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Infrastructure 2.0 Journal on Ulitzer It seems like the most simple logical solution to energy conservation-powering down servers not in use. After all not all servers are used all the time. For example servers that perform only a single predictable function such as for calculating the employee pay are used only on certain days in a month. Or those used for special testing or running backups and so on. It makes sense that they power themselves down when not in use just like in commonplace electronic gadgets. Alliance to Save Energy, Kelton Research and 1E, a software IT company, found through surveys of server managers and analysis of industry data that out of the world’s 44 million servers, roughly 4.7 million of them are idle and not doing necessary work. “Contrary to popular belief, one of the largest causes of energy and IT operational waste in data centers are... (more)

New Linux-Based PCs Encourage Seniors To Learn The Internet

A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60 who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported. The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down menus. The made-to-order computer can be ordered by mail and takes two weeks from request to delivery.Singleton set up the project in partnership with Wessex ... (more)

AdMob Announces New Open Source SDK for Palm

Mobile advertising network, AdMob has always been quick to seize happening platforms like iPhone and Android to serve up their ads. Now that Palm has announced that their smartphone sales rose 134% to 823,000 units during the latest quarter, AdMob was quick to catch on and has announced support for Palm ‘s webOS as well. It has launched a new open source SDK to integrate its CPC text ads and CPM banner ads on Palm Pre and Pixi. It is already working with several developers – including Delicious Morsel and Byte Sequencing – to incorporate AdMob’s new Palm ad unit into their applic... (more)

IT Bigwig Firms Launch New Open Source Company

In response to the growing relevance of Linux-based applications in mobile communications , ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments among others have joined hands to form a not-for-profit company called Linaro targeted at building momentum for Linux-based devices. The company intends to help open source developers working with Linux on System-on-Chips (SoCs) and Linux distributions including Android, LiMo, Meego, Ubuntu and WebOS by providing appropriate resources and coordinated engineering support made possible by this new alliance. They are hoping to ... (more)

Mozilla Thunderbird Connector for Open-Xchange Now Available

Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives users full access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages and documentation are available at www.open-xchange.com/oxpedia#Thunderbird... (more)