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Latest Posts

An alternative history of tech

Michael Kanellos ponders an alternate history of tech (a very brief alternate history that takes a page from Philip Roth's best seller, The Plot Against America), looking at the impact of a Moore's Law that wimped out in the 1990's, an Apple Computer that licensed the Mac OS, an IBM that didn't allow Microsoft to license the OS, a Digital Equipment that succeeded in the market, and a world without the mouse.

January 26, 2005 by ZDNet

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OpenSolaris lives

The site of the open-source version of Solaris is open to the public, but not Solaris itself:Soon, you'll be able to download the OpenSolaris distribution. For now -- just to prove that we're serious -- we've made available the source code to DTrace ; it's available here under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.

January 25, 2005 by ZDNet

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ComputerWorld: IBM choking on own dog food

Using the headline "IBM goes silent on Linux desktop effort," ComputerWorld has published a report that IBM's strategic initiative to move thousands of its internal users onto Linux-based desktops is missing in action. According to the story, it has been more than a year since IBM's chairman and CEO, Sam Palmisano challenged the company, which has made Linux and open source central to its sales strategy, to migrate to Linux desktops by the end of 2005.

January 25, 2005 by David Berlind


RIM vs. Good: Whose network is more reliable?

I've been fortunate enough to be in the middle (not physically, virtually) of Research in Motion (RIM) co-CEO Mike Lazaridis and Good Technology CEO Danny Shader as accusations have flown (and corresponding defenses have been mounted) between the two about what each has to offer.

January 25, 2005 by David Berlind


Listen in: Novell exec chats on Open Enterprise Server

In our sixth IT Matters podcast audio interview (download the MP3 or learn how to have them automatically downloaded while you're sleeping), Novell director of product marketing Charlie Ungashick stopped by to discuss Open Enterprise Server. OES is a brand new product that's currently in final beta and that Novell hopes to release by LinuxWorld in February.

January 25, 2005 by David Berlind