What started off as Bill Gates wondering why Enterprise software can't get some blogosphere love and attention has turned in to a raging debate on why Enterprise software sucks. First Robert Scoble chimes in and asks why enterprise software isn't sexy, then Michael Krigsman says Scoble doesn't understand enterprise software, then Nick Carr says Krigsman is the one not understanding, and then it goes back and forth.
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Updated 12/8/2007 - Slashdot had this eye-popping headliner "House Bill Could Criminalize Free Wi-Fi Operators" which linked to Declan McCullagh's story "House vote on illegal images sweeps in Wi-Fi, Web sites". The bill in question H.
The rhetoric coming from Microsoft and Mozilla has heated up in recent days on who is doing a better job on web browser security. I'd prefer to frame the debate in terms of who is doing worse than the other because both companies have had lots of security issues with their respective browsers.
Updated 12/8/2007 - The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) last week publicly joined Free Press and Public Knowledge in recommending a metered Internet service as the alternative to Comcast's BitTorrent throttling.
I've put the top and bottom lid on my new sub-$400 all-in-one dual-core LCD PC and mounted an 802.11 b/g USB adapter to it so I can use the computer anywhere in the house.
I finished up my sub-$400 all-in-one dual-core 19" LCD PC and added an Airlink 101 AWLL3028 (Realtek 8187B chipset) 802.11 b/g USB 2.
Update 11/29/2007 - See updated AIO computer imagesThis is the new all-in-one Intel dual-core 2.0 GHz E2180 19" LCD PC computer I built for the family.
For those of you who live near a Fry's, they have posted their full Black Friday ad for 2007. I'm headed out there in about 30 minutes from now but here's a sample of some of the things on sale.
Well it's that time of year again to kick off the 2007 Christmas shopping season and it's the best time to find the best bargains in shopping since retailers are desperately trying to get you in to the stores. Not everything will be available since some or many of these items sell out within the first few minutes to people who waited in line for as much as 20 hours overnight in front of the store.
Ruckus Wireless launched a new line of products for the small to mid enterprise wireless LAN space. Ruckus was a maker of smart antenna technology specializing in smooth and reliable data delivery for IPTV applications but now they are extending this technology to the enterprise space.
One of my readers sent me the following question and I thought it posed an interesting question on ethics. I'll post his email and then I'll answer his questions.
The SC07 supercomputing conference was a very interesting show for me this year and it was my first time attending this conference. Here are some more interesting products that I haven't covered yet all the way from the very high-end to entry-level HPC computers.
Rackable Systems had their Ice Cube modular data center on display at the supercomputing conference this week. I didn't get to see it at IDF when it was parked outside so I grabbed a few photos and inspected the data center as it was parked in the corner of the convention center.
I had a chance to speak with NASA and SGI at the SC07 supercomputing convention in Reno this week where I saw one of the biggest super computers in the world. Pictured left is a 1024-core version of the Altix 4700 and NASA just bought one with twice as many processors (1024 dual-core Itanium 2 processors) based on the Montecito variant of Intel's Itanium 2 processor and 4 Terabytes of RAM.
At the SC07 supercomputing conference (image gallery) in Reno Nevada, IBM previewed the liquid cooled 32-core 4.7 GHz System p 575 Power6 supercomputer last night at the opening gala.