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James Gosling at JavaOne: 'We're not a .Net company'

Java creator James Gosling sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber during JavaOne for a Face to Face interview. Gosling, CTO for Sun's Developer Products group, talks about the future of the Java language, the impact of Sun's settlement with Microsoft on the direction of Java development, the debate about open sourcing Java and whether Java is in danger of being bifurcated as IBM, BEA and others work outside the Java Community Process.

June 30, 2004 by in Developer

Apple previews next version of Mac OS X

At the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs shows off Tiger, the next version of Mac OS X. The operating system has more than 150 new features, including a systemwide search engine and an update to iChat that allows up to four people to hold a videoconference.

June 28, 2004 by in Apple

The future of digital photo display?

Digital photography is easy until it comes to sorting, labeling and deciding how to share the pictures. Microsoft researcher Steven Drucker shows correspondent James Hilliard the software maker's Photo Triage, a project from the research labs in Redmond that uses the metadata of digital photos to organize and display them across a variety of electronic devices.

June 28, 2004 by in Hardware

Kerry pushes tech platform

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry makes a campaign stop in Silicon Valley to outline his proposed technology policy, which calls for tax cuts on long-term investments in start-ups and more support for broadband technology.

June 24, 2004 by in Start-Ups

Ellison deposition video released

In a taped deposition, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison answers questions about his company's plans to acquire PeopleSoft. He explains why Oracle picked PeopleSoft over other companies and why he thinks it will help him compete against Microsoft.

June 22, 2004 by in Oracle

A more exciting, animated you

San Francisco-based Linden Lab's online role-playing environment "Second Life" is an online community for anyone over 18 looking for a virtual escape. Linden Lab CEO Phillip Rosedale gives correspondent James Hilliard a tour and explains how users are turning their online alter-egos into money-making businesses.

June 21, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Vint Cerf: Net's moving into Iron Age

Internet pioneer and steward Vint Cerf contends that the Net is still early in its evolution, in the process of moving from a figurative stone age to an iron age. In his Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Cerf discusses the Internet's future and outlines his views on spam, privacy, IPv6 and interplanetary networking. He also answers the question, "Who should run the Internet?"

June 18, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

A look at ZoneAlarm Security Suite

Zone Labs has released a more complete security package in efforts to build on the success of its firewall product line. Marketing Director Fred Felman gives ZDNet's David Berlind a tour of the new product and comments on what the release of Microsoft's upcoming Service Pack 2 may mean to competition in the security industry.

June 15, 2004 by in Security

iPod Minis in short supply

Apple Computer's iPod Mini has sold out at retail stores across the United States, prompting weeks-long waiting lists for the digital music player. Correspondent James Hilliard visits the Apple Store in San Francisco, where some shoppers got lucky.

June 10, 2004 by in Apple

Bottom-line pricing for PCs

While demonstrating the soon-to-be-released IBM S50 toolless computer, IBM product marketing manager Stephen Miller points out that in today's market, prices will come down to meet actual computing needs. With that in mind, ZDNet's David Berlind asks: How much PC is enough for an average business user, and when is "technological advancement" simply a price boost?

June 4, 2004 by in Hardware


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