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Linux too vanilla? Try this Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 15 2007 @ 11:49 AM EDT
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Liam Proven writes "I'VE BEEN TRYING to reinstall my old laptop recently. It's a battered old Thinkpad i1200 series from about 2001. It was a basic, economy-model machine: no Ethernet, no floppy, no serial, no infra-red, single Type 3 Cardbus slot; don't even ask about wireless or Bluetooth."

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Norwegian Standards Council Recommends Mandatory use of ODF and PDF Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 15 2007 @ 12:28 AM EDT
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Norway is the latest European country to move closer to mandatory government use of ODF (and PDF). According to a press release provided in translation to me by an authoritative source, Norway now joins Belgium, Finland, and France (among other nations) in moving towards a final decision to require such use. The text of the press release, as well as some of the statements made at the press conference where the announcement was made, are appended at the end of this blog post.

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Gartner says virtualization too expensive Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 09 2007 @ 01:39 PM EDT
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Businesses will need to open their wallets if they want to be technology leaders as virtualization is expensive, Gartner analyst, Thomas Bittman said yesterday.

Speaking at Garttner's infrastructure, operations and data centre summit in Sydney, Bittman said the number of virtual machines will rise from 500,000 currently in use to three million by 2009.

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Verio to shut off controversial Web site Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 01 2007 @ 11:57 PM EDT
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Privacy advocates are concerned that a move by Verio to stop hosting a controversial Web site points to a growing control of the Web by big business and governments.

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The floppy rises again Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, April 30 2007 @ 01:24 PM EDT
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We all thought that the floppy disk had joined punched cards in the IT graveyard. But Lindy Electronics has used a USB port to resurrect this traditional device.

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Sun donates storage code to OpenSolaris.org Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, April 16 2007 @ 02:12 PM EDT
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Sun Microsystems this week announced plans to donate pieces of its storage software and hardware technology to the OpenSolaris open-source developer community.

The company said that it will provide storage offerings to OpenSolaris.org, a Sun-sponsored site, incrementally over the next few months.

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HP Rolls Out Enhanced 'All-in-One' Storage System for SMBs Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, April 13 2007 @ 01:20 PM EDT
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This will come as no surprise to anybody following the data storage market: Hewlett-Packard is focusing a substantial corporate effort to win the small-to-medium business sector over to its new, simplified products.

Part of the reason for this concerted SMB campaign, analysts surmise, may be that HP is slowly but surely losing market share to IBM, BlueArc and others in the high-end enterprise ECB (external controller-based) disk storage market, according to the latest Gartner and IDC reports, and needs to concentrate its engineering and marketing muscle elsewhere.

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Sun's Schwartz facing Carly Fiorina's fate? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 01:01 PM EDT
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I've had an opportunity recently to witness two tech CEOs perform for a gathering of financial analysts: Mark Hurd of HP and Jonathan Schwartz of Sun. The contrast in management styles and vision couldn't be more striking -- a contrast made more poignant when one considers that both companies slug it out daily on the floor tiles of practically every data center in the U.S.

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CPU roadmap: 2007 and beyond Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, April 03 2007 @ 02:29 PM EDT
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Megahertz will take you only so far. Desktop processors topped the 1GHz mark in 2000, 2GHz in 2001, and 3GHz in 2002. Nearly five years later, we've yet to see a chip leave the factory clocked at 4GHz. Power demands and heat concerns meant that AMD and Intel couldn't simply keep ramping up clock speeds with each new CPU generation without running into design obstacles with desktops and, especially, with notebooks.

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Vista Software Refund Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 27 2007 @ 12:39 AM EST
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Read how a user got EUR 77.53 refunded from Dell for Vista Home Basic and Works 8.0 after buying a new machine from Dell Germany. The process is put down in details for that people interested in doing the same, can benefit as much as possible from his experience.

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