Toshiba doubles hard-disk density

Just when we thought that there is no room more room on those little bits on a harddisk, Toshiba doubles their density again: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2007/06/c5819.html  From their press release: Toshiba Corporation today announced a prototype hard disk drive (HDD) that uses Discrete Track Recording (DTR) technology to boost capacity to a record-breaking 120 gigabytes (GB) on…

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[RO] Seminar – Storage si programare distribuita

Florin Lazar, Todi Pruteanu si cu mine am demarat in cursul acestei saptamani un seminar tehnic pe teme de storage in Vista si programare distribuita in WCF. Mai multe detalii aici: http://reg.studentclub.ro. Pana acum seminariile din Bucuresti si Cluj au avut un raspuns fantastic! Daca aveti opinii, impresii (pozitive sau negative) m-as bucura sa le puneti…

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Windows Home Server – links

A friend of mine didn’t know about Windows Home Server – so I sent him these links: –          Main site: http://stopdigitalamnesia.com –          Interview with Charlie Kindel https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=270965 –          Download: https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&siteid=38 –          Articol on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server –          Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver   –          Press release: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-08WindowsHomeServerPR.mspx

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Demo: New virtualization technologies in Windows Server (Longhorn)

A nice demo that shows you several things: – Windows Server virtualization (a separate partition running a striped-down version of Windows to manage all other virtual machines) – Running an 8-proc virtual machine – 64-bit and 32-bit machines running concurrently – Managing virtual machines with System Center (nice UI) – System Center Operations Manager: monitoring the…

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Previous Versions in Vista – on Channel 9!

Hot and fresh from Channel 9: a session on Shadow Copies in Vista, and its applications: Previous Versions and the brand-new System Restore. Check it out.

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The intentional slowdown

The Daily WTF has a funny story around intentional slowdowns. I have one story to share as well. Back in the college days, when we were still busy with exams and courses, some of my friends started working at various companies in our city (Bucharest). One of them managed to get a contractor position at…

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Flicks – A gesture based scrolling interface in Vista

If you have a Tablet PC or a touch-sensitive model, check out Pen Flicks. Here is a video capture of Pen Flicks in action:     I just found this nifty little feature after installing Vista on my old Tablet PC and it works great. It works on any list box in any application (Internet Explorer,…

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My top 10 predictions for 2006 – seven out of ten. What went well?

It’s a funny exercise which I would recommend to you as well: pick 10 (less-predictable) predictions and see what would happen. Let’s take my previous predictions for 2006: Let’s see how this game will play out: 1) Amazon will come up with more and more interesting stuff. I expect to be surprised. Yes: I thought…

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A server for your home

One of the innovative things I like in Windows Home Server is its “infinite storage pool” idea. If you run out of disk space, just add water. Errr… just add another hard disk 🙂 be it external or internal. It’s that simple. When you add a new harddisk, no need to initialize disks, create partitions, volumes, etc….

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