Microsoft laying off 18000 employees after announced loss

Deutsch It looks like Stephen Elop’s und Steve Ballmer’s idea to take over the mobile phone branch of Nokia in order to bring MS-Windows as mobile operating system on the success road has failed and will be stopped now. For the mobile phone branch that is now part of Microsoft, Microsoft-CEO Satya Nadella announced, that […]

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Microsoft entlässt bis zu 18000 Mitarbeiter nach Milliardenverlust

English Wie es aussieht, ist die Idee von Stephen Elop und Steve Ballmer, die Mobilfunksparte von Nokia auszuschlachten und damit für MS-Windows als Mobiltelefonbetriebssystem einen Fuß in die Tür zu bekommen, nicht aufgegangen und wird jetzt gestoppt. Für die durch Microsoft von Nokia übernommene Mobiltelefonsparte kündigte Microsoft-CEO Satya Nadella an, dass Milliarden abgeschrieben werden und […]

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Conversion of ASCII-graphics to PNG or JPG

Images are usually some obscure binary files. Their most common formats, PNG, SVG, JPEG and GIF are well documented and supported by many software tools. Libraries and APIs exist for accessing these formats, but also a phantastic free interactive software like Gimp. The compression rate that can reasonably be achieved when using these format is […]

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System Programming on Linux and MS-Windows

Quite honestly I admit that I really love the Posix-APIs for system programming and even some Linux specific extensions to it. I/O, Locking, Semaphores, Shared Memory, Message Queues, Signals, named and anonymous pipes, Unix Domain Sockets, TCP/IP programming, Terminal I/O, pthreads and a lot more are very powerful and fun to program. I do discover […]

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