The user interface for PCs hasn't changed much in 20 years. It's still windows, folders, icons, palettes, mice.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
What would a big Microsoft event be without a video spoof, and Bill making fun of himself a bit. This time cult movie geek "Napoleon Dynamite," gets into a hand slapping contest with Gates and beats him, earning the right to run Microsoft.
Yahoo is beta testing a new version of its free Web-based e-mail, and it's looking more like Microsoft Outlook and adding similar features. Think of it as a richer Web client that performs almost like a desktop client.
Sun's claims that its new Galaxy servers leave market leader (by a huge margin over Sun) Dell in the dust. I guess Sun is feeling confident in its benchmarks and not waiting for the market to validate its findings.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we dissect the latest tech news, starting with the announcements from Microsoft's Professional Developer's Conference in Los Angeles. David talks about his experience with the Windows Vista beta and details the benefits he sees for IT administrators.
If there's a plausible reason for light bulbs to have intelligence, then why not everything else?
The last thing the CEO of any company needs on the morning of his company's annual conference is some monumental industry announcement to distract him and his attendees from his own company's breaking news. But, in a real test of public company executive ball juggling, that's exactly what salesforce.
One of the more interesting questions to arise out of Oracle's acquisition of Siebel Systems is what will become of the technological marriages between Siebel and IBM that fuel some of Siebel's existing offerings. Although salesforce.
In an interview with news.com Bill Gates was asked: More developers are becoming interested in building new applications using the Web as a platform, as opposed to the PC.
Bump this up to milestone from the level of "me-too" on the scale of adoption.