The Best of News Feeds #22

A collection of news favourites, including some nerdy type articles together with some not so nerdy ones, which have recently found their way into my newsreader:


Open Source makes good business sense!

by Australian IT: Allianz slashes $1m with move to Linux

INSURANCE giant Allianz Australia expects to save more than $1 million by switching from Microsoft Windows to Red Hat Linux for key applications. The move involves dropping the traditional Wintel (Windows-Intel) platform for a virtualised IBM mainframe running on Linux. The migration is part of a $4m technology infrastructure overhaul to match Allianz’s growing business requirements…

The bandwagon to where exactly?

by Australian IT: Vendors on Windows 7 bandwagon

FOLLOWING the adage that an operating system launch always jump-starts PC sales, hardware vendors are flooding the market with a range of new Windows 7-powered packages. Many believe there is pent-up demand from customers who have been sitting on their wallets since the less-than-perfect Windows Vista hit the streets in early 2007. They’re hoping the much more favourable early response to Windows 7 will make them think it’s time to upgrade to a new machine. As a result, all major vendors have new Windows 7 PCs in the marketplace…

Do we really need another OS?

by Rajesh: Google OS – Download the Free Google Chrome OS

Google Chrome OS – Download an operating system that is optimized for running applications on the web!!!.Google Chrome OS is an web based OS that looks like a browser, but is much more than a web browser!!! Google Chrome (Chromium) is an OS that has a simple looking interface and a task manager…

Why not just pay the dam bill!

by mlipen: Defence owes K14 million

ESSENTIAL services to military barracks in the country may be cut starting this weekend as service providers pull the plug on the Defence Department’s failure to pay bills totalling some K14 million…

Check out some of these toys!

by Speckboy: 10 Cool and Advanced Mobile Phone Concepts

At this moment, the iPhone and the HTC Hero are, quite possibly, the coolest, feature rich and the most advanced commercial mobile phones available. What is next, though? What is the next step in mobile evolution? In todays post we have ten mobile phone concepts that are not only technologically advanced, but look damn good as well. Can you imagine yourself in the next five years having a mobile like the ones below…

Three years after the 2007 counting!

by Julia Daia Bore: Court orders recount for WHP votes

The Supreme Court last Friday ordered a recount of the ballot for the Western Highlands Regional seat. The top court also declared that Tom Olga remain the duly elected Member for Western Highlands Regional, until a second recount determines the actual winner. This is the second time the ballots for this electorate would be recounted…

Cholera situation far from over…

by Gabriel Fito: Tests reveal cholera virus in Sepik River

THE mighty Sepik River has been declared unfit for human use by health authorities following tests on water samples, which indicated the presence of the cholera virus.
National cholera response coordinator Dr Victor Golpac announced at the weekend that tests on the water samples collected from various locations by his surveillance officers where cases of the outbreak were reported were all positive…

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3 responses to “The Best of News Feeds #22”

  1. Nick Reese

    Weird one Rob. Whenever I try to access I get a 403 Forbidden – You don’t have permission to access / on this server – message. Are they only allowing in-country access to the server???