Software & Systems


U Ottawa Tests Put High Concentration of iPads Through Paces

A Canadian university recently performed a simulation to see how well its network would hold up under the collective congestion of 100 Apple iPads running a multitude of common, bandwidth-hungry institutional applications.

Fedora 15 Adds Cloud Deployment Builder, GNOME 3 Desktop, Robotics Suite

The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.



HP Expands Thin Client Lineup, Launches Reference Architecture

HP has announced several new additions to its client virtualization product line: the HP t5335z and t5565z Smart Clients, the HP 6360t Mobile Thin Client, and the HP Client Virtualization Enterprise Reference Architecture.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gains Improved Performance, Reliability, and Hardware Support

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

NYU Stern School of Business Helps Bolster iPad Coursepack Features

New York University Stern School of Business, which has been testing the use of coursepacks on Apple iPads and iPhones since fall 2010, is working with the publisher of those coursepacks to add additional materials.

Cambridge To Recreate Texts for iPads, iPhones

The publishing arm of the University of Cambridge will be working with an education software producer to convert three of its medical textbooks into iOS apps for use on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices

Oracle Sun Ray Virtual Desktop Software Gets Improved Networking, Multimedia Playback

Oracle has released an update to its cross-platform virtual desktop software, Sun Ray Software 5.2.

Android Takes Top Slot Among Smart Phones

Worldwide sales of mobile devices grew an enormous 18.98 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That growth was dominated by smart phones, where Google's Android OS took over the lead position--beating out mobile behemoths Symbian and iOS.

School of Music Streamlines Application Process, Moves to Web

A state university's music program has moved its application process online to streamline a previously paper-based enrollment workflow.

iPad, Tablet Users Prefer Digital Texts

Acceptance of digital texts is way up, especially among users of iPads and other tablets. In fact, according to research released this week, time spent reading texts in digital formats now just about equals the time spent on paper-based texts.