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  «La France a perdu une bataille, mais la France n’a pas perdu la guerre» Général de Gaulle La bataille perdue : le poste de travail obèse Je vais faire de la peine à mes amis de l’Open Source, et faire plaisir aux équipes de Microsoft en disant tout haut ce que tout le monde sait, mais fait semblant d’ignorer. Sur le PC classique, en version Desktop ou portable, Microsoft a, depuis longtemps, gagné la guerre des logiciels installés. Un grand nombre des chiffres que je vais utiliser pour étayer ma position sont fournis par StatCounter, l’un des organismes les plus professionnels en ce qui concerne la mesure des parts de marché des OS et des navigateurs. Je prendrais systématiquement les résultats relatifs à l’Europe. En ce qui concerne les OS, la situation est bien connue : les différentes versions de Windows dépassent 90 % de part de marché, le seul concurrent si... (more)

Oracle Makes Commitments to MySQL Users

MySQL at Cloud Expo Oracle has engaged in constructive discussions with the European Commission regarding the concerns expressed by the Commission about the Oracle/Sun Microsystems transaction, and in particular the maintenance of MySQL as a competitive force in the database market. In order further to reassure the Commission, Oracle hereby publicly commits to the following: 1. Continued Availability of Storage Engine APIs. Oracle shall maintain and periodically enhance MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture to allow users the flexibility to choose from a portfolio of native and third party supplied storage engines. MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture shall mean MySQL's current practice of using, publicly-available, documented application programming interfaces to allow storage engine vendors to "plug" into the MySQL database server. Documentation... (more)

New Look for opentaps

Here’s a new look for opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM: Tell us if you like it! ... (more)

Cloudera Announces Hadoop World: NYC 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/09 -- Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop(TM) company, today announced the inaugural Hadoop World conference, which will take place Friday, October 2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Sponsors include Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, eHarmony, and others. "Hadoop is changing the way that users manage and process ever-increasing volumes of data," said Christophe Bisciglia, founder of Cloudera. "Hadoop World in New York City will showcase this powerful new open source technology, with special focus on how traditional enterprises use it to solve real business problems." Hadoop World will feature in-depth case studies and real-world examples of how traditional enterprises use Hadoop. To date, representatives from enterprises including, Booz Allen Hamilton, China Mobile, Context Web, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Intel, JPMC, Microsoft, ... (more)

Research and Markets: Prototyping Augmented Reality. Learn To Create Augmented Reality Apps Using Processing Open-Source Programming Language

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Prototyping Augmented Reality" to their offering. Augmented reality (AR) is used all over, and you may not even realize it. Smartphones overlay data onto live camera views to show homes for sale, restaurants, or historical sites. American football broadcasts use AR to show the invisible first-down line on the field to TV viewers. Nike and Budweiser, among others, have used AR in ads. Now, you can learn to create AR prototypes using 3D data, Processing open-source programming language, and other languages. This unique book is an easy-to-follow guide on how to do it. Key Features: Guides you through the emerging technology of Augmented Reality (AR) Shows you how to use 3D data with the Processing programming env... (more)

Cloud Visionaries to Signal Progress on Open Cloud Adoption at ODCA Forecast 2012

WHAT   The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced leading speakers, panel moderators, and targeted sessions for its upcoming ODCA Forecast 2012 event. The presenters and moderators represent leaders in shaping today’s conversations on cloud computing supporting an agenda focused on broad adoption of open cloud solutions. Forecast 2012 will feature leading enterprise IT executives discussing their progress in adopting cloud solutions based on the requirements defined by the ODCA and offers an opportunity for IT managers and industry leaders to engage with leaders of the organization. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 co-located with Cloud Expo in New York City. Registrants to the event have been granted access to attend Cloud Expo with their Forecast 2012 badge, a discount from Cloud Expo event pricing. Attendees will also receive access to... (more)

Digia to Acquire Qt from Nokia

Digia, the software powerhouse listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V), today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Following the acquisition Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business. Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms. One of Digia’s key objectives with this acquisition is to improve its position within the Qt ecosystem by further strengthening Qt’s R&D capabilities and expanding its reach on many more platforms than ever before. Since Digia acquired the Qt Commercial licensing business from Nokia in March 2011, the operation has continued to be successful and has grown subst... (more)

Enjoy Videos On Any Mobile or Gaming Device with ACDSee Video Converter Pro 3

ACD Systems Inc. has released ACDSee Video Converter Pro 3, the only tool needed to convert HD video files between the most popular media formats for high quality playback on the iPhone 5, the new iPad, Samsung Galaxy S III, PSP, PS3, and any other mobile and gaming device. ACDSee Video Converter Pro 3 offers many time-saving features ideal for anyone with a collection of digital videos, including the ability to convert multiple videos to different video formats all in a single session; optimized presets for the most popular media devices; DVD burning and DVD ripping functionality; a convenient YouTube uploader with Facebook and Twitter sharing built right-in; and the ability to extract MP3 audio from video files. “Your ability to watch and enjoy a video shouldn’t be constrained by the device you have,” said Doug Vandekerkhove, Founder and CEO of ACD Systems. “Whe... (more)

Digia Qt: Digia sets out bold strategy for Qt and demonstrates progress to date

Digia outlined a series of ambitious goals for the Qt application development framework at the Qt Developer Days 2012 in Berlin and also showcased a number of new projects begun since Digia assumed full responsibility for Qt. Digia senior vice president Tommi Laitinen and Lars Knoll, CTO, Digia Qt and Qt Project Chief Maintainer, outlined a strategy and roadmap that aims at Qt becoming the world’s leading cross-platform development framework within five years. Digia Keynote Maps Path for Qt In his keynote address, Laitinen laid out the core values on which the Digia Qt strategy will be based: · #1 in multi-platform support · #1 in developer experience · #1 in creating great user experiences · Belief in dual licensing model · Strong value generating ecosystem · Open business architecture Digia’s vision is to enhance Qt to make it not only the most efficient and us... (more)

Ashoka Changemakers Announce “She Will Innovate” Winners and 2012 Fellows

Today Ashoka Changemakers, supported by Intel Corporation, announced the three winners of the She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives Girls competition, a global challenge designed to bridge the gender and technology divide and find communication technology solutions that improve the lives of girls and women. Also announced were four Ashoka Fellows, also supported by Intel, who work in the nexus of technology as a tool to empower women and girls. The three winners below were selected by Ashoka Changemakers’ online community, and each received a cash prize of US $10,000 from Intel to invest in scaling their idea. Hesperian Health Guides, a nonprofit health information and health education source, created a mobile app, Safe Pregnancy and Birth, which provides pregnant women and health workers with lifesaving health information that is medically a... (more)

Fujitsu Develops World's First Stream Aggregation Technology to Rapidly Process Both Historical Data and Incoming Data

Kawasaki, Japan, Nov 19, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced development of the world's first stream aggregation technology able to rapidly process both stored historical data and incoming streams of new data in a big data context. The nature of big data requires that enormous volumes of data be processed at a high speed. When data is aggregated, longer aggregation times result in larger data volumes to be processed. This means computation times lengthen, which causes frequent updating operations to become more difficult. This is why improving the frequency of updates when aggregation times are lengthened has so far been challenging. Fujitsu Laboratories has therefore developed a technology that returns computation results quickly and manages snapshot operations, without re-doing computations or re-reading a variety of data types that chan... (more)