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What I’m Reading on 03/19/2014

IBM’s Watson, New York Genome Center partner on brain cancer treatment – The Washington Post “The two will collaborate on a computing prototype that could suggest treatment options for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. Watson would analyze an … Continue reading

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Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone OpenSim on Ubuntu 13.10

This post is a great example of why you should never say that you are starting a new series of blog entries. In February of 2010, I wrote a blog post called Virtual Life with Linux: Standalone opensim on Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Second Life and OpenSim revisited

Several years ago I spent quite a bit of time in Second Life when it was the hot 3D social world. The promise was that you could build and visit worlds that had been uniquely constructed by the users. As … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/27/2013

MathML Samples | “This page contains sample equations represented by MathML markup. The page has been configured to always use HTML-CSS mode with web fonts to display the equations, which produces uniform layout and typesetting across browsers.” tags: mathml JavaScript … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/05/2013

IBM, OpenStack, and the cloud IBM Makes a Big Bet on OpenStack in the Cloud – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD “The open source software for running cloud computing installations just got a big new name in its camp: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/15/2013

Hey Presto, Opera switches to WebKit | Ars Technica “Norwegian browser developer Opera has announced that it is going to end the use of its own rendering engine, Presto. Over the course of 2013 the company will switch its browser … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/23/2012

Sharing But With Privacy In Mind: Mozilla Launches Social API For Firefox, Facebook Messenger First Service To Integrate For Beta Testing | TechCrunch “Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/01/2012

U.S. Open and IBM: Analytics Grand Slam | ZDNet “It’s US Open season, and the analytics are going wild (not to mention the fans). Here’s an inside look at how IBM and the USTA are bringing the data to you, … Continue reading

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Mobile: Build, Connect, Manage, Secure, Extend, Transform

In various IBM presentations about mobile starting at the Impact conference at the end of April, we’ve been using a slide that looks like this: I’m going to give a quick introduction to some of the terms on the slide … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

I haven’t posted the stats for browser and operating system access to this website since last July, but since I’ve been doing a lot of posting lately on mobile topics, I thought it would be useful to check the stats … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/16/2012

Lotus Greenhouse : IBM Docs beta “IBM Docs is a new office productivity suite for working on documents, spreadsheets and presentations — together — in the cloud. With IBM Docs there is no desktop software. You only need a browser … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/18/2012

Mobile EBay and PayPal Mobile Payment Forecasts Soars Into Billions “PayPal’s projected numbers look even better at $7 billion, a 75 percent increase over last year. 2011 was still a good year for the online payment company as it surpassed … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/12/2012

IBM Sametime – Apps on Android Market “We are very excited to bring you IBM Sametime for Android! This gives you access to IBM’s award-winning platform for Unified Communications on today’s hottest Android devices.” tags: mobile lotus sametime android AT&T … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/10/2012

Mobile PhoneGap 1.3 Adds Windows Phone 7 Support – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Among the more popular tools for pulling off this Web-powered multi-device strategy has been PhoneGap, an open-source mobile-development framework from Nitobi Software, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/30/2011

12 Things to Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post | Content Marketing Post “You’ve just finished writing a great new blog post. You’re excited that you’ve shared your ideas and expertise with the world. But what should you … Continue reading

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Employee mobile device + work = potential security problem

Employee: “I lost my iPad.” Corporate security: “Why are you telling me?” “I had company documents on it.” “But you had the mobile security package installed, right?” “Err, no.” “I would have thought the company president would have known better … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/09/2011

Will there be a Silverlight 6 (and does it matter)? | ZDNet “Microsoft is poised to release to manufacturing Silverlight 5. There’s word from some of my contacts that this might be the last major release of Silverlight, but Microsoft … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/08/2011

Amazon’s Kindle Reader covers browser bases, adds Firefox | ZDNet “Amazon’s Reader HTML5 experiment is worth watching given that many observers ultimately expected the Web to replace mobile apps at some point. However, that replacement cycle could take years, but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/02/2011

Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux will battle for mobile developers | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “But at mobile application developer Big Nerd Ranch, President Aaron Hillegass has seen mobile Linux efforts before and stressed the need for a viable ecosystem. “It isn’t … Continue reading

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A browser to resolve mobile app development confusion?

I read with interest the recent announcement by AppMobi that they are producing a browser for Apple iOS and eventually Android that will go beyond the basic HTML5 capabilities. InfoWorld: “Have your HTML5 and native app too” Press Release: “MobiUs … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/01/2011

Have your HTML5 and native app too | Mobile Technology – InfoWorld “A new browser and set of APIs and code libraries for iOS and Android devices promise HTML5 apps that tap into native capabilities” tags: html native mobile Appcelerator … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/19/2011

Maqetta “Maqetta is an open source project that provides WYSIWYG visual authoring of HTML5 user interfaces. The Maqetta application itself is authored in HTML, and therefore runs in the browser without requiring additional plugins or downloads.” tags: HTML5 maqetta Posted … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/15/2011

Why Banks Must Support All Mobile Platforms and Why HTML5 Matters – American Banker Article “The challenge of developing and maintaining mobile banking applications that will run on an iPhone, an Android phone, a BlackBerry or a Windows phone, as … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/07/2011

Introducing Diigo Browser (aka iChromy) Like Chrome, Diigo Browser is fast. Multiple tab browsers on iPad are often slow or easy to crash due to the memory issue. Diigo Browser reloads pages dynamically and smartly, so it feels fast even with multiple … Continue reading

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/10/2011

Mobile Amazon Escapes the App Trap Too – Simon Says… “Well, it’s happened. As TechCrunch noted today, Amazon has quietly launched read.amazon.com, a full-featured HTML 5 version of the Kindle that runs perfectly on the iPad browser, looks for all … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/22/2011

HTML5 to Create New Wave of Opportunities in Mobile Landscape “Smartphone adoption will continue to skyrocket with or without HTML5. That said, the most used single app is the browser. As HTML5 support continues to make its way into mobile … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

It’s been a while since I last put up some stats about what browsers and operating systems access my website at sutor.com. Traditionally, Firefox did well, followed by Internet Explorer, and then Chrome. The last two are now reversed. Since … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/02/2011

Readers Poll: The Greatest Bruce Springsteen Songs: | Rolling Stone Music | Photos “Last weekend we gave our readers the challenge of picking their single favorite Bruce Springsteen song. It’s not an easy decision. Do you go for an iconic … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/23/2011

Firefox 5 released, arrives only three months after Firefox 4 “Mozilla has launched Firefox 5, a new version of the popular open source Web browser. This is the first update that Mozilla has issued since adopting a new release management … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/30/2011

Amazon on Cloud Player: we don’t need no stinkin’ licenses “Amazon launched Cloud Drive and Cloud Player on Tuesday morning, offering US-based Amazon customers 5GB of online storage to use for whatever they please. If they buy an album from … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/16/2011

Five Reasons not to “Upgrade” to Windows’ Internet Explorer 9 | ZDNet “After a couple of weeks on tinkering with the newly released Internet Explorer (IE) 9, and a host of other Web browsers, I have to say that while … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/16/2011

IBM and Jeopardy Watson on Jeopardy! Day Two: The Confusion over an Airport Clue | A Smarter Planet Blog “How could the machine have been so wrong? David Ferrucci, the manager of the Watson project at IBM Research, explained during … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/15/2011

What Factors Justify the Use of Apache Hadoop? – tecosystems “When is Hadoop justified? For a petabyte workloads, certainly. But the versatility of tool makes it appropriate for a variety of workloads beyond quote unquote big data. It’s not going … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/04/2011

Firefox Leads in Europe, Firm Says – NYTimes.com “For the first time in a decade, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is no longer the leading Web browser in Europe, ceding the top position to Mozilla’s Firefox, an Irish research firm that tracks … Continue reading

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Thinking about restaurant software and online services

I predict that in the future more restaurants will be managed via online services that not only help with the accounting of revenue and expenses, but assist in predicting what menu items will do well for a given profit. Two … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/31/2010

Most Popular Free and Open Source Software Lists of 2010 | TechSource “Since everybody loves lists, we posted plenty of them in 2010. Majority of lists that we wrote were mainly about free and open-source software because as some of … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September

I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the third quarter and add the summery topic of sailing. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – April through June” July started with … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/16/2010

Open source rivals continue to chip away at IE share in 2010 | ZDNet “According to Net Applications’ figures for November 2010,  Internet Explorer’s share of the market has declined another five percent to 58.44 percent in November, compared to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/09/2010

RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites) “If you are going to create a new browser from scratch and go up against the Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple, you might as well make it … Continue reading

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Mention of IBM shifting to Firefox on CNN

Thanks to my IBM colleague John Walicki for forwarding this link to a CNN video fragment of a discussion on browsers. They highlight IBM’s announcement in July of our corporate switch to the Firefox browser.

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Daily links for 10/13/2010

Red Hat hails IBM’s move to Oracle OpenJDK – InternetNews:The Blog – Sean Michael Kerner “IBM‘s embrace of Oracle’s OpenJDK is a good thing for a lot of people in the Java community. Three years ago, I wrote about Red … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

This morning some people involved with OpenOffice.org forked the software. OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite originally controlled by Sun and now Oracle that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation application, and other software. With OpenOffice.org you get … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/28/2010

OpenOffice.org Forks into LibreOffice The Launch of the Document Foundation and the Oxymoron of Corporate Controlled “Community” Projects – ConsortiumInfo.org “The bad news is that in the same time period the OpenOffice suite could have become so much more. As … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/25/2010

Linux Memo From Novell to Oracle: No Oracle Linux Needed | The VAR Guy “Still, The VAR Guy doubts Oracle wants to go after the Linux masses. Rather, CEO Larry Ellison’s strategy seems pretty simply: If a customer wants to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/21/2010

Oracle rips Red Hat and ‘sort of’ launches a new Linux – Computerworld Blogs “Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux–what a name!–is based on the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel. For some reason, a few idiots seem to think … Continue reading

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My changing supply chain for getting information

It’s important to stay flexible and experiment as new technologies come along that can get you the information you need and want in a timely manner. When the web was new in the 1990s, I had many browser bookmarks and … 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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Searching from the Firefox address line

One of the nice things I liked about the Chrome browser was searching from the address line, that area at the top of the screen where you would normally type in some URL like http://www.sutor.com. Firefox has a search area … Continue reading

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Installing (and reinstalling) Linux on your desktop

Yesterday I set up a laptop with a Linux distribution, including everything I needed for work. Today, I’m doing it again. My reason for repeating the process had nothing to do with Linux. I decided to do something to the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/07/2010

User interface overhaul arrives in Firefox 4 beta “Mozilla on Tuesday released the first official beta of Firefox 4, the next major version of the popular open source Web browser. Mozilla has completely overhauled Firefox’s user interface and added several … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/02/2010

Firefox to become IBM’s new default browser – The H Open Source: News and Features “The Firefox community also has another reason to celebrate. On Thursday, Firefox add-on downloads crossed the 2 billion marker, further emphasising the popularity of the … Continue reading

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Setting Firefox as your default browser

On Linux and Windows, setting Firefox as your default system browser can be done within Firefox itself. From Preferences, go to the Advanced tab and look down at System defaults. Click the Check Now button and then make Firefox the … Continue reading

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Around the web: IBM adopts Firefox

Here are a few links to stories and blog entries about IBM’s announcement that it is adopting the Mozilla Firefox browser for internal use. IBM embraces Firefox, adopts it internally – Ars Technica “A recent change to IBM‘s internal IT … Continue reading

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Saying it out loud: IBM is moving to Firefox as its default browser

I talk a lot about software in this blog but most of the discussion is at the personal level: I tried this, I experimented with that. I hardly ever talk about what I use for doing my IBM business and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/29/2010

Add-on Developer Hub :: Add-ons for Firefox “Add-ons empower millions of Firefox users to personalize their browser’s form and function. Why not show off your smarts by creating an add-on the whole world can use? Tools and tutorials you find … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/28/2010

Reseller News > Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor “In two or three years, Whitehurst predicts, virtualisation and cloud tools will still be a minority of Red Hat‘s revenue, compared to subscription fees of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though … Continue reading

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Update on my Firefox extensions

It used to be that I tried a new Firefox extension every day. Since the Firefox browser from Mozilla became a standard tool for how I do business and generally access the web, I’ve focused less on trying new things … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/24/2010

Linden Lab Announces Management Changes — SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ – “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/02/2010

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Lucid Lynx Benchmarked And Reviewed : Introduction “Lucid has also shown itself to not only be a worthy successor to the previous LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron, but also an overall improvement to our previous favorite Linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/01/2010

For some companies, IE6′s ineptitude is a feature, not flaw “In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large … Continue reading

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12 days with an iPad

Twelve days ago I got a new iPad with WiFi and 3G and promptly took it on a one week business trip to Europe. Generally, I think it lived up to its hype and is quite elegant. I very much … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/07/2010

10 Reasons Why Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Dominance is Ending – Enterprise Applications from eWeek “The bad news just keeps coming for Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer platform. After being forced by the European Union to give Windows users the option of downloading … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/05/2010

iPad Templates and Stencils – Emily Chang – Designer “While consumers await the arrival of the first generation iPad on April 3, designers and developers have been working on apps in anticipation. Here’s a list of free iPad templates and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/21/2010

Microsoft agrees to fix error in Polish browser ballot screen – Computerworld “Microsoft will fix an error on the Polish-language browser ballot screen that inadvertently always lists Internet Explorer first, a company official said Tuesday.” tags: microsoft, eu Posted from … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Presentations: The death of complexity

I don’t know about you, but the presentations I create today are much simpler in design than those I created ten years ago. For example, I now never create presentations that include animation and builds slide transitions sound video Any … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/09/2010

Second Life’s virtual money can become real-life cash – washingtonpost.com “Last year, as the physical economy withered, Second Life‘s economy blossomed, with user-to-user transactions topping $567 million in actual U.S. currency, a 65 percent jump over 2008. About 770,000 unique … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/09/2010

W3C pulls former Novell CTO for CEO spot “Filling a position left open since 2008, former Novell CTO Jeffrey Jaffe has taken on the role of chief executive officer for the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).” tags: novell, w3c Second … Continue reading

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Really setting the default browser on a Mac

I was having a problem last week with my Mac: even though I set my default system browser to Google Chrome, one application just refused to believe it wasn’t Firefox any longer. (And no, that application wasn’t Firefox itself!) Though … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/02/2010

New York State Trout Season Opens April 1 – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation “Trout season opens April 1 in New York State, and anglers can again look forward to a great year of fishing, thanks to the natural diversity … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/26/2010

Ubuntu Linux Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage – PCWorld Business Center “Canonical’s Ubuntu has become third Linux operating system approved by the General Services Administration for use by federal purchasers. It joins Linux distributions from Red Hat … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/24/2010

VMware vs. Red Hat: The Next Virtual Machine Management Battleground — ServerWatch.com “Two areas where Thadani said he believes Red Hat‘s KVM-based virtualization currently has an advantage over VMware are price and application support. Exact costs depend on the number … Continue reading

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