Sparc, ending a four-year relationship. Also getting canned is Ubuntu running on Hewlett-Packard’s Itanic 64-bit challenger.” … Continue reading

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Photos: A visit to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Last Sunday my family and I spent a few hours at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, just east of the Vermont-New Hamphire border. August Saint-Gaudens was a late nineteenth/early twentieth century American sculptor known for his … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/19/2010

Intel to buy McAfee for $7.68 billion | Business Tech – CNET News “The chipmaker said Thursday it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy all of McAfee’s common stock at $48 per share in cash. The boards of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/17/2010

What SAP can teach you on how to adopt open source | Open Source – InfoWorld “SAP, arguably one of the remaining enterprise software vendors to accept and use open source in its products, recently made news by announcing a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/16/2010

Oracle’s Java lawsuit undermines its open source credibility “It raises very serious questions about the company’s stewardship of other open source technology that it obtained during the acquisition of Sun. The resulting uncertainty will likely not be conducive to retaining … Continue reading

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Sailing: Things to learn and do before the boat goes in the water

Thirty years ago I had a small sailboat and sailed it on small lakes in southern New York State. Five weeks ago my friend Kurt took my son and me sailing on his boat on Lake Ontario east of Rochester, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/15/2010

Oracle signals an end to OpenSolaris – Computerworld “Oracle appeared to confirm this week what many in the computer industry already suspected: The OpenSolaris project is dead. Oracle laid out its Solaris strategy in an internal memo that was leaked … Continue reading

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Sailing: 5 books to get you started

As I’ve restarted my sailing hobby after a 30 year gap, I’ve discovered a few good books. Nothing is better than on the water training, but these will help if you plan to get an old boat and put her … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/11/2010

Open source Ruby, Python hit rocky ground at Microsoft – IronPython, IronRuby, Microsoft, .net – Techworld “Microsoft’s open source IronRuby and IronPython projects are shrouded in a dubious future as the last of the full-time IronRuby developers departed the company … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/10/2010

Manila Standard Today — Linux safer than Windows — 2010/august/10 “Experts on both sides of the fence will argue these points back and forth, but ironically, the most relevant argument is the one that Windows supporters themselves offer. There are … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/09/2010

Open Ajax breaks Microsoft disability advantage | ZDNet “The IBM-led OpenAjax Alliance has announced new tooling technologies aimed at helping the disabled navigate Web 2.0 sites, a real breakthrough for accessibility. Ajax may seem like great stuff to the sighted, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/05/2010

IBM, open source community aim to improve Internet accessibility | ZDNet “IBM and groups like the OpenAjax Alliance are launching a few initiatives to make the Internet more accessible to folks with mobility or sensory disabilities. The overarching theme here … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/04/2010

Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time – 03 Aug 2010 – Computing “Demand for Linux programming skills has exceeded that for Unix programming skills for the first time ever, according to Richard Nott, director of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/03/2010

Poll: Does the type of open source license matter to you? | Programming and Development | TechRepublic.com “When you are evaluating an open source development tool, how important is the kind of license it uses to you? Let us know … Continue reading

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10 things traditional software customers want to know about open source

What questions come up most frequently when I engage with customers about open source? The answers should be important to you whether you produce or use traditional or open source software. I talk to many customers who have installed what … Continue reading

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Sailing tip of the day

Nothing to do with the boat, but rather the trailer if you have one: Put chocks in front and in back of both wheels. Add support under the back of the trailer so that the boat/trailer combination doesn’t tip when … Continue reading

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