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  9 fields platform companies need to fight for


If you are person reading technology news much, you will find a large part of the tech news are about a few companies : Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, in which the first four are today's "Big Four (platform)" as said by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. These giants have both competition and cooperation in many areas, and each has its own place in the world, with Schmidt's words, Google dominates search, Apple designs device, Amazon occupies e-commerce and Facebook leads social. Alth...

   Big four, Future,Software and hardware     2012-10-20 09:50:43


  Amazon is a good company but doesn't have the best business model


Public opinion about a company is usually based on its performance. If it performs well, people will praise it, otherwise people will blame it. In 1999, Apple was still a broken apple(Steve Jobs's talent and effort was paid off yet). Public opinion about Apple was the closed model caused Apple's failure. They built hardware themselves, developed software themselves and delivered service themselves, this is certainly not sustainable. But Steve Jobs let everyone see this new model. In order to con...

   Business model,Amazon,Apple, Microsoft     2013-07-02 11:34:45


  Want to install 64 bit OS on VirtualBox?


By default, VirtualBox only allows to install 32 bit OS on it. But sometimes, 64 bit OS is wanted for specific uses such as running platform specific tests. To allow installing 64 bit OS on VirtualBox. Below information is needed. Here is the official documentation about 64 bit OS: VirtualBox supports 64-bit guest operating systems, even on 32-bit host operating systems, provided that the following conditions are met: You need a 64-bit processor with hardware virtualization support (see the ...

   VirtualBox,64 bit,hardware virtualization,Ubuntu     2014-11-08 03:52:07


  Different types of keystore in Java -- PKCS11


PKCS11 keystore is designed for hardware storage modules(HSM). It's an interface to talk to the HSMs. It doesn't actually store any keys but provide a set of classes to communicate with the underlying HSM. The actual keys and certificates are stored on the HSMs. The reason for storing the keys and materials is to ensure security and efficiency. Since the keys are on the HSMs, they are safe to be stolen. All encryption/decryption operations are performed on the HSMs as well, this increase the...

   PKCS11,keystore,HSM,Java     2015-01-08 00:39:12


  Bill Gates : Ctrl+Alt+Del was a mistake


Microsoft chairman Bill Gates admitted that Ctrl+Alt+Del command was a mistake when he was in a fund raising campaign at Harvard University last week. This command was initially designed to reboot the system. David Rubenstein, the Harvard fund raising campaign chairman, asked Bill Gates : "Why when I turn on my software or computer do I need to have my three fingers to press control,alt and delete? Whose idea was that?" The answer given by Bill Gates is : "Basically because when you turn your co...

   Bill Gates,Ctrl-Alt-Del,Mistake     2013-09-26 23:28:37


  How to secure an Ubuntu Apache web server


Securing server software is not a straightforward task. Not all of our operating environments are the same, leading to a variety of potential security vulnerabilities. However, using a few basic configuration and security options, you can stay a little ahead of where you want to be. 1. Fail2ban Fail2ban is a Python-based intrusion prevention software that detects and blocks malicious IP addresses from multiple unsuccessful attempts at software logins. In other words, if someone is attempt...

   Unix server security,Log,.htaccess,Cache     2011-12-27 09:25:32


  Code Optimization Techniques for Graphics Processing Units


Books on parallel programming theory often talk about such weird beasts like the PRAM model, a hypothetical hardware that would provide the programmer with a number of processors that is proportional to the input size of the problem at hand. Modern general purpose computers afford only a few processing units; four is currently a reasonable number. This limitation makes the development of highly parallel applications quite difficult to the average computer user. However, the low cost and th...

   Optimazation,GUI,Graphic processing     2011-12-18 01:11:53


  Is The Cloud Finally Catching Up With Mighty Oracle?


Oracle for years has seemed impervious to cloud computing. First Larry Ellison dismissed it. Then he sort of touted it, his version at least. But all along, Oracle was growing nicely. The industry chatter didn’t seem to matter. Big companies buy big software systems. Something changed this winter.   Oracle’s software license sales limped up just 2% in December, and the company blamed customer budget cuts and fears over the European debt crisis. Sales to Europe, Africa and the Middl...

   Cloud,Oracle,Incorporation,Trend     2012-02-23 07:17:03


  How many programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


There seem to be a lot of “How many programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” jokes floating around the Internet, but none aimed specifically for us SQA folk.  I have decided (perhaps mistakenly) that this is no longer acceptable.  If this decision is a mistake, I'm sure that someone else in QA will report it up as a bug and assign it to me.  For better or worse, there is now an SQA set of these jokes, thanks to me.  Now, without further ado, let the pun...

       2016-05-08 12:43:34


  Microsoft's next generation OS Windows Blue may be free


In PC era, Microsoft is the world's largest software service provider, its revenue  is mainly from selling operating systems and other software services.With the advent of the era of mobile Internet, the free software service concept has been widely accepted, Microsoft has been forced to explore new business models.According to ZDNet, Microsoft's next-generation OS Windows Blue is expected to be released in mid of 2013. The biggest difference between the new version of the OS and the previ...

   Windows Blue, Pirce, Free     2012-11-29 10:54:15