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IBM BUYS RED HAT

IBM has stepped up to buy Red Hat. red Hat is a well known distributor of Linux which is aimed at enterprise customers. IBM has offered $34 billion in cash which is a large premium over the Friday close for Red Hat. The move by IBM brings them more in tune with the growth story …

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EU VOTES TO BAN OPEN SOURCE

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The EU’s Legal Affairs Committee voted in favour of the legislation—but it needs parliamentary approval to become law. These numskulls do not realize that open source powers almost all websites. WordPress along represents over 60% of websites. Another numskull move is the link tax for search engines to send traffic to  media companies All that …

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PHP 7.2 AND WORDPRESS 4.9.4 OUTPERFORM

PHP 7.2 has managed to improve server performance rather significantly. It even outperforms the  HipHop Virtual Machine that Facebook developed to compile scripts in a big to increase performance. Kinsta benchmarked several CMS systems in addition to WordPress and PHO 7.2 delivered the best results across the board. We use WordPress is easily popular choice for …

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UBUNTU 17.10 BRICKS MACHINES

Ubuntu 17.10, aka Artful Aardvark, has been bricking some models of Lenovo and other machines. The problem is some Intel code that messes with the BIOS using some SPI driver. No operating system at any time should be messing with the firmware. Some said their machines were left unbootable and needed to have the motherboard replaced. …

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TOSHIBA 14TB HARD DISK

Toshiba has announced the world’s largest conventional magnetic hard drive. The Toshiba’s MG07ACA enterprise 3½” series comes in at 14TB and features nine disk platters in a helium-filled sealed unit. Toshiba also has a 12TB model with 8 platters. 14TB and 12TB capacity models Innovative 9-disk helium-sealed design for superior storage density Industry Standard 3.5-inch 26.1 mm …

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WDC EXPANDS STORAGE

WDC has announced some new storage products for enterprise users. The Ultrastar He12 now brings their capacity up to 12TB. WDC claims 2.5 million hours MTBF but we are much too cynical. The disk is available with SAS and SATA interfaces. WDC is looking at HAMR to bump capacity to 16TB by 2018. WDC says it …

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NEW SEAGATE HARD DISK DRIVES

Hard disk drives in the 3½: format are still sticking with the standard form factor. The changes in the industry are with 2½” drives like the ones in laptop machines. Historically 2½”: drives were 9.5 mm thick. It was standardized many years ago. SSD drives have been made in thinner 7 mm thick form factors. …

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SERVERS 2016

Almost all data centers have standardized on 42U racks. The EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance) standard server rack is a 19 inch wide rack enclosure with rack mount rails which are 17 3/4″ (450.85 mm) apart and whose height is measured in 1.75″ (44.45 mm) unit increments. A 42U rack would have an internal rack unit …

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LINUX IS A CANCER

Microsoft CEO and incontinent over-stater of facts Steve Ballmer said that “Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches,” during a commercial spot masquerading as a interview with the Chicago Sun-Times on June 1, 2001. Needless to say the open source community has been up in arms over this …

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