Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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The ICFP Programming Contest

July 25, 2007

The ICFP Programming Contest is a programming competition to be held the weekend of July 20 – 23, 2007. Link

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A Good News for Mac and Linux

July 16, 2007

The cost of upgrading to Windows Vista is forcing more organizations to evaluate alternatives including Apple Macs and Linux for the desktop.

Half of silicon.com’s 12-strong CIO Jury IT user panel said the Vista factor is likely to lead to an increase in Macs on the desktop in the corporate computing environment. Read more

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Top 50 Favorite web sites

July 9, 2007

Here are the top 50 websites picked up by TIME. To see there is any one on your favorite list.

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Developers cooling on Windows desktop

July 3, 2007

Maybe Microsoft’s stronghold grip on the desktop is slipping after all.

But instead of the Web stealing away Windows users, as people have predicted for years, it’s Linux and handheld devices.

According to an Evans Data study published on Tuesday, software developers are choosing to write applications for Windows deskop PCs less than they used to. Read more.

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Do you know anyone of them?

June 19, 2007

“This is the web site for a new book I’m working on for Apress which will contain interviews with around twenty of the most interesting computer programmers alive today. It will be a companion volume to Apress’s Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston, and, like that book, a continuation of the tradition started by the Paris Review in 1953 when they published a Q&A interview with novelist E.M. Forster, innagurating a series of interviews later titled “Writers at Work”. As the words “at work” suggest, my goal is to focus the interviews on how subjects tackle the day-to-day work of programming. Which is not to say we won’t touch on other topics such as how they became great programmers, how they recognize programming talent in others, and what kinds of problems they find most interesting. —Peter Seibel”

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OS Market Share for May, 2007

June 6, 2007

Don’t know if those numbers are accurate, but it does give you a view of OS market share. I don’t believe Windows 98 is still used 1.24% higher than Linux that is used only 0.70%. Even Windows ME is used 0.62%. For details, look at here.

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Internet over TV airwaes or Power Line

March 15, 2007

Tech Firms Push to Use TV Airwaves for Internet – washingtonpost.com:

A coalition of big technology companies wants to bring high-speed Internet access to consumers in a new way: over television airwaves. Key to the project is whether a device scheduled to be delivered to federal labs today lives up to its promise….

Broadbands power line push

A big-ticket investment by three corporate heavyweights in a little-known start-up that provides Internet access over electrical lines has sparked renewed interest in a technology that’s never come close to living up to its billing.