Good morning members,
Next meeting of the P C Club of Costa Rica will be this coming Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9am, at the
Speaking of learning:
Item 1: One Laptop Per Child is going to
Microsoft and the One Laptop Per Child
project announced Monday that
Item 2: Amazon and free movies
Item 3: Something is going on here: Mac sales may hit record highs despite decline in consumer spending
Rising energy and food prices may finally show their ugly face in the retail space, as consumers are adjusting their spending, ChangeWave suggests. It’s once again the time for discount retailers, which will grab market share from established chains, the market research firm said. Consumer electronics spending will be weak over the next 90 days, according to the forecast, but it seems that Apple might see little impact – and some of its products may actually see record sales.
Story here: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39317/98/
Item 4: Wall street and technology
Folks are waking up Monday to a Wall Street meltdown as Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch and companies ranging from Washington Mutual to AIG are on the ropes. While the technology industry is removed from this carnage it will still feel considerable ripples–some tech giants sooner than later.
Story here: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=10024
Item 5: Microsoft may deliver a new operating system for testing
within the next two months (told ya
Microsoft won't likely miss the chance to showcase Windows 7 in the next two months at a pair of tech conferences, and it will give developers code for hands-on work, an analyst said today.
Windows 7, the follow-on to Vista, is already on the agendas of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), scheduled for Oct. 27-30, and the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), slated for Nov. 5-7, but Microsoft will likely provide early code to developers at one or both of the shows, said Michael Cherry, an analyst at Directions on Microsoft.
Item 6: Apple gets its update out
Apple has updated Mac OS X Leopard, bringing the current version of the operating system to 10.5.5. The 136MB download addresses 33 issues with the operating system. This update fixes problems with several of the applications found in Mac OS X, but the one that users may be interested in the most is MobileMe. Updates to the online service in 10.5.5 fixes overall sync reliability and Back to My Mac reliability, according to Apple.
Item 7: (Techbucal article) Citrix XenDesktop 2.0 leverages streaming applications, server virtualization, and swift tools for a scalable and manageable virtual desktop infrastructure solution. It seems that the whole world has been talking about VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), with very different views of what VDI actually means. If virtualization itself is an adolescent, VDI is still an infant, and thus there are still plenty of growing pains to come.
Story here: http://www.infoworld.com/archives/emailPrint.jsp?R=printThis&A=/article/08/09/16/38TC-citrix-xendesktop_1.html
Item 8: The best coffee and donuts on Saturday starting at 8:30; and they are free to all members.
Come early. It's a lot of fun.