Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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Microsoft's 'Eolas patch' to hobble IE this week. Advantage: Firefox

A ZDNet reader that goes only by the name of John e-mailed me yesterday to remind me that  today -- April 11 2006 -- is Internet Explorer's official Eolas day of reckoning. Going out in today's superpatch Tuesday batch of patches is an update to Internet Explorer that will disable frictionless operation of ActiveX plug-ins inside of Internet Explorer.

April 11, 2006 by David Berlind


Internet identity is about authentication

As Doc Searls, Kaliya Hamlin, and I ramp up preparations for the second installment of the Internet Identity Workshop, (May 1-3, Mountain View, CA) we've put up a wiki for participants and others interested in following the event. Last time, we used a wiki from SocialText that Ross Mayfield generously donated.

April 11, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Back to the virtual driver future (aka: What's with all the reboots?)

There are probably a lot of you youngsters out there that don't remember one small important step for mankind that Windows took around the time that Intel's 80386 started to dominate the market.  Compared to it's 16-bit predecessor (the 80286), the 32-bit "386" enabled a breakthrough known as virtual device drivers or, in Windows parlance, VxDs.

April 11, 2006 by David Berlind


Bringing home the bacon

Last week, I took Bacon's Information to task for a Web crawler that wasn't behaving as nice as I'd have liked. I'm happy to say that contrary to my bias, they've been very helpful and responsive.

April 11, 2006 by Phil Windley


Coop: The Boot Camp Gimmick

It's very rare that my good friend Charlie Cooper and I disagree on matters involving tech punditry.  Where so many are quick to donne rose colored glasses around this or that deal or announcement, Coop and I have FDA-approved grey cloudy sky corneal implants from C&C, Inc.

April 10, 2006 by David Berlind


Novell beats desktop Linux drum hard

According to's Stephen Shankland: Linux on desktop computers will begin taking off in mainstream markets in the next 12 to 18 months, Novell President Ron Hovsepian has predicted.

April 10, 2006 by David Berlind