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.

Latest Posts

France gives the green light to cell jamming

Mobile phone users who forget or refuse to switch off their phones will no longer be able to irritate audiences in theaters and movie cinemas across France because the right to block phone signals within such buildings is now effect. The block is strictly limited to the perimeter of the performance area and excludes jamming outgoing calls to emergency services, according to a news report.

October 13, 2004 by Chris Jablonski


Between WebDav and IPP, is SAMBA dead?

If you've been reading any of my stories regarding Windows, Linux, or Mac, then by now, you've picked up on the fact that I use SAMBA to facilitate Microsoft-based (SMB) file and printer sharing on Linux.

October 13, 2004 by David Berlind


ROFL of the Day: "WMA is an open standard"

Richard Branson may know a thing or two about flying airplanes, balloons, taking commercial flights into space, and being in the record industry, but his company Virgin Electronics has a bit of a warped sense of reality when it comes to technology standards.

October 12, 2004 by David Berlind


Novell: "The best OSSense is a good defense"

In a move that Novell says is designed to make its intentions clear when it comes to any patents it may have to the open source software (OSS) it distributes, Novell has issued a policy statement saying that those patents are purely for defensive purposes. Patents on software is a controversial issue these days because of how they basically result in government-sanctioned monopolies.

October 12, 2004 by David Berlind