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Customer sues Nimbus Data for 'breach of contract' over arrays

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 12:23
Alleges kit 'failed to meet conditions of sale'

Flash array vendor Nimbus Data is being sued by a customer for breach of contract over two Gemini arrays that the purchaser alleges failed to meet "four conditions of sale".

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Reg man picks out tastiest tidbits from heaping mounds of storage announcements

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:36
Curated for your pleasure by Chris Mellor

Suppliers are furiously ladling out news like demented cafeteria workers attempting to feed the multitudes, so we thought we'd slice off a few of the tastier morsels and present them to you on a sideplate – all the better to prevent any storage indigestion.

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So you reckon Nokia-wielding Microsoft can't beat off Apple?

Sat, 17/05/2014 - 11:06
Analysis Wrong. It could. Look at history – and Redmond ought to swot up, too

Microsoft isn't used to being the underdog, but the company which owns the desktop is losing its grip on customers' wallets. While buying Nokia is an audacious move to redress that, to make it work Microsoft needs to understand some of Nokia's history.

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Overland Storage, 'miracle' flirty virty Sphere 3D jump in bed

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 16:45
Strange couple agree to merge – what does it all mean?

Perennial loss-making Overland Storage will merge with Canadian company Sphere 3D.

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EMC's DSSD rack flashers snub Fibre Channel for ... PCIe

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 10:28
Blocks and Files Well, OK. That's one way of hooking up servers to data

The rack-scale flash array technology EMC gained in its DSSD gobble connects to a server using PCIe. That's according to an interview by Barrons with EMC’s product ops head Jeremy Burton.

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You, YES YOU, could be Australia's very own Edward Snowden

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 23:45
ASIO is hiring Sysadmins who understand VMware and Active Directory

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is hiring system administrators and its efforts to do so offer a hint of the technologies the nation's enemies need to crack.

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Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 04:58
Pseudo-term buffer blunder from 2009 discovered

Linux admins need to get busy patching, as a newly discovered bug has emerged in the kernel's tty handling – and it lets logged-in users crash the system, gain root privileges, or otherwise modify and access data they shouldn't.

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Oracle horns in on Red Hat's OpenStack party with own distro

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 23:21
OpenStack Summit Ellison's RHEL lookalike, now with cloud software, too

Never one to be outdone by rival Red Hat, Oracle has unveiled its own distribution of the OpenStack cloud control freak on the same day that Shadowman opened its latest beta distribution to the public.

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Red Hat burps out cloudy OpenStack beta distribution

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 21:34
OpenStack Summit Brings in Foreman to calm cloud wrangler concerns over install and administration

Red Hat has released a beta of a new OpenStack distribution that gives customers greater choice over the types of networking systems they pair with the project's troubled Neutron component.

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Patch Tuesday: Adobe outdoes Microsoft, swats 18 bugs in latest update

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 20:41
Flash, Illustrator, IE and Windows all receive fixes

Administrators and end users are being advised to update their systems following a set of Patch Tuesday releases from Microsoft and Adobe, which address more than 30 security flaws combined.

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Gigabyte Brix Pro: You don't need no steenkin' Xbox... when you have 4K-ing amazing graphics

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 10:02
Review Right? Core i7 paperweight with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics

PC sales maybe on a downward trend, but it seems there will always be an interest in an alternative to buying into the console wars. Enter the Gigabyte Brix Pro, just one offering among over a dozen from manufacturers that have committed to releasing Steam gaming machines this year.

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Nvidia upgrades PGI 2014 accelerator compile suite

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 02:02
OpenACC C++ support advances the cause of GPU-based supercomputers

Just a few months after first releasing its PGI 2014 set of compilers and tools, Nvidia subsidiary The Portland Group (PGI) has expanded OpenACC C++ support in the high-performance computing compile suite, and put older versions of Windows on the EOL list.

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NO, Microsoft hasn't given up on .Net, and YES it's all about cloud

Tue, 13/05/2014 - 01:58
TechEd 2014 .Net vNext, ASP.Net vNext want to be cloud's 'first framework'

Developers who were worried that Microsoft was retreating from .Net can breathe easier, as the software giant had a host of .Net-related announcements to make at its annual TechEd North America conference this week.

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Rackspace: OpenStack is the 'Rebel Alliance' in fight for future of cloud

Mon, 12/05/2014 - 19:02
OpenStack Summit 2014 Who will run your enterprise IT? The military or guerrillas?

In Atlanta, where the drinks are syrupy and the air hangs over you like a wet, warm blanket, four and a half thousand people have assembled to work on a crazy idea.

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Powershell terminal sucks. Is there a better choice?

Sat, 10/05/2014 - 14:28
Readers' corner Scripting guys please help your fellow reader

El Reg reader h4rm0ny wants your advice. Here goes.

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Hey, does your Smart TV have a mic? Enjoy your surveillance, bro

Sat, 10/05/2014 - 11:01
Little reminder: Your shiny new telly is a computer, it can run malware

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told lawyers he met during his sojourn in Hong Kong to put their cell phones in his fridge to thwart any eavesdroppers.

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Disks with Ethernet ports? Throw in some flash and you've got yourself a HGST p-a-r-t-y

Thu, 08/05/2014 - 13:29
Accepts net-drives are coming, follows Seagate

Western Digital Corp subsidiary HGST is developing Ethernet-connected drives for OpenStack users – and they won't require any application software changes, apparently.

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Solaris deposed as US drone-ware, replaced by Linux administration

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 08:33
Death from above brought to you by the happy, peaceful world of open source

Hey, Linux fans: a high-profile, colossal, global outfit is about to dump a proprietary operating system and replace it with Linux in a very, very, demanding application that literally involves life and death situations.

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Atom, GitHub's code editor based on web tech, goes open source

Tue, 06/05/2014 - 16:01
Still OS X–exclusive so far ... but now you can fix that

Code-sharing site GitHub has announced that Atom, its highly customizable code editor, has left beta and its full source code is now available to world+dog under the MIT open source license.

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