Remember "Burn All GIFs" from 1999? In 2009, the Open Source mantra of choice could very easily turn into "Destroy all FATs"If you've been following the news in the Linux community, you've probably heard that Microsoft is currently in a lawsuit with Dutch GPS maker TomTom over what is believed to be a refusal on TomTom's part to cross-license long file name support in Microsoft's FAT32 technology.
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At the SHARE conference in Austin, Texas, the Birmingham, Alabama-based Mantissa Corporation unveiled z/VOS, a hypervisor that enables Windows desktops and servers to be virtualized on IBM mainframes.I don't generally like to blog about IBM technology on Tech Broiler because as an IBM employee, much of what I say could be considered a conflict of interest -- so I try to stick with topics that are general to the industry and have broad appeal.
Amazon's release of the Kindle for iPhone application today had me thinking about the economics of e-Texts again. Back in November of last year, I ran the numbers on how much money you could save by using electronic versions of books versus dead-tree equivalents, using two usage scenarios -- one for College and Graduate students that need to purchase textbooks, and the other for the average Joe who reads a certain amount of books per year.
Kindle books can now be purchased directly from Amazon.com on a PC or Mac using a standard web browser, and read on an iPhone, without actually owning a Kindle device.
The 25" I-INC 1080p HDMI/SVGA display isn't a name brand, but for serious screen real estate, it's a ton of bang for the buck at $250.00 street.
Late last week, an important plate in VMWare's proprietary battle armor was cracked open when Fluid Operations, the company behind the eCloudmanager storage virtualization product open-sourced on the community Google Code site their clean room implementation of VMFS, the clustered locking file system used by VMWare's ESX Server hypervisor product.
Archos is planning to release a Android-based MID/Media player with up to 500GB of internal storage by Q3 2009. Cool, but knowing what Archos charges for their current units (~$400) I can't imagine it will be cheap.
Back to the Future? The HP Jornada 820 was a "netbook' before its time, circa 1999.
A Dell Mini 9 can be easily transformed into a Mac OS X netbook as a Sunday afternoon project. Why won't Apple make the next logical jump -- make it legal?
In the not so far off future, computing for most of us will be reduced to remotely delivered subscriber services, running on cheap, commodity high-definition display units.The last few weeks have been a rush of virtualization and cloud-based announcements.