News – School District Adoption of Tablet PC, Intel 2007 Processor Roadmap, Diskeeper Version 10.0

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Oklahoma School District Fully Integrates Tablet PC Platform

This is just wonderful to see, and in my opinion a historical event. It is clear that one of the Tablet PC platform’s exclusive strengths is use in educational settings. However, it has been uncommon to see a global adoption by any school district – until now. Okay maybe it’s just a one-school district with 135 students, but hey this is a great start! 

As one who has worked in education for thirteen years, I say “hats off” to the Stidham School District and Superintendent Bart Banfield. In my opinion this man is clearly a visionary in his decision to equip every teacher with a Tablet PC to use for instruction and a ratio of 1 laptop to every 2 students. Along with a seemless integration of technology and instruction, the big picture in the Stidham district is looking bright. More on this story can be found here.

 

… and here a a couple of stories from NotebookReview.com “newsbits”:

Intel Roadmap and 45nm Process + Plans for 2007



TomsHardware published a great article on the future of Intel processors through 2007 and their plans to move to a 45nm process by 2007.  Intel is purely focused on regaining dominance they’ve lost ground on to AMD in the desktop and mobile market.  The plan for processor releases through 2007 includes dual, quad and eight core chips.


More: http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20051203/index.html




Diskeeper Releases Diskeeper 10.0


Diskeeper produces software for optimizing file storage on your hard drive.  They recently anounced Diskeeper 10.0 that includes Intelligent File Access Acceleration Sequencing Technology (I-FAASTTM).  This Disk Performance Calibration technology is a new class of disk technology that will allow users to squeeze more performance out of storage devices and is expected to deliver performance gains of 10-80% beyond defragmentation.



Diskeeper is the market leading automatic disk defragmenter, they continue to provide the most advanced technology to increase performance for Windows based networks.


More information on Diskeeper 10.0 is available at http://www.diskeeper.com

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