Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Latest Posts

Work arounds for licensing pain

I got a question from a reader about a licensing issue, I have no idea on, so I thought I'd throw it out here to see what people think and what ideas they have. Here's the lay of the land: William bought a PC a while back that included an OEM license for Windows XP.

April 12, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Shai Agassi: Jobless and blogging

After leaving leaving SAP abruptly last month, deciding not to wait many more years before taking on the reins of the company, Shai Agassi has not taken refuge in a cave or disappeared into the Silicon Valley void--he is blogging and plans to focus on climate change and green technologies.  His blog, The Long Tailpipe, with a nod to Chris Anderson, covers enterprise software and alternative energy, two of his passions.

April 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Vonage replaces CEO, still rudderless

Updated below: Perhaps Michael Snyder stepped down as CEO of Vonage because he realized he wasn't the best executive for the job. But naming company founder Jeffrey Citron as interim CEO--even for a short time--may not be the best fix either.

April 12, 2007 by

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DDOS on DNS: Stopping Internet blackouts

Writing in National Journal's Technology Daily, Andrew Noyes discusses the possibility of a massive Internet blackout caused by a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the backbone infrastructure of the 'Net.

April 11, 2007 by Phil Windley

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