Friday, June 26, 2009

Pre-Order OS Upgrades

In case you missed it, you can start pre-ordering Windows 7 upgrades today at half-off from retailers such as Amazon, which means you can get Win7 Home Premium Upgrade to boot Vista off your existing machine for $49.95. For WinXP users, you'll have to perform a clean install (so much for easily upgrading my Lenovo S10 netbook.)

For those who have bought a Mac since June 8, you can pre-order Snow Leopard for $9.95

If you have an existing Mac (which is the case for my main work machine), then you'll have to wait for normal Snow Leopard pre-ordering to become available, but you can subscribe to be notified.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sirius XM Raising Rates

Well, an additional $1.95 per month when I next renew my subscription will make me think long and hard about staying a XM customer. Read more about the upcoming price hikes and the 'U.S. Music Royalty Fee' over on CNet.

Maven Repos and Nexus

I just recently setup a Nexus Open Source server as part of my day job to cache needed artifacts from external repos on a server inside our test lab. It was easy to setup and so far it's working great!

Some blog postings on why you should be using a maven proxy -

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

OSGi Blueprint Services

Excellent presentation by Guillaume Nodet on OSGi Blueprint Services and references to the Blueprint Services implementation being created by the Apache Geronimo project.

Apache OpenJPA 2.0.0 Milestone 2

We released OpenJPA 2.0 Early Access 2 a few weeks ago. Please give it a test drive and let us now how it handles!