Andrew Donoghue

<p>"If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism." </p> <p>Hunter S. Thompson </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Andrew Donoghue is a freelance technology and business journalist with over ten years on leading titles such as Computing, SC Magazine, BusinessGreen and ZDNet.co.uk. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Specialising in sustainable IT and technology in the developing world, he has reported and volunteered on African aid projects, as well as working with charitable organisations such as the UN Foundation and Computer Aid. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>adonoghue.wordpress.com/ </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>www.greenwashIT.co.uk </p>

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Wanted: IT Pros for Cuba Cycle challenge

Wanted: IT Pros for Cuba Cycle challenge

Computer Aid International, the IT charity which takes old PCs from UK companies and refurbishes them for the developing world is organising a charity cycle ride in Cuba next year.I took part in a similar event in Kenya this year and it was a brilliant experience - not just the amazing countryside but meeting the children and teachers who would benefit from the computers we were helping to donate.

May 25, 2007 by in Tech Industry

HP and WWF save polar bears

HP and WWF save polar bears

HP is donating around $2m to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help with climate change including collaboration between the IT company and WWF scientists in Europe into how tech can help reduce carbon emissions. An online forum around climate change issues and a research and collaboration centre are also being established.

May 25, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Intel removes lead from chips

Intel removes lead from chips

Intel claims its taking an “aggressive stance” towards the use of lead in its chips and has committed to removing its entire 45nm Hi-k family which includes the Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Xeon processors.Judging by the length of the accompanying press release – Intel seems to be taking the issue seriously - well, the PR department certainly is anyway - here's an excerpt:The Road to Lead-Free?

May 24, 2007 by in Tech Industry

When free booze meets military hardware

When free booze meets military hardware

As is usual with these kind of events, there has to be the obligatory end of show party – and this year Red Hat chose San Diego's Air and Space museum. The venue was pretty impressive but unfortunately the turn out for the party from the 1400 delegates wasn't as great.

May 11, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Red Hat launches Global Desktop

Red Hat launches Global Desktop

The answer to my previous blog entry it turns out is yes – Red Hat is getting behind the desktop and not just with one strategy but three.Some rather frustrating news management from the Linux specialist saw journalists receive hints at the keynotes this morning of some kind of desktop push.

May 9, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Red Hat boss claims digital divide contributes to terrorism

Red Hat boss claims digital divide contributes to terrorism

The first keynote of the Red Hat conference here in San Diego kicked off with a passionate speech from chief executive Matthew Szulik who asserted that some of the blame for the terrorist threat that many developed nations are facing, lies with the fact many developing countries have been left behind when it comes to the digital revolution – particularly when it comes to education.

May 9, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Red Hat's awkward dinner guest

Red Hat's awkward dinner guest

Ironically, given the recent announcement that Dell has become the third-party in Novell and Microsoft's controversial twosome, the PC-maker has still seen fit to sponsor the welcoming drinks session for delegates at Red Hat's annual user conference.Most of the delegates here in San Diego seemed happy to accept Dell's hospitality at the welcoming party of this three-day user conference – at least no one was lobbing canapés at the Dell stand in the corner of the entertainment tent.

May 8, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Red Hat - not losing Dell but gaining a Google

Red Hat - not losing Dell but gaining a Google

With one day to go before Red Hat's annual user conference kicks off here in sunny San Diego, the rumour mill seems to be picking up – and there is some good news and bad news for the Linux distributor.First the bad news, it seems that long-standing Red Hat partner Dell has jumped into bed with rival Linux distro-purveyor Novell.

May 8, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Your questions for Red Hat?

Your questions for Red Hat?

Red Hat's chief exec Matthew Szulik at last year's Red Hat conference in NashvilleI'm off to Red Hat's annual user conference in San Diego next week to find out what the Linux specialist's plans are for the next 12 months. It has been an interesting year for Red Hat – to say the least – with not only Novell's tie-up with Microsoft piling on the pressure but Oracle opting to release its own version of Red Hat's Linux distro for use with its database apps.

May 4, 2007 by in Tech Industry

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