Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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All the rage: Most talked about posts

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.

December 17, 2006 by


What's a Vista zero-day exploit worth? Try $50K

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.

December 15, 2006 by


GooTube: Chad Hurley says business as usual

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.

December 15, 2006 by Dan Farber


Taking SaaS offline

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.

December 15, 2006 by