To the best of my knowledge, tasers have killed people... So how come they are being discussed at a non-lethal weapons conference?
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Surely, if anything, this just demonstrates the disadvantages of closed source, proprietary software. In theory there is nothing to stop Microsoft pulling the plug on any of their products, including Office or Windows - I appreciate that the latter is most unlikely :-)
I'm with Mr Hell up there. Speed and to a certain extent power, aren't really an issue for me. I just want a drive to work reliably and look after my data for somewhere in the region of five years. If it can do that, and its fast enough for standard def multimedia, then I'm probably happy enough.
Given that you've probably got quite a few Linux users in your readership, would it be possible to do a brief check of hardware like this on Linux?
Nvidia kit generally has very good OpenGL support, and is very good with simulators like X-Plane, Silent Wings or FlightGear. It would be nice if you could see if the ATI/AMD kit is beginning to improve the Linux driver support since the two companies merged.
It would be nice if you could do a more in-depth report than "yes, it works and it looks nice", but even thats better than nothing :-)
So they talk about XP and Vista, but about Linux?
For the record, I can get in excess of four hours from my old Dell Pecision laptop with a second battery - doesn't seem to matter if I'm using Linux or XP. If I could double that to eight hours, I don't think realistically, that I'd really ever need any more. I suspect there are very few people that are truly out of range of mains power (or a cigarette lighter power point in a car) for more than eight hours.
Probably quite easy. You'll need a couple of 2.5" USB HD cases to put your drives in temporarily - about 20 quid each, if you shop around, and a Live Linux distro such as Kubuntu or DSL (assuming you're not already running Linux).
The "Probably" is there because I'm assuming that the drives are going to be using a standard filesystem. If they're not, then it could get interesting. But, even then, you could still make a straight backup of the disk using the Linux dd command.