Larry Dignan

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

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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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Novell both-source vision

Speaking yesterday at Novell's annual conference in Barcelona, CEO Jack Messman told customers and partners that Microsoft's exhaustive license fees for Windows have prevented enterprises and developers from directing cash into more "innovative" software. "Microsoft has sucked $60 billion out of our industry that could have been used for innovation," said Messman, who thinks innovation stands a better chance with Novell's brand of juggling the open-source and proprietary worlds.

September 13, 2004 by ZDNet

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Security vendors pitch aggravated SMBs

Security breaches can impact companies in a variety of adverse ways. But when Yankee Group (registration required) surveyed small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs), unwanted aggravation came out on top of the list:Sixty-eight percent of SMBs quantified their security issues from the last year only as a nuisance resulting in no real down time or inability to function as a business.

September 13, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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An *ix standard? Where have we heard this before?

Proponents of Linux are pointing to almost universally-supported (if not in the technology, in the rhetoric) Linux Standards Base 2.0 as evidence that incompatibilities between the various distributions of Linux can be ironed out, thus giving developers a unified target to work with.

September 13, 2004 by David Berlind

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Like no one saw this coming from a mile away

Almost a month to the day since Stamps.com launched its make-your-own-stamp photo stamps service, it's making some adjustments to deal with some people who have managed to successfully create some rather controversial stamps.

September 13, 2004 by David Berlind

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ZDNet Research steps up

If you haven't noticed already, ZDNet just got a face lift, and among the new features is the introduction of a research section.

September 10, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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Problems loom despite XML success

XML may be living up to its hype but challenges persist. For one, as Dan Farber recently pointed out in his blog, industry observers are worried that the proliferation of XML schemas has gone too far, potentially creating new instances of interoperability problems.

September 10, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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