George Ou

George Ou, a former ZDNet blogger, is an IT consultant specializing in Servers, Microsoft, Cisco, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, IDS, VPN, Wireless LAN, Security, and IT infrastructure and architecture.</p>

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Enterprise software is crappy and it isn't going to change any time soon

Enterprise software is crappy and it isn't going to change any time soon

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.

published December 9, 2007 by

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We need to calm down over the SAFE act

We need to calm down over the SAFE act

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.

published December 5, 2007 by

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Firefox vs. Internet Explorer: No real security winner

Firefox vs. Internet Explorer: No real security winner

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.

published December 3, 2007 by

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Fry's Black Friday 2007 ad posted

Fry's Black Friday 2007 ad posted

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.

published November 22, 2007 by

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Best Black Friday 2007 blockbuster deals

Best Black Friday 2007 blockbuster deals

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.

published November 20, 2007 by

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More images and products from supercomputing 2007

More images and products from supercomputing 2007

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.

published November 16, 2007 by

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How Rackable saves power with impeller fans

How Rackable saves power with impeller fans

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.

published November 15, 2007 by

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NASA gets SGI 2048-core Itanium 2 supercomputer

NASA gets SGI 2048-core Itanium 2 supercomputer

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.

published November 14, 2007 by

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