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Finally Upgraded Sites to Use New Hardware from Linode Cloud: SSDs, Double RAM, Faster CPUs

Server Rack

Around April, my VPS provider Linode announced that they’ve just finished a major $45M upgrade to their hardware and network, which means free upgrades for their existing users. The new hardware uses SSD RAID drives and faster CPUs. I hadn’t bothered because Wopular and Movies With Butter have been relatively stable.


Microsoft reportedly in talks to invest in Dell buyout


Microsoft Corp. is reportedly in discussions to help finance a buyout of struggling computer maker Dell Inc. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited a person familiar with the talks, Microsoft's investment "would likely be in the range of a couple of billion dollars." CNBC reported a range of $1 billion to $3 billion, citing sources close to the matter.


Cisco Shuts Down Flip, Its Video Camera Unit

Cisco Shuts Down Flip, Its Video Camera Unit

The Flip video camera had been one of the great hardware-start-up successes of the previous decade, but it lost traction as the smartphone came on the scene.


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