Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Sun Microsystems

+ - Intel to partner with Sun Microsystems on server

Submitted by adaminnj
adaminnj (712407) writes "SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. has agreed to use chips from Intel Corp. in some of its servers and for Intel to endorse Sun's Solaris operating system, a person close to the deal told the AP.

An announcement is expected Monday, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the deal had not been made public. Specifics of the arrangement were not disclosed on Sunday night.

The deal marks a major design win for Intel, the world's largest computer chip maker, which has been fighting to reverse plunging profits and regain market share lost to archrival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Full Story at canada.com"
Sun Microsystems

+ - Sun to use Intel

Submitted by
snilloc
snilloc writes "AP reports a source close to the deal says Sun will be introducing Intel based server products and that Intel will "endorse" Solaris. Sun will continue to produce AMD and Sparc products. Official announcement set for some time Monday."
Announcements

+ - Doomsday clock moves forward by two minutes

Submitted by
Van Cutter Romney
Van Cutter Romney writes "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) have announced that they will move the doomsday clock from 7 to 5 minutes to midnight. The two major reasons are the perils of 27,000 nuclear weapons and the destruction of human habitats from climate change. The BAS statement outlines a number of steps that could help to prevent disaster, including reducing the launch readiness of U.S. and Russian nuclear forces and completely removing nuclear weapons from the day-to-day operations of their militaries."
Sony

+ - Valve: PS3 a "total disaster".

Submitted by
ukgroove
ukgroove writes "Gabe Newell, head of Valve software, best known for the Half Life games has labelled the PS3 as a "total disaster".

"The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think It's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted," Newell reportedly said in an interview with Game Informer.

He continued: "I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a do over. Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it'.""
Windows

+ - Windows based installer for Linux

Submitted by Verunks
Verunks (1000826) writes "The guys at ubuntu are working on a easier way to install linux for windows users:
"The aim of this installer is to provide an easier way for a Windows user to install Ubuntu without having to know how to burn a cd iso, set the bios to boot from cd, repartition the disks, set up a multiboot system, etc. It will not replace any of the current Ubuntu installation options, and will not require that windows is installed prior to the installation of Ubuntu.""

"Well, social relevance is a schtick, like mysteries, social relevance, science fiction..." -- Art Spiegelman

Working...