Friday, April 25, 2008

UBUNTU 8.04 Released

After a countdown it's officially released latest stable version today. It's good news for every persons who addict to open source. Here are some new information about it.

Ubuntu is free to use, to download and distribute making it the widely used free Linux operating system. Ubuntu 8.04 offers a long term support giving free updates for 3 years, for the desktop version and for the server version the long term support is 5 years.

This version is designated "LTS," for "long-term support," which should make it attractive to business customers who prefer a longer upgrade cycle for their operating systems.

Though Ubuntu being a free operating system, it is advisable to have a broadband, or an always on internet connection, so as the updates can be automatically downloaded and installed. Moreover new version of Ubuntu is released every 6 months. The next version Ubuntu 8.10 codenamed Intrepid Ibex is set to release in October.

The new version has several enhancements included. Windows users can easily try and experience the new Hardy Heron, without causing problem to the default windows operating system thanks to Wubi a new feature that makes installation easier and hassle free.

Changes and Features in the 8.04 release include Tango Compliance, Brasero disk burner, PulseAudio (powerful sound server), Rt2×00 wireless drivers, Compiz usability improved and a host of New Gnome applications.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Patterns of world trade

In this time I'm decide to write totally away from my previous articles. As I'm being a management student, the things which I already feel and my experiences will include in near future. For my first step consider which is most importing part in industrial management, marketing.
As the first Management article name called "Patterns of world trade "

For easy to explain I mainly divided it in to two parts,
  1. Merchandise trade in area wise
  2. Merchandise trading product wise
Merchandise trade in area wise
First consider about trade in Asia (Japan, China and India). And also how they are emerging global economic players in Asia. Because they already have,
  • High economic growth rate
  • Rapidly rising share in world in world exports
  • Large inflows of foreign investment
  • Engines of demand growth in commodities
  • Positive demographics
American countries merchandise trade
Major imports trading partners are, Asia and Europe.Their main importing product categories such as, office equipments, telecom equipments, iron and steel, clothing, toys, sporting items and footwear etc.. and also exporting items, automobiles, aircrafts, chemicals, agricultural Products etc..

European countries
Major traders are, Germany, Norway, Sweden. Major exporting products such as, automobiles, chemicals etc.. and Importing products such as, spices, dyes, sugar, pearls, precious stones, woven materials etc..

African and Middle East Countries
Major traders are, South Africa, Morocco, Dubai. Exporting products such as, oil, clothing, fish etc.. Importing products such as, automobile, agricultural product and telecom equipment etc..

Food & Agricultural Sector
In general low cost producing countries are the market leaders in agriculture sector.They compete easily on the world market with countries with a high cost agricultural structure. Market leaders are benefit from specialization and comparative advantage to achieve more goods at lower resource cost. Competitiveness influence by many other factors in agricultural industry,
  • Input prices (Specially labor)
  • New technologies use to improve production efficiency
  • State policy towards international trade
Automotive Industry
The Automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of motor vehicle. In motor vehicle production at present the leading counties are Japan, USA, Germany. At the end of the 2007 Markets in USA, Western Europe and Japanese are standing while South America and Asia are growing.
At present Automotive industry moves to China and India. High end Automobile require lots of design, very tight engineering tolerance and often a grade deal of manual labor in finishing.
India and China gaining the competitive advantage in above factors as their improvements in technology and low labor cost. They have huge labor cost advantage and thy will retain important economies of scale in their domestic markets over other countries. So we can suggest that more and more of the world Automobile industry migrate to those two countries in next 25 years.

Textile & Clothing
Manufacturing of textile & Clothing moving to Asian Countries. most Asian countries seem to be on the winners' side. India has increased its share of textile and garment deliveries to the US and European. China is reinforcing its penetration of the major TC markets, with modern factories and cheap labor.

Electronics Products
Many of the world's major electronics companies are based in Japan. Japanese Firms have the ability to both design in grater functionality, and performance for any given size product or to reduce the size or cost of the product at any given level.

To explain the patterns of International trade is difficult, because by using one or two theories we cannot exactly explain the existing patterns. When time passed the strategies used by the companies and countries are changed.
As an example Some countries using Factor endowments to Expand their business in the world market and some countries trying to reached the world market by using the technology.
If we consider the world merchandise Exports of manufacturing goods are moving to Asian countries Gradually. In the future we assume that technology will not be a powerful factor in the merchandise trade to gain competitive advantage since the development of the telecommunication sector and the movement towards the global products. If they do not having the required technology or advanced Factor endowments such as skilled labor they invest in other countries where they can gain the competitive advantage. Global Products is another strategy that some companies are used as they lack in factor endowments.

Finally we can say that international Trade occurs because of
  • Relative price changes in factor endowments (Especially in Advance Factors)
  • Differences in the level of technology
  • Differences in the level of efficiency
  • Position in Basic factor endowments
We cannot exactly develop a Trade theory which we can explain the International trade completely.

All above informations are highly recommended me
. I hope that you have wide practical knowledge and bit of theoretical things about the world trade patterns and if you need more information about regrading this topic plz comment me.
(comment s really appreciate)
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Begging to Countdown

After few weeks I got a free time to write a new article. In pass time I'm ready for my year ended exam in the university. So that's why I couldn't submit a new message.

UBUNTU 8.04: coming Soon

The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. This is the Ubuntu 8.04 beta release, which brings a host of excellent new features.

The final stable version will be released in April 2008.
(Note: This is still a beta release. Do not install it on production machines)
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I hope this message is important to all, whose interesting to open source.
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