eldavojohn writes: "Dell has recently announced that it will be marketing energy smart servers by 10 to 20 percent. From the article, "Energy efficiency has risen to the top of the agenda for server makers, given the increasing electricity demands of processors and other computing components, combined with rising power costs. IBM and Hewlett-Packard have programs to reduce data-center power consumption, and the U.S. Congress has urged customers to buy efficient servers." The article doesn't mention anything about Google's urges for power supply redesign but with 450,000 servers, perhaps Dell is marketing more for these kinds of internet companies?"
NittanyTuring writes: NASA has unveiled plans to build a permanent base on the moon by 2024. "This is not your father's Apollo," said John Logsdon, director of the Space Policy Institute. It's planned to be located at the moon's south pole, which is lit three-fourths of the time. Once fully operational, the base will house astronauts, and other space travelers, for six months at a time.
An anonymous reader writes: Windows Vista RTM'd a week ago, and now, the beta testers have gotten their swag. If you (actively) participated in the Longhorn Beta program, this is your chance to get a free (as in free speech beer) Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition product key (legally, and it activates!). The only requirement to receiving this free product key is that throughout the duration of the beta program you submitted at least one bug — nothing more, nothing less. We've seen plenty of swag in and out of Microsoft in our years of beta testing, but we can definitely say this is the largest (and most expensive) swag give-out to date. Thousands of beta testers, unbelievably low requirements, and expensive licenses.
cyanid3 writes: Yes, the void has been filled! You will be able to install Fedora Core 5 on your PS3s right now if you have all the components ready! The void we're talking about here is the OtherOS Installer which has just been released by Sony on their Open Platform for PLAYSTATION site. So let us be the first ones to tell you how it's done.
Have you heart about Dell's Optiplex 740? It is the first desktop computer based on AMD processors from Dell. "The new AMD Athlon and Ahtlon X2 powered Optiplex 740 targets enterprises. It marks a next step in the system maker's transition to AMD powered systems. Dell on its website touted the Optiplex 740's flexibility and its ability to meet diverse demands that users might have."