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Linux vendors are swimming against the current.

Linux vendors are swimming against the current.

I just finished reading Why hasn't Linux made it mainstream on the desktop? and I think I can answer the question:  Because the average consumer cannot walk into their favorite computer store and buy a robust brand-name workstation with Linux pre-installed with their favorite personal productivity software.

June 19, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Identity on the mind

Identity on the mind

Last week the Burton Group Catalyst conference focused on an identity management, from enterprise single sign-on to user-centric identity. This week the "identorati" are gathered together for the Identity Mashup Conference hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

June 19, 2006 by in Security

Successful merger of butterfly species

Successful merger of butterfly species

Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) have recreated a real butterfly in the lab by crossing two other species of butterflies. In fact, this hybridization, which occurred without any changes to the chromosome number, could mean that it is an important factor in the origin of new animal species.

June 19, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Get hands on with Nokia and Motorola devices at retail stores

Get hands on with Nokia and Motorola devices at retail stores

Mobile device geeks everywhere will now have to add a stop to Chicago on their next itinerary to visit Motorola's Destination Q store and Nokia's new Flagship store. Destination Q opened up on June 8th and is located at 666 North Michigan Avenue. Nokia's Flagship store will be opening on June 24th and is also located somewhere close by on Michigan Avenue.

June 19, 2006 by in Microsoft

A Led Zeppelin robotic fan

A Led Zeppelin robotic fan

MechaBonham is a Japanese musical robot based on the classic Kondo KHR-1 humanoid robot design. But even if the creators of this robot are fans of Led Zeppelin in general and of John Bonham, its drummer who died in 1980, in particular, MechaBonham, who can play guitar or piano, I doubt you will like to hear it everyday.

June 19, 2006 by in Innovation

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