Crazy html-coder/artist from Japan. Fascinating to watch this develop! [YouTube link]
Free replacements for many commercial apps are already available. Here is a good list to help you get started looking, once you have your basic Linux system up and running. (Some of these apps will already be bundled with many distros!) If you don’t find it in the list, freshmeat and sourceforge are your friends. A more complete list is available at the advocacy site, Open Source As Alternative.
Hard drive space actually comes in 1024 byte â€œblocksâ€, and the correct prefixes are ones like kibi-, mebi- and giba- (versus kilo-, mega-, and giga-, all of which are units of a 1000). So a GiB is simply the accurate and slightly larger cousin of the Gigabyte (1 Gibibyte = 1.073741824 Gigabytes).
Find out what it takes to migrate Struts applications to Spring MVC.
Spring MVC has gained steady adoption and Java developer attention. The highly popular Spring framework (with Spring MVC as its core component) is nicely designed, productive, and innovative, so many Struts users undoubtedly will investigate Spring MVC as a replacement framework for Struts.
This could be huge. Indiana Access Program is sponsoring a broad one-to-one computing initiative. If the Indiana Access Program is successful, a total of 300,000 Linux machines could be deployed in the near future, according to the news release. Linspire’s education initiative is key to the success of this. [via Slashdot]
This is a wonderful demonstration of a working slide rule. Really brings back high school memories. I was just old enough to be on that technology overlap. I used my father’s K & E for high school physics and got quite fast with it. Here are a couple more slide rule links:
MIT Media Labs’ Nicolas Negroponte says he is developing an under $100 notebook, as reported by the BBC. The cost savings would come from hacking the display and just generally “getting rid of the fat”. And yes, it would run Linux.
“We have to get the display down to below $20, to do this we need to rear project the image rather than using an ordinary flat panel.”