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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.
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Phil Windley says that corporate IT infrastructures are created to be extremely homogeneous as a form of self defense. True, heterogeneous environments can be more expensive to maintain and user support can be more difficult.
News.com's Stephen Shankland gets some raw quotes in an interview with Linux Linus, as he disses Solaris ("Solaris/x86 is a joke, last I heard.
Time's "People Who Mattered" in 2004 besides George...
In his blog, Ross Mayfield points to and elaborates on Mary Hodder's observation that the widespread and loose use of the term 'beta' is confusing users--including developers--who don't get its meaning anymore. She says:Google puts it on everything but search, so does Flickr, so do many software sellers, as Brent did at Ranchero [NetNewsWire].
Walmart.com now has the $500 ($498 to be precise) laptop, called Balance, which comes with the Linspire operating system and the OpenOffice.
It's that time of year again, when analyst firms look back at their IT predictions and then congratulate themselves for getting it right or make no comment if they hadn't.
A major oil company's 885-foot tanker has been outfitted with 160 tiny vibration sensors--collectively called "smart dust"--that monitor the performance of the ship's machinery and report when something shakes in a new and exciting way.
While the world waits for all of the existing CDMA (ie: Sprint, Verizon) and GPRS-based (ie: Cingular...
For Mac fans everywhere, Andy Hertzfeld (one of the original Mac...