Show of 8-23-2003

  • Tech Talk Guests
    • Billy Ball, Linux Guru, Adjunct Faculty, Stratford University, Author of over 15 Books about Linux/Unix
    • Gina McCabe, Faculty, Stratford University, Graphic and Web Designer? Extraordinaire
  • Linux News
  • SCO versus IBM/Linux
  • Tips for Linux Newbies
    • Hardware Requirements
    • Available Distributions
  • Rogue Linux Installs On the Rise
    • Unofficial Linux installs create security problem in corporations
    • Using VMware to allow multiple operating systems to run on same machine
  • Microsoft and Open Source
    • High on Microsoft Risk List
    • Number One is the Economy
    • Number Two is Open Source Software
  • MS Running Windows and Linux Side-by-side
    • Linux is now deployed in MS test centers
    • Attempted to get performance comparisons
    • Attempting to prove that total cost of ownership for Windows is lower
  • Elements of Good Web Site
  • The First Disposable Digital Camera
    • Ritz Dakota Digital and the Walgreens Studio 35 Digital
    • Hold 25 pictures with a two-megapixel resolution
    • Enough for enlargements of up to 8 by 10 inches
    • Cost $10.99
    • No display
  • Buying a Digital Camera
    • Resolution (Megapixels)
    • Memory (Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Smart Media, Secure Digital)
    • Zoom (Optical, Digital)
    • Input/Output (USB, Serial, Firewire)
    • Size and Form Factor
    • Convenience of Menu System
  • Wireless Update
    • 802.11g In the Stores (good option)
      • 2.4 GHz? and backward compatible with 802.11b
      • 54 Mbps (single duplex) with effective throughput of 20Mbps
      • 3 non-overlapping channels
    • 802.11a is loosing ground
      • Main advantage is 8 non-overlapping channels.
      • Also 54 Mbsp
      • Not backward compatible with b
    • Multimode receivers available (g/b, a/b, a/b/g)
  • New War Driving Antenna and Gear
  • Stratford ?Trends? Seminar Series
  • China Seeking To Become Technological Lead
    • Will avoid royalty payments
    • Will give Chinese companies a competitive advantage
    • China Developing Cell Phone Standard
      • Rejecting CDMA and GSM 3G standards
      • Standards will be developed by TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance
      • Alliance of Chinese companies
      • Cisco, Ericson, Motorola, and Nokia may be loosers
    • China Developing DVD Standards
      • China said it was developing a format called Advanced Versatile Disc (AVD)
      • Some consider it a ploy by Chinese manufacturers to strike a better deal on royalty payments to the DVD manufacturers which is $4/unit.
    • China Developing Digital TV Standards
      • Chinese government has opted for the European digital video broadcasting-cable (DVB-C) standard as transitional platform
      • China’s domestic standard should be finalized this year.
      • It will boast of interactive functions, better support for data services and is more user-friendly compared with DVB-C
      • China hopes to save royalty fees of $40/set, which would be over $3.6B for all 100 million cable viewers.
    • China Plans Rival Format to MPEG Audio-Video
      • Manufacturers currently pay $1/device
      • New standard will be known as AVS to be implemented 2004
  • Stratford News
    • Dates to Remember
      • Next Start September 8th, 2003
      • Next Seminar August 26th, 2003
    • Program News
      • New Digital Design and Animation Program
      • Networking and Security Undergraduate Programs
      • Includes Linux and Wireless
      • Enterprise Business Management
      • Telecommunications