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Happy 30th birthday to the x86!

Slashdot notes today that it is the Intel x86 architecture's 30th birthday - ah, what an achievement. This series of chips have led to an incredible pedigree that has served as the basis of two mainstream operating systems for more or less 20 years; namely Microsoft Windows and Linux, with Mac OS X becoming the most recent member of the club.
Submitted by mservilla on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 06:24.

An XML Good Read, Yeah Right

In preparation for the upcoming Information Manager training on XML topics, I recently came across an article referenced in Slashdot aptly titled "The future of XML". The full article appears on the IBM Developer Works series and was written by Elliotte Rusty Harold, owner of the Java resource website "Cafe au Lait".
Submitted by mservilla on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 10:15.

Milestones of a New Year

Welcome to my New Year everyone.  I've enabled some change in my computational world that would even surprise me.  First and foremost, I have completely gone over to the Linux side on my desktop system from the formidable Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Yes, completely and without regret.  The new operating system of choice for my desktop is Ubuntu Desktop 7.10 - that's Gutsy Gibbon to those in the know.  And yes, there are a few quarks and bosons that you have to work out of the configuration, but that is part of the fun of it.
Submitted by mservilla on Tue, 02/12/2008 - 10:00.
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