Operating systems


  • How Google's Android would--could?--Stand out from the mobility pack.


    Android Dream
    Google Inc.'s purchase of mobile phone platform Android was more for the talent than for the mobility SDK that uses its name. With plenty of competition from small startups, open source projects from Nokia Inc., Intel Corp. and a plethora of APIs for just about every phone on the market, Google has its work cut out to gain search or any application dominance on the mobility space.
  • Will SP1 Boost Vista?
    I fully expected that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 would fix most of the problems, end the complaints and get businesses moving from Windows XP to Windows Vista. Not so fast.
  • Super Micro's blade system is a lean, mean winner


    Super Blade
    While tier-one vendors continue to duke it out over whose blade servers are the most quiet, most powerful and most effective, San Jose, Calif.-based Super Micro Computer Inc. is making a powerful case for its own blade offering to be considered among the industry leaders.
  • New Intel-Powered RAID Offering
    With the release of RocketRAID 3520, HighPoint Technologies Inc., Milpitas, Calif., is taking hardware RAID to another level. The 3520 RAID controller comes with Intel Corp.'s new IOP 341 high performance I/O processor, which includes a multiported 533 MHZ DDR 2 cache memory controller that can store up to 4 Gbytes of 64-bit memory. The chip's speed of 1.2 GHz provides realtime RAID functionality.

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