It can be hard to keep up to date with the latest storage jargon, so some interesting technologies can be overlooked. When it comes to home storage, the advent of USB 3 has changed the game for external storage. Suddenly, enclosures can deliver multi-gigabit performance. Or they could, if only the storage stack could handle all this new speed! That's where a new external drive … [Read more...] about What Is A UASP Storage Enclosure?
Release after release, Microsoft pushes Windows forward. Yet the operating system is continually undermined by the "value-focused" low-end machines pushed by the majority of OEMs. This race to the bottom has tarnished Windows for a decade and now threatens to derail Windows 8. Microsoft must do something to stop the crap before it's too late! Attack of the Craptops The … [Read more...] about Microsoft: Kill the Craptops Before They Destroy Windows!
Dell invited me to attend their Dell World conference in Austin, Texas last week, and it was an enlightening experience. Introducing Dell World Overall, the event was well attended, with many end-users and Dell personnel crawling the convention center. It was perhaps a little better than similar IT company conferences I have attended, though certainly not up to the high … [Read more...] about Dell World 2012: A Retrospective
Yesterday, the Samba team released Samba 4.0, the culmination of almost a decade of work to create a full open source Active Directory server. Samba is the software that powers many Windows-compatible NAS devices, and the release of Samba 4.0 puts us all on a path toward SMB2 and SMB3 support! Introducing Samba Samba is an open source implementation of the Microsoft … [Read more...] about Samba 4.0 is Released with Full Active Directory and Updated SMB Support
Why can't Microsoft come up with compelling names for its products? Windows RT is the latest abomination from Redmond, offering no insight to prospective customers and failing to place the product in Microsoft's wide range of offerings. Even as Microsoft touts a “PC plus” future, Windows RT continues the company's trend of haphazardly tossing “Windows” into every product … [Read more...] about The Windows RT Name is Worse Than Meaningless