Three Friday’s ago, I announced ZDNet’s Deputy Tester of the Week program. The following Monday, in search of our first deputy testers, I offered three free copies of PPTMinimizer 3.
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ComputerWorld has a five-page report this morning detailing how Microsoft has managed to score a technical knockout of open document formats (not necessarily the OpenDocument Format) in five out of six states. The story sheds a bit of light on how closely (and in some cases quickly) vendors are working with legislators to sway public policy.
Last week, we identified the three ZDNet audience members who have been enlisted into our reviews posse and who either have gotten (or will get) a free copy of Balesio's PPTMinimizer 3.0 (we're still waiting for two of the winners to come forward!
In the 70's and 80's, one of the most famous cliche's for IT professionals was "No one ever got fired for buying IBM." Eventually, the same could be said for Microsoft.
If you follow the digital music business at all, then you know by now that earlier this year, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a clarion call (ok, an open letter) to the entertainment confab to free digital content of any digital rights management (DRM) technology: the technology that, in the course of trying to prevent piracy of content, also prevents honest people like you and me from moving iTunes-bought music from an Apple iPod to a non-Apple MP3 player (that's just one example).
I can't speak for people needing to use a PCCard (PCMCIA) on a Windows notebook that only has an ExpressCard slot. But I can speak for those of you needing to do the same with Apple's MacBooks.
Back in April, I published a post under the headline What’s wrong with this CBS News story is also what’s wrong with the mainstream media. I left the question open to ZDNet readers to spot what was wrong with the story in question -- a story about a guy who used YouTube to let people know he was available just to talk (he got over 5,000 calls, by now, probably more).
For at least a couple of years now, critics of Web applications like those served up by Web giants Google, Yahoo, and Salesforce.com have argued that those apps can never replace their desktop counterparts because of the so-called "off-line problem.
"From the desktop to the enterprise." That's sort of the way Redmonk principal analyst and co-founder James Governor and I summed things up this week when we decided that the same sort of architecture for integrating loosely coupled services on the server side is probably the way it should work on the desktop too.
After publishing the video this morning to recruit this week's ZDNet Deputy Testers of the Week, I've been working most of the day on setting up some new virtual machines using VMware's recently released VMware Workstation 6.0.