Saturday, April 18, 2009

What is the difference between an apple and a window ?

Linux Foundation started a contest for the best ad promoting Linux. Participants should do the ad in maximum 60 seconds and they need to promote I'm Linux. Was no requirement to mention Apple or Windows. And this ad was not for free. The winner get a free trip to tokyo to participate in the Linux Foundational Japan Linux Symposium.

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Was 90 entries but the best 3 you can see them here:

This is just the third place ... but the finish is so funny
Do you know what is the difference between an apple and a window ?

Other 2 videos what should be mentioned:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gnome vs KDE April 2009

In last years it seams the Gnome have some "lack of vision" and is not impressioning the desktop Industry with anything in the last years. In the same time Kde is releasing version after version each of them with a lot of eye candy, performance, and translations.

Gnome has been choose d the default desktop management for Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and soon they will release version 3.0 . It seems the new version 3.0 it will "revamping the user experience."

Just check this links for more informations for Gnome 3.0

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Open Office Reviews

Last week Computerworld featured an twist gallery of the twenty five universal activate birth releases of the road year, including 3.1. The slide notes, " 3.1 adds a bunch of new features that make it ever-more-similar to (maybe even better than) You-Know-Who's office suite, from notes in the margin (that you can comment on) to better drag-and-drop for graphics objects. You can download the developer build and decide for yourself."

Dmitri Popov from Linux Magazine expectant readers that they did not have to be an expert to work out modern with OpenOffice's Basic programming interface. "This is for comes with its take Basic-based programming language," he said. Dmitri augmented that although OpenOffice Basic was not the most difficult programming language, it still required some time and effort, especially for non-programmers. In his article, Dmitri aimed at providing a few pointers and code snippets to readers, so that they could put OpenOffice Basic to some practical use without learning the language from scratch.

In a E-Commerce Times career suggesting expense rimy measures around the office, Dana Gardner and a panel of experts recommended the account of OpenOffice as they believed MS Office to be a "big oversize cow that right-hand to be sacrificed." They propagated the assistance of open source solutions like OpenOffice and StarOffice that would "go a long, long way toward saving money."

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1 million IOPS

This is was an mainframe class throughput, but now is happening with the HP ProLiant DL785,who can server 8 AMD Opteron processors. Fusion-io, using fio benchmark, achieved more thna 1,000,000 IOPS and that is happening on x86 class servers and not on a mainframe.

As an HP customer it means that you have platforms that can handle your most demanding enterprise applications. And you can be confident that the engineering know-how that helped reach this unprecedented level of performance in an 8P system also helps drive outstanding levels of performance in the ProLiant BladeSystems as well.