Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

Natalie Gagliordi

Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.

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Linux vendors are swimming against the current.

Linux vendors are swimming against the current.

I just finished reading Why hasn't Linux made it mainstream on the desktop? and I think I can answer the question:  Because the average consumer cannot walk into their favorite computer store and buy a robust brand-name workstation with Linux pre-installed with their favorite personal productivity software.

June 19, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Identity on the mind

Identity on the mind

Last week the Burton Group Catalyst conference focused on an identity management, from enterprise single sign-on to user-centric identity. This week the "identorati" are gathered together for the Identity Mashup Conference hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.

June 19, 2006 by in Security

Drive failure? Yagotta try Knoppix first

Drive failure? Yagotta try Knoppix first

There's nothing like spending the day indoors during New England's first hot sunny Saturday in 2006.  But indoors is where I spent it trying to get some valuable data off what, for all intents and purposes, is a failed hard drive.

June 18, 2006 by in Hardware

Are the Net neutralists making unfair hay over a CraigsList snafu?

Are the Net neutralists making unfair hay over a CraigsList snafu?

My fellow blogger George Ou dug around the blogosphere and, if a firewall manufacturer's explanation for what's going wrong is right, it looks like several Net neutrality activists should be eating crow instead of making hay.  Writes Ou:It appears that the Net neutrality proponents have been caught in a flagrant lie in their effort to scare the public (thanks to The Original Blog and The Lippard Blog for pointing this out).

June 18, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

HP's super cool computer fans

HP's super cool computer fans

Inspired by radio controlled model airplanes, HP is developing new fan technologies to cool hardware more efficiently. I talked to Wade Vinson, HP's fan man and thermal technologist, about the new fan technology, which he said will consume about a third of the power of current computer fans.

June 16, 2006 by in Servers

A guide to email newsletters and RSS usability

A guide to email newsletters and RSS usability

Jakob Nielsen and Amy Schade of the Nielsen Norman Group just published a 544-page study on email newsletter usability, including 165 guidelines for subscriptions, content, managing accounts and RSS-based news feeds. It’s the third edition of the study, which the company has done about every two years so far.

June 16, 2006 by in Collaboration

As the Gates era ends...

As the Gates era ends...

With the world's richest man transitioning from his role as chief software architect to full-time philanthropist, ZDNet's special report examines the end of the Gates era from a number of angles.News.

June 15, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Video: Bill Gates' announcement on his future plans

Video: Bill Gates' announcement on his future plans

Video: Bill Gates makes the announcement that he will transition out of full-time work at Microsoft in July 2008, and that he is relinquishing his chief software architect role to Ray Ozzie immediately. Gates looks forward to spending more time being the world's greatest philanthropist.

June 15, 2006 by in Microsoft

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