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Google has open sourced their machine learning suite of code known as Tensor Flow.
Ubuntu Kung Fu is a new book by Keir Thomas available in PDF and Print format from the Pragmatic Programmers. The book promises over 300 tips, tricks, hints, and hacks for users of Ubuntu Gnu/Linux.
The second part of a Ruby on Rails 2.0 tutorial. Ruby on Rails 2.0 changes the way Rails uses scaffolding. This has made many existing Rails tutorials obsolete. This part covers customization of the Model and the View and gets the scaffolded application built in part one looking like something you could present to a client
This morning, Sun Microsystems announced plans to acquire MySQL AB. After all the industry speculation about MySQL being a “hot 2008 IPO”, this probably takes most of us by surprise — users, community members, customers, partners, and employees. And for all of these stakeholders, it may take some time to digest what this means. Depending on one’s relationship to MySQL, the immediate reaction upon hearing the news may be a mixture of various feelings, including excitement, pride, disbelief and satisfaction, but also anxiety. Being part of the group planning this announcement for the last few weeks, I have had the fortune to contemplate the consequences during several partially sleepless nights (I usually sleep like a log). And over the coming days and weeks, I’ll provide a series of blogs with various viewpoints of the deal.
Ruby on Rails 2.0 changes the way Rails uses scaffolding. This has made many existing Rails tutorials obsolete. This Rails 2.0 tutorial covers installing Rails and getting the scaffolded shell of an application up and running. Part 1 covers installation and generation of a scaffolded Rails application. Later parts will cover more coding in depth.
Leading Linux Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking for devices not supported by Linux. He would like to add support for more hardware in upcoming Linux releases. He needs help from the Linux community in identifying devices that lack support.
Groklaw is reporting that "The SCO Group Files Chapter 11 to Protect Assets as It Addresses Potential Financial and Legal Challenges". Trading shares of SCOX stock was halted on the NASDAQ several hours ago, and there was speculation as to why. Now the SCO Group has put out a press release explaining why.
Groklaw is reporting that Judge Kimball in the SCO v. Novell case has decided some of the Summary Judgements. Novell Still owns the copyrights to Unix.
LXer Feature: 21-May-2007
An overview of the second annual Ruby on Rails conference held in Portland, Oregon, May 17th - 20th. Covering the talks in great detail would take far to much space, so this article will try to cover the key points and give links to find out more.
Yahoo Finance reporter Jim Finkle has a story on Red Hat and IBM signing a deal for Red Hat Linux software on Z series mainframes. Up until now SuSE Linux, a Novell company, has been the main supplier of Linux on mainframes.
Why is it so much harder to secure a Windows installation than a Linux installation? Well take a look a the pictures posted by Richard Stiennon on his ZD Net Blog.
Railsconf is now open for registration. Keynote speakers include Martin Fowler, Paul Graham, David Heinemeier Hansson, and Dave Thomas.
Dutch TV programme Nieuwslicht (Newslight) is claiming that the security of the Dutch biometric passport has already been cracked. As the programme reports here, the passport was read remotely and then the security cracked using flaws built into the system, whereupon all of the biometric data could be read.