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Mozilla says 50 percent of the people that download Firefox actually try it. And half of that group actually uses it actively.
I ran across three different articles on eVoting over the last little while that interested me:E-voting systems vulnerable to viruses and other security attacks, new report finds - This report documents the efforts of two teams of security researchers from UC Berkeley and UC Davis (my alma mater). The teams evaluated eVoting machines from Diebold Elections Systems, Sequoia Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic.
The Green Grid consortium outlined its 2007 deliverables and technology roadmap. But first the group needs to nail down metrics on data center energy efficiency.
I just finished reading Ed Bott's piece Vista scare stories distort the real picture which encapsulates shortcomings on another of our colleagues articles (Marc Orchant's Vista IE7 issue remains unsolved for many users). Much to my surprise, both of my colleagues missed the point!
Steve Jobs is on stage at Apple's headquarters introducing the new iMacs. I am sitting in the second row and prohibited from taking photos unless I move to the back row with the professional photographers snapping away with motor drives.
Consider the following: You're a big open source shop that spends a lot of time developing Linux code. Now you get a vehicle to cross-license Linux-related patents without all the licensing hubbub from the likes of IBM, Oracle, and Google.
Silicon.com has an interview the William Gibson, author of the cyberspace classic Neuromancer and of the just published Spook Country.
Medison CEO Valdi Ivancic gives a lengthy interview about the company and whether his $150 Fedora-powered laptop is a scam.The only problem: The interview isn't in English.
Cisco's fourth quarter results on Tuesday are expected to reveal solid enterprise technology spending patterns.Cisco is expected to earn 35 cents a share on revenue of $9.