The news keeps getting worse for Intel when it comes to arch nemesis AMD. The last time I checked in on AMD's rising star, the company's Turion mobile processor was holding its own against Intel's Pentium M.
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Sometimes people ask me what wiki software to use. The short answer is "I don't know.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, David gives Microsoft kudos for issuing a special covenant not to sue developers , including open source developers, who develop software that supports its XML-based Office file formats and speculates on how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts might respond to this move, in the context of the Open Document Format controversy.
On Tuesday, I'll be at Esther Dyson's When 2.0 conference, which will explore the meaning and use of time in the digital universe of software and services.
At last night's Churchill Club 20th anniversary event, Otellini was the featured guest and sat down for an interview with NPR's Moira Gunn. The softball interview touched on his 31 years at Intel, the company reorg around markets, WiMax as a step toward a global Internet and the social duties (hanging out with Prince Charles and Camilla in San Francisco) that come with being the CEO of a Silicon Valley icon.
Sun's stock has been trading at below $4 a share for a long time based on the assumption that these Sun visions are experiments and not sure bets.
At ZDNet we came up with a new kind of videocast we call whiteboardcasts. They are three- to five-minute vignettes--some tutorial in nature and others probing the recent news.
Worth reading: In a Fortune cover story, "The Education of Andy Grove," Harvard historian Richard Tedlow shares his view that former head of Intel is the ideal model for leading a 21st century business. He calls Grove "America's greatest student and teacher of business" and goes on to say:It's a performance as remarkable as his life story.
Sun has added a new part to its motto "The network is the computer" with the corollary "Zero barrier to entry." Sun reiterated that it is making its entire stack open source over time, and announced that its complete software stack will be free.
This impressive standards initiative may well be the first step to establishing a new runtime tier to accommodate SOA.