Computers aren’t much good on their own. This simple fact was evident even at the dawn of the microcomputing age, and has never been more true today in the “post-PC” world. If the standard microcomputer is the “Wintel” box (Microsoft’s Windows, Intel’s CPUs, and all that implies) then the standard network services protocol is SMB. So let’s take a nice deep dive into SMB, past, present, and future!
Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, November 26, 2010
Oops! This never got posted, what with Thanksgiving and all. So, one week delayed, here are my interesting links from a few weeks back!
Google Revs Apps
If you’re a Google user like I am (in my off-time), you’ll be happy to learn that Google finally made two long-awaited changes today. First up is the addition of presentations to the Google Docs suite. Although Docs still lags well behind the full-featured office suites (especially Microsoft’s unexpectedly great PowerPoint 2007), this addition does […]
Storage History: The 3Server
Being a history buff stuck in the storage industry, I’ve long had an interest in how we got where we are. So much of the storage industry is rooted in legacy, and we can learn much by knowing why things turned out the way they did. I’d like to kick off a series of articles […]