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<p>I was programming in Fortran before the Internet or C existed and I hated it. (Try programming with 80 column IBM punch cards!) I have been designing NT 4.0, XP and Win 7 Embedded data acquisition and display systems for nearly 15 years. My interest in Linux servers and workstations crystallized after I beta-tested Vista and Windows Home Server! </p>

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Post-Peer Review

Post-Peer Review

There have been a couple of interesting developments related to US patents, especially technology and software patents. This isn't the first notice on this website of apparent changes in the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office).

February 27, 2010 by in Hardware

“Invisible” Home NAS/Servers

“Invisible” Home NAS/Servers

There is a very interesting article in the 2/11/2010 issue of Electronic Design that reviews a number of NAS (Network Attached Storage) products. Although the focus is more on the electronic aspects of the NAS devices, there is some discussion of the firmware features built into some of the systems.

February 24, 2010 by in Hardware

Suddenly a Vista-phonic Moment

Suddenly a Vista-phonic Moment

Somebody I know, who's an IT guy, a Linux user but a Windows admin told me that his DELL laptop has never had an issue with Vista, Vista SP1 or SP2. His system is running a Core 2 Duo and has 4 GB of RAM.

February 18, 2010 by in Hardware

Marketing Suggestions from an Ambivalent Windows 7 Customer

Marketing Suggestions from an Ambivalent Windows 7 Customer

Part of the work that's been keeping me busy the last few weeks have been involved with evaluating Windows 7 Embedded and/or the final released version of Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate, Business, Supreme (whatever). The ambivalence is because I don't think it buys me much of anything I don't already have with Windows XP Pro or Embedded.

November 15, 2009 by in Hardware

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