Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bankruptcy Attorneys using the Internet to increase business prospects

The Information Age has brought on ways to market products not seen in earlier times.  Professionals, such as attorneys, are doing this as well.  A recent study indicated that bankruptcy attorneys have budgeted at least $5000 to $10000 per month on Internet advertising campaigns aimed to drive business to their local practice.  Divorce attorneys can do the same thing too.

Once the prospective bankruptcy filers (from all states) make contact with the bankruptcy attorney, the attorney can then advise whether or not a Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy is necessary.  A decade ago, a bankruptcy attorney would only take local cases, but they can now get business from as far as the Internet can reach (albeit in the United States).

Friday, October 29, 2010

China now has the world's fastest supercomputer

The Tianhe-1A in the flesh...

China now unofficially has the world's fastest supercomputer.  The Tianhe-1A hits 2.507 petaflops, which easily crushes the Cray XT5 Jaguar located in the United States.

The reason why this news is important is because it shows that China's processor technology might surpass the technology in the United States, meaning that Chinese chips could replace US built chips.

What are your thoughts on this?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Is Microsoft going to buy Adobe?

There have been rumors around Microsoft possibly buying Adobe.  If this happens, how will this affect Adobe CS5's offering on the Mac?

Since Adobe released it's Creative Suite for the Mac, it has long been considered (along with Final Cut Studio) to be the premier professional editing suite for media.  Microsoft would be foolish to not cater to the Mac market.  Adobe Creative Suite 5 works flawlessly on OSX, and I find it to be just as stable as the offering for Windows 7.

Do you think Microsoft will really buy Adobe?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Update: Windows Server is up and running... now I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu Server

As an update to my post last week, I have Windows Server 2008 R2 up and running on my spare computer at home.  I've barely gotten around to messing around with it, but since a lot of you suggested that I do the Linux server, I have that stuck in the back of my head.  I'm pretty familiar with Windows Server, but there's always the intrigue of learning something new (this is why I also run OSX).

Now I'm thinking that I should go the Linux route?  Is it fairly simple and easy to maintain?  What are your thoughts?