It really bugs me when folks (like this guy, for example) end up sounding like apologists for truly appalling corporate behavior. I’m hoping that these folks have simply been blinded by corporate spinmeisters and simply haven’t thought through the situation completely.
In this particular case, Netflix is being forced by Comcast (and apparently some other […]
Today Apple announced the new iPhone 5 and claimed that it was the thinnest smartphone in the world. Predictably, folks who should know better claimed this statement wasn’t “fact checked” and was WRONG: that there were existing Android devices out there that are thinner and this was more of Apple’s unceasing marketing lies.
On John Siracusa’s latest Hypercritical podcast he speculated widely about why Apple might be going a different route than some other companies when it comes to datacenter and cloud services design.
He pointed out that Google has not only written all their own core applications, they also have created […]
Dell: Latitude XT2 Docs and Specs.
Update: Looks like they’ve pulled the page down for the time being. Nothing really earth shattering there, but at least the new machine uses a standard Intel chipset. The ATI X1250 chipset on the XT is horrible. Project Virtual Reality Check. “Project Virtual […]
Heise Security: A Single Overwrite Will Do It. It’s been conclusively proven that overwriting the data on a hard drive just once will make it impossible to recover. Now how to convince our security guys that this is true? I’m sure they have an order in for one of these.
Chris Wolf, Burton Group: Client Hypervisors. Citrix and Intel announced an embedded client (i.e. desktop/laptop) hypervisor strategy today. Frankly I think they’re going to get crushed by Microsoft in this market, just like I think that VMWare will. It’s pointless for these vendors to spend a lot of time on this stuff in […]
Adventures in Tech: Windows 7’s network performance is really crappy when talking to Server 2003. As everyone has noticed, one of the weakest aspects of Windows Vista is its network file transfer performance. Well, at the moment Windows 7 has not improved things. Gizmodo: The Dell Mini 10. I hope they […]
Chris Wolf: Microsoft Licensing Revisions for Virtualization are Imminent. There’s a glitch in the licensing model right now that if you use Hyper-V from inside Server 2008 for your hypervisor you need Server 2008 CALs for every device or user that connects to any of the virtualized servers on that box. (Yes, even […]