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Comment: Re:MySQL is Dead! Just like Cobol (Score 1) 203

by linuxgurugamer (#44010451) Attached to: Red Hat Ditches MySQL, Switches To MariaDB
Well, there is more to life than web servers. In fact, databases shouldn't run on web servers if they have serious amounts of data, they should be on their own hardware. Speaking of Redhat, you need to include CentOS with Redhat, since it's essentially the free version.

Usage statistics and market share of Linux for websites

using this page, RedHat + CentOS = 35.6% of websites using various subcategories of Linux. You should also include Scientific Linux, but it's only less than 0.1%.

Drilling down,

  • CentOS has 8.3% of all websites
  • RedHat has 2.8% of all websites,
  • Debian is 10.2%
  • Ubuntu is 7.6%

So CentOS plus RedHat is11.1% vs Debian which is 10.2% And of course, this is without knowing anything about all those "unknown UNIX" sites.

+ - Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch passed away->

Submitted by linuxgurugamer
linuxgurugamer (917289) writes "Former mayer Ed Koch passed away this morning at 2AM. For those of use who remember him, he was quite a character, and was the right mayor at the right time. He wasn't perfect, and admitted so, even admitting to mistakes he made. When was the last time you heard a politician admit to a mistake?

He will be missed."

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+ - How the Super Bowl will reach US submarines->

Submitted by Velcroman1
Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "Ever wonder how troops serving abroad in remote locations and even underwater might get to watch the Super Bowl? The very same highly advanced technology used to pass classified drone video feeds will be deployed this Sunday to ensure U.S. troops can see the Super Bowl — - no matter how far away from home they are. The broadcast is the result of a unique media, government and technology partnership with the American Forces Radio and Television Service, Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force. The Global Broadcast Service (GBS) may be normally used to disseminate video, images and other data, but major sporting events have been broadcast over it as well. The system will be “as small as a laptop, and [equipment] the size of a shoebox and umbrella” yet “in other places will be projected onto large screens in hangers” like aircraft carriers out at sea, explained Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems’ chief innovation officer Mark Bigham."
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+ - Retro Game Exceeds All Expectations on KickStarter->

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linuxgurugamer writes "A game from the 70's, Ogre, is being rereleased this year in a 6th edition. What's unusual about this is that it is being funded on the Kickstarter website. The original funding request was for $20,000, as of 9 PM, it was over $785,000, making it the most-funded card/board game on Kickstarter. The company is Metagaming, owned by Steve Jackson. Funding ends tomorrow at 2:10 PM."
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Facebook

+ - Facebook Admits It Doesn't Know How Mobile Works->

Submitted by deltaromeo
deltaromeo (821761) writes "As Facebook moves inexorably toward its much-anticipated initial public offering, attention has been focused on all kinds of things about the giant network with the $100 billion potential market valuation—including the earth-shattering fact that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg insists on wearing a hoodie during his meetings with Wall Street bankers and analysts. But what investors should be more focused on is the problem Facebook highlights in the most recent amendment to its S-1 securities filing: namely, that its mobile business is noticeably light on advertising revenue and that the company isn’t exactly sure how (or whether) it can fix that."
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Education

+ - California Students Rank 47th In National Science Test->

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bonch (38532) writes "22 percent of California eighth-graders passed a national science test, ranking California among the worst in the U.S. according to the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress. The test measures knowledge in Earth and space sciences, biology, and basic physics. The states that fared worse than California were Mississippi, Alabama, and a tie between the District of Columbia and Hawaii."
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Biotech

+ - Researchers Use Stem Cells To Grow New Teeth->

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bonch (38532) writes "Scientists from the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University have successfully grown new teeth from stem cells. After extracting stem cells from existing oral tissue, the cells are molded into the shape of a tooth using a polymer scaffold. Using this method, teeth have already been successfully grown in mice and monkeys, with human clinical trials under way."
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