Computer Network is becoming Open Source….

Open source has spread far and far into your life… whether you realise it or not…. You need to listen to this…..

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MCU 8051 IDE

MCU 8051 IDE is integrated development enviroment for microcontrollers based on 8051.

Supported programming languages are C and assembly. It has its own assembler and support for 2 external assemblers. For C language it uses SDCC compiler.

This program is intended for Linux systems, other POSIX systems and Microsoft® Windows® system. There are packages for various Linux distributions (.RPM , .DEB and .ebuild) and an installer for MS Windows®.

This IDE contains simulator, source code editor, assembler, HW programmer and much other tools. Simulator supports over 79 MCU primarily from Atmel.

HW programmer supports 8 ISP programmable MCUs from Atmel (AT89Sxx, AT89LSxx).

http://mcu8051ide.sourceforge.net/

China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft…

China is banning Windows 8 devices from at least some government IT purchases, in a mysterious move that took Microsoft off guard.

The ban came from China’s Central Government Procurement Center, which posted a brief notice last Friday on new requirements for government tenders. Among the demands is that Windows 8 be excluded from the bidding process on computer purchases.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2157220/china-bans-government-purchases-of-windows-8-surprising-microsoft.html

MALAYSIA?? We will buy……  😦   BUT some ‘clever’ or ‘elegant’  or ‘stylish’ people will buy Apple Mac…  ;(

Switch to open source successfully completed, city of Munich says

Munich’s switch to open-source software has been successfully completed, with the vast majority of the public administration’s users now running its own version of Linux, city officials said Thursday.

In one of the premier open-source software deployments in Europe, the city migrated from Windows NT to LiMux, its own Linux distribution. LiMux incorporates a fully open-source desktop infrastructure. The city also decided to use the Open Document Format (ODF) as a standard, instead of proprietary options.

Ten years after the decision to switch, the LiMux project will now go into regular operation, the Munich City council said in a document published on its website.

As of November last year, the city saved more than €11.7 million (US$16.1 million) because of the switch. More recent figures were not immediately available, but cost savings were not the only goal of the operation. It was also done to be less dependent on manufacturers, product cycles and proprietary OSes, the council said Thursday.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2079800/switch-to-open-source-successfully-completed-city-of-munich-says.html