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.
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News.com's Martin Lamonica has written a two page report on Amazon's utility computing initiatives under the title Amazon: Utility computing broker.
A quick look at some notable developments this morning. Microsoft, Google, Yahoo get along.
ComputerWorld's Matt McKenzie has published a story that's probably the most comprehensive look (and report card) covering Microsoft's various digital rights management (DRM) initiatives. I don't know that I've ever seen Matt's work before.
During the second TechNet Summit panel, Going Green--Technology Solutions for the Future, John Doerr said that a perfect storm exists for green technology and initiatives. Green matters to environmentalists, evangelicals, the Bush administration, he said.
During an interview conducted by Charlie Rose at the TechNet Summit, Bill Gates discussed his philanthropic efforts, his future and Microsoft’s business. Rose asked Gates about competing with Google.
Web 2.0 poster child Salesforce.com seems to be humming along nicely.
Ever since the very first Thinkpad (I believe it was the 700c), I've relied on the sleek black portables with the slightly rubberized black finish to get my job done. Over the years, I have strayed a few times.
The first panel at this morning's TechNet's Annual Innovation Summit, hosted by Charlie Rose, focused on what's next in the new era of innovation. Panelists included Jerry Yang, founder and Chief Yahoo, Yahoo; Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix; Brian Halla, chairman and CEO of National Semiconductor; and Charlie Giancarlo, senior vice president and chief development officer, and Cisco.
US Airways just can't get enough of integrating technology systems. The airline, which was formed via the merger of US Airways and America West, is now offering to buy Delta for $8 billion in cash and stock to create a "new Delta.