There are a handful of perennial stories guaranteed to ignite sparks in our TalkBack reader forums: Linux versus Windows, Mac versus Windows, FireFox versus Internet Explorer, and Dell versus Apple. But other stories in ZDNet blogs this year also inspired busy discussion threads, including David Berlind's account of seeking a refund for Wi-Fi disservice; reports from Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley on the now infamous Windows kill switch; and "Apple vs.
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Time Magazine has tapped "You" as its Person of the Year. With so much bad news and so many bad actors on the world's stage this year, it appears that by default Time went with something soft and fuzzy.
Trend Micro has stumbled upon an auction style marketplace where zero-day exploits for Microsoft's Vista operating system are going for $50,000.The marketplace, reported by eWeek's Ryan Naraine, illustrates that no matter how much Microsoft has beefed up Vista's security the bulls-eye remains on the company's back.
At the Churchill Club event, "Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology," at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, I caught up with one of the speakers, YouTube co-founder and CEO Chad Hurley. His favorite gadgets currently are the Helio Drift phone, the Sony Reader and the as yet unreleased strange Chumby.
While Adobe's 2007 financial standing is likely to improve courtesy of the latest Creative Suite product cycle and its new version of Photoshop, management is looking to Flash and its Apollo platform to keep the momentum going in 2008.
At his ZDNet Testbed blog, David is soliciting input for the top ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.
Phil Wainewright chronicles how he was lambasted for opining that software as a service (SaaS) will increasingly focus on offline access. As he notes, however, people seemed to have come around on the idea and 2007 may be a big year for offline SaaS.
Headlines of the day:Gizmodo says the iPhone is coming Monday. Here's the link, but you'll only get one line.
The blogging world is being a little hard on itself over its Bill Gates confab. And that's a good thing.
Prediction markets may be the next big thing. Maybe.