In the last few months, we've seen examples of how trivial it is for the Internet to be broken in Egypt and Libya. In Japan, though, despite earthquakes, tsunami, and potential nuclear reactor meltdowns, the Internet has kept streaming.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
32-bit IE 9 is what you want to run, but Microsoft makes installing it on 64-bit Windows a little confusing so here's how to do it and what's actually going on.
I, and a lot of my readers, were puzzled about why my recent SunSpider results showed IE 9 doing so badly compared to Chrome 10, so I took a closer look. This time IE 9 took first by a nose.
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The bloodshed increases and Gadhafi's government turns off the Internet.
No one has taken "credit" for the attack, which temporarily knocked out the popular home of almost 18-million blogs.
Wondering how your network's core is going to be able to handle tomorrow's ever higher data demands? Juniper Networks thinks it has an answer.
But, at first glance it appears IE 6 (!) that gains the most, while Firefox loses the most. A closer look reveals the truth.
No, RIM isn't giving up on its own operating system plans, but there is a report that RIM will be bringing Android applications to its Blackberry PlayBook tablet.
Sure, Intel's Thunderbolt with 10Gbps speeds and protocols that support both data transfer and displays sounds great, but why worry with wires connections at all with Gigabit Wi-Fi on its way?
Of course, you can... if your ISP will let you do it.
Once more a country, Libya this time, turns off the Internet and brings out the bayonets. For now, though, Web services, such as bit.ly, which use Libyan domain names, will continue to work.
Arbor Networks speculates that Bahrain is censoring its Internet as the strife torn nation's death toll climbs.
Eben Moglen, renowned free-software attorney, has proposed a new open-source software-based approach to the Internet to avoid censorship, network restrictions, and centralized control.
The Web standard video patent wars heats up as MPEG-LA starts to load its patent gun to shoot at Google's VP8 codec.