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[News] Western Digital Storage Product Powered by Linux

  • Subject: [News] Western Digital Storage Product Powered by Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:27:52 +0000
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Western Digital ShareSpace NAS

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| Powered by a Linux OS, the network-attached 
| device â which you connect to a router using 
| an Ethernet cable â works with Linux 
| computers, although the remote access is 
| Windows-only for now. For those working in 
| digital media markets who need fast and 
| expansive storage, or for an office 
| workgroup that needs a place for everyoneâs 
| files, the ShareSpace is an ideal product 
| thatâs easy to configure and use, with only 
| a few minor issues.


More new places where Linux is commonplace:

2009's Top E-book Readers


Timesys offers Linux development framework

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| The Timesys Linuxlink software-development 
| framework provides Alchemy Au1250 and Au1300 
| processor users with an intuitive 
| environment for developing Linux-based media 
| and navigation products.
| By providing access to hundreds of open-
| source middleware packages, Linuxlink allows 
| customers to accelerate product development 
| and makes it easy and convenient to create 
| footprint-optimised Linux platforms with a 
| rich set of APIs well matched to their end 
| applications.



Open source helps Western Digital prioritize product features

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| Thanks to open source freedom, Western
| Digital's MyBook World Edition is a better
| choice than Apple Time Capsule for home
| backup



Western Digital's 'crippleware': Some lessons from history

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| We published shortly before Christmas 2000, and a fascinating and fairly
| nerve shredding few days followed. There was no anti-DRM lobby at the time:
| no P2P bloggers to hound the manufacturers. But understanding this one
| required learning some obscure technical procedures, and a little about
| standards committee politics.
| [...]
| This brings us to the second difference from the turn of the decade - and
| it's slightly more positive. Technological restriction mechanisms such as DRM
| are, more often than not, bad for business.
| [...]
| Yet even if Microsoft implements driver-level support for External Path
| protection (as it has for "Secure Audio Path") - will there be any takers?
| I doubt it. DRM is falling away from music as sound recordings owners begin
| to realise they need radically more attractive offerings to compete with the
| unstoppable tide of free music. No technology force majeure will step in to
| save rights holders today.


Western Digital DRM'd Hard Drive Won't Let You Share MP3, DivX ... Or Impulse

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| The manual's appendix and online support site provide setup instructions for
| SAMBA, allowing access over IP instead of with the DRM-infested and
| poorly-reviewed client app, elsewhere claimed to be "required."
| MOAR! Samba not enough? Gut the firmware and install made-to-measure Linux:
| An entire community of folks is here to help you hack your MyBook:
| mybookworld.wikidot.com.


Seagate snubs Linux

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| As our reader points out this is a, "fairly shit idea perfectly
| implemented, " unfortunately while Windows can handle it, Linux and Mac's
| can't cope.
| There are a few work-arounds but Seagate Tech Support says they do not know
| what they are. Instead they are telling man plus dog that their latest drives
| do not support Linux.

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