December 2004 - Posts
Undoubtedly, 2005 will be the year of the 64-bit. MSFT has announced Route64 Training Tour 2005 - a hands-on workshop about 64-bit computing that'll be held in several countries around the world.
From Line56.com - Despite the very public success of Linux in some government engagements, Microsoft has plenty of fans in others; why Bangalore went with Microsoft.
The Windows 2003 Server x64 will only run on the AMD Opteron and not the AMD Athlon series. Whereas, the Windows XP Prof x64 will run on both AMD Opteron and AMD Athlon series. There is a movement now from the Opteron Socket 940 into the Socket 939 but I guess one will have to wait a bit for the Socket 939 Opteron chips. Socket 939 is relatively cheaper & with improved performance due to use of non-ECC & registered memory chips.
There is a nice article describing the use of AMD Opteron chips with Win 2003 Server x64 in a business situation (with Microsoft). Affordable 64-bit .NET computing is (almost) finally here!
Chris Garrett cites a 'Problem with Open Source' with some interesting insights. In my experiences with corporate clients - one reason they like 'Open Source' is that they can download it "immediately" and not go through their bureacratic paper-work, permissions and procedures that usually takes months!
I got this from Hugh - (Hugh is one of the engineers at Groove Networks)
Virtual File Server
10 Steps To Creating a Virtual File Server with Groove Virtual Office. Nice straightforward tutorial.
What is a virtual file server? Well, it's like a file server, but with... no server.
You have to hand it to Oracle - they know how to grab you by the nose to get you to use their products. Now this - Oracle Gives Developers Opportunity to Reach for the Stars with a Trip to Suborbital Space.
Reuters reports that ' Worldwide PC Market Seen Doubling by 2010'.
I wonder how many of those will be on the WinTel platforms.. ;-)
64-Bit .NET Framework at MSDN is here.
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