Itanium, Apple CRAP, the future of enterprise software and more...

Itanium, Apple CRAP, the future of enterprise software and more...

Summary: In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we discuss Apple's latest product announcements, the HP/Intel/Oracle lovefest for the...

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In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we discuss Apple's latest product announcements, the HP/Intel/Oracle lovefest for the stalled Itanium chip (HP spending $1 billion per year over the next five years on its Itanium-laced Integrity line), Intel and AMD butting heads, Sun's Scott McNealy pitching HP CEO Mark Hurd on the virtues of Solaris 10 versus HP-UX, Sun's challenge to the industry with its 'free' software, and whether enterprise software companies will be able to play the proprietary card in the future.

David also rants about Apple's digital rights management again, this time focusing on the company's living room strategy and iPod Hi-Fi. The podcast can be delivered directly to your desktop or MP3 player if you're subscribed to our podcasts (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in). For more the topics covered during the show, search our blog.

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  • Heard you podcast... some comments

    I like podcasts so keep'm comming!

    From a content perspective, I find your points on Itanium and Apple as interesting as that of the teenager down the street. very boring and short sighted.

    I'll pick one : Itanium. You ramble about Itanium not making it and quoting projections made 5 years ago are soooooo tired. If you wanted to add a bit of thought into it, you might consider the following:

    Itanium is STRATEGIC to HP to compete with IBM. You fools are so wrapped around the axle on the Itanium rhetoric out there that you are blind to the chess match taking place between IBM, HP , Oracle and the like. Intel is doing a GREAT job as of late with Itanium (the frigg'n thing is build on 130nm andkicking butt!!!).

    What should HP do? Adopt Power from IBM? Oh, is it Sparc? Oh, let's put an X86 in there because if it's good for Alienware, it's good enough for nuclear simulations. Unbelievable.
    Prognosticator