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AdaCore, a company that offers Ada programming
tools, has launched a new site to promote Ada
and track changes slated for ISO's forthcoming
revision of the information technology language, Ada 2005.
Andrew Tridgell has released the code to SourcePuller,
a free client for accessing BitKeeper source code
management servers. The tool has sparked a
tempest in the Linux development community,
prompting a revocation of the free BitKeeper license
previously offered to open source developers,
and forcing Linus Torvalds to create his own SCM
framework, Git .
Preview Hybrid Disk Drive
"A 1-Gbit flash memory from Samsung Electronics
Co. Ltd. has been used as a buffer within a prototype
rotating disk drive developed with Microsoft Corp...The
two companies have been working together on the
hybrid disk drive since late 2003 with a view
to deployment in notebook computers and to support
the the next version of the Windows operating
system, code-named Longhorn."
Gates' 64-Bit Pitch
The performance benefits of 64-bit Windows are
compelling, but companies must decide whether
they're ready to take the plunge with their information technology infrastructure.