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Introducing the $99 Linux Supercomputer

There was a time in computing when performance increases could be had by designing a more complex processor or turning up the clock speed. Those days are largely behind us and the most common solution at present is to add more cores to a symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) system, but this has practical scaling limits and there are downsides to a one-size-fits-all processor architecture.

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Open Math: An argument for spatial and visual learning

A hole exists in primary and secondary education that open math can fill. Visual mathematics, spatial or visual reasoning, or the application of mathematics to nature is seldom included in math curriculums or public schools. This gives me math angst because spatial thinking in particular is crucial to many jobs from builders and London cabbies to astrophysists and should be more...

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Samba: Less Important Because Windows is Less Important

"Damned useful" trumps ideological purity for Samba 4.

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Want to understand open source? Live with its developers

Let's say you want to understand what makes free and open source software (FOSS) so vital today—and what makes those who write it so committed to their difficult work. How would you do this? Read more... read more...

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Resolve to be more open in 2013

How do you resolve to be more open in 2013? Contribute to an open source project Take an open source course Be an open source mentor Recommend open source books to friends Other (tell us in the comments) It's a new year, with new opportunities for the open source way...

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