I was talking to Doc Searls a few days ago and he told me about Ubuntu, a new Linux distro based on Debian. Ubuntu is the brainchild of Mark Shuttleworth, who probably best known as the guy who bought a ticket on Soyuz.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) will have support for running non-Windows systems (e.g.
Good reading: Phil Windley has written up and photographed a recent talk given by Vint Cerf on challenges facing the Internet and computer science. Cerf should know as he is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet,.
SQL Server 2005, now available as a "community technology preview," is an odd beast. For those who believe their databases should be little more than simple data access routines with business logic placed at the "middle tier," the move towards application server technology integrated as part of a database is a Bad Thing.
Roger McNamee and I have known each other since the mid-1980s when he was the lone tech investor at T. Rowe Price and I was an editor at Macworld magazine.
Last week I went to the Churchill Club panel discussion, "Buy, Sell or Hold: The Outlook for Technology Stocks," at Ricky's Hyatt in Palo Alto. The A-list tech investor panelists were Matt L’Heureux of Goldman Sachs, Roger McNamee of Integral Capital Partners and Michael Murphy of Murphy Investment Management.
As the only U.S. carrier to be profitable every year since 1972, Southwest Airlines is running a tight ship.
Imprint lithography--along with silicon nanowires, phase change memory, spintronics optoelectronics, and 3D chips--is among the many emerging technologies that could extend the life of Moore's Law. During this computing principle's 40-year reign, chipmakers have steadily boosted the performance of their products while simultaneously dropping the price.
The Las Vegas hotel will offer VoIP phones and biometric keys in all guestrooms of its newest tower scheduled to open later this year. CIO Carol Pride told Silicon.
Open source has become far more than a movement to democratize or free up software development and distribution from the clutches of companies producing monolithic, proprietary products. IBM and other establishment companies (sans Microsoft) have certainly joined, rather than opposed, the movement, mostly for reasons related to outflanking competitors.