Auto Warehousing Co. CIO Dale Frantz says his decision to go from a Windows shop to one powered by Apple is based on time and labor spent maintaining Windows.
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Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Switching from Windows to Mac: The ROI case.Dion Hinchcliffe: A bumper crop of new mashup platforms.
On this week's Dan & David Show I fill in for Dan Farber, who is on vacation. Here's the rundown:The tech earnings barrage: Google earnings get panned (despite making a lot of dough); Yahoo says it will have a strategy in 100 days and AMD and Intel continue to duke it out.
Google said Friday that it would bid a minimum of $4.6 billion for the federal government's upcoming wireless spectrum auction--if the Federal Communications Commission creates an open wireless platform.
Advanced Micro Devices may have just weathered Intel's best shot. The big question is what happens next.
A few rants ahead of the weekend...Is $25,000 material to anything?
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Google isn't perfect: Earnings fall short of expectations. Relax folks, Google isn't Yahoo.
Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter earnings hit their targets courtesy of a Vista and Office 2007 boost. For the quarter ending June 30, Microsoft reported earnings of 31 cents a share, including charges related to a revised Xbox 360 warranty policy.
Google reported second quarter earnings of $925 million, or $2.93 a share, but that wasn't enough to satisfy Wall Street.
At some point every project has to decide when legacy versions will no longer be supported. This is true of open source projects as well--as users of PHP4 are about to find out.