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SandForce's revolutionary SSD controller

Major storage OEMS are expected to release commodity NAND chip-based flash memory products this year based on a new SandForce controller offering fast and symmetric read and write speeds, 80 times more endurance than notebook flash, and peak performance maintained for five years.
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2009

Register readers on software development

This is one of a series of articles which draws on research conducted in partnership with The Register in October 2008. In this article, we focus on application development, current initiatives and the tools and technologies being used.
Jon Collins, 13 Apr 2009

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

Episode 5I opened up my Acer Aspire One again after a prolonged interval while I was involved in a very different project and was puzzled to discover that Live Update was offering me a "Bluetooth patch". It's not just that the hardware doesn't have Bluetooth - that's easily fixed by plugging in a dongle - but even if you do plug in a dongle, the operating system remains blissfully ignorant of it. I assumed this was because there's no Bluetooth support in the kernel supplied with the AA1's version of Linpus.
Chris Bidmead, 13 Apr 2009
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Dell adds VC hotshot to board

Dell has appointed Accel Partners managing partner Jim Breyer to its board of directors while adding another $500m to its war chest.

Microsoft: have it your way on IE 8

Microsoft will soon start encouraging users running old versions of Internet Explorer to upgrade to the latest edition of its browser.
Gavin Clarke, 13 Apr 2009

Big-Blue Euro jobs cull coming?

Big Blue's UK, German and Ireland employees should prepare for layoffs with thousands of jobs reportedly going to eastern Europe, the Far East and South America.
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2009

Twitter overrun by weekend of powerful worm attacks

Twitter was hit over the weekend by powerful, self-replicating attacks that caused people to flood the micro-blogging site with tens of thousands of messages simply by viewing booby trapped user profiles.
Dan Goodin, 13 Apr 2009

Trend Micro to eyeball malware from cloud

Trend Micro has unveiled a major update to its flagship scanning tools that puts your virus signature database online, plus a modular security and system management suite with partner BigFix.
Austin Modine, 13 Apr 2009
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Big-iron brains powers Schooner appliance power

A start up driven by some big-iron brains has emerged from stealth mode to deliver, no, not a better server but a duo of server appliances - one to accelerate web caching and the other to speed up MySQL databases.

Infosys fires 2,100

Indian IT giant Infosys has discovered a new way to cut costs during the ongoing global financial Meltdown: fire thousands of employees for "non-performance." And then insult them.
Rik Myslewski, 13 Apr 2009

JavaScript battle enters final round

The final draft of the revised version of ECMAScript - better known by the Sun Microsystems-trademarked name of its most popular dialect, JavaScript - has been published by the ECMA and is now available as ECMA-262 for final interoperability and compatibility testing.
Rik Myslewski, 13 Apr 2009

Google throws secret auto-updater to open sorcerers

Google has thrown a little-known but controversial part of its web services code to open sorcerers to prove to skeptics there's nothing funny going on under the covers. Oh, it also wants to give third parties a peek at what's going on inside your system, too.
Austin Modine, 13 Apr 2009

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