Apple's warming trend in the enterprise is about to get squashed: Microsoft's new ReFS file system - due in Windows 8 Server - will be the first major file system to fix data-destroying bugs in today's most popular OSs. Apple's much-patched and buggy HFS+ can't come close.
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. 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 has been messing with computers for over 30 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 20 in companies large and small.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Apple, like most PC makers, buys its PC processors from Intel. So why is Intel funding competitors to one of its largest customers? Apple should ask for $400 million off its next Intel CPU order.
A Hitachi VP claims disk supplies won't be back to normal until the end of this year. Should we care?
Battered by the iPad and the MacBook Air, PC makers and Intel are ganging up on Apple with Ultrabooks. Will this blunt Apple's attack, or be another profitless bit of me-too-ism by the 20th century anachronism known as Wintel?
Who has time to look back? What's past is prologue: here are the business/technology fault lines I'll be watching in 2012.
Disk drive vendors Seagate and WD have cut their warranties by up to 80%. Why now?
Calcalist says that Apple is making its largest hardware acquisition ever: Israeli firm Anobit. Who are they and what would they do for Apple? I've spoken to Anobit's CTO, Avraham Meir, and studied the technology. Here's what they're buying - and why.
Shopping for the geek who has everything? More storage is always welcome. While disk drives are pricey this year due to the Thai floods, other storage products are in plentiful supply with lower prices than last year. Here are my favorite picks.
Apple's iconic tower system, the Mac Pro, is the slowest selling Mac. With the advent of ultrafast thunderbolt I/O on everything from the MacBook Air to quad core iMacs, do users need the Mac Pro anymore?
Massive flooding has shut down disk giant Western Digital's Thai plant. Asustek could run out of disks by the end of this month; Lenovo and Apple have issued warnings. That's just the tip of the iceberg.