I get it. No one wants to change their fundamental network infrastructure, but there are reasons for switching to IPv6 besides simple necessity.
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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).
Naïve network users still think that NAT can save them from the need to switch to IPv6. Sorry, NAT is a band-aid on a spurting artery.
Xmarks, the popular Web browser bookmark service and utility, may yet live, if you're willing to pay for the service. I've already signed up.
Yes, we certainly should be switching over to IPv6, but the Federal government calling for it now is a case of too little, too late.
Xmarks, my all-time Web-browser plug-in, is pulling the plug. Damn it.
More and more of us are turning to the re-vamped Apple TV, Roku and other devices for our TV fix, but there are other things you need to enjoy watching Internet TV on your television.
Yes, it is great that the FCC has given the green light to using "white spaces' spectrum for Wi-Fi style networking, but it's neither "Wi-Fi on Steroids" nor "Super Wi-Fi."
You think 802.11n's 300 Mbps is fast? Just wait until you see Wi-Fi's forthcoming 1 Gigabit per second devices.
No, I'm not making this up. It's been tested. Carrier pigeons deliver data faster than rural Internet in the UK. It's not any better in the U.S.
IE 9? On XP!? Forget about it. It will never happen. Get over it. Here's why.
No. According to a recent survey by the Internet's Number Resource Organization, approximately 84% of respondents already have IPv6 addresses or are considering getting them. Excuse me if I don't buy those numbers.
British Telecomm and Cisco think they have a new way to get around Network Neutrality: Start a new country wide network just for video.
Broadcom, Linux users' least loved Wi-Fi chipset vendor, has launched a new open-source driver for its latest chips.
Or, to be more exact, the Internet running out of IPv4 addresses. Like it or lump it, we're all going to need to switch to IPv6.
802.11n can give you really, really fast Wi-Fi... if it's set up right.