I recently spent a half hour on the phone with Microsoft Office VP Richard McAniff talking about Office...
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Emboldened by a new partnership with blade maker Egenera, and by a wave of new AMD-based server offerings from HP, AMD has, at LinuxWorld, rolled out three new Opteron (formerly known as "Hammer") chips, a faster version of its HyperTransport interconnect technology, and enhanced SSE3 support. For the record, AMD proved me wrong.
At this week's LinuxWorld in Boston, Emic Networks -- provider of fault tolerance and load balancing solutions for open source server software such Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (collectively known as the LAMP stack) -- is extending the coverage of its clustering umbrella to open source-based Java-based application servers.
I especially like products that are simple to explain. They typically perform one or two functions extremely well.
Declan McCullagh has a detailed piece on the Real ID legislation that just passed the US House. The legislation would effectively force the States to meet certain requirements if they expect their driver's licenses to be used as IDs for federal purposes--like getting on an airplane.
Although most American technology professionals don't realize it, Fujitsu is the fourth largest provider of server hardware in the world, behind the big three Dell, HP, and IBM. This week at LinuxWorld in Boston, the company will be introducing some new servers based on Intel's latest Xeon technology as well as some software solutions that could improve Linux's attraction as a TCO-reducer for certain enterprises.
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You've no doubt been the target of phishing scams--those e-mails that claim there's some kind of problem with one of your accounts somewhere. When you click through to a legitimate-looking Web site, you're asked for personal information that can then be used by the phishers for various nefarious purposes.
Tom Foremski at SiliconValleyWatcher makes a case for HP hooking up with Sun as a next logical step...