What Did You Get For Christmas?

Did you get a shiny new computer or laptop for Christmas? Did it come with a 30 day antivirus trial, and a bunch of other software you’re pretty sure you’ll never use? Many computers come with pre-loaded software, simply because the manufacturers make partner deals with other vendors. Trouble is, most of that software only slows down the computer, and there’s no point having something installed that you won’t use.

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Downtime in 2010

2010 saw plenty of high-profile outages for social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and free hosting services, as well as at least four major outages for e-commerce services. There were also incidents that knocked government services offline for days. Read a full accounting of 2010’s major outages: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/12/22/2010-the-year-in-downtime/

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