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Another WGA failure

Another WGA failure

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.

August 8, 2006 by in Windows

Mac OS X Leopard gets Sun's DTrace

Mac OS X Leopard gets Sun's DTrace

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.

August 8, 2006 by in Apple

Camera Phones in Banks: Part II

Camera Phones in Banks: Part II

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....

August 7, 2006 by in Banking

Quick glossary: Hybrid cloud

Quick glossary: Hybrid cloud

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...

from Tech Pro Research

Skype and Sony team up on new personal communicator

Skype and Sony team up on new personal communicator

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.

August 7, 2006 by in Mobility

SAP right fit for General Pants

SAP right fit for General Pants

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.

August 7, 2006 by in SAP

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