Open saucers have a breeding problem. The generation of those who started developing Linux and similar software are getting old and there are no over-enthusiastic young bucks seeking to take their place.
What the heck is happening with Google?? They've put banner ads on the main search page even though they promised never to do so. They are supposed to provide us with the best search experience possible, and it looks like they are pretty much looking to kill Expedia and the rest of the travel sites out there. Pretty soon there won't be anyone out there to channel you deals, or price comparisons, or bookings options. Just Google. That's spooky.
It has been as understated as anything is on an Apple launch day, but if you upgrade to OS X Mavericks you won't have to pay a dime. The last time I did an OS X upgrade I had to pay $19. I am free of that shackle. Is this a shot across the bow of Microsoft or is it a reaction to Google's Android?
It's 16 years old, showing its age, and facing competition from the cloud. The cloud! Television ain't what it used to be.
Just days after Google launched its Google+ social project, Facebook may be about to rain on its parade.
Internet Explorer remains the dominant Web browser because it comes as the default choice for every PC, but those who actually choose what browser they want rarely go for IE. Microsoft's latest offering may change that mindset.
The typical two year PC upgrade cycle and Microsoft's software roadmap is not going to hold in a Web-centric app-happy world. Does Redmond get it?
After Google’s successful I/O show last week new voices claim it as the new anti-Apple or a new Microsoft.
Why is anyone even bothering to debate this? HTML5 is the right path for the Web. Adobe is, well, just Adobe.
The company that can do no evil has decided to see if it can get a chunk of yet more Internet real estate.
View I am a Googler, but....
Let's start out by saying that hell would likely freeze over before this happened...
Opinion: The already competitive SaaS CRM market is getting more so. At least, that's if my reading of the news coming out of RightNow Technologies Inc. annual customer conference is accurate.
Opinion: Apple was blindsided by Windows 7. It wasn’t the product which they saw coming, it was the sustaining marketing budget and positive reviews from Apple loyalists like Walt Mossberg they didn’t see (though several Mac fans have told me that Steve Jobs has taken Walt to task and he is changing his tune).
Microsoft has launched yet another iteration of its infamous Windows operating system. Fortunately, I have chosen to opt out of the Microsoft universe and am well on my way to becoming a loyal disciple of the venerable Saint Stephen Jobs.
Opinion: This weekend we were treated to two yarns from security experts whose main role appears to be making a living from people's fears. Both reveal a considerable amount about the mindset of the anti-virus market.
Opinion: Analysts are just journalists in sharp suits who only have to write two stories a year for their $250K salaries. And just because you have to pay through the nose to read their words of wisdom doesn’t magically make them any more right than the lowliest trainee hack on Graphics Card Weekly.
Opinion: Our earlier story on how fast or slow Windows 7 boots and shuts down has attracted some critical acclaim and some critical unacclaim from people who obviously didn’t bother to read the story before posting a comment on it.
Opinion: Shock news reaches us from iolo Technologies claiming that Windows 7 takes ages to load. Our response: who gives a rat’s ass, especially as it doesn't...
My first password was to an IBM System 38 MRP application in 1978. It was four characters long. I chose my first name. I could have picked my last name, I suppose, but the system administrator had already used that as my log-in. To the best of knowledge, no one hacked in using my credentials.