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October 24, 2004 by

Ballmer security pitch leaves skeptics unswayed

Dan Farber: Ultimately, Windows will deliver greater security and better TCO than Linux, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told IT execs at last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. While his pitch didn't sway many skeptics, Ballmer at least put the Microsoft-Linux issue in perspective.

November 24, 2003 by

Scoring SCO's legal games

At Groklaw you can find lawyers and code hackers busily engaged in pulling the bones out of every pronouncement that falls from the mouth of Darl McBride, CEO of SCO, and his merry men.

October 24, 2003 by

The case of the Trojan Wookiee

The complex nature of trials involving Trojan horses and flaws in Windows not only puts juries to sleep, it also potentially opens the door to some wacky defence arguments.

June 4, 2003 by

It's a Matrix moment for Linux

We are finding out that the brains of Linux programmers have been floating in tanks, feeding the parasitic robots (lawyers) who are calling the shots at financially strapped SCO. Now it's time to harvest those brains.

March 11, 2003 by

Tech plays both sides on DMCA

Many tech companies can't make up their minds--sometimes giving strong backing to the copyright law, then seeking alternatives later. Could it be as simple as hardware vs. software?

November 14, 2002 by

Why Linux is a desktop dud

GNU/Linux can flourish in the enterprise sector and still be a desktop dud. Though opportunity exists, the market won't abandon Windows except for something significantly better.

September 30, 2002 by

Why .NET will benefit other platforms

Just as .NET has been touted as the savior of the "little language," it may also be the technology that raises the fortunes of many non-Microsoft platforms and applications, including Linux.

July 10, 2002 by

Cyberterrorists don't care about your PC

Forget about viruses. America's real cybersecurity concerns are the notoriously vulnerable computer systems that control our power and water supplies. But here are a few ideas about how to keep the infrastructure safe.

June 7, 2002 by

Hack your TiVo! Here's how

Fed up with fast-forwarding through TV ads on your TiVo? I found a way to skip them altogether! It's just one of the ways you can make digital video recorders do your bidding. But beware: It could also be a good way to get yourself into heap of trouble.

March 22, 2002 by

A peek at the Microsoft behind the myth

There's a mythic Microsoft. And there's a mortal one, too. Did you know, for example, that the company doesn't rule the world, and that, yes, it will try to protect your privacy? Let me tell you about the Microsoft behind its reputation.

May 24, 2001 by

Week ahead, the week that was

Intel will lift its gag order when it announces the start of shipments of Itanium chips to its PC customers. The arrival of the 64-bit chip means you can expect Itanium workstations and servers to reach the market within the next couple of months.


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