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Linux vendors are swimming against the current.

I just finished reading Why hasn't Linux made it mainstream on the desktop? and I think I can answer the question:  Because the average consumer cannot walk into their favorite computer store and buy a robust brand-name workstation with Linux pre-installed with their favorite personal productivity software.

June 19, 2006 by Marc Wagner

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Identity on the mind

Last week the Burton Group Catalyst conference focused on an identity management, from enterprise single sign-on to user-centric identity. This week the "identorati" are gathered together for the Identity Mashup Conference hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

June 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Drive failure? Yagotta try Knoppix first

There's nothing like spending the day indoors during New England's first hot sunny Saturday in 2006.  But indoors is where I spent it trying to get some valuable data off what, for all intents and purposes, is a failed hard drive.

June 18, 2006 by David Berlind

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Are the Net neutralists making unfair hay over a CraigsList snafu?

My fellow blogger George Ou dug around the blogosphere and, if a firewall manufacturer's explanation for what's going wrong is right, it looks like several Net neutrality activists should be eating crow instead of making hay.  Writes Ou:It appears that the Net neutrality proponents have been caught in a flagrant lie in their effort to scare the public (thanks to The Original Blog and The Lippard Blog for pointing this out).

June 18, 2006 by David Berlind

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Riya unleashing API to integrate its visual search into apps

Riya CEO Munjal Shah has been blogging about his company's shift in strategy, moving from a focus on face recognition to visual Web search (see also my post from May 16 and recent posts from Mike Arrington and Matt Marshall, among others). "The idea is to do similarity search globally, both in faces and sections of photos," Shah said.

June 16, 2006 by Dan Farber

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