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Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?

pboyd2004 Re:Previous gen hardware (320 comments)

We tend to keep all of this type of stuff on a couple of smaller/older servers running as VMs. This way it's simple to move them to newer hardware when we retire them and they can be moved so that we don't suffer downtime if we need to service the physical machine.

about 2 years ago

HTC Defeats Apple In Slide-To-Unlock Patent Dispute

pboyd2004 Re:Obvious (149 comments)

Aren't there issues about not enforcing patents like copyright? Like if you don't go after someone then you loose your ability to go after people later?

more than 2 years ago

Why Mobile Innovation Outpaces PC Innovation

pboyd2004 Re:Article has interesting point, but is fallaciou (231 comments)

Agreed. Dell doesn't manufacture motherboards. Dell designs motherboards and then gets other people to manufacture them. Trust me, I know several board layout people at Dell. I have a friend who was AMD's on site engineer for several years. On the lower end boxes you're probably right, I'm sure they just by components and slap them in a box. But on the higher end stuff, especially servers and workstations, Dell does do design work.

more than 4 years ago

Why Mobile Innovation Outpaces PC Innovation

pboyd2004 Re:Article has interesting point, but is fallaciou (231 comments)

Actually Intel does have engineers on site at Dell. Just like they do at HP and others. You think developing a motherboard around a A0 stepping processor doesn't require some help from the processor vendor in a timely manner? I'd argue this is much harder than writing software on top of this proc...

more than 4 years ago

Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

pboyd2004 Re:Extra things you'll need (1713 comments)

... and so they didn't give this an OS X operating system, but if they had, then it would be the revolutionary device that all the hype was about.

I'm sure this will burn my karma... but how is a tablet form factor running the same OS as a desktop or laptop revolutionary? Didn't PC's do this years ago?

more than 4 years ago

Dell's Linux, IT Re-Invention

pboyd2004 Re:Server side linux support is a joke (132 comments)

FYI OpenManage installs to /opt/dell/srvadmin by default and creates a link in /etc called openmange, it doesn't install there.

more than 6 years ago



pboyd2004 pboyd2004 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

pboyd2004 (860767) writes "According to emails obtained in Iowa's antitrust case against Microsoft. Microsoft wanted to "whack" Dell over their Linux sales. "We should whack them, we should make sure they understand our value," wrote Paul Flessner, a senior vice president in Microsoft's server applications unit. The email exchange can be found here."


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