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.
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Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
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.
I get a lot of stupid pitches from PR folks for Tech Broiler. Most of them I ignore and go directly into the bit bucket.
I was surprised to hear of recent confirmed reports that Apple confronted Google management and insisted that they refrain from implementing a similar "Multi-Touch" UI feature in their Android device OS -- or else. Not wanting to harm their relationship with the company, Google relented, and released Android without the feature.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos presents the Kindle 2 to a packed auditorium. What sort of product rollout does this remind you of?
Everyone has been talking about the new Google Latitude feature of Google Maps, which automatically geotags your location based upon the GPS coordinates of your smartphone device. Google obviously intended this feature so that friends could hook up with others nearby, but I've found a much more interesting use -- playing "Jumper" and teleporting right in front of people, or even on top of their heads.
People are now stealing FRUITCAKES out of break room fridges. Fruitcakes?