Thursday, August 03, 2006WGA: When a planet becomes a black hole I just do not understand why companies are not more upfront in their interactions with customers. Far too many of them refuse to tell you what they are doing, even in cases in which it’s certain they will be found out.
Thursday, July 06, 2006Cost of ownership and PC upgrade As Linux has started nipping at the heels of Windows in recent years, Microsoft has admirably launched an ongoing effort to quantify the total cost of ownership of its offerings vs. alternatives that are mostly on the server front and mostly the aforementioned Linux rather than, say, Apple OS X or Sun Solaris.
Saturday, June 03, 200620 things you won't like about Vista Microsoft just upped the ante on internal conflict with the release of Vista Beta 2. It boils down to this: The software giant is favoring security and IT controls over end-user productivity.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005Study: Dell customer rating plunges, Apple leads pack U.S. consumers lambasted Dell Inc. for poor customer service in a survey conducted last quarter, sending the world's largest PC vendor into a virtual tie with the rest of the PC market behind the industry-leading efforts of Apple Computer Inc.
Wednesday, December 15, 2004Computerworld (US) Seriously. When IBM Corp. entered the personal computer business in 1981, Apple Computer Inc. — then the dominant market leader and maker of the Apple IIe line of desktop machines — ran a full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal with the screaming headline: "Welcome, IBM. Seriously."
Thursday, September 30, 2004Meet the movers behind the first PC Although few outside of the world of computer research might know who they are, Bob Taylor, Alan Kay, Charles “Chuck” Thacker, and Butler Lampson should probably be household names.
Wednesday, April 07, 2004Judge delays Red Hat-SCO suit, pending IBM action A U.S. District Court judge has stayed a lawsuit brought by Red Hat Inc. against The SCO Group Inc., saying that the key issues in the case are already being examined in a separate lawsuit brought by SCO against IBM Corp. in Utah.
Tuesday, January 06, 2004Apple eyes corporate computing at Macworld Apple Computer Inc. continued to muscle its way into the enterprise this month as it unveiled at the MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco three new models of its Xserve with 2GHz, G5 processors from IBM Corp. at its core.
Thursday, October 16, 2003Microsoft, Tiscali sued over European download patent Microsoft Corp., Italian ISP (Internet service provider) Tiscali SpA and OnDemand Distribution PLC (OD2) are facing a patent infringement lawsuit in a German court over their Western European on-demand music service.
Friday, September 19, 2003News Briefs
Thursday, September 04, 2003Apple opens application floodgates with G5 Earmarking it as the world’s fastest computer, Apple Canada Inc. said it put professional applications as top priority when it created the Power Macintosh G5.
Monday, January 06, 2003MACWORLD: Jobs shows off Apple browser Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs introduced the company's own Web browser, called "Safari," Tuesday during his keynote address at the MacWorld trade show in San Francisco, and also showed off new PowerBook computers and software applications, including one meant to compete with Microsoft Corp.'s popular PowerPoint.
Monday, September 30, 2002WECA renames itself Wi-Fi Alliance The IEEE 802.11b wireless networking standard is known by a variety of monikers -- there's AirPort if you're an Apple user, Wireless Ethernet, or, perhaps its most ubiquitous handle, Wi-Fi.
Thursday, August 08, 2002Wanted: one killer application In the past, lulls in the market have been eventually swept away by the
demand generated by a "killer application."
Thursday, August 08, 2002Apple ‘set for Intel switch’ Bear Stearns analyst Andrew Neff believes Apple Computer Inc. is over 80 per cent likely to start using Intel Corp. chips.
Wednesday, April 03, 2002MPEG-4 group touts interoperability The MPEG-4 multimedia coding standard is gaining momentum as the number of companies testing MPEG-4 products grows, the MPEG-4 Industry Forum said Thursday.
Sunday, March 24, 2002MACWORLD TOKYO - Apple introduces 23-inch Apple Cinema Display During his keynote address at Macworld Tokyo, Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs displayed the Apple Cinema HD Display, a 23-inch flat panel display that boasts 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution and a price tag of US$3,400.
Monday, December 24, 2001What topped the news in 2001? To say that 2001 was a turbulent year for the IT industry would be an understatement.
Thursday, May 04, 2000Tetherless in Adelaide, Australia I just got back from the Internet Engineering Task Force meeting in Adelaide, Australia, where I went fully wireless for the first time. This stuff actually works, but can be a great distraction.