Microsoft’s Undertakings in Open-Source Soft Sphere

Microsoft Corporation is known for its high performance and compliance with the demands of contemporary consumers. In this light, Microsoft has recently created a subsidiary company, Microsoft Open Technologies, which is called to develop and improve the software with the open-source code. Among other responsibilities of newly-created company, Microsoft Open Technologies is entitled with the liability to track and manage all the corporate investments directed to the open-source software sphere.

It should be stated that software with the open source code is a quite promising sphere in IT field. This is explained by the fact that such soft allows developing, changing, replenishing, and polishing the programs and applications by different users at once. This becomes possible due to the open source code available for several users simultaneously. Microsoft Open Technologies will serve also the unifying factor for the multiple companies and communities that long for cooperation with …

Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Dell Adds UltraSharp UP3017 Monitor to Its Inventory

Dell has enriched its inventory with a 30-inch monitor, featuring 2560x1600 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The UP3017 is equipped with a high-quality IPS panel that has a power-efficient LED backlight. The display is characterized by the widest viewing angles – 178/178 degrees in both aspects and the coverage of 99% in sRGB & Adobe RGB environment.

Dell UltraSharp UP3017 is targeting professionals who specialize in animation, graphical design, image/video processing. The model supports 1.07 billion colors and allows for the combination of several monitors in a single chain, thanks to the incorporation of two DisplayPort 1.2 (in/out), one mini-DisplayPort, and two HDMI 1.4 ports.

The new-comer boasts 1000:1 contrast ratio as well as 350 cd/m2 top brightness index. It takes only 6 seconds for the panel to respond to the call (GtG). The display rests on an ergonomic stand that supports swivel, pivot and height adjustments. There is also VESA bracket for trouble-free wall …
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