Even after you go through this process, of course, you may still be in a trap if your database is proprietary, as it often is.
I just experienced a Windows Genuine Advantage failure. Only it’s not a false positive, like the horror stories I’ve been hearing for nearly two months now. No, I just installed a pirated copy of Windows using a stolen product key, and Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage tool says I'm perfectly legal. The whole story reveals a lot about how poorly the WGA program is being run.
Apple Computer has announced the next version of its flagship Mac OS X operating system will support Sun Microsystems' open source DTrace performance analysis and debugging tool. DTrace was originally built by Sun as one of the most advanced features of its Solaris 10 operating system, but was released as open source software early in 2005 and has since made its way to other platforms, including FreeBSD.
Last week SandHill.com published a column by Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing, titled "Is Enterprise Software Doomed?
Last week, I picked up on Bruce Schneier's rip on banks that are looking to ban cell phone usage in the name of security (in hopes of preventing robberies). Then, today comes news from The Register of how camera phones are being used in South Africa to stalk and mug bank customers:South African muggers are using camera phones to capture pictures of potential victims in banks before their accomplices stalk and rob them, according to reports....
Mary Jo Foley: Looks like calls for Microsoft to add another beta to the Windows Vista timeline are falling on deaf ears. Microsoft has begun testing internally Vista Release Candidate (RC) 1 builds.....
Hybrid cloud technology is becoming a standard model for many modern enterprises, but the terminology can be difficult to fathom. This glossary of 25 hybrid cloud terms will help you gain an understanding...
Here's my question: when does someone actually lose their job in this case of ineptitude? Let's see.
MobileCrunch points to what looks to be one of the cooler (and affordable) personal communication devices I've seen in long time. For a lot of talk- and media-focused users with consistent access to WiFi connections, this device may be a great alternative to more expensive smart phones, UMPCs, palmtop PCs, and yes... even iPods.
Today, the LA Times (by way of the Boston Globe) has a very well-written story that puts technology lawmaking into nearly perfect perspective for those who have no idea how bad things really are. In a story headlined In Information Age, Congress struggles to get up to speed, Jim Puzzanghera writes:...
Retailer General Pants Group has overcome early fears that SAP implementations are only for the top end of town, and has the numbers to back up its investment. The company last year moved to mySAP version 5.
Google becomes MySpace's greatest friend.
side-stepping the opportunity to charge the customer $1,796 for a 25 Cal Windows server licence
Steve Jobs' keynote address at WWDC 2006 was a little out of the ordinary. Rather than trumpeting all of the big new features coming to Mac OS 10.
At Apple's developer event in San Francisco, the crowd awaits news of hot new products.
A report shows widespread enthusiasm for open-source software in colleges and universities but a lack of clear support from the top.
In Las Vegas, more than 6,000 attendees party, compete over weekend at world's largest hacker convention.
Microsoft's first native software for Intel Macs will be Messenger 6.0, due later this year.
Melbourne will host the linux.conf.au conference in 2008, the event's organisers announced today.