Back in April 2004, I wrote about HP's vision for utility computing and how the company was looking to make compute resources available and billable on an on-demand basis. One of the questions I had for HP at the time is what the billable unit of measure might be when you look aggregate the variety of compute resources that on-demand computing requires into something as simple as a kilowatt.
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TechWorld's Matthew Broersma writes:A leaked letter to the European Commission has revealed the extent of lobbying by proprietary software groups to prevent the widespread adoption of open-source software....Sent in response to a recent report on the role of open-source software in the European economy, Microsoft-funded pressure group, the Initiative for Software Choice (ISC) warned of potentially dire effects if too much encouragement was given to open source software development....
This week on the Dan & David Show, we check out Internet Explorer 7, which was officially released into the world at 5 PM PST on Wednesday. It's a major improvement to IE 6, but it doesn't leapfrog Mozilla.
This is the first part of a multipart series of videos that I'll be posting. The videos were taped on Wednesday night at the Computer History Museum's 2006 Fellow Awards.
ZDNet was the official media partner to Mashup University which took place at the Computer History Museum this past July and since then, our broadband team as been pioneering the intersection of on-demand distance learning by way of highly post-produced Webcast lessons that brilliantly merge the video output of the teachers' computers, the video of the teachers in front of the classroom, and a single audio stream.
Robert Vamosi of CNET gives his assessment of the just officially released Internet Explorer 7. The good: IE 7 includes built-in tabbed browsing; antiphishing technology; an RSS reader; and a redesigned Favorites Center.
Stephen O'Grady chats with MySQL CEO Marten Mickos (left) about his company's new MySQL Community and MySQL Enterprise offerings. In the comments, the code contribution comes up.
Beginning with an investment blog, SeekingAlpha, and followed by a post on TechCrunch, a meme is making the rounds asserting that CNET Networks, which includes ZDNet, is bleeding traffic. Traffic is down in some areas and up in others.
Next month Doug Gold, Kaliya Hamilin, and I will be the head camp counselors at Startup Camp at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley and you’re invited to join us for the two day unconference where both attendance and meals will be free of charge courtesy of Sun Microsystems. To register, just go to the Startup Camp registration page.
Sun announced its data center in a box today. Stephen Shankland (news.