Desktop Linux hurts MicrosoftLinux has kept a big chunk of the server business out of Microsoft's hands. But in 2008, Linux will hurt Microsoft on the desktop.
Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
If you haven't upgraded yet - don't!I bought my first Apple computer in 1978 - the original Apple ][ - and the obvious quality of the products has kept me coming back for more.
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is the best-designed notebook computer in the world. It just isn't designed for you.
When you send a Word document to a client or a co-worker, you are also sending metadata - info about the document - as well. You can easily include embarrassing comments, hidden text or info helpful to hackers.
Mighty Google is worried about getting the shaft from telcos. Shouldn't you be too?
Modern storage includes all manner of exotica: nanowires; HAMR; clusters and more. But research has shown that a simple storage device can save tens of thousands of lives a year in hospitals around the world.
Massive storage has given governments worldwide the ability to record citizen activities and abuse human rights. And, as yesterday's post on Deep Packet Inspection noted, technology marches on.
You may experience mild discomfortThe extremist "free market" crowd wants to toss hundreds of years of common and public law in the toilet so a few near-monopolies can maximize their profits and minimize your choices. Should you care?
As a reluctant web page developer on StorageMojo and for friends, I often wonder how a page I like is done. With Safari's cool new Inspector I don't have to wonder any more.
A mathematical analysis of the PageRank algorithm shows there are 3 simple, legal things you can do to increase your PageRank score.These aren't bogus SEO techniques like hidden text, link spam and page cloaking that will get you banned from Google.
There's a dark horse coming up on the outsideIsn't Sun - and Solaris - almost dead? No and they're showing quite a bit of life in the storage arena.
Don't keep me hangin' on!Given their industry leading infrastructure costs Google is the one company that could really shake up the online storage business.
Most disk drives include a feature named SMART - Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology - intended to tell you if your drive is dying. Can you rely on it?
Watching a stuttering YouTube video is frustrating. With all the technology at our command why can't we do better?
Has Google has built its own 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch - one far cheaper and power-efficient than existing switches - as it seeks to widen its infrastructure cost advantage over Yahoo, MSN and AOL?Andrew Schmitt, an analyst at Nyquist Capital makes the case.