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Latest Posts

The skinny on desktop Linux

There are all sorts of stories whirling around the Internet regarding the pros and cons of desktop Linux as well as its chances of adoption (or track record so far) that I thought I'd try to connect the dots to form a more coherent picture (well, perhaps a confusing picture).Our thread starts at Tim Bray's blog.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Payroll giant ADP scoops up Employease

Providing another sign--in addition to the recent huge quarter that just had--that software-as-a-service is gaining traction, $9 billion ADP (Automated Data Processing, Inc.

August 17, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Apple to meet with Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes over alleged unfairness of FairPlay

While US antitrust officials seem content to let Apple's growing monopoly grow, several European countries appear less willing to let Apple so easily steamroll their consumers.  France correctly spotted the potential market dangers of Apple's growing share, drafted a law, and then removed that law's most important teeth in what is pretty much a joke in antitrust intervention.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


More Newsgator problems

Yesterday, in the process of unsuccessfully getting the Web-based version of NewsGator to do what I need it to do, the folks from NewsGator told me how, in the Web version of their software, if I want to see items that I may have accidentally "Marked as Read" (sort of the same thing as deleting them), that I should click on the "Display Options" link (shown left) and select the menu option to "Show Older Articles.

August 17, 2006 by David Berlind


Moto Q: Impossible to access company phone directories

This is the second in a series of blog posts that I'll be doing that focuses on specific attributes of the Motorola Q.  I'm currently in the midst of a real world test of the Q -- using it as my primary mobile device for everything from making phone calls to keeping pictures and movies of my kids to playing back music and podcasts to doing my e-mail (and way more).

August 16, 2006 by David Berlind


IBM trash talking on Sun's OpenSolaris

Stephen Shankland reports on remarks by Dan Frye,  the IBM executive in charge of its Linux Technology Center. Frye characterized OpenSolaris as an open source facade, with Sun not sharing control of it with outsiders.

August 16, 2006 by Dan Farber