GovCheese (1062648) writes "Canonical, the software company that manages and funds Ubuntu, announced that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will base their national reference architecture for standard operating systems on Ubuntu, and they will call it Kylin. Arguably China is the largest desktop market and the announcement has important implications. Shuttleworth's phrasing of, “The release of Ubuntu Kylin brings the Chinese open source community into the global Ubuntu community,” will irk many who already feel Shuttleworth controversial, but the partnership further cements Ubuntu as an open-source influencer. This is a win for Ubuntu. Is it a win for the open-source community?" Link to Original Source top
GovCheese (1062648) writes "I'm a recruiter, new at my job, looking for network support and desktop support people. Where's the best place to look or to advertise? Career jobfairs at universities don't seem to be fertile ground: most Computer Science people aren't much interested in network and desktop support but my bosses want degreed candidates. I've gotten decent bang for the buck on the online resume sites. My travel budget is slim.
You're a degreed network support pro looking for a job. What do you do when you're looking for a job? What do you recommend I do to find you?" top
GovCheese (1062648) writes "In our Windows Exchange environment, users hoard email by saving everything into a pst file, including attachments, and then when they leave, give their pst files to their successors, who use it as a historical archive, and of course, add even more email to it. When the files get to about 2 gigs, they just create new pst files and so on, ad infinitum. How have you solved this problem? We're looking for a COTS Windows product that will help us migrate those huge pst files into a searchable database with shared folders and allow us to impose a taxonomy that will help users remain organized. The product will have to be good enough to convince users to break this pernicious habit. With what product have you tackled the.pst monster?" top
GovCheese (1062648) writes "Government Computer News tells us that Intel Director Jim Held doesn't think Linux kernal developers are interested, or ready, to support multi-core processors, "They (Linux devs) weren't so sure of how the community would latch on to large-scale chip multi-processing." He continues, "Microsoft is very much engaged in planning of this future of many-core," and avers that "Microsoft recognizes the importance of parallelism," which left-handedly suggests that Linux developers aren't. While GCN is no fount of cutting edged news, one would think a certain objectivity would be adopted. No attempt was made to develop a story here, and I doubt the one they are promoting exists." Link to Original Source top
GovCheese (1062648) writes "Two scientists at the University of Tel Aviv, Professors Baruchi and Ben-Jacob, claim to have stored information in an medium of a network of neurons cultured outside the brain. The stored information, which they called "memories," persisted for a matter of days. The short article in the Jerusalem Post remarks, "They are apparently the first in the world to have actually stored information in a cultured neural network for an extended period." Of course it was the headline "cyberbrain" that caught my attention, and the phrase in the article "neuro-silico cyberchip" isn't too shabby either. Johnny Mnemonic anyone?" Link to Original Source top
GovCheese (1062648) writes "CNN Money reports that University of Arkansa prof Ned Snow says that forwarding a private email is illegal, a violation of privacy, and can put you in legal jeopardy. Snow gives the example of "Let's say I send an email to you that says I hate my boss and you send it to my boss." There's a good chance the person who you ratted on can take legal action, continues the article on CNN Money. Same goes for publishing private email exchanges on your blog. Seems sensible. But digital services have changed the notion of privacy. What exactly does private mean?