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January 13, 2011
by sjvn01
Comments Off on I, for one, welcome our Linux Penguin, Jeopardy Overlords

I, for one, welcome our Linux Penguin, Jeopardy Overlords

“I’ll take evil, science-fiction computers for $2,000,” Alex. OK, we’re not quite there yet, but in the early going, IBM’s Watson supercomputer beat Jeopardy super-champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a practice round. And, what is Watson running? Linux, … Continue reading

October 4, 2010
by sjvn01
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The OpenOffice fork is officially here

It’s not that Oracle wishes ill of The Document Foundation and its take on OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle just isn’t going to be having anything to do with it. When The Document Foundation released the beta of LibreOffice, the group wanted … Continue reading