Well, its been a nice, fulfilling but short run on Between the Lines. On Monday morning, I pack up my stuff and move to Tech Broiler. As you can see, it's starting to look a little bit like Mount Rushmore in terms of editorial faces on ZDNet's premier blog, and I need to move into my own digs to make room for the new talent.
I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to blog about when Larry Dignan asked me to join the motley crew at ZDNet. I have been all over the map in terms of topics, and quite frankly, I think I like it that way.
Sure, I'm best known as a Linux and Open Source Guy, and I've certainly given it my share of space here -- I threw my two cents in on Ubuntu Hardy Heron as well as for OpenSUSE. But Linux isn't synonymous with Open Source -- OpenSolaris and the technologies that it has made avaliable is also making some significant waves in terms of what it can deliver for enterprise scalability and stability. I've also spent considerable time discussing the various scenarios by which UNIX and Linux might eventually find themselves under the same roof, and why this might be a good idea. I've also had my share of Apple versus PC battles and walked out relatively unscathed.
But I've also jumped heavily into the Windows and Microsoft Space, and pondered what would happen if Microsoft, indeed, thinked differently. There are certain entities that would require mandatory participation in order to realize such things, but I do believe they are possible. However, I think the Redmond giant needs to get its own house in order before changing its religion. And until it does, I'm sticking with the software that works.