Friday, September 29, 2006

Dell expands battery recall ... BEA offers glimpse of WorkSpace 360 tool

Today's IT News Audio Update
http://www.itworld.com/jpitw/itwtodayblog/Tech/5042/daily_news_podcast/index.html
Dell increases battery recall while IBM, Lenovo admit problems ... HP buys VoodooPC for gaming biz ... Google gives data to Brazilian govt


HIGHLIGHTS

News: Dell expands battery recall, Fujitsu considers action
News: BEA offers glimpse of upcoming WorkSpace 360 tool
News: HP buys VoodooPC to boost gaming strategy
News: Toshiba to exchange a further 830,000 Sony batteries
Unix Tip: Mirroring your root partition with Solaris Volume Manager
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NEWS UPDATES

Dell expands battery recall, Fujitsu considers action
Dell Inc. has increased by 100,000 the number of laptop batteries it is recalling due to a potential fire hazard, while Toshiba Corp. said it would take part in Sony Corp.'s voluntary battery replacement program kicked off Thursday. Fujitsu Ltd. indicated that it was also considering a voluntary recall.

BEA offers glimpse of upcoming WorkSpace 360 tool
BEA Systems Inc. this week offered a rare glimpse of its upcoming SOA (service-oriented architecture) tool set, called WorkSpace 360, with a demonstration of a prototype tool currently under development.

HP buys VoodooPC to boost gaming strategy
As Hewlett-Packard Co.'s top executive testified before a Congressional committee about an ongoing spying scandal, other company executives were in New York to announce new products and a key acquisition for its strategy to enrich consumers' digital lifestyles.

Toshiba to exchange a further 830,000 Sony batteries
Toshiba Corp. is offering to replace 830,000 laptop batteries containing cells made by Sony Corp., it said Friday. The offer covers computers sold worldwide and is separate from a similar announcement made by the company last week.

Microsoft still scrambling to patch July bugs
It has become a familiar pattern: A hacker posts exploit code to a security Web site; Microsoft Corp. follows soon after with a warning to customers.


UNIX TIP

Mirroring your root partition with Solaris Volume Manager
By Sandra Henry-Stocker

Solaris Volume Manager can make easy work of mirroring your root file system, but you have to use the right commands in the right sequence to make easy work of this task. In this week's column, we'll run through each of the commands required to mirror root and show how you can check on what is happening in each step.


ITWHIRLED

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