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May 2, 2012
by sjvn01
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Amazon tries to catch up in personal cloud storage and falls further behind

Google Drive isn’t the holy grail of personal cloud services. But, Google Drive’s introduction has forced all the other players to up their game. Microsoft added paid storage options to SkyDrive. Dropbox doubled the free storage you got for bringing … Continue reading

April 9, 2012
by sjvn01
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The six best personal cloud storage choices for your stuff

Recently, Dropbox the popular cloud-storage company doubled the amount of free space you got for inviting friends to Dropbox. How much is that? For every friend you’d invite who installed Dropbox, you’d both get 500 more MBs of free space. … Continue reading

December 8, 2011
by sjvn01
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Red Hat moves into Big Data with Storage Software Appliance

One of the reasons why Red Hat will be the first billion dollar open-source company is that the company has also looked beyond just Linux to what you can do with Linux on the cloud and thin-client desktops; Java Enterprise … Continue reading

October 10, 2011
by sjvn01
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Everything You Wanted to Know About USB 3.0, But Were Afraid to Ask

If you’ve been in the computer business for a while, you can painfully remember when serial RS-232 ports could barely handle 28Kbps (kilobytes per second). The RS-232 serial port standard was loose enough that you could have “compatible” devices that … Continue reading