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Oracle to Buy Sun....

I believed that proliferation of Linux affected Sun servers & Solaris lot more than Microsoft Windows... I guess it’s true now... according to the resent news that says “Oracle to Buy Sun
Linux enabled the opportunity for low to mid size businesses to run a stable OS on low cost hardware platforms such as x86. So most Sun users eventually migrated to Linux on HP & Dell servers. Though Sun focused more on data centers there may not be successful as IBM or SGI. Anyway, it would be much more interesting when Cisco comes to the server market very soon...
Anyway I love Solaris, C/C++ NetBeans, & JXTA though I hate Java... Hope Oracle continues to maintain those...

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

I had the pleasure of serving as one of the special awards judge during the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair 2009, representing the IEEE Centennial Subsection. I was held at CSU on 9th April.
It was amazing to see the type of research projects those junior & senior students had undertaken. Most of the ideas were new, interesting, & had gone through rigorous research methodology. Students had put tremendous effort & spent significant amount of time on those projects. It seems their teachers & parents have given them good guidance & support. It was an honor to meet such a dedicated set of students & talk to them. I’m sure that some of them can even compete with the projects that we do as graduate students…
We should try to build the next generation of Sri Lankan students at least like this, that are more open minded, practical, & productive. Wish they have more time to do something that they like, rather than going to after school tuition classes. At least…