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Jun/10

23

Dell Carries on the Negotiations with Google

The head of South Asian and Chinese branches of Dell Amit Midha reported Reuters that the company carries on negotiations with Google about the future use of the operating system Chrome OS in Dell products. The release of this development is expected in the late autumn of this year. (more…)

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May/10

5

Beta-Version of Windows Home Server «Vail»

Microsoft has announced beta testing of a new version of the popular product Windows Home Server, also known under the code name «Vail». The software is based on the new server platform, Windows Server 2008 R2 and is designed for deployment on 64-bit systems. Home server can be used to provide users with 10 client computers backup data and to give access to multimedia data.

Beta-Version of Windows Home Server «Vail»

Many users of WHS Vail can be disappointed by the lack of some important functions of Windows Server. For example, the proposed solution has no built-in printer support. Vail is also not intended for use as a terminal server, providing remote access to applications. But the proposed Beta Windows Home Server Vail allows decoding video data, and its transmission on remote machines. Users also can interact with personal music library and digital photo archive with a remote connection to the server.

One of the most significant improvements shown in the new version is the updated system data storage. The mechanism of Drive Extender, which provides the possibility of expanding the storage, wasn’t successful in the previous versions. Users often had problems with getting patches and updates; the mechanism wasn’t good at handling defective or damaged disks. Modified Drive Extender ensures more rapid and effective identification and error handling, and also provides an opportunity to remove and replace hard disks, without suspending the server.

To avoid problems in the process of testing the product, the beta testers have to follow the proposed recommendations. It is advised to perform installation on a “clean” system and do not use beta version as the main production server. Also, it should not be installed on a computer with previous version of WHS.

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Mar/10

26

IT Companies Cut the Spending

Due to budget cuts in the department of the American city of Miami had to cut staff the IT department.

IT department of Miami had to cut the staff from 102 to 80 people. To prevent a reduction in the volume and quality of urban services, the department decided to compensate for the lack of staff with new technologies. (more…)

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Mandriva Company announced the release of commercial server distribution named Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1. One of the main directions of its development is the organization of centralized control over the infrastructure of servers and workstations. Platform Pulse2 is used to organize the management. It supports such functions as maintaining inventory database computer, installing and updating applications on a group of machines, diagnostic services, and remote management.

Linux-distro Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1

Linux-distro Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1

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Brian Goldfarb, the head of marketing development platforms of Microsoft, and Anup Murarka, the head of strategic technology planning of Adobe, gave a joint interview. The told about their future trends in details. The technologies of Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash are very promising. A huge number of developers use them every day. But recently they’ve got a influential rival – the HTML5 technology. It is free, and can shake the hegemony of the software market giants. (more…)

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Gamer Photo “Gamer” is one of the latest American IT movies. It shows the nearest future and the things that we may come to very soon.
The movie action takes place in the not too distant utopian future, where the highest development of the highest technologies allows the technological genius Ken Castle, combine video games with reality shows and model
multi-functional, multiplayer game “Slayers”, which has become a habitat for local criminals.

John Tillman is one of the prisoners of the death chamber, captured and sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. To get an excuse he must participate in the virtual game.

For a young rich player, John Tillman is a game hero named Cable. He is just a virtual sim-controlled character having great. Because of his braveness Cable becomes a national hero and occupies first position in the game.
Every week, millions of people around the world watch online game. Hundreds of other sentenced prisoners are involved in the battles. According to the rebel group that opposes Castle; his game is high-tech slavery, which must be destroyed. Cable / Tillman is caught between two powerful opposing forces that are not interested in his survival. With each step being monitored by millions of people, John Tillman is fighting to get freedom, to restore their identity and overthrow the awful system.
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You can find, watch and download “Gamer” movie!

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“Monotype Imaging” has presented new 2.5 version of Linotype FontExplorer X Pro software for individual users and 1.5 of the FontExplorer X Server software for workgroups.

FontExplorer X Pro 2.5

The previous version of the software (2.0) won the Editors’ Choice Award in 2009. Since that time program developers have been working on improving the software. They’ve presented version 2.5 with expanded capabilities and advanced characteristics. FontExplore X Pro 2.5 allows users to create font sample books without activating fonts in a separate application. Users also can put individual elements into the preview mode and choose the template from the special program menu. (more…)

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Software companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google and Apple are always in race trying to keep the highest price of the shares. (more…)

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Today the representative of Active Innovation Inc. declared about company new release. The latest Version 8 of the popular EDMS platform includes new features based on the request of the huge user community. Steering Committee created its own “feature wish list”. Active Innovations took into account user community’s desires and made improved version of software platform. (more…)

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The former Lenel colleagues and veterans in security sphere, Bill Moran and Kevin Wine have become the part of PlaSec team. They’ve taken places of Vice President of sales and Vice President of Marketing. (more…)

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