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Comment: Fast, reliable, not expensive = win (Score 3, Informative) 64

by javipas (#47702615) Attached to: AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ
Seems a good bet if you want reliability: in the last paragraph of Guru3D's review, they say:

the AMD Radeon R7 SSD series is very fast, has a greatly refined Barefoot controller with accompanying firmware and Toshiba's latest A19nm NAND flash memory. It is a product you'll like and use for a long time. I also dare to state that it is one of the most reliable product on the market anno 2014, combined with the excellent new ShieldPlus warranty this is a pure win in our book, and as such it comes very much recommended by

Maybe an OCZ with a sticker, but who cares, really? Quality product, good price. Not much to hate here.

+ - Ubuntu 13.10 'Saucy Salamander' Final has been released!

Submitted by donadony
donadony (1683298) writes "Finally, the most expected distribution in Linux World, Ubuntu 13.10 ‘Saucy Salamander’ final has been released, there is no official release announcement yet, but the download page of Saucyhas been updated with the final packages. Just like most of you, We also expected it very long. This awesome distribution has come with plenty of new features and improvements."

+ - Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today->

Submitted by Kelerei
Kelerei (2619511) writes "TechCrunch is reporting that Windows 8.1 will start rolling out on Thursday at 4 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (that's 11:00 UTC). However, it won't be available to everyone at that time, as the article states: "However, as this is a staged rollout, not everyone will see the code at 4 am Pacific tomorrow. The new operating system will pop up as an update in the Windows Store at various times, depending on your location. All you have to do is have a fine sleep, and when you wake up, the operating system will either be ready for you to snag, or on the way." The upgrade is optional (and free) for existing Windows 8 users, though if one looks at the changes, it's hard to imagine why those already on it wouldn't upgrade."
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+ - Elementary OS 0.2 "Luna" Released 2

Submitted by kazade84
kazade84 (1078337) writes "Over the weekend the Elementary team released the stable version of Elementary OS, codenamed "Luna" which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. The new OS features an entirely custom desktop shell called Pantheon which has been developed from scratch using Vala and Gtk+ which allows for fast apps with a small memory footprint. Elementary OS has been years in the making, and the team have documented the process in their latest blog post."

+ - Ubuntu announces Inter-Face eyewear->

Submitted by lager_monste
lager_monste (857304) writes "Don't call it an interface. Call it an inter-FACE.
Miniaturisation has come a long way. Back in the sixties, computers filled whole rooms. By the eighties, they could fit on your desktop. In the nineties we got used to carrying our PCs around and, in the last decade, the smartphone has made pocket productivity a daily reality for knowledge workers across the globe. Now, with Ubuntu for Eyewear, Canonical introduces a new class of personal productivity device, so unobtrusive that neither you nor your co-workers need even know it's there."

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+ - KDE3 Fork In The Works

Submitted by nicodoggie
nicodoggie (1228876) writes "A little over two years after Linux desktop users all over the world wailed in disappointment over the sub par KDE 4.0 release, a KDE3 fork, Trinity KDE is coming into being.

Apparently, there is a Live CD of Trinity KDE working on Ubuntu 10.04, but as of today, the Trinity KDE website is still recovering from hardware failure.

Will this project take off? Will KDE3 be back in the mainstream? Or have people moved on?"

+ - "Install Other OS" Feature removed from the PS3-> 4

Submitted by Hann1bal
Hann1bal (1134395) writes "The next system software update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1, 2010 (JST), and will disable the “Install Other OS” feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009. This feature enabled users to install an operating system, but due to security concerns, Sony Computer Entertainment will remove the functionality through the 3.21 system software update."
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+ - Sprint Intros the Game Changer, 4G HTC EVO->

Submitted by suraj.sun
suraj.sun (1348507) writes "Sprint Intros the game changer, 4G HTC EVO with Android 2.1

HTC and Sprint have spared nothing in this top-of-the-line device. It has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD8650) processor, a 4.3" (800x480) capacitive touchscreen, an 8 megapixel dual flash camera, and a 1.3 megapixel forward-facing camera. Add Android 2.1, 4G WiMAX/3G EV-DO Rev. A, the ability to act as an 8-device 4G hotspot, an FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, digital compass, proximity, velocity, and light sensors, GPS and 3.5mm headphone and HDMI output. EVO is, simply stated, the most powerful smartphone to date.


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Comment: I was much mor generous. (Score 0) 181

by javipas (#31185388) Attached to: Google Donates $2 Million To the Wikimedia Foundation

As I told on my Twitter account..., just a little quick math:

Google's revenues on Q409: $6,6 billion dollars. So $2 millions (0.000299% of that) wasted here and there don't seem much of a problem.

I was much more generous. My Q409 was well bellow that, and I donated $10. That's aprox 0.0024% of that revenues. 10 times more.


+ - Microsoft Zune Phone Rumored For MWC->

Submitted by judgecorp
judgecorp (778838) writes "Blogs say Microsoft will launch a Zune-based phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The same rumour came up last year, and since then, troubles have continued with Windows Mobile. Most likely result is a slight tweak on Windows Mobile 6.5, adding Zune-branded media features. It's a shame Microsoft destroyed the credibility of Danger's Sidekick brand by losing customer data last year, or that might have been the way to go."
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+ - And Now, The Animated News

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "'You have a lot of missing images, in the TV, in the news reporting,' explains billionaire Jimmy Lai. It's a gap that Lai's Next Media intends to fill with its animated news service. Artists lift details from news photos while actors in motion sensor suits re-create action sequences of stories making headlines. Animators graft cartoon avatars to the live-motion action, and the stories hit the Web. When news agencies didn't have footage of scenes from the Tiger Woods car crash, Lai's team raced to put together animation dramatizing the incident that became a YouTube sensation. Thus far, Lai has been denied a television license, but with or without his own station, he thinks his animations are headed for televisions worldwide. His company is currently in talks with media organizations to churn out news animations on demand using Next Media's graphic artists and software tools."

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes. -- Dr. Warren Jackson, Director, UTCS