Book Reviews

[Day Permalink] Monday, October 13, 2003

[Item Permalink] Differences between Microsoft and Open Source -- Comment()
Microsoft philosophy: Either us or them.
Linux/Open Source philosophy: Both us and them.

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Dual G5 review now online: "[The] Dual G5 is an amazingly quick and powerful computer. It runs quietly (unless you boot it into single user mode and use it that way!) and is capable of some truly impressive number crunching. It also represents the first steps into a whole new performance realm for Apple, and that bodes well for the future." [macosxhints]

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Apple powers college supercomputer: '[S]taff and students at Virginia Tech have built one of the world's most powerful supercomputers for just $5m by plugging together hundreds of the latest computers from Apple. The project involved placing 1,100 brand new Apple G5 towers side by side, making it the world's most powerful "homebuilt" system.' [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition]

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Joel on Character Sets: "The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)" []