There are all sorts of stories whirling around the Internet regarding the pros and cons of desktop Linux as well as its chances of adoption (or track record so far) that I thought I'd try to connect the dots to form a more coherent picture (well, perhaps a confusing picture).Our thread starts at Tim Bray's blog.
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Providing another sign--in addition to the recent huge quarter that Salesforce.com just had--that software-as-a-service is gaining traction, $9 billion ADP (Automated Data Processing, Inc.
While US antitrust officials seem content to let Apple's growing monopoly grow, several European countries appear less willing to let Apple so easily steamroll their consumers. France correctly spotted the potential market dangers of Apple's growing share, drafted a law, and then removed that law's most important teeth in what is pretty much a joke in antitrust intervention.
Yesterday, in the process of unsuccessfully getting the Web-based version of NewsGator to do what I need it to do, the folks from NewsGator told me how, in the Web version of their software, if I want to see items that I may have accidentally "Marked as Read" (sort of the same thing as deleting them), that I should click on the "Display Options" link (shown left) and select the menu option to "Show Older Articles.
During the quarterly earnings call today, Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff set his sights on $1 billion in revenue, doubling the current run rate for revenue.
This is the second in a series of blog posts that I'll be doing that focuses on specific attributes of the Motorola Q. I'm currently in the midst of a real world test of the Q -- using it as my primary mobile device for everything from making phone calls to keeping pictures and movies of my kids to playing back music and podcasts to doing my e-mail (and way more).
It was one of the most anticipated smartphones to reach the marketplace. It was hailed as being revolutionary both for its industrial design and the steps forward it represented for Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.
For the longest time, I was using the Outlook version of Newsgator for subscribing to and consuming RSS feeds. But over time, I found it caused some quirkiness to Outlook and my system.
Stephen Shankland reports on remarks by Dan Frye, the IBM executive in charge of its Linux Technology Center. Frye characterized OpenSolaris as an open source facade, with Sun not sharing control of it with outsiders.
Last night I went to the Under the Radar event held at SAP Labs in Palo Alto on the topic of Office 2.0.