“My first impression of Windows 7 was the fast start up. I counted just 20 seconds before it asked me for my password. That is pretty fast and comparable to many other Linux systems that I have seen. One of the things I was anxiously awaiting was how Windows 7 would deal with those annoying security or update messages. Well, they are really non-existent on the screen. Windows 7 does try to notify you by flashing an icon in the notification area of the screen. I really like this a lot.”
Cisco expands its SMB router market share but loses ground in high-end segment
Brad Reese includes information from research firm, Infonetics, about the enterprise router market and where Cisco fits in.
“Cisco’s SMB initiative is paying off in the low-end of the router market – Cisco expanded its unit market share by five points last quarter (CY4Q08), to 68 per cent. Cisco is holding steady in the core market segments of mid-range and branch office routers, which account for 87 per cent of the market. Cisco lost ground in the high-end segment last quarter, with shipments down 38 per cent over 3Q08, vs. Juniper up 23 per cent.”
“Sanyo’s new LP-XU355 or LP-XU305 models, which each pack a standard XGA resolution and a new “Simple Wireless Setting” that lets you use an included USB drive to easily network with any computer. Otherwise, you can expect to get 3,000 or 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a single 7W speaker in each, a wireless remote, and a full range of inputs, including a single HDCP-compliant DVI port.”