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Comment: Re:Same here. (Score 1) 524

by nkv (#24552189) Attached to: Google's Streetview Seen As Culturally Insensitive In Japan

Culture vs. law.... If it isn't illegal than that culture should have passed laws to protect itself or should enlist the government's aide in ensuring their values are maintained. If that means enacting laws to restrict this in the future and even retroactively have the practiced banned then they should do so.

Nonsense. You don't need a law for everything. Even if you did, you can always find some greedy lawyer to twist it your way. The United States if a good example. They make lots of rules in schools for little kids because they're too young to know better. Grown ups can (and should) be able to understand and respect other peoples values and cultures. This is sorely lacking in the "unrestricted free speech brigade" and the "total censorship brigade". The need for responsible and mature human beings is more serious now than ever.

Comment: Network Analytics book review -from another reader (Score 1) 55

by dinuraj (#15954449) Attached to: Network Algorithmics
I have read the book and liked it very much.. I write drivers and applications on routers of a reputed company and encounter the problems mentioned in the book almost on a day-to-day basis. The algorithms and case studies in book are really good and they are valid in the present state of network devices. I would recommend this book any engineer working on networking devices and applications.

In addition, the products George Varghese's research work were implemented by different network device manufactures including Cisco, Juniper, Procket etc. Lot of research papers can be found in his homepage.

The Business Model of Ubuntu 254

Posted by Hemos
from the making-it-better dept.
Andareed writes "Open-source software companies, such as Ubuntu (an open-source Linux distribution), are better able to respond to user request and bugs than traditional software companies, such as Microsoft. Simon Law, head of the Quality Assurance department at Ubuntu in a talk given to the UW Computer Science Club, explains why this is, and how Ubuntu is leveraging the open-source model. Simon explains how the QA department at Ubuntu differs from traditional QA departments, through its use of the open-source community at large. Most interesting is Simon's views on what motivates open-source developers to develop software, and how open-source oriented businesses (specifically Ubuntu) are making money."
Linux Business

Journal: Free Disks of Linux Distros

Journal by dinuraj
The Linux Store is giving away free disks of linux distributions.. This is to fulfill their mission to "To help spread Linux and open source software around the world". They provide disks of Suse, fedora, mandriva, gentoo, debian, knoppix for absolutely free.

Virtualized Linux Faster Than Native? 153

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the too-specialized-to-count dept.
^switch writes "Aussies at NICTA have developed a para-virtualized Linux called Wombat that they claim outperforms native Linux. From the article: 'The L4 Microkernel works with its own open source operating system Iguana, which is specifically designed as a base for use in embedded systems.'" Specific performance results are also available from the NICTA website.

New Enterprise-Level Ubuntu Due This Week 331

Posted by Zonk
from the nubuntu dept.
daria42 writes "According to Ubuntu's official release schedule, the next version of its Linux distribution, code-named "Dapper Drake" is due to be released this week, June 1 to be precise. This landmark release will be supported for 5 years (previous versions were only supported for 18 months) and is being touted as ready for enterprise use." From the article: "Dapper Drake will be supported for three years for the desktop version and five years for servers, compared to 18 months for the current 5.10 'Breezy Badger' version. The code release will come after the development process was extended by six weeks in order to improve the reliability of the software."

Torvalds on the Microkernel Debate 607

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the never-met-a-pointer-i-could-trust dept.
diegocgteleline.es writes "Linus Torvalds has chimed in on the recently flamed-up (again) micro vs monolithic kernel, but this time with an interesting and unexpected point of view. From the article: 'The real issue, and it's really fundamental, is the issue of sharing address spaces. Nothing else really matters. Everything else ends up flowing from that fundamental question: do you share the address space with the caller or put in slightly different terms: can the callee look at and change the callers state as if it were its own (and the other way around)?'"
Yahoo!

Journal: AT&T and Yahoo! Beta Test of Enhanced Yahoo! Mail

Journal by dinuraj
AT&T and Yahoo! have launched a first beta version which allows user to catch a glimpse of the new interface design and functionality waiting to be implemented in Yahoo! Mail, one of the leading web mail services in the U.S. and around the world. The AT&T Yahoo! Mail beta provides enhanced functionality such as drag-and-drop e-mail organization, message preview and an integrated RSS
Software

Journal: Search Without Internet

Journal by dinuraj
Webaroo, free offline web search software that enables users to download Internet content to mobile devices as well as PCs for later access, has been launched today. Once Webaroo's software is downloaded, users may choose from web-packs of their choice of subject to download to their machines. The company presently offers 18 web-packs, besides a news (5 GB) and a Wikipedia (20 MB) web-pack. These are upgraded every time the device accesses Internet.
Communications

Journal: USB cable heads for the junk heap

Journal by dinuraj
UNIVERSAL serial bus cables, currently used to connect devices such as printers, scanners, mice and keyboards to personal computers, may become a thing of the past as much-improved wireless technology takes off. Using what's called ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, the next version of Bluetooth should be able to transfer digital data through thin air at up to 1Gbps, although 100Mbps will probably
Microsoft

Journal: Heads Roll As Microsoft Misses Vista Target 386

Journal by dinuraj
Business version is on time, but the company won't make the key holiday consumer sales season. After another delay in the release of its Windows Vista operating system, Microsoft last week put a new executive in charge of future Windows projects and replaced several other managers. The changes are designed to better align Microsoft's desktop and Internet software teams and get products to market faster. Mor

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