Windmills in the Sky:
“Australian engineer Bryan Roberts wants to build a power station in the sky — a cluster of flying windmills soaring 15,000 feet in the air — but is having trouble raising enough money to get the project off the ground.
After 25 years of research, Roberts has designed a helicopter-like rotorcraft to hoist a wind turbine high into the air, where winds are persistent and strong. The craft, which is powered by its own electricity and can stay aloft for months, feeds electricity to the ground through a cable.” Read more…
OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger’ close to launch:
Sparing you the salesman-like patter, it’s the Mac user interface sat atop Unix. It’s rock solid, it’ll run just about any Unix or Linux Command Line Interface application you throw at it. You can run PHP, C, C++, Perl, Ruby, Python, MySQL, PostGre SQL .. you name it. And it’s no slouch, either.
But, I can’t just go and update my computer, I’ve got to plan the process into my schedule.
For those not in the know, browse on over to the OS X website to see some of the feature presentations. What with Spotlight and Automator, I’m pretty sure my productivity is going to see an upturn of sorts.
And as for Dashboard .. what can I say?
Linux versus XP on the desktop: Reg readers speak:
“A survey of Register readers, carried out by analysts Quocirca, reveals you love Linux on the desktop, but you love Windows XP too.
Almost half the companies surveyed had deployed Linux on the desktop to some extent, with 43 per cent having at least some fully deployed Linux desktops. Another 24 per cent are experimenting with Linux, leaving 33 per cent using only Microsoft operating systems.” Read more…