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An anonymous reader writes "We've been waiting for it for quite some time, but now Amazon is finally ready to make its play for the living room. Fire TV is not a barebones device" Link to Original Source
Kensai7 (1005287) writes "Confirming reports from earlier in the week, Sony has announced plans to sell off its VAIO computer division to a Japanese investment fund. Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) will take control of the operation for an undisclosed fee, and Sony will "cease planning, design and development of PC products." For a variety of reasons "including the drastic changes in the global PC industry," Sony says "the optimal solution is to concentrate its mobile product lineup on smartphones and tablets and to transfer its PC business to a new company."" Link to Original Source
So that should include people who work for the government, defense contractors, and people who pay taxes? How about senators and congressman?
Everyone has a conflict of interest when it comes to the government that is why everyone gets to vote.
The witness server is required for automatic failover. The witness can run SQL Server Express which does not require a license. Standard edition will work fine for this and the mirror server does not require a license.
The good thing about AD supported applications is the developer makes money if people actually use the application (not buy it). This should encourage better applications and improvements over time to encourage users to keep using the application.
Firefox on Android supports NTLM authentication with websites which the built in web browser does not support.
This is required to connect to some of my companies internal sites which are setup to use NTLM authentication.
I hate when vendors do not support Linux - like using their own resources to produce a drive for Linux - oh wait... They are talking about Open Source support - they have their own drivers for Linux which will be supported.
Lucas123 writes "In the face of Seagate's announcement this week of a new hybrid drive, Dell subsidiary Alienware just upped the ante by doubling the capacity of its desktop solid-state disk drives to 64GB. Dell has remained silent on the solid-state disk front since announcing a 32GB solid-state option for its Latitude D420 and D629 ATG notebook computers earlier this year. Now, Alienware seems to be telling users to bypass hybrid drives all together. 'Hybrid we consider to be a Band-Aid approach to solid state," said Marc Diana, Alienware's product marketing manager "Solid state pretty much puts hybrid in an obsolete class right now."'" Link to Original Source