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17 Mar 2014 Unix: Networking Basics for the Beginner [35471]
ITWorld, March 16th, 2014

"Need a jump start on Unix networking? Whether you're working on your home network or setting up systems at work, here are some Unix commands and insights that might prove helpful..."
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16 Mar 2014 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [35300]
Vol Issue 1; Vol 192 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 191 Issues 3, 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • The world's largest aircraft can fly for three weeks (it's not cute)
  • Ultra HD 4K TV Cheat Sheet
  • A CIO who masters disasters
  • Nine Fascinating Facts About Today's CIOs
  • CIOs and the Metrics of Business Agility
  • 7 Truths About Data in the Cloud
  • 9 Worst Cloud Security Threats
  • Inside Cisco's private cloud
  • The Four Pillars: The Secret to IT Transformation
  • Why Data Management is Cool Again

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09 Mar 2014 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [35166]
Vol 192 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 191 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Resign or Be Fired: Compassionate Offer or Legally Risky Ultimatum
  • People are Not Your Biggest Asset
  • (Almost) Everything You Want to Know About Bitcoin, in One Report
  • Proprietary And Unix Systems Decline In Q4, X86 Up A Smidgen
  • What You Need to Know About 3D Printers for Today And Tomorrow
  • Johnson & Johnson's CIO Leverages A Proven Blueprint For Success In The First 100 Days
  • Data Storage Industry: Buy, Buy or Bye-Bye?
  • 5 Signs It's Time to Ditch Your IT Hardware
  • High-Profile US National Labs Team to Build 200 Petaflop Supercomputers
  • Is Your IT Shop a Scrambler or a Leader?

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09 Mar 2014 Proprietary And Unix Systems Decline In Q4, X86 Up A Smidgen [35210]
IT Jungle, March 3rd, 2014

Timothy Prickett Morgan writes, "Let me start by saying that I did not create the language that is used in the computer business, particularly in the server racket, with a few exceptions. I don't like the terms "proprietary," and I don't like the terms "industry standard" as if all of the customers and vendors got together and created a non-proprietary machine. Best I can figure, the X86 architecture is still pretty much ruled by Intel and Windows was still the dominant operating system on X86 machines.

It is with this in mind that we go over the final quarter of server sales for 2013 using statistics from Gartner. The company, like its rival IDC, has a multidimensional database that allows analysts to dice and slice the market in a zillion different ways, but the data they provide for free looks at the market in only a few ways. The top five vendors by revenue and shipments, and then some ancillary data for pesky members of the press (like me) who want a little more detail that breaks out RISC and Itanium machines running Unix and machines based on X86 processors by revenue and shipments..."
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04 Mar 2014 7 Historical Decisions that Continue to Pain Programmers [35226]
Network World, March 5th, 2014

"Some of the choices made in the design of programming languages and operating systems years ago which may have seemed inconsequential at the time continue to haunt developers today..."

  • Unix hides dot files
  • JavaScript uses + for string concatenation
  • Microsoft chooses backslash as path delimiter
  • Python uses indentation to denote blocks
  • Tony Hoare invents the null reference
  • JavaScript implements semicolon insertion
  • How to represent dates

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