Archive | March 31, 2005

lzip – lossy data compression

It was five years ago tomorrow that lzip version 1.0 was released. Lossy Data Compression, with compression ratios far beyond those available with conventional zip, gzip or even bzip technologies, should have taken the world by storm. Instead, they have ended up in this dusty little corner of Check out the site and learn why. Don’t miss the FAQs and License sections!

Windows Server 2003 SP1 out… and down

Andrew MacNeill reports Microsoft Releases Windows 2003 SP1 quickly followed by
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 – Can’t Find Server and other upgrade woes “It’s this kind of thing that makes upgrades so traumatic for users. ” and Windows 2003 SP1 Broke My ASP.Net. “ARGH!! The saga continues… Back in December I had this problem before – Andrew MacNeill – AKSEL Solutions: Reinstalling DotNet/ASPNet on a Windows 2003 Server Now, after upgrading to Windows 2003 SP1, the problem has returned. ”

In many organizations, it’s considered wise to wait for the first service pack to allow Microsoft to work out the bugs in their DotZero release, bugs that never seem to come out in their extensive beta testing. In the case of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, you may want to wait to see if the Service Pack needs some tweaking before it is ready for primetime.

Ubuntu 5.04 release candidate available

OSNews reports “Ubuntu Linux 5.04 release candidate. The release candidate of Ubuntu Linux 5.04 is available.”

Ubuntu is getting a lot of attention as an up-and-coming distribution. It is Debian-based, has a slick interface, comes with a try-before-you-commit Live CD, and it’s free for the download. BitTorrent links are available at the web site above. Took very little time to download the ISO files using BitTorrent – remember to leave your client running after you get your copy to share the load with the rest of the community! – since many other people were downloading too. That’s what good peer-to-peer file sharing is all about.

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