Ask anyone in the 1990s or today about a custom computer and most will say the same thing. You take a motherboard, an Intel or AMD processor, memory chips, hard drive, power supply, optical drive and you snap them onto the motherboard and you have a custom computer. You can get custom computer kits from various suppliers in order to create a homebuilt computer for personal, home use or gaming. This build process proceeds at a larger scale such as when companies like Synnex builds custom computers for organizations in the same league as the likes of Facebook, Google, and Amazon.com. An article on Wired.com looks at this phenomenon of big cloud companies building their own custom computers rather than ordering them from DELL, HP, or IBM. Continue reading
Blackberry has the best operating system the broader world may never have the benefit of using. The QNX code that has now influenced the Blackberry OS is also used for cars, power plants, and other critical systems. It will live on, but eventually the design may find its way into more devices to produce more reliable systems.