Items tagged with Penguin

A new lawsuit filed today by the law firm of Hagens, Berman, Sobol, and Shapiro alleges that a group of publishers including the Hatchette Book Group, HarperCollins, MacMillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster collaborated with Apple over several years to break Amazon's e-book pricing structure. The allegations are interesting in that they suggest formal cooperation between the various publishers and Apple, rather than painting the events of several years ago as the free market's solution to Amazon's attempt to dominate the market. The Price of Digital Ink Amazon's initial policy in the wake of the first-generation Kindle's enormous success was to set a flat $9.99 rate for the majority of new... Read more...
AMD shot its Istanbul Opteron chip out like a cannon to lead June off, and now we're seeing Penguin Computing pick it up as an integral part of its Altus Series products. If you've never heard of this company, it's because they aren't' exactly consumer-level. Instead, this outfit focuses on high performance computing solutions, and its Altus 1701 and Altus 2701 dual-processor enterprise servers are now available with six-core Opteron CPUs. In fact, this chip can also be fitted into the Altus 1702 twin-node HPC cluster server and the Altus 2704 quad processor enterprise server, and if you're hunting specifics, you'll find options for the Opteron 2400 and 8400 series processors. Penguin's new Altus... Read more...
Linux fans felt as though Wal-Mart's decision to retail inexpensive computers  that use Linux for their operating system meant that the free, open source software would finally break out into general public. Oh yeah, and Ron Paul's going to be President. "This really wasn't what our customers were looking for," said Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Melissa O'Brien.To test demand for systems with the open-source operating system, Wal-Mart stocked the $199 "Green gPC," made by Everex of Taiwan, in about 600 stores starting late in October.Walmart.com, the chain's e-commerce site, had sold Linux-based computers before and will continue selling the gPC. This was the first time they appeared... Read more...
The Asus Eee PC  is a nifty laptop. And it became a sort of talisman of hope for Linux fans. Windows Vista demands too many resources for a stripped down lappie, and Linux seemed to fit the bill for the OS. The 800 pound gorilla at Microsoft is still XP,  and it's in the room with the penguin now.Asus has formally launched its bonsai laptop, the Eee PC, in Japan, pre-installing the machine with Windows XP Home Edition rather than Linux.The machine's specifications proved to be those of the standard 4GB solid-state disc model - the Eee PC 701, aka the 4G, though in Japan it's called the 4G-X.In addition to 4GB of storage, the 0.92kg 4G-X has 512MB of DDR 2 memory, a 7in, 800 x 480 display,... Read more...