from the latest-and-greatest dept.
kie writes "The latest version of the Gnome Desktop is being released today.
New features in 2.22 include Cheese (an application for webcam photos and videos),
window compositing, PolicyKit integration and much more.
The full details are in the Release Notes."
Lucas123 writes: "IBM's purchase of little known Israeli storage start-up XIV (pronounced "Ex Eye Vee") raised eyebrows because it meant a shift away from big iron storage to commodity hardware tied together in a clustered architecture, according to an article in Computerworld. But perhaps even more significant is that Big Blue gets the former chief engineer and lead designer of EMC's flagship Symmetrix storage array Moshe Yanai. What they'll do with him is a whole other question."
Lucas123 writes: "Hitachi has released its Travelstar 5K500 2.5-inch disk drive that has 500GB capacity and spins at 5,400 rpm with a 3Gbit/sec Serial Advanced Technology Attachment interface. At the same time, Asus announced a 1TB laptop that incorporates two 500GB drives. The Asus M70 will be launched at CES next week. It comes optionally equipped with a digital/analog TV tuner and video recording capability. The Hitachi will be available in February for about $350 for a 400GB version and about $400 for a 500GB version."