Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Microsoft innocent in Wi-Fi vulnerability caper

Microsoft may have more than its share of tie-ups to the whipping post for security snafus but, as George Ou reports, the company isn't to blame for the reports of a new Wi-Fi vulnerability that some say the Redmond, WA-based company is owning up to: Microsoft never acknowledged this as a vulnerability.  I checked with a Microsoft spokesperson and they confirmed that Microsoft Security Research Center states that this is not a security vulnerability.

January 19, 2006 by David Berlind


Linux on the new Macs?

eWeek's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols on the new Intel powered Macs: For XP users, the problem is that Apple uses Intel's EFI (extensible firmware interface) rather than a BIOS.

January 19, 2006 by David Berlind


Prepare to bifurcate. IEEE scuttles UWB standards effort

Electronic News:The two UWB camps, direct sequence-UWB backer UWB Forum and MultiBand Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB supporter WiMedia Alliance, said in a joint statement today that they will continue to move UWB into the market and concur that, at this stage in UWB market development, “a more prudent course of action is necessary to allow the market to move forward with the commercialization of multiple UWB technologies.".......

January 19, 2006 by David Berlind

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Jonathan Schwartz: Go free and open source or fade away

I was supposed to catch up with Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz at the SDForum event, “The Future of Commercial Open Source Think Tank,” but he was a no-show. He was prepping for a Sun board meeting according to Sun people I ran into at the event.

January 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Oracle circa 2010

Larry Ellison wasn’t present at the Oracle Fusion event where he was supposed to take questions from the audience and talk about Oracle 2010, but the presidential Charles Phillips filled in.

January 18, 2006 by Dan Farber