- Google Revealed: The IT Strategy That Makes It Work by Thomas Claburn (Management News by InformationWeek)
Fascinating article on google's unconventional buisness practices. Google is different. And it's different not only because its thinking is original and its applications unique--witness search queries morphed into a lobby display of bursting color--but because the company's unconventional IT strategy makes it so. Commodity hardware and free software hardly seem like the seeds of an empire, yet Google has turned them into an unmatched distributed computing platform that supports its wildly popular search engine, plus a burgeoning number of applications. We used to call them consumer applications, but Google changed that. Businesses also use them because, well, Google is different.
A unique mix of internally developed software, open source, made-to-order hardware, and people management is the secret behind the search engine.
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- How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!
Having problems installing something on your new Ubuntu operating system? "Where's the EXE?", "Where do I need to extract this to?", "How do I run it?", "Where did it go?" - have you been thinking questions like these? Don't worry, installing software, themes and other things on Ubuntu is actually very easy! This guide will help you understand with screenshots, instructional videos and to-the-point language.
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- WordPress › Free Blog Tool and Weblog Platform
WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.
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Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.
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- Building a Home Theater PC (Part 2) : Installing MythTV - The f-stop blues
Good set of links towards installing MythTV. So the first home theater software package I am going to try out is going to by MythTV for Linux. There are several different ways you can go to install MythTV depending on which Linux distribution you want to use.
The F-Stop Blues: Building a Home Theater PC (Part 2) : Installing MythTV
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Note: The f-stop blues is when you can't get the right balance between light and exposure resulting in a blurry picture. This site is about getting your digital life in focus.
- Comparison of wiki software - Wikipedia.org
Comparison of wiki software
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- Driving Windows x64: A 15,000-Mile Checkup, with Tips and Workarounds by Alan Zeichick (December 6, 2005)
If you're considering running 64-bit Windows, now's the time to make that transition. The platform is solid, hardware and software support is mature, and the performance is incredible. It's been about eight months since I started running 64-bit Windows as my everyday platform. The transition from my trusty 32-bit workstation to a new HP box with dual AMD Opteron processors and Windows XP Professional, x64 Edition, has truly been a platform migration: There were workarounds, a learning curve, and some frustrations with hardware and software support.
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- Extensis (now on one software) Mask Pro 3 - http://www.creativemac.com/
Masking is one of those chores that only the most ascetic of us can appreciate, and then only when we have something really awful to atone for. It's laborious. It's time-consuming. And it's sometimes futile, a fact many of us discover only after hours of attempting to mask out individual strands of hair at 800x magnification. If only a piece of software would come along that could help alleviate the pain.... Well, in fact, if you haven't already guessed, there is such a piece of software. Actually there are several. But today we're going to take a look at one that I consider not only to be an outstanding masking product, but a stellar example of how productivity tools for designers ought to be made: Extensis Mask Pro 3. Advertisement
Masking is one of those chores that only the most ascetic of us can appreciate, and then only when we have something really awful to atone for. It's laborious. It's time-consuming. And it's sometimes futile, a fact many of us discover only after hours of attempting to mask out individual strands of hair at 800x magnification. If only a piece of software would come along that could
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- MythTV - Mailing List Archive | Users
Heaps of handy stuff on SAMBA sharing and things just type search for SAMBA. User mailing list archive for MythTV. The more general mailing list archive can be found here: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/
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Note: The IRC channel is here: irc://irc.freenode.net/mythtv-users
- Software: Backup. Open Directory - Computers
Software: Backup directory listing. From DMOZ. The Open Directory Project. The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
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Songbird is the world's last desktop media player: it is open source, runs on Windows, Mac and Linux and supports user-contributed extensions because it is built on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox. Songbird is the world's first Web player: Songbird plays music and movies from the Web, shares playlists across the 'net, and automatically synchronizes your music to the online locker of your choice. What would you like Songbird to do?
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- Texas Instruments Derive™ 6 from US & CANADA
A powerful Computer Algebra System, Derive can easily solve a wide range of symbolic and numeric problems. Results can be plotted as 2-D graphs or 3-D color surfaces, enabling different approaches to problem solving.
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- Zoho - Affordable software for individuals, small & medium business
Zoho offers a suite of online web applications that help increases your productivity. Zoho's diversified product line includes a word processor, a spreahsheet, a CRM etc
Zoho offers a suite of online web applications geared towards increasing your productivity and offering easy collaboration. Zoho's online office tools include a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation tool, hosted wiki, notebook, CRM, Database software etc
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- Candy Labs - Company
Candy Labs began its life in the cold, dry winter of 2002 when Marek Sliwa and Dustin Mierau decided to join forces and produce software that is intuitive, useful, and just plain sexy. Both well seasoned in software development and design: Marek Sliwa is a leading software developer and a student of the sciences and mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dustin Mierau is a student of the arts, and spent two and a half years previously working at Napster as a developer of the Macintosh client (a.k.a. Macster).
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Note: AppRocket is a total rip, but great website design, think jelly.
- Careers with City Software, eStore, CSW-IT & CSBS - City Software: Black Tie Service, Plain Wrap Prices!
Support/Helpdesk Consultant, Warehouse Assistant – Mt Waverley, IT Retail Sales
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- Computer World Online - Australia's best prices on PCs, Laptops and Software
Large retailer of computer hardware and software, providing on-line purchase facilities.
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- Essentials, 2006 edition [dive into mark]
Now that I’ve completed my move to Linux (sorry Mac fanboys, the install was flawless and everything worked out of the box), someone emailed me to suggest that I update my essential software list. So here you go.
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Command the Brilliance. Makers of Maple.
Maplesoft is a world leader in mathematical and analytical software. The Maple system embodies advanced technology such as symbolic computation, infinite precision numerics, innovative Web connectivity and a powerful 4GL language for solving a wide range of mathematical problems encountered in modeling and simulation.
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- Vinny Carpenter's Blog
I am the lead architect for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. Prior to Wells Fargo, I was the Enterprise Architect for Strong Financial. Wells Fargo acquired Strong at the beginning of this year (2005) and most of us came along for the ride. Prior to Strong, I worked at Quad/Graphics and Marquette University.
Vinny Carpenter’s blog Java Geek in search of a clever and creative tag line :)
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Note: I am a total Java geek that lives in Brookfield - WI (Milwaukee), making my living as an architect/developer, spending all my time with Java, J2EE, OO, Linux, and open source. In my spare time, when I am not in front of my computers, I spend every other minute with my other loves: My wife and daught ...moreer, books, music, guitars, Formula-1 racing and SCI-FI shows like StarGate and others.
- Wiki - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A wiki (IPA: [ˈwɪ.kiː] <WICK-ee> or [ˈwiː.kiː] <WEE-kee>) is a type of website that allows users to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring. The term wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a website (see wiki software), or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (and original wiki), WikiWikiWeb, and the online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia. The first wiki, WikiWikiWeb, is named after the "Wiki Wiki" line of Chance RT-52 buses in Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii.
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