Tuesday, March 08, 2005

iPod defeats Blue Screen of Death

Great new article at Playlistmag.com:

If your laptop crashes, what's the best to recover the data on it? Well, one IBM Corp. engineer uses his iPod.

At Big Blue's USA PartnerWorld conference Steve Welch used software on the iPod to save the crashed ThinkPad. The software is One-touch Rescue & Recovery On Linux and is not as yet an announced IBM product.

Welch said the iPod-based software could rebuild a hard drive in an hour or so and provide instant access to data such as e-mail and Lotus Notes, saying: "This is music to my ears."

Actually the facility is old hat. What's new is the iPod and Linux.

Read the rest of the article HERE


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