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February 29, 2012 by

Windows 8 showdown: Face-off on whether Windows still matters

Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks

June 3, 2011 by

Govern SSD data wipes in IT policies

As hard-disk sanitization typically won't work on solid-state drives, organizations should include SSD-specific policies and be able to verify data erasure is clean, researchers urge.

December 8, 2010 by

PC quarantines raise tough complexities

Security experts call the concept "interesting", but too many uncertainties make the idea of quarantining a PC almost impossible to implement, with legal and user issues difficult to iron out.

December 5, 2010 by

Govt to consolidate IT services next

The Federal Government's peak IT strategy agency has already kicked off whole-of-government procurement initiatives in areas like desktop PC hardware, software and telecommunications. Now it's turned its eye to ICT services.

November 23, 2009 by

Aust govt sets up new CERT

Australian government launches in-depth cybersecurity strategy, which includes establishment of a new Computer Emergency Response Team to rival existing AusCERT.

October 20, 2009 by

Global cyberwar: Installed in your PC at home, the office and government

The defending nation doesn't even get an email declaring war; it just starts with a click of a mouse button or set of instructions sent by a cell phone. This type of war is becoming easier to wage with less sophistication or rationale. The debate within the U.S. Government is over: It wants to ensure that a Cyber war can be won and defeated if attacked.

October 5, 2009 by

Macedonia rolls out 53,000 Classmate PCs

The government of Macedonia announced today that it was the first Balkan country to deploy a major 1:1 computing effort, deploying 53,000 Classmate PCs to all of the country's first through third graders. Perhaps just as importantly, the program also provides all 22,000 teachers in grades 1-8 with an Asus Eee PC and extensive professional development on the use of 1:1 resources in the classroom.


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