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Submission + - ReFS: The "next generation" file system for Windows (

vivin writes: "This blog post from MSDN, authored by Surendra Verma (development manager on Storage and File System team) describes ReFS (Resilient File System), which will be a new filesystem for Windows that will be rolled out with Windows Server 8. This means that it will not be available in regular version of Windows Server 8. However, ReFS data is supposed to be accessible from clients just as NTFS data would be."

Submission + - Sony admits major security breach in PSN ( 1

" rel="nofollow">vivin writes: "ARS Technica reports that Sony has provided more information about its "external intrusion". It appears that personal information has been compromised. According to Sony, if you are on PSN, the following pieces of information have been compromised for sure: your name, your address (city, state, and zip), country, e-mail address, birthday, PSN password and login name.

Sony also stated that it was possible that your profile data (including purchase history and billing address), and security answers have been obtained. If you have a dependent on your account, their data may also be compromised."


Submission + - CherryBlossom (

vivin writes: "What happens when haiku meets programming? CherryBlossom is a programming language based on haikus. That is, you use haikus to write program code! CherryBlossom combines the poet and programmer into a single entity that results in balance in the universe. With CherryBlossom you can write code that is not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing."

Submission + - Best filesystem for an SSD

vivin writes: "I just got a new development machine at work that sports a 160Gb SSD. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 on it with ext4fs. I'm curious as to whether the choice of a filesystem (on an SSD) has any bearing on performance. I know that certain file systems perform better with smaller file-sizes and certain others with larger file-sizes, but I haven't seen anything that compares performance of SSD's that under different filesystems. Perhaps this may be a moot point, but I'm just curious."

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