Open-source skills best hope for landing a good job

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
The Register — In the midst of a weakening global economy and rampant uncertainty as to when the recession will lift from North America and Western Europe, one thing is certain: open-source technology skills may be the best hope for landing a good job. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, open source claims five of the top 10 keywords in Indeed.com's job listings, with Hadoop, Puppet, Android, and jQuery making the list, along with HTML5, a proxy for various open-source projects like ext-JS, SproutCore, etc.

Xen Virtualization Comes To ARM Cortex A15

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — Citrix has brought the Xen hypervsior to the ARM Cortex A15, which uses the ARMv7 virtualization extensions.

Samsung SyncMaster SA950 27 Inch 3D LED Monitor

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Tweaknews — The Samsung SyncMaster SA950 27 Inch 3D LED Monitor is definitely not the monitor for the miser looking for a budget monitor to "get the job done". The SA950 is a monitor designed for a consumer that wants only the best and doesn't want to settle and lose out on some of the features they might find interesting and/or useful.

Synology DiskStation DS712+ NAS

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Techware Labs — In a post desktop world its important to have a centralized storage of all your critical documents and files. Synology has released the DS712+ able to handle all your NAS needs. The DS712+ features a small but powerful set of software tools to help you get the most out of this powerful hardware without breaking the bank.

Intel RTS2011LC CPU Water Cooler

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — We first learned that Intel would be releasing a stand-alone water cooling kit for Intel Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011 processors at IDF 2011. It was also at this show that we learned that Asetek had won the design contract and would be producing the sealed and easy to use water cooling kits for Intel. This means that both Intel and AMD have released water cooling solutions for their high-end desktop CPUs this year and both companies are using solutions from Asetek, which is huge for them. The Intel Core i7-3960X and Core i7-3930K are both costly processors as they retail for $1049.99 and $599.99, respectively. Neither of these processors come with a retail boxed air cooled HSF assembly. This means that many enthusiasts will be looking for a CPU cooler and water cooling is easier and more affordable than ever...

EVGA GeForce GTX560Ti FTW 448-Core

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Benchmark Reviews — This holiday season is gearing up to be a big one for computer gamers. A lot of big titles have been or will soon be released. Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Modern Warfare 3, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are a few. Diablo 3 is expected early in 2012 as well. While this is great news for gamers, we don't have any expected releases of new GPU platforms. That's not terribly disheartening, as the current top-of-the-line GPUs will play even the most demanding of these titles. The problem is, those top end GPUs also cost an arm and a leg. NVIDIA is setting out to combat this problem for the holiday season 2011 by releasing a new and improved version of the GTX 560 Ti, the GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores. In this article, Benchmark Reviews is bringing you details on the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores FTW video card.

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Drive

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — Overall, we'd certainly recommend the Momentus XT and frankly wouldn't go back to a plain old hard drive unless we were forced to. The expediency of boot and application load times are something that, once you get used to it, you can't seem to live without. Keep in mind that it may take two or three times for the Adaptive Memory Technology to decide that it should be cached and speed things up. On the down side, every operation is not SSD fast, especially if you're performing it for the first time...

Seagate Momentus 7200.5 750GB Hard Drive

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Sean Potter | Affiliate News,
Legit Reviews — There are still plenty of users who have not and will not make the SSD leap anytime soon, so in terms of the HDD realm, the Momentus 750GB drive is really a solid choice. Hanging with an albeit aging 10,000 RPM drive is no small feat and squeezing the virtually unmatched 750GB capacity into the 2.5" form factor while putting out that kind of performance is impressive...

Linux Mint 12 Released

Posted on November 28, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — What makes this Ubuntu derivative update special is that it combines the GNOME 3 desktop with the Mint GNOME Shell Extensions, to provide for a better desktop experience and just not another run-of-the-mill GNOME3 experience (or using Ubuntu Unity).

Ubuntu On TVs

Posted on November 28, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — Mark Shuttleworth has pointed out that Ubuntu for TVs is being "hotly discussed" right now by developers.