Cory Doctorow:Dan Kaminsky, DNS hacker and rootkit infection sleuth, has devised a test for checking to see if your Internet connection is "neutral" -- that is, whether your connection is being filtered, throttled, slowed down, or monkeyed with secretly by your ISP.Sounds a bit like how Network Physics' solutions work.
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In response to my caught-on-tape customer service nightmares involving T-Mobile, Ticketmaster, and Bank of America, several ZDNet readers asked that I not focus just on the negative and to look for some positive stories as well. It's a good point given the overwhelming flood of negativity found in today's headlines -- be they in a newspaper, on a Web site, or on the Six O'Clock News.
It was just a couple of days ago that virtualization technology provider XenSource was the target of not one but two rounds of public criticism -- one levied at it by Red Hat, the other by Oracle. Since I haven't spent any quality time with the folks at XenSource, I thought that now might be a good opportunity to do a podcast interview with the company's chief technology officer and co-founder Simon Crosby.
By way of Slashdot comes this interesting editorial at FreeSoftwareMagazine.com by Tony Mobily who makes a case for why Linux server success is connected to Linux desktop usage, how this initially benefited Red Hat, how Red Hat lost sight of that basic principle, and how Ubuntu not only has it right, but is poised to dethrone Red Hat.
In response to yesterday's post about how Verizon Wireless' newest phone -- the LG Chocolate -- is an shining example of not only how Digital...
eWeek's Chris Preimesberger has a funny yet enlightening reporter's notebook entry from the Core Duo launch party that was held on Intel's campus last week. The party may have been for Core Duo's coming out but reporters were apparently just as interested in hearing from Intel CEO Paul Otellini on other issues such as the what AMD's acquisition of ATI meant for Intel and whether or not there would be any more layoffs at Intel.
On the instant messaging front, meebo, a web-based IM service, has a new new widget, meebo me that integrates the meebo platform onto any Web page. The meebo me widget can be embedded into a Web site, and allows site owners to see who is visiting their pages.
Andrew Gruen over at CNET Reviews blogged: Though Dell already broke up with Intel in the server market this May, Digitimes reports that the company is about to do the same for its notebooks. According to anonymous "sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers," Dell is set to launch a full range of AMD-based laptops based on the Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 X2 processors in the forth quarter of this year.
Barely a day has passed since Red Hat went public with its nasty-gram that XenSource's Xen virtualization technology isn't ready enough for primetime (or, at least for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux) and now, Oracle is bitchin' and complainin' too.
Over the past few days, Verizon Wireless (VZW) has been turning some heads with the announcement of a new addition to its handset line-up -- this one. LG's super stylish Chocolate (pictured left).