NASA launches new tracking and communication satellite.

NASA launched a new communication satellite Wednesday to stay in touch with its space station astronauts and relay more Hubble telescope images.

An unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted into the starry night sky carrying the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.

This is the 11th TDRS satellite to be launched by NASA. The space agency uses the orbiting network to communicate with astronauts living on the International Space Station.

The first TDRS spacecraft flew in 1983; it recently was retired along with No. 4. The second was lost aboard space shuttle Challenger in 1986; Monday marked the 27th anniversary of the launch disaster.

This newest third-generation TDRS carries the letter K designation. Once it begins working, it will become TDRS-11. It will take two weeks for the satellite to reach its intended 22,300-mile-high orbit. Testing will last a few months.

NASA estimates the satellite costs between $350 million and $400 million.

Another TDRS spacecraft, L in the series, will be launched next year.

NASA wants at least seven TDRS satellites working in orbit at any one time. The one launched Wednesday will make eight.
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Windows 8 to Ubuntu

Internet Explorer to Firefox

MathWorks MATLAB to Scilab

Microsoft Access to Kexi

Microsoft Word to OpenOffice Writer

Microsoft Excel to OpenOffice Calc

Microsoft Visio to Dia

Blackboard to Moodle

Dropbox to Cabo

Microsoft Project to Open Workbench

Mindjet to FreeMind

Adobe Illustrator to Inkscap

Adobe Photoshop to GIMP

Adobe Premiere to Avidemux

AutoCAD to Archimedes

Microsoft PowerPoint to OpenOffice Impress

Microsoft Paint to Tux Paint

Caligari TrueSpace (now discontinued) to Blender

Adobe GoLive CS2 to Mozilla SeaMonkey

Adobe Dreamweaver to NVU

Macromedia Flash Professional to OpenLaszlo

Microsoft FrontPage (now discontinued) to Bluefish

Windows Notepad to ConTEXT

Altova XMLSpy to XML Copy Editor

Adobe Acrobat to PDFCreator

Adobe Framemaker to DocBook

Microsoft Publisher to Scribu

FeedDemon to RSS Bandit

Windows Messenger to Adium

Microsoft Outlook to Thunderbird

Skype to QuteCom

iTunes to Songbird

Nero Burning Rom to K3b

Quicktime to Darwin Streaming Server

TiVo Desktop to Galleon TiVo Media Server

Windows Media Player to Miro

iBackup to Amand

Rational Purify to Valgrind

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal to Winpooch Watchdog

McAfee VirusScan to ClamWin

Norton 360 to WIPFW

Authorize.net to OpenSSL

Microsoft Money (Plus) to TurboCASH

QuickBooks to Compiere

Some other exciting replacements which are happening are

Shopify to Magento

Blogger to WordPress

Google Chrome to Chromium

Kaspersky Password Manager to KeePas

Windows Media Player to VLC

iOS to Android (realted to phone)

Source: thetechize.com

Ubuntu Phone OS

Designed to make all your phone content easier to access and your apps more immersive – every edge has a specific purpose, making all your apps, content and controls instantly accessible, without navigating back to the home screen every time. And the Ubuntu phone fits perfectly into the wider family of Ubuntu inter
faces, alongside the PC and TV. It’s a uniquely, beautifully converged experience.

Always running

Page either left or right from the home screen to see the content you use most. A full left-to-right swipe reveals a screen showing all your open apps, while a swipe from the right brings you instantly to the last app you were using. Switching between running applications has never been quicker or easier.

RedHat Linux

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Red Hat Linux, assembled by the company Red Hat, was a popular Linux based operating system until its discontinuation in 2004.

Red Hat Linux 1.0 was released on November 3, 1994. It was originally called “Red Hat Commercial Linux”. It was the first Linux distribution to use the RPM Package Manager as its packaging format, and over time has served as the starting point for several other distributions, such as Mandriva Linux and Yellow Dog Linux.

Red Hat Linux introduced a graphical installer called Anaconda, intended to be easy to use for novices, and which has since been adopted by some other Linux distributions. It also introduced a built-in tool called Lokkit for configuring the firewall capabilities.As of Red Hat Linux 8.0, UTF-8 was enabled as the default character encoding for the system. This had little effect on English-speaking users, but enabled much easier internationalisation and seamless support for multiple languages, including ideographic, bi-directional and complex script languages along with European languages.

Red Hat Linux lacked many features due to possible copyright and patent problems. For example, MP3 support was disabled in both Rhythmbox and XMMS; instead, Red Hat recommended using Ogg Vorbis, which has no patents. MP3 support, however, could be installed afterwards, although royalties are required everywhere MP3 is patented. Support for Microsoft’s NTFS file system was also missing, but could be freely installed as well.