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Feed Engadget: Hitachi's 100GB Blu-ray disc drive (engadget.com)

Filed under: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Storage

Sure, it's just a prototype for now, but we can't help but feel a bit smitten with any drive capable of playing 100GB of data off a single 4-layer optical disc. The BD camp was also touting 200GB, 8-layer discs as they have since 2004 (at least) while showing off the components that will usher in 8x performance (double-that of existing commercial gear) in a more realistic timeframe. When that might be exactly, no one's willing to say.

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Submission + - My Story: Why I Switched to Linux (madpenguin.org)

tomyLNX writes: MadPenguin.org's Matt Hartley entails his story on why he chose to switch over to Linux completely. He writes, "It was shortly before Vista's release that I had found myself falling in love with Ubuntu, because it offered me the best of the beginner and advanced worlds in one single distribution. My skills with Linux were such that I could have very well have stuck it out with Debian, but I instead felt that Ubuntu better reflected my own choice for a Linux distro.

Feed Engadget: Panasonic could beat Intel on 45nm chip release (engadget.com)

Filed under: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Storage

Intel has been touting its 45-nanometer chips for what seems like ages, but if all goes as planned, Panasonic will actually beat the chip giant to the punch by releasing products to the commercial market over a week earlier. Apparently, the six new Blu-ray recorders we spotted at CEATEC will utilize the firm's new generation "UniPhier system LSI based on the 45-nanometer process technology," and sure enough, those units are slated to hit Japan on November 1st -- a full ten days before Intel will reportedly get its Yorkfield crew out to the mainstream. Bet you didn't see that coming, now did you?

[Via RegHardware]

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