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A rootkit you can't uninstall

A rootkit you can't uninstall

Last night I was reading an article about the birth of the DC-3, one of the world's classic airplanes. What caught my attention was the fact that the DC-3 was designed and built just 30 years after the Wright brothers made their first flight.

December 15, 2005 by in Hardware

Top 10 hurdles for Microsoft in '06

Top 10 hurdles for Microsoft in '06

Analysts at Directions on Microsoft list their top 10 challenges for Microsoft in 2006, leading with Windows Vista as the biggest hurdle it will encounter. Basically, Microsoft is fighting battles on many fronts, as I outlined in my whiteboard video.

December 15, 2005 by in Windows

Syndication, Wikipedia, Java DB and more...

Syndication, Wikipedia, Java DB and more...

This latest episode of the Dan & David Show comes to you from The Syndicate conference in San Francisco, where David and I camped out in the demo area for the podcast. We give our rundown on the event, which focused on trends in RSS/syndication, content delivery, blogging, podcasting/tagging, marketing and advertising.

December 15, 2005 by in Open Source

Open source is real Alchemy

Open source is real Alchemy

James Governor brings up the old Alchemy idea in a recent posting. You might recall that Alchemy, introduced by Adam Bosworth during his stint at BEA (he's now at Google), was going to provide a platform that allowed Web applications to function offline.

December 15, 2005 by in Open Source

Doc Searls and the Live Web

Doc Searls and the Live Web

Doc Searls gave a brilliant closing keynote at the Syndicate conference, not so much for its open-ended conclusions but for the concepts and metaphors that he conjures up. He unpacks his notion of the "Live Web" and envisions a time in which users demand advertising (it may not be called that)--it matures into something useful, in demand, participatory and with 100-percent clickthrough.

December 14, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Next-gen RSS reading platform (Attensa) demos power of Attention.xml

Next-gen RSS reading platform (Attensa) demos power of Attention.xml

Now that I've had a chance to see Attensa's solution in action (here at the Syndicate Conference in San Francisco), I can understand why John Palfrey's RSS Investors venture capital outfit selected the company as one of its initial investments  (valued at $9 million).  Like Newsgator, Attensa offers RSS subscription software that works inside of Outlook.

December 14, 2005 by in Mobility

Open source SPARC  likely to use GPL license

Open source SPARC likely to use GPL license

During an interview at Syndicate 2005 with Doc Searls, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz said that while BSD and Mozilla licenses were under consideration for the SPARC processor design, the most likely candidate is the GPL. Sun is in the process of open sourcing all of its software, and now processor designs.

December 14, 2005 by in Open Source

Sun's Schwartz@Syndicate:  Intranets are gonna die

Sun's Schwartz@Syndicate: Intranets are gonna die

Today, the second and last day of the Syndicate Conference in San Francisco, the event kicked off with Doc Searls doing a keynote interview of Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz.  As an experiment in live blogging, kind of like stuffing IRC into a blog, I'm going to populate this blog entry with nothing but some of Schwartz's more interesting quotes.

December 14, 2005 by in Oracle

Structured blogging initiative taking off

Structured blogging initiative taking off

At the Syndicate 2005 conference, a few dozen Web companies--including PubSub, Bloglines, Feedster, Meetup, Newsgator, Rojo, Sxip, CommerceNet and Broadband Mechanics--gathered behind a structured blogging initiative, using microformats and other open standards. "We need to make sure that all new formats, such as events, listings, reviews, audio and video blog posts, are compatible with each other.

December 13, 2005 by in CXO

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