While most x86 hardware shipping in the past few years has been x86_64-capable, Canonical has continued recommending the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux over the 64-bit version. With Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" this will hopefully change where the 64-bit version becomes recommended as the default spin. In this article are some updated benchmarks showing the performance of the 32-bit versus 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Most cases for using the 32-bit version over 64-bit Ubuntu are now no longer relevant. When it comes to Intel/AMD hardware, nearly all of the hardware shipping in the past few years is 64-bit capable. Additionally, earlier 64-bit Linux issues like Adobe Flash player problems, Wine issues, or 64-bit Java support have since been addressed. There really is no longer any big reason to stick to the 32-bit version of Ubuntu when the hardware supports 64-bit. The 64-bit edition of Ubuntu is faster, hits less peculiar bugs, and nearly all-around is just better.
This page compares the features of LibreOffice 3.6 and Microsoft Office 2010. It separates major and minor feature differences and also includes LibreOffice extensions. The comparison highlights differences and therefore does not display any features which are present in both office suites.
Le gouvernement Charest va donner le feu vert pour que les milliers d'ordinateurs des ministères et des réseaux de la santé et de l'éducation migrent vers la nouvelle version de Windows 7, de Microsoft. Un contrat de plus de 1 milliard de dollars, mais une occasion ratée de réaliser d'énormes économies, observent les partisans du logiciel libre.
It is built from the ground up to work efficiently and smoothly on both desktop and mobile platforms like iOS and Android, taking advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 on modern browsers. The focus is on usability, performance, small size, A-grade browser support and an easy-to-use API with convention over configuration. The OOP-based code of the library is designed to be modular, extensible and very easy to understand.
We at StreetEasy decided to build our own maps using, among other tools, OpenStreetMap, TileMill, MapBox and Leaflet, instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to Google. And yes, the money pushed us into doing it, but we're happier with the result because we now control the contents of our maps. (and now there is a follow up post too https://plus.google.com/118383351194421484817/posts/8x6xSQYypwt
Our Bespoke Software Deployment Service, BeSDS, is available as a monthly or annual subscription for companies of any size. We believe in reliable service, transparent pricing and valuable relationships; our subscription model lets us deploy new features and upgrade existing services for our customers without burdening them with extra costs or process.
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. ODK provides an out-of-the-box solution for users to:
* Build a data collection form or survey;
* Collect the data on a mobile device and send it to a server; and
* Aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats.
In addition to socio-economic and health surveys with GPS locations and images, ODK is being used to create decision support for clinicians and for building multimedia-rich nature mapping tools. See the list available tools, featured deployments, and implementation companies for more examples of what the ODK community is doing. We welcome and encourage participation from the user community.
ODK Collect renders forms into a sequence of input prompts that apply form logic, entry constraints, and repeating sub-structures. Users work through the prompts and can save the submission at any point. Finalized submissions can be sent to (and new forms downloaded from) a server. Currently, ODK Collect uses the Android platform, supports a wide variety of prompts (text, number, location, multimedia, barcodes), and works well without network connectivity.
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