If users of Linux have any concerns about being the target of a Microsoft-sponsored patent infringement suit, then Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer apparently wants them to know that those concerns are justified.According to ComputerWorld, during a Q&A session that followed the keynote speech he delivered to attendees at a Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, he clearly stated his opinion that Linux uses Microsoft's intellectual property.
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One of the overlooked takeaways from the Hewlett-Packard earnings call last night was the company's outlook on Vista demand. Given that the company is the largest PC maker out there analysts were hoping to get more color about what Microsoft's latest OS will mean for demand.
Depending on where Google or your favorite search engine takes you when you're looking for more information on Apple's latest notebook MacBook offerings, you're likely to get a different opinion on whether it's worth a looksie.
Hewlett-Packard posted fourth-quarter financial results Thursday that capped off a year of dramatic improvements in profitability, led by solid quarters from just about every business unit. HP said net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended October 31, rose to $1.
During his interview with Charlie Rose as the TechNet Innovation Summit, Bill Gates really showed how he has found a new passion that isn't about software bits and bytes. It's quite amazing that Gates and his friend Warren Buffett, whose money is flowing in the $32 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have taken their collective wealth and applied it to improving lives around the world, taking a step toward overcoming man's inhumanity to man.
In the technology world, folks tend to get carried away. We want more memory, more processing power, more speed, more graphics and damn near more of everything.
The Internet Identity Workshop will be hosting interop demos of user-centric identity technologies on Dec 4-6 in Mountainview, CA.
In my mind, there are basically three classes of people who need all the horsepower they can get out of their desktop or notebook systems. Obviously, there are the hardcore gamers.
Poor coding in the Internal Revenue Service's tax records has cost the U.S.
Christopher Dawson has an interesting post on why his school district users are voting for PCs over Macs, a contention that bucks conventional wisdom. One of Dawson's primary conclusions is that Apple's OS X just looks different and that makes users wary.