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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Virtualisation is about politics not technology?

Virtualisation is about politics not technology?

Discussions at the NetEvents conference in Geneva have moved on to all things virtual with a panel led by Yankee Group analyst Camille Mendler who claims that terminology is one of the things holding back the wider uptake of the technology."There is a ridiculous term – hypervisor – which is basically virtualisation management software – this kind of language that can make it hard for IT mangers to get the board on side for these kind of projects.

February 22, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Virtual insanity in Geneva...

Virtual insanity in Geneva...

It may have been around since the 1960s but virtualisation is one of IT's hot topics at the moment. I'm currently out in Geneva attending a two day conference called NetEvents which basically brings together analysts, journalists and industry types to chew over some of the big issues in tech and virtualisation is one of the subjects on the menu today.

February 22, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Video blogging from Vista launch...

Video blogging from Vista launch...

As well as the usual scribbling diligently onto a trusty reporter's notebook, ZDNet UK also took along a hand-held camera to record some of the highlights of the Vista launch event in London's British Library. Being shot on hand-held, this video isn't as polished as our normal output – hence video blogging – but we think its worth putting out there.

February 1, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Vista in the Dragon's Den!

Vista in the Dragon's Den!

When we originally found out that Bill Gates was going to be in town ZDNet UK was obviously keen to be there but for some reason the Microsoft PR people were keen that we weren't. It’s a consumer launch we were told so a business focused publication such as ZDNet doesn't need to be there.

January 30, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Microsoft gets The Feeling at Vista launch.

Microsoft gets The Feeling at Vista launch.

Conscious of the hip following that Apple has attracted around the iPod, Microsoft tried to add its own sheen of rock chic to the launch of its Vista OS in London. Rock band The Feeling were on hand to tell the audience how important online music is to them and to play one of their songs acoustically on stage.

January 30, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Gates recruits British Library to push Vista...

Gates recruits British Library to push Vista...

To add some gravitas and historical perspective to the launch of Vista, Gates was joined on stage by the chief executive of the British Library Lynne Brindley, who was on hand to discuss how the library is using Vista to digitise its archives. Specifically, Brindley announced that Gates has personally made available a rare notebook of Leonardo DaVinci's from his private collection.

January 30, 2007 by in Tech Industry

Vista launch underway..

Vista launch underway..

The UK launch of Vista is underway at the British Library and in an echo of the late running of Vista, Bill Gates was 15 minutes late on stage despite the exact timetabling of his appearance to the nearest minute in the schedule. The Microsoft boss was meant to appear on stage at 10.

January 30, 2007 by in Tech Industry

We've got Linus Torvalds!

We've got Linus Torvalds!

Big kudos to our Australian cousins on ZDNet down under who have managed to get a one to one video interview with the daddy on Linux himself Linus Torvalds! They've cleverly broken the interview into five digestible chunks which we will rolling out over the next week.

January 24, 2007 by in Tech Industry

It's not just me who's confused by recycling laws...

It's not just me who's confused by recycling laws...

God knows they have had long enough to implement the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, but it seems the DTI and the Environment Agency still haven't got their heads around how it's going to work in practice.I attended a special seminar in Westminster this morning which was meant to clear up a lot of the confusion and obfuscation on the part of the government but actually seemed to create more questions than it answers.

January 24, 2007 by in Tech Industry

ZDNet is not anti-Apple or pro-Microsoft

ZDNet is not anti-Apple or pro-Microsoft

Along with a fondness for a lunchtime tipple and a propensity towards scruffiness, impartiality is one of the characteristics that most journalists strive to affect when possible.As far as our news coverage goes – we do try to present the facts in as balanced a way as possible – free from bias and what we might actually think about an issue.

January 19, 2007 by in Tech Industry

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