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Comment: Next generation of the iWatch capability? (Score 2, Interesting) 414

by lw54 (#45101087) Attached to: Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

I can't decide if this is brilliant or stupid. Perhaps Apple could one day create a laptop shell fitted for a phone but not until Apple first pulls off the iWatch. I see this concept being an extension of wirelessly transferring functionality to another device as the Phone Watch combo should provide. Am I being short-sighted here?

Comment: Re:CrashPlan (Score 1) 227

by lw54 (#44384037) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops?

For the last month, I've been using CrashPlan to back up a 5.5TB filesystem over AFP to a remote AFS file share over the Internet. I did the initial backup across the LAN and then moved the drive array to its final destination. I'm now a few weeks in after the move and for the last 4 days, it has not backed up and is instead synchronizing block information. 4 days in and it's up to 59.9%. It spent 1.5 days about a week ago doing something like recursive block purging. I wish the client could do these housekeeping chores while also performing the backup.

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Microsoft Steeply Raising Enterprise Licensing Fees 571

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the linux-still-free dept.
hypnosec writes "Microsoft is trying to make up for below expected earnings following Windows 8's and Surface RT's lack luster adoption rates by increasing the prices of its products between 8 and 400 per cent. Trying to make more out of its enterprise customers who are tied under its Software Assurance payment model, Microsoft has increased user CALs pricing 15 per cent; SharePoint 2013 pricing by 38 per cent; Lync Server 2013 pricing by 400 per cent; and Project 2013 Server CAL by 21 per cent."

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