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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 38 declined, 5 accepted (43 total, 11.63% accepted)

Operating Systems

Submission + - Bill Gates on The Future of Computing

pigscanfly.ca writes: Back in 1989 (in the Windows 2.0 days), Bill Gates came to talk to the students of the University of Waterloo on the early days of Microsoft and the future of computing. It's an interesting blast to the past. He even touches on his 640K statement. He also covers lots of other topics, including OS/2, software piracy, the history of the software industry, and his role at Microsoft.The talk is available in a number of audio formats from the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club website.
Microsoft

Submission + - 1989 Bill Gates Talk on Microsoft

Holden Karau writes: "NewsForge has an article on a recently recovered talk Bill Gates gave back in 1989 to the University of Waterloo. Among other things, Bill talks about how in 1981, he thought that 640k would be ok for at least 10 years. Is this the source of the oft quoted Gates quote on 640k? He also covers lots of other topics, including OS/2, software piracy, the history of the software industry, and his role at Microsoft."
Microsoft

Submission + - Recovered Bill Gates talk from 1989!

Holden Karau writes: "Hate him or love him, Bill Gates is a influential individual in the software industry. Recent archival work at the University of Waterloo has recovered a talk given by him in 1989 in which he discusses his role as a developer in the early days of Microsoft, and his views on the future of Microsoft. He also alludes to the fact that he thought that in 1981, 640k would be good enough for everyone! Especially interesting are his views on how to "solve" software piracy in the late 80s."
Programming

Submission + - A new way to find code

tabandmountaindew writes: Too much time is wasted re-implementing code that someone else has already done, for the sole reason its faster than finding the other code. Previous source code search engine, such as google codesearch and krugle, only considered individual files on there own, leading to poor quality results; making them only useful when the amount of time to re-implement was extremely high.According to a recent newsforge article a fledgling source-code search engine All The Code is aiming to change all of this. By looking at code, not just on its own, but also how it is used, it is able to return more relevant results. This seems like just what we need to unify the open-source community, leading to an actual common repository of unique code, and ending the cycle of unnecessary reimplementing.
Java

Submission + - Codesearch shakeup

crazycoffeeninja writes: It's always been a dream of programmers: stop reinventing the wheel. Find that method, end your madness. Jax has an atrcile on a fledgling source-code search engine Allthecode thats still in the alpha stage (and presently only for Java). Unlike previous generations of code search engines, it actually considers how often code is used and the context in which it used, often leading to better results. This seems like just what we need to unify the open-source community, leading to an actual common repository of code, and ending the cycle of "hoboware": the errant macros, subroutines, and entire classes that have in the past been easier to re-write than to track down and put to work.
Programming

Submission + - Next Generation Source Code Search Engine

hungrycheeto writes: Too much time is wasted re-implementing code that someone else has already done, for the sole reason its faster than finding the other code. Previous source code search engine, such as google codesearch and koders, only considered individual files on there own, leading to poor quality results; making them only useful when the amount of time to re-implement was extremely high.According to a recent newsforge article a fledgling source-code search engine All The Code is aiming to change all of this. The refreshingly clean interface is reminiscent of Google in its heyday — as are the mind-reading, mind-blowing search algorithms employed. By looking at code, not just on its own, but also how it is used, it is able to return more relevant results. This seems like just what we need to unify the open-source community, leading to an actual common repository of unique code, and ending the cycle of unnecessary reimplementing.
Java

Submission + - New Source Code Engine, All The Code, Launched

codemonkey69 writes: Both newsforge and jaxmagazine are covering the launch of a new source code search engine, All The Code. The big difference between this engine and previous generations is the ranking algorithm takes into consideration how code is used. The example newsforge gives is if there were two similar classes both for binary trees, if one class was used more frequently it would have a higher ranking than the less used class. While the engine only supports Java right now, the faq indicates they will be adding more languages soon. I wonder if the other source code search engines will start to use this to help them rank results?
Programming

Submission + - New cross-project Open Source Collaboration tool

crazyirish writes: Too much time is wasted re-implementing code that someone else has already done, for the sole reason it is too difficult to find specific useful code. Previous source code search engine, such as google codesearch and koders, only considered individual files on there own, leading to poor quality results; making them only useful when the amount of time to re-implement was extremely high.According to a recent newsforge article a fledgling source-code search engine All The Code is aiming to change all of this. By looking at code, not just on its own, but also how it is used, it is able to return more relevant results. For example, if there were two similar libraries both for binary trees, if one libraries was used more frequently it would have a higher ranking than the less used library. This seems like just what we need to unify the open-source community, leading to an actual common repository enabling projects to easily discover useful modules in each other, and ending the cycle of unnecessary reimplementing allowing us to focus on new, interesting problems.
Programming

Submission + - Reinventing the Source Code Search Engine

irishhobopirate writes: Too much time is wasted re-implementing code that someone else has allready done, for the sole reason its faster than finding the other code. Previous source code search engine, such as google codesearch and koders, only considered individual files on there own, leading to poor quality results; makeing them only useful when the amount of time to re-implement was extremely high.According to a recent newsforge article a fledgling source-code search engine All The Code is aiming to change all of this. The refreshingly clean interface is reminiscent of Google in its heyday — as are the mind-reading, mind-blowing search algorithms employed. By looking at code, not just on its own, but also how it is used, it is able to return more relevant results. This seems like just what we need to unify the open-source community, leading to an actual common repository of unique code, and ending the cycle of unnecessary reimplementing.
Programming

Submission + - New Google Code Search Successor

ninjapiratemonkey writes: Traditional challengers to google have competed on ease of use, marketing, and other similar veins. A new company, All The Code, is threating Google Code Search on its home turf of search technology. Unlike previous source code search engines, All The Code considers how often libraries are used by other programs to determine the relevance of code. Presently the search engine only works with Java, but they seem intent on expanding. Could this be the first technological competitor to google on its home turf?
Programming

Submission + - All The Code accepting requests for Alpha Testers

ninjamonkiefromspace writes: All The Code, a new source code search engine, is accepting signups for Alpha Testers. According to the the developers blog All The Code differs, primarily, from other source code search engines in that it considers the relationship between programs, rather than looking at each piece of code individually. Interested persons should e-mail holden@allthecode.com along with the subject line "All The Code pre-Alpha"
Programming

Submission + - New Google Code Search competitor coming Dec 11nth

ninjmonkie writes: In what has to be one of the crazier launches of 2006, a small virtually unknown company All The Code is planning on going head to head with Google Code Search. According to the lead developers blog, they will be launching a public alpha of there product on December 11nth. The alpha version would appear to only have support for Java to start with, with more languages being added as time progresses. Is the source code searching market really big enough for all these players?
Linux Business

Submission + - Review of new Xandros 4.1 Professional Linux

holden writes: "Newsforge has a wright up on a review of the new Xandros 4.1 professional.Some of the big changes in professional include a newer kernel, AIGLX, and support for 3G wireless. One of the subtle, but still very important changes, is that Xandros has finally removed the registration requirement, and users can now access Xandros Networks with registering first. Techworld, and others are allready looking at Xandros as a possible challenger to Windows Vista. With all of the talk of Linux on the Desktop, could Windows Vista finally be the chance for Linux to make some headway?"
Linux Business

Submission + - A possible Vista competitor?

holden writes: "Xandros Desktop Professional has only been released today, but allready TechWorld looking at it as a possible Vista challenger. Could Xandros' windows compatability (through NTFS write support and Cross Over Office), along with its updateded hardware support have what it takes to hold its own against Vista?"
Linux Business

Submission + - Xandros releases Desktop Professional

holden writes: "Multiple sources (linux lookup,computer world,techworld, etc.)are reporting on Xandros recent release of Xandros Desktop — Professional. Xandros is long known for its easy to use desktop linux operating system, the new Professional version brings support for 3G wireless networks, bluetooth support, and a few other new features. With all of the recent hoopla surrounding Novell, could this be a chance for Xandros to gain some majour market share?"

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