6 posts • joined Thursday 23rd December 2010 14:11 GMT
Too niche to survive?
I have extremely fond memories of my SD9, in fact it was my first DSLR, and I got some amazing shots with it, and certainly the clarity could not be beaten, even though the resulting images were "only" 3 and a bit MP in size. I still have some prints blown up to A2 size that look better than 8MP shots from my 20D and 1D
I can't help feeling that the x3 tech would have been better suited to one of the big players who could have positioned it as a niche in their existing product lines, rather than Sigma to go it alone with a very limited range of lenses and virtually nowhere for the line to go. That said, when I moved to Canon, I almost exclusively bought Sigma lenses again, so who knows.
I would love a cheaper Foveon sensor camera but as long as Sigma keep churning them out, I am unlikely to ever switch back.
Re: 800 VMs - no big deal
Except that the bloated lumbering behemoths actually let you run Windows along with countless other OSs which Linux Vserver does not, which is essential for a lot of enterprises, mine included.
I'll take the performance hit (which is not 40% in my experience) on the chin thanks.
So who is the client, Siemens, Alstrom or similar? (this is wild guess). Pint, as well, it's Friday.
Call me crazy
But i'd rather buy an airport express, and a powered monitor combo - Sure it's not compact, but I'm certain the sound would be better, and at less cost. Also if the airport bit fries or the dock goes out of fashion in 5 years it's still actually usable instead of being an expensive paperweight.
Plus the airport express is one of the best bits of networking kit for flexibility I've ever owned. In 3 properties now it has performed really well as a wireless to ethernet bridge for non-wireless kit, whilst also always providing audio streaming to my stereo.
Have to agree with the quality
My x201 had a dodgy thinklight after just over a year, and a dodgy wifi switch from day one (but I always leave it to on and turn it off in software) and the batteries (6 and 9 cell) have had a bit of a dodgy fit since day one, and I had to send it back 9 months after purchase as the internal USB header that runs the keyboard and trackpad and nipple died which seems a bit dodgy. I think we see a theme here.
Easy to see where Lenovo made money where IBM couldn't, by supplying kit that isn't as good!
Conversely, the build of my Macs from my iBook to my present day Air via Macbooks and Macbook Pros has only got better, but the price has gotten cheaper and cheaper.
Dunno, you'd better ask iPad owners - only 512MB of RAM in the iPad 2, think that's quite a popular gadget at the moment!
Can't say it's every really bothered me on my iPad, apart from the apparent lack of page caching in Safari, which I suspect is not entirely hindered by RAM.
ElNumbre - Try checking out XenClient from Citrix, it's a type 1 hypervisor designed for exactly that. I tried it on my laptop but it didn't quite tick all the boxes, and the HCL is fairly limited, but I can see it being useful for other people. It's not that slick at the moment but has a basic but useful synchroniser with Xenserver also which could be useful depending on what you want to do with it.
Virtual Computer have the NxTop product which has better hardware support but less toys compared to XenClient, you might want to investigate that too.