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Linux Business

+ - Dell will pre-install Ubuntu Linux

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atamyrat
atamyrat writes "http://www.fabianrodriguez.com/blog/archives/2007/ 04/30/its-d-day/ It's now official. That's it, the embargo is over. We can talk. Many people have been involved in this and I can only say I am excited to be a tiny small part of it: Ubuntu will be officially supported on Dell computers. Any other details will come on www.ubuntu.com, check it for the official press release, but we can now all put the matter to rest and go about our normal lives — or can we ? :) This from your humble servant at Canonical Global Support Services. http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8661763902.html http://www.boingboing.net/2007/04/30/dell_will_pre install.html"
Supercomputing

+ - Mouse brain simulated on computer

Submitted by
atamyrat
atamyrat writes "BBC has an article about mouse brain simulated on a Blue Gene L supercomputer. Quote: "The team, from the IBM Almaden Research Lab and the University of Nevada, ran the simulation on a BlueGene L supercomputer that had 4096 processors, each one of which used 256MB of memory. Using this machine the researchers created half a virtual mouse brain that had 8,000 neurons that had up to 6,300 synapses. The vast complexity of the simulation meant that it was only run for ten seconds at a speed ten times slower than real life — the equivalent of one second in a real mouse brain."
Article refers to this research report[PDF] titled "Towards Real-Time, Mouse-Scale Cortical Simulations""
Security

+ - Crime surge sparks calls for internet Interpol

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atamyrat
atamyrat writes "Eugene Kaspersky, head of antivirus research at Kaspersky Labs, has called for greater international law enforcement co-operation to combat the growing threat from cybercrime.

"I would like to see more international organisation — some kind of internet Interpol, to react quickly once an infection [or botnet] is known," said Kaspersky, speaking in Moscow last week. "Hackers change proxies quickly, so the police have to be very reactive."
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,3928 5121,00.ht"
Debian

+ - The French Parliament switches to Ubuntu

Submitted by
atamyrat
atamyrat writes "The French Parliament looks to be the next big Ubuntu switcher according to reports. Recently the Parliament produced an official government report that recommended the use of free software over proprietary software. The switch to free software is expected to provide a substantial savings to the tax-payers according to the government study.
Following this recommendation two companies, Linagora and Unilog, have been selected to provide the members of the Parliament as well as their assistants new computers containing free software. This will amount to 1,154 new computers running Ubuntu prior to the start of the next session which occurs in June 2007.
http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/814
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513-6138372.html"
Education

+ - Russian schools abandon Windows?

Submitted by
atamyrat
atamyrat writes "http://www.rlhc.net/blog/?p=272

From the article

In a strange twist of events which include former Russian President and Nobel Prize winner, Mikhail Gorbachev, calling Bill Gates and current Russian President Vladimir Putin making comments on software piracy, Russian school may be moving to Linux very soon. It almost sounds like a cold war spy novel. Anyways, the Russian school system is looking to move to ASPLinux, a localized Linux disto, to combat software piracy.
http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn.shtml?2007/02 /05/234178

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37 460"

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