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Submission + - Google updates App Engine, adds Java support (

brosque writes: Google has announced a new version of its Google App Engine platform with support for Java applications and the inclusion of J2EE server in the cloud. However, Google App Engine's support for Java is limited to the first 10,000 sign-ups. They are seeking feedback from the Java community. Google says the Java support is standards-based as App Engine uses standard Java APIs and libraries to allow developers to work with Java tools and frameworks they are familiar with. "And ensures the easy deployment of their Java code to all standard J2EE servlet containers, including IBM WebSphere, Tomcat and others."

Submission + - IBM nanotechnology might improve cell phones (

An anonymous reader writes: Nanotechnology may someday expand your cell phone's range while improving its battery life if a prototype transistor from IBM gets to market. IBM researchers are using nanotechnology to build a future generation of wireless transceivers that are much more sensitive than the ones found in phones today. The catch is that the new chips probably won't make it into consumers' hands for another five or ten years. The scientists, sponsored by DARPA (the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), have built prototype transistors with the new material, called graphene. It is a form of graphite that consists of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. The project is part of DARPA's CERA (Carbon Electronics for radio-frequency applications) program.
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Submission + - Why Facebook needs a government bailout ( 1

Hippo the Hippo writes: It's all doom and gloom on the economic front. The latest corporate giant to suffer the effects of the US recession is social-networking site Facebook. According to Valleywag Facebook has lost $13.7 imaginary dollars in value (based on how much Microsoft paid for a stake last year). PC World explains why the US government needs to step in and bail out Facebook before it's too late.

Submission + - Most Memorable Computer Ads of the 80s (slideshow) (

Nigel_story writes: Very funny selection of computer ads from the eighties and early nineties; including microsoft dissing on apple, a gun holster for your cell phone, NEC's Brain computer, inside the Mac, Dr Who, the earliest commercial 'portable' computers, Dumb Terminals, and a cracker from 1985 about a PC trying to talk to a Mac — Deja Vu anyone??? A great trip back in time

Comment Re:WTF (Score 2, Insightful) 729

Sure it might be written for the technically inept. It might be light on content and what might be considered as quality research. It may even be wrong at points, but no matter what is wrong with it, it does represent more publicity aimed at the masses for alternative operating systems besides Microsoft Windows.
You don't need to convince geeks to use Linux or OSX, its the mums and dads, everyday people, that need to see that there are other viable options out there, and a comparison like this is a good way to build such awareness.

Surely this sort of publicity is worth a mention on slashdot.

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