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Tiring but Worthwhile

I was able to conduct 1st day of lecture at QCPU last saturday for VB.net class and DBMS2 class. I had a lot of students and were expecting a class since they haven’t got into class since the start of classes.

I prepared the powerpoint slide and was able to deliver what was expected. I appreciate some students saying they learned a lot of things during that day.

It was tiring but worthwhile. I hope to share my knowledge to them as we continue this semester.

Cheers!

 

Hostile Take-Over, What do you think?

source : http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view/20080407-128942/Yahoo-rejects-Microsoft-deadline-as-tech-battle-intensifies

Yahoo rejects Microsoft deadline as tech battle intensifies
Agence France-Presse
First Posted 19:23:00 04/07/2008

SAN FRANCISCO – (UPDATE) Yahoo on Monday rejected a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept a $44.6-billion takeover, as the battle between the two technology titans heated up.

Yahoo however said it was open to a sweetened bid from the software giant or another bidder.

“We continue to believe that your proposal is not in the best interests of Yahoo and our stockholders,” Yahoo’s board chairman Roy Bostock and chief executive Jerry Yang said in a letter to CEO of Microsoft Corporation Steve Ballmer.

“We are open to all alternatives that maximize stockholder value. To be clear, this includes a transaction with Microsoft if it represents a price that fully recognizes the value of Yahoo on a standalone basis,” the Yahoo letter said.

The letter came in response to an ultimatum issued by Microsoft on Saturday for the Internet giant to accept its $44.6-billion takeover offer in three weeks or face a shareholder proxy fight.

Analysts said the battle of the technology giants appeared to be intensifying.

“These dueling quasi-legal missives may not reflect what’s going on actually behind the scenes with the two companies but it appears to show increasing entrenchment and inflexibility on the surface,” said Greg Sterling, analyst at Search Engine Land.

Henry Blodget, an analyst with Silicon Valley Insider, said: “It is imperative to read between the lines. More important than what Yahoo said in its Microsoft response this morning was what it did not say.”

Blodget said the wording “suggests that Yahoo’s institutional shareholders may support Microsoft, not Yahoo.”

In an open letter to the Yahoo board of directors released over the weekend, Microsoft’s Ballmer accused the company of avoiding serious negotiations over its unsolicited February 1 bid and warned that any further delays could result in a less attractive offer for Yahoo.

“We believe now is the time for our respective companies to authorize teams to sit down and negotiate a definitive agreement,” Ballmer said in the letter, which was posted on the Redmond, Washington-based company’s website.

“If we have not concluded an agreement within the next three weeks, we will be compelled to take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo board.”

Microsoft is betting that by combining with Yahoo, it can gain ground on Google’s overwhelming dominance of the lucrative Internet advertising sector.

Yahoo has steadily lost market share in online advertising, leaving it vulnerable to cash-rich Microsoft’s takeover effort.

On March 18 Yahoo said the company was worth at least $40 share, compared with Microsoft’s original offer of $31 a share. The higher figure would add some $10 billion to the cost of the deal to the buyer.

But Ballmer said in his letter Saturday that the US economic slump and sagging stock market, if anything, had hurt Yahoo’s value.

In addition, he said, “public indicators suggest that Yahoo’s search and page view shares have declined.”

“By any fair measure, the large premium we offered in January is even more significant today. We believe that the majority of your shareholders share this assessment,” he said.

“If we are forced to take an offer directly to your shareholders, that action will have an undesirable impact on the value of your company from our perspective which will be reflected in the terms of our proposal,” the letter said.

Shares in Microsoft fell 0.03 percent to close at $29.16, while Yahoo tumbled 2.4 percent to $27.68.

 

The Lord is my Programmer

The Lord is my programmer,

I shall not crash.

He installed His software on the hard disk of my heart;

all of His commands are user-friendly.

His directory guides me to the right choices

for His names sake

Even though I scroll through the problems of life,

I will fear no bugs, for he is my backup.

His password protects me.

He prepares a menu before me in the presence of my enemies.

His help is only a keystroke away.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life,

and my file will be merged with His and saved forever.

 

Operating Systems atbp….

Karamihan sa atin ngayon ay gumagamit ng computer. Maaring ito ay sa bahay, sa opisina, sa paaralan at sa internet cafe. Ginagamit natin ang computer para mag chat, email, magbasa ng balita, at kung ano ano pa.

Karamihan sa atin ay familiar na sa Microsoft Windows. Syempre, gawa to ni Billionaire “Bill Gates”. Noong ako ay nag aaral, yun din ang gamit namin sa aming computer laboratories. Minsan, napunta ako sa Cebu at nagkita kami ng classmate ko sa High School. Nalaman ko rin na siya ay kumukuha ng kurso na Computer Engineering sa University of San Carlos. Habang kami ay nag uusap, napag alaman ko na may operating system pala na Linux.

Lumipas ang maraming taon at ngayon nasa Japan na cya at nagtatrabaho bilang isang Software Engineer na ang gamit ay Linux at Java. Ako naman ay nagtatrabaho bilang isang IT Professional sa isang Unibersidad dito sa Quezon City. Dito natuto ako ng Linux, at di hamak na ok din cyang gamitin. Sa simula ay nagkamali pa ako ng pag install sa aking computer at nabura lahat ng files ko..huh.. Nagkaroon din ako ng chance na ma compare ang functionality ng Linux at Windows. Sa iba, talagang maninibago talaga sa pag gamit ng linux. Pero kung i-explore mo lang, you will get used to it.

May magagagawa ka sa Linux na di mo magagawa sa Windows at ito ay vice versa. Sa Windows kasi, ang isang CD installer ay para lamang sa 1 or 2 computer. Samantalang sa Linux, unlimited computer ang iyong pwedeng pag gamitan ng libreng installer.Kaya nga maraming pirated CDs na Windows na binebenta sa greenhills ngayon.

Hindi lang operating systems ang merong proprietary or open source versions. Meron ng katapat ang Microsoft Office (Word,Excel and Powerpoint).  Ang Open Office ay isang open source software na may mga programs na katumbas ng Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Same functionalities and almost the same features.  Sa mga gumagamit ng MS Office,hindi na kayo mahihirapan na buksan ang files ninyo kung ang computer ay walang nakalagay na MS Office at OpenOffice ang installed.

Marami pang free software and programs na ginawa para magamit ng mga tao. Ang sabi ng iba pabagsak na ang Microsoft at OpenSource na ang magiging standard na ginagamit pagdating sa computer.

Hindi lang sa software ang malaking kumpetisyon. Maging sa computer hardware ay meron na ring katapat ang branded computers like IBM,HP,Compaq at Apple. Marami na ngayong computer hardware na ang tawag ay clone… Mas mura ang presyo kumpara sa  mga nabanggit kong branded computers. Dati ang Intel 40386 computer ay nasa 30thousand to 40,000 o mahigit pa… Ngayon may 15,000 ka, may PC ka na. Kahit papaano ay mura na rin ang computer ngayon. Ang una kong computer ay Cyrix 586. Dati mabilis na yun.. pero ngayon parang nasa putikan na cya. Compared to the latest processor na Intel Core2 Duo, talagang panis na yung processor na yun. Ngunit sa ngayon, ang bilis ng upgrade ng computers.. yung 15,000 PC mo ngayon ay luma na rin pagdating ng 2 taon. Dapat siguro, pag bumili ka yung  “High End” na. Para naman sulit yung binayad mo.

Hanggang dito nalang muna…. Marami pa akong dapat pag aralan sa Linux dahil nga laking Microsoft ako. Siguro pagdating ng panahon, gagamitin ko pa rin ang dalawang OS na ito. Bahala na si Batman…

Kayo ano mas OK sa inyo?…….

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2007 in Information Technology