The First International GPL V3 Conference was an event not to miss. If you missed it, here's the perspective of one attendee.
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Microsoft may have more than its share of tie-ups to the whipping post for security snafus but, as George Ou reports, the company isn't to blame for the reports of a new Wi-Fi vulnerability that some say the Redmond, WA-based company is owning up to: Microsoft never acknowledged this as a vulnerability. I checked with a Microsoft spokesperson and they confirmed that Microsoft Security Research Center states that this is not a security vulnerability.
eWeek's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on the new Intel powered Macs: For XP users, the problem is that Apple uses Intel's EFI (extensible firmware interface) rather than a BIOS.
Electronic News:The two UWB camps, direct sequence-UWB backer UWB Forum and MultiBand Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB supporter WiMedia Alliance, said in a joint statement today that they will continue to move UWB into the market and concur that, at this stage in UWB market development, “a more prudent course of action is necessary to allow the market to move forward with the commercialization of multiple UWB technologies.".......
I was supposed to catch up with Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz at the SDForum event, “The Future of Commercial Open Source Think Tank,” but he was a no-show. He was prepping for a Sun board meeting according to Sun people I ran into at the event.
In yesterday's post about Cingular's launch of its Windows Mobile 5.0-based 2125 smartphone, I disputed Cingular's claim that it was the first Windows Mobile 5.
I agree with David Berlind (Are anti-DRM declarations falling on deaf ears?) -- up to a point.
Larry Ellison wasn’t present at the Oracle Fusion event where he was supposed to take questions from the audience and talk about Oracle 2010, but the presidential Charles Phillips filled in.
Larry Ellison was a no-show--out with the flu--but Oracle President Charles Phillips led the Fusion proceedings at City Hall in San Francisco. Phillips stated that the one new headline for the event is that “Oracle is halfway to Fusion.
I just checked back on Yahoo, and the Finance icon has returned. I'll chalk it up to new icon rotation on the front door at this point.