Apple and the National Security Administration (NSA) have published a security guide for Mac OS 10.4 with key highlights on network administration, securing Safari and the importance of physical security.
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On Oracle's earnings conference call CEO Larry Ellison said the company displaced Red Hat for Linux support at Yahoo. The truth is a bit more nuanced.
Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: For security, you can't beat Mac OS X. Jason O'Grady: NSA issues security Mac security guide.
Jamey Wood of Sun responds to my post questioning his CEO Jonathan Schwartz's statement that the terms NetBeans, GlassFish and Niagara were trending high and to the right in Google Trends. I charted the terms, all associated with Sun products, along with Core Duo (Intel) and Eclipse (open source IDE).
Forrester Research just published a report ($249) based on a survey of 119 CIOs regarding Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking, and tagging.
Motorola appears to be out of the Palm sweepstakes. Instead, Motorola will try to fix its rapidly deteriorating mobile business.
This week on the Dan & David Show, David talks about the poor state of benchmarking and what he called Intel's "felony" in benchmarking comparisons to AMD processor systems. We also discuss remarks about Google made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and the tiresome debate over what Web 2.
Andrew McAfee, associate professor at the Harvard Business School and Enterprise 2.0 explorer provides his latest overview on corporate uses of the technologies associated with meme (blogs, wikis, RSS, tags, etc).
Java father James Gosling was asked in a recent interview to identify the biggest security threat to enterprises. The number one biggest threat to enterprises is the inherent fallibility and laziness of humans.
Apple said it shipped Apple TV today and we'll now get a feel for how big of a product this will be for Steve Jobs & Co. Apple TV allows you to port content from your PC and iTunes to your television set.