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For one thing XP is extremely widespread and your clients and/or users probably have it installed on theirs PCs. In fact, most PCs come with XP pre-installed. And makers of peripheral devices and high-speed Internet providers adapt their products and services to work with XP. In most cases it's enough to simply plug a peripheral into an XP computer or to subscribe to a high-speed Internet service to start use it immediately. For many IT professionals it makes sense to work with both Windows XP and Linux. On the other hand, Linux is stable and the Linux community provides you with free high-quality Open Source software. A number of companies also offer non-commercial versions of their products for free that you can try before buying to make sure it's exactly what you need. An example of one such product will be given later in this article. Virtualization Versus Mult... (more)

Running Fedora 17 Under Windows 7

The advantages of virtualization are obvious for almost everyone. One of the first influential articles on the subject was my article [1] which was of interest to more than 48,000 readers. Below you will find useful and quick methodology on how to install and use Fedora 17 under the Windows 7 environment to gain efficiency and productivity in a cost-effective and convenient way. Only free tools will be used. PC used for this article has 6 GB of RAM and Intel core i7 CPU. The PC runs under 64-bit Windows 7 and has 680 Gb HDD. This is a typical PC configuration at the time of writi... (more)

Remote Benchmarking with Servlets and JSF

Powerful computers these days (including servers) are cheap compared to the "good old days." In fact, they're even cheap compared to what they cost a couple of years ago. Vendors are selling PCs whose CPUs clock above 3GHz for under $1,400. Their memory and HDD capacity are also impressive. We're basically looking at hardware that can potentially offer the performance of a mainframe for a fraction of a mainframe's price. The operative word is potentially. A gating factor is the set of software- and hardware-related components that sits between a CPU's clock speed and the end use... (more)

Migration of Legacy Scientific and Engineering Applications

There is a market from which a history of computers began - a market of numerical simulations for scientific and engineering applications. Note that these applications usually deal with a high number of mathematical calculations that are impossible without a computer. Historically, this was what provoked the computer's invention. Also, the main purpose of software for this market is to provide results in a reasonable amount of time. Despite a long history, this market is alive and well, and it will be for the foreseeable future. Consider, for instance, the following fields of num... (more)

The 'Best of Both Worlds': Running Fedora 8 on Legacy Windows XP

One of the beauties of Linux from a business point of view is that it doesn’t require the “latest and greatest” hardware to run properly. This means you can increase the return on investments (ROI) for legacy hardware. As I’ll show in this article, as in the case with virtualization, the “latest and greatest” software is not required either. Consider the following example. Back in 2005 I purchased (as did many other businesses) a P4 3.4 GHz laptop with 1 GB RAM and 120 GB hard disc drive (HDD) under Windows XP Pro SP2 (throughout the article I ... (more)