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JouleX network power manager gets facelift, smartphone link

Atlanta-based power management technology company JouleX, which sells an agentless network energy manager by the same name, has updated its software (JouleX Energy Manager version 2.5) to offer better integrate with VMware and better support for Linux and Macintosh client computers.

January 11, 2011 by

Why don't Linux distros make legal codecs easier to find?

A few weeks ago I took a look at how Ubuntu 7.04 handled proprietary file formats such as MP3, WMA and QuickTime movies. Overall the support was good (although I couldn't get QuickTime 7 movie support working) but it seriously bothered me that I had to resort to downloading and making use of codecs which are, well, to be blunt, illegal to use.

July 30, 2007 by

When faculty say 'NO' to UNIX/Linux

We can argue all day long about the technical superiority of Windows versus Macintosh vs UNIX/Linux but, when all is said in done, if they won't use it, there is no reason for us to support it.

May 8, 2007 by

Taxman targets Mac, Linux users

Apple Macintosh and Linux users will have one less excuse to pay the taxman when development gets underway on an improved e-tax application compatible with any computer system.Commissioner of Taxation Michael D'Ascenzo announced yesterday the plan to make the eight-year-old application, which allows taxpayers to file their tax returns via the Internet, more widely available to computer users.

March 19, 2007 by

Get your Firefox update - and don't forget the Flash

Mozilla has released an updated version of Firefox 2.0 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers. The latest release, version includes security fixes, and promises to address some of the long-standing memory leaks that have been a source of concern for many users. Based on my admittedly brief use of the new version, memory consumption seems to be about the same as with the previous version.

December 19, 2006 by

Download movies to your XBOX 360

As of November 22nd, Microsoft will sell you TV shows and let you rent movies, both in SD and HD formats, through XBOX Live. They have a bunch of content on tap, but I figured this line from the November 6th press release (which I missed till now) would appeal to ZDNet readers: For the first time CBS will deliver high-definition download-to-own TV shows including “CSI,” “Jericho,” “Numb3rs” and remastered “Star Trek” episodes; gamers can buy them and watch them repeatedly.

November 26, 2006 by

What´s that - Notes 7.0.1 running on Linux (updated)

I'm sitting in INV101, "Notes Domino'Hannover' and Beyond".  Lots of good stuff -- I'll probablyupdate this entry a few times. Kevin Cavanaugh is showing the Notes plug-in 7.0.1 running on the IBM WorkplaceManaged Client 2.6 on a RedHat Linux desktop.  This will go to betashortly.  Cool.Other things mentioned in this session:Domino Next will support message recallDomino Next will have 64-bit supportin beta, but 32-bit architecture will continue to be supported.  Thisbecomes key because Domino customers know how to leverage their investments-- I met a customer yesterday who runs their Domino environment on serversthat have been in place for 5+ years."Hannover" is being builtfor Macintosh simultaneously with the Windows code"Spamguru" is enhanced anti-spamcapability which will be in Domino Next.

January 24, 2006 by

Is Apple on the way out?

comment A headline like that is bound to draw the ire of the Macintosh faithful. But might an operating system like Linux possibly spell trouble for Apple?

October 14, 2004 by

Is Apple on the way out?

commentary A headline like that is bound to draw the ire of the Macintosh faithful. After all, since Microsoft, which can marshal its forces and target competitors at will with lethal precision, hasn't finished-off Apple after all these years (and I'm not saying that this was necessarily a Redmond goal), how on earth can an operating system like Linux spell trouble for Apple?

October 13, 2004 by

Sophos chief concedes Unix virus frustration

Sophos' anti-virus chief, Jan Hruska, says the race to perfect "on-access" virus scanning technology for desktop versions of Linux and FreeBSD has the company's Unix developers "tearing their hair out". The development of on-access scanning for Unix would give Linux users the same the type of technology that protects Windows and Macintosh users when they inadvertently double-click or otherwise attempt to open files infected with viruses such as those bundled into some e-mail attachments.

June 7, 2004 by

Hitachi announces DVD-VCR

Hitachi launched several DVD-related products at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including two new DVD players and a combination DVD-VCR. The combination machine, the DV-PF2, supports a range of optical disc formats and offers MP3 playback, along with its built-in VCR. It will go on sale in April for $249. Hitachi's new stand-alone DVD players will start at $139. --John Spooner, Special to ZDNet News The company also introduced three new DVD camcorders, starting at $899. The cameras, scheduled to ship in April, can record up to two hours of movies on DVD-R or DVD-RAM discs.

January 9, 2002 by

StarOffice: Bigger, not necessarily better

StarOffice is free, but it's not perfect, still, as the only tool natively available on Linux that nicely read a whole bunch of Microsoft file formats, many will continue to use it while keeping alive the hope of better open source word processors.

October 23, 2000 by

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