While pondering how to try and take over the world last night, I ran across the need for a better understanding on MD5 hashes and digests. This site was particularly helpful. As the page explains, MD5 digests (among many other valuable uses) can be a used to show when a file has been changed, reliably.
Spending on Linux servers grew in double digits for the eighth straight quarter in Q2, according to International Data Corp.’s worldwide quarterly server tracker. Lots of details here.
H-P’s first Linux laptop a winner. MSNBC columnist Gary Krakow’s first impressions were positive and that’s good news. The nx5000 “works right out of the box”. The main complaint he had was that you still need to know a lot more about the inner workings of a computer to excel on a Linux machine.
Hewlett-Packard should be proud of their first Linux laptop; itâ€™s quite an accomplishment. Street prices for the nx5000 will begin at $1,140.