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Scalability lessons from a megaservice

ACM Queue has a fascinating interview with Phil Smoot, a product unit manager with MSN.  In that capacity, he manages the product teams responsible for Hotmail, one of the largest Web-based services on the Internet.

January 12, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Apple's malfunctioning RSS: Bug or feature?

Dave Winer -- the father of RSS -- can't tell if the problems he's having with Apple's RSS are just the beta blues or if Apple's up to something a bit more nefarious: Engadget quoted Jobs as saying they were using “industry standard” RSS. Even if we used terminology like that (we don’t, there’s no standards body for RSS) one company can’t on its own say it’s standard, esp when it has so many mistakes in it.

January 11, 2006 by David Berlind

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The fox watching the henhouse?

eWeek: Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap Symantec Corp. has fessed up to using a rootkit-type feature in Norton SystemWorks that could provide the perfect hiding place for attackers to place malicious files on computers.

January 11, 2006 by David Berlind

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Running Windows on Intel Macs

Worth reading: Henry Norr, one of the deans of Mac journalism, offers his impression of the Steve Jobs keynote. He comments on the potential impact a running Windows on a Intel-based Mac, which Apple exec Phil Schiller said would be possible, although Apple won't provide any support for such efforts.

January 11, 2006 by Dan Farber

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