For all you bleeding-edge OS X warriorsNoel Dellofano, part of the ZFS development team at Apple, has posted ZFS binaries and source code on Mac OS Forge. ZFS looks to be the first 21st century file system to make it to a high-volume desktop.
Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Darn! It looks like I screwed up the Microsoft hoses user data - again!
After yesterday's post I walked through the rest of CES looking for new data storage - and found some. Lots of flash SSDs, a new idea in safe backups and a new removable hard drive.
Credit card-sized flash drives? Repair that trashed copy of "The Little Mermaid?
Content is kingWarner Brothers decision to abandon HD DVD is the confirmation - for those who needed it - that Blu-ray has indeed won the battle for dominant high-def video format. Now only General Electric Co.
Update final (I hope) I mistakenly overstated the breadth of Microsoft's changes with SP3. I've struck out the incorrect data below.
Panasonic will announce the industry's first slim-line Blu-ray DVD writer at CES on January 6. The 9.
Pardon me while I bang my head on my deskLess than 3 weeks ago I wrote about a simple storage device that saved 1500+ lives and over $175,000,000 in just a couple of hundred hospitals out of 3700 nationwide.Now the Feds have ordered the program halted.
Desktop Linux hurts MicrosoftLinux has kept a big chunk of the server business out of Microsoft's hands. But in 2008, Linux will hurt Microsoft on the desktop.
If you haven't upgraded yet - don't!I bought my first Apple computer in 1978 - the original Apple ][ - and the obvious quality of the products has kept me coming back for more.
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is the best-designed notebook computer in the world. It just isn't designed for you.
When you send a Word document to a client or a co-worker, you are also sending metadata - info about the document - as well. You can easily include embarrassing comments, hidden text or info helpful to hackers.
Mighty Google is worried about getting the shaft from telcos. Shouldn't you be too?
Modern storage includes all manner of exotica: nanowires; HAMR; clusters and more. But research has shown that a simple storage device can save tens of thousands of lives a year in hospitals around the world.
Massive storage has given governments worldwide the ability to record citizen activities and abuse human rights. And, as yesterday's post on Deep Packet Inspection noted, technology marches on.