What is the most popular antivirus software of 2012? Avast Free Antivirus takes the lead, followed by Microsoft’s Security Essentials, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus takes third place. It comes at no surprise that the top two popular antivirus software are free to users to download and use. Curious about what rank your antivirus fall into? Read the ZDNet’s article.
Archives for June 2012
Five Watt Web Server
Calxeda has 5 watt web server based on the EnergyCore ECX-1000 1.1GHz processor. Compared to Intel’s 3.3GHz Xeon E3-1240, the results were surprising according to ZDNet.
This makes the Calxeda SOC (Server on a chip) ARM hardware 15 times more power-efficient that Intel’s hardware. According to Calxeda, this translates into a 77 percent reduction of overall total cost of ownership over three years.
And CPU performance is quite acceptable.
While the EnergyCore ECX-1000 is not as powerful as the Xeon E3-1240 — with it only able to handle 5,500 requests per second compared to 6,950 for the Intel hardware — it manages this performance while consuming a little over 5 watts, compared to over 100 watts for the Intel processor.
Multiply a thousand times, you see the potential savings.
Twitter’s New Bird Logo
Twitter recently released a new bird logo. What do you think? From the Twitter blog, “starting today you’ll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. (Twitter is the bird, the bird is Twitter.) There’s no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase “t” to represent Twitter.”