Almost two years ago, we closed out our review of Dell’s first Linux-powered Developer Edition laptop with some words of wisdom from my former uber-sysadmin mentor, a fellow named Rick, with whom I worked at Boeing for many, many years. Rick is now retired and living the life of an itinerant world-traveling SCUBA master, but he’s been hacking on Linux since around the time Linus first dropped the kernel on comp.os.minix.
Dell has confirmed that its new curved monitor will go on sale this week. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, at which the company also unveiled its striking new XPS 13 notebook and the Venue 8 7000 Series, which it calls the "world's thinnest tablet".
The company first showed its U3415W UltraSharp 34 curved monitor back in August, and after a long wait, Dell has said that it will finally go on sale on Thursday. The 34-inch display features an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a curved LCD panel with WQHD (3440x1440px) resolution.
Managing data and applications on mobile devices should be a priority for IT admins, according to Dell.
Businesses need to focus on the software side of things, not just the hardware it is running on, Don Ferguson, VP and CTO for software at Dell told delegates during a panel discussion.
A senior executive at Dell has been voted Woman of the Year by 1,000 IT voters.
Sarah Shields, executive director and general manager at Dell UK, picked up the award at an event organised by PCR in London today.
Shields said: “It’s an absolute honour, especially to be in a room full of such amazing women. I really am at a loss for words right now, but I think the best thing that I can do is to inspire all women to join IT.”
Michael Dell announced on Twitter in July that his namesake company would let customers buy Dell products using Bitcoins, making the tech vendor one of the largest businesses to accept the digital currency.
A month later, the Dell CEO said on Twitter that the company had received an order for PowerEdge servers worth more than 85 Bitcoins, or about $50,000. There were no details about the customer that bought the systems, but it's likely among the largest Dell has received since accepting Bitcoins as payment.