After a three-year incubation period, Sun’s long promised OpenSolaris, the third open source variant of Unix, was officially delivered Monday."It's the first Opensolaris operating system that's fully supported," said Jim McHugh, vice president of Solaris marketing for Sun.
The ISO's OpenDocument Format (ODF) is broken and needs to be mended, according to an expert who claims to have carried out tests on the standard.
It’s interesting that such a large part of Steve Ballmer’s letter giving up on the Yahoo deal focused on the antitrust implications of Yahoo’s deal with Google. In four separate bullet points, Steve explains Microsoft’s “particular concern” over the arrangement: undermining Panama, harming engineer retention, giving Google even greater dominance over search advertising rates.
Obadiah Stane description from the Iron Man website: "As ... a top executive in Stark Industries, Stane is a calculating genius who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
You'll recall that around Wednesday or Thursday of last week AT&T began offering free Wi-Fi access to iPhone users at select Airports, Borders and Starbucks locations. The Internet was quite giddy over the concept of the deal which seemed like a nice way for the locations to get more iPhone toting customers into stores.
I finally had the chance to install Xubuntu 8.04 on a laptop for another of my kids this weekend.
Azure has been evolving to address enterprise cloud data use cases, from ingesting to processing to visualizing. This report offers a look at how Azure features and services may meet your needs.
Courtesy Gordon Murray & Mohr Davidow.I recently blogged about one VC's efforts in cleantech as it relates to finding renewable replacements for petrochemicals and coal-based products.
Now that Walter Bender has resigned from OLPC, Technology Review featured an article on the group's new president, Charles Kane. The article makes it very clear that OLPC, under the direction of Kane and Nicholas Negroponte, will definitely be seeking to deploy Windows on XOs and future products from OLPC.
Some pictures of what happens when Mac OS 10.5.2 freaks on a MacBook Pro.
T-Mobile is finally starting to rollout their 3G network and there was much rejoicing to start off MobileTechRoundup show #132. We also kicked around the rumor that AT&T may subsidize the next 3G iPhone and last week they were offering WiFi access for iPhone owners. However, that pipe may have been closed now. I just purchased a Celio REDFLY and it actually just arrived yesterday so look for some more feedback on my blog. The HTC Advantage 7510 updated model is coming out soon and James is quite excited. We also talked about the Kindle and Kevin has actually been using James' for a bit and offers some thoughts. Kevin and James are also a part of the amazing HP 31 Days of the Dragon contest so make sure to enter as often as you can to win this sweet setup worth over US$5,000.
Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that it was ending its bid to buy Yahoo!. The proposed deal, and its ultimate demise, was the subject of speculation for weeks.
Search Term Type% Resulting inCompleted QuoteBranded Organic11%Branded Paid19%Generic Organic22%Generic Paid33%Source: comScore
20062007Percent ChangeSearch-referred Quotes6,5558,89236%Total Quotes28,06132,35315%Source: comScore
Installation and UI Gallery for OpensSolaris 2008.05 Distribution
The cloud compute-based, automated, bid-auction-driven, buyer-seller matchmaker powerhouses will be necessary partners for most enterprises. In other words, you will be doing business with the top one or two cloud leaders.
Computers are fast for many tasks, but humans are faster for identifying objects or people in images. But is it possible to combine the speed of a computer with the sensitivity of the human brain? According to a IEEE Spectrum Online article, 'A Brainy Approach to Image Sorting,' several teams at Honeywell, Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, and Columbia University think so. They're working on a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's program called 'Neurotechnology for Intelligence Analysts' (NIA). One of the teams said intelligence analysts can sort images six times faster than before. But there is a culprit: they'll need to carry for hours a 32-electrode EEG cap which detects their brain activity. But read more...
In a press release from Microsoft yesterday, Steve Ballmer said that it officially withdrawals it's bid for the acquisition of Yahoo, and cites the deal with Google as the main contributing factor for his decision."In our view, such an arrangement with [Google] would make an acquisition of Yahoo!
At Yahoo the effects may be irreversible, but even at Microsoft heads are going to roll over this - look for some key executive resignations and re-assignments a couple of months from now as the dust settles and the winners consolidate their positions.