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Google reveals secret server hardware

Google for the first time on Wednesday revealed the hardware at the core of its Internet operations at a conference about the increasingly prominent issue of data center efficiency, reports CNET’s Stephen Shankland.Instead of buying hardware from companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, or Sun Microsystems, Google designs and builds its own. (The company has hundreds of thousands of servers.)Ben Jai, who designed many of Google’s servers, unveiled the server hardware. The first surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there’s a problem with the main source of electricity.Shankland writes:Why is the battery approach significant? Money.Typical data centers rely on large, centralized machines called uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)–essentially giant batteries that kick in when the main supply fails and before generators have time to kick in. Building the power supply into the server is cheaper and means costs are matched directly to the number of serv…

Mobile numbers may be 11-digit by 2010: India

Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) has forwarded a recommendation to the government to add an extra digit to the mobile numbers. According to TRAI, around 8 million subscribers are added to the mobile industry every month and by 2010 India will reach 500 million subscribers. Hence there will be a need to implement a new numbering scheme.DoT came up with  the current numbering system in 2003 expecting that there will not be any need for new numbering scheme for next 30 years. But, the unexpected growth in the telecom industry is forcing the government to implement a new numbering scheme by next two years.There will not be any changes in  the 8 digit fixed line numbers. "TEC did not think that there is any necessity to change the 8-digit fixed line numbers. As the growth of fixed lines is slow, there is no need to move it to the higher level" , said T. N. Prabhakar, member of TRAI. He also recommended that the 11 digit mobile numbers begin with '99..'.The telecom operato…

Database giant Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems

Database provider and business software maker Oracle said this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems in a deal worth about $7.4 billion.Oracle said it will acquire all the outstanding stock of Sun for $9.50 per share in cash, representing a 42.1 percent premium from Friday's closing price of $6.69.But after taking into account Sun Microsystem's cash and outstanding debt position, the deal's value is only $5.6 billion, both companies said.On a per share basis, Oracle expects Sun to be accretive to its adjusted earnings by at least 15 cents in the first full year after closing the deal. The transaction is expected to close some time in late July or early August, Oracle added.The world's largest commercial database maker said it expects Sun to contribute about $1.4 to $1.5 billion to its operating profit in 2009, and over $2 billion in 2010.The news comes after Sun reportedly rejected a $7 billion buyout offer from IBM on Apri…

OFFICE 2010 or OFFICE 14

The next edition of Microsoft's Office software will include an online version which doesn't need to be installed on computers. It's a clear rival to other cloud services, such as Google Docs.There aren't many official details available on the online version yet, but it appears the system will work on several browsers: not just Internet Explorer but also Firefox, Safari and the iPhone browser.Users who want to do more than simply edit a simple document at once will likely have to install Silverlight, Microsoft's take on Adobe's Flash. This will allow users to upload and collaborate on multiple documents at once. (Source: theregister.co.uk)There have been suggestions a web version of Office would include advertising, but this isn't yet confirmed.The web edition will follow shortly after the release of the full desktop edition of Office 2010, due out in the first half of next year.Microsoft claims Office 2010 will be much more compatible with rival document e…

Top 12 Windows 7 Hacks You Must Know

If you are looking for Windows 7 hacks, I am sure you can finds loads of them on web. What matters is, how many of them are really important. Do you think unlocking the Taskbar in Windows 7 is something very exciting? Obviously, not for the majority of users its nothing cool. Instead if you are interested in Windows 7 Hack that can help you to get rid of expiry date, remove watermark, or disable send feedback link then my article can surely help you out. I organized a set Top 12 Windows 7 Hack You Must Know. This list includes some of the handy posts on Windows 7 hacks in our blog. I have also provided the sources where you can find the hacks.

1.  How to Get  Windows Vista-Style Taskbar in Windows 7It's hard to deny that Windows Vista scores high on appearance. Here's your chance to give the Windows 7 a Vista look. Just follow the steps mentioned belowStep 1: Right-click on the taskbar and choose the properties dialog. Select the small icons checkbox
Step 2: Under the taskbar b…

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