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Ubuntu 8.04, aka Hardy Heron

After some time, I am back with a “simple user” review of Hardy Heron:

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/hardy-heron-review.ars

The article recounts all the features of an Ubuntu installation, plus some new ones. Noteworthy is Wubi, an installation of Ubuntu in Windows, that is manageble from Add/Remove Programs. That, in my opinion, hits the spot for users that are reluctant to Boot-Partition-Install-Dual boot with no way back. I know my way around boot managers, but even I don’t mess around with my windows installation (too many sleepless nights installing windows after a failed OS installation, and right before a deadline).

Amazon for developers

Amazon Web Services and Amazon Business Solutions. They offer the following infrastructure services for developers:

  • EC2=Elastic Compute Cloud (Computing/processing in a cloud)
  • S3 = Storage in a cloud
  • SQS=Simple Queue Service (Messaging between different parts of applications)
  • SDB=Simple Database (Database in a cloud)
  • Flexible Payment Service (Money processing. They don’t call it FPS for some reason 🙂 )

Above those services they offer Dev Pay which allows developers to put their own business model over the infrastructure.
Very interesting business model for Amazon.

A video interview by fastcompany.tv of Jeff Barr, Amazon’s evangelist for its Web Services team.