When consumers go to buy an electrical appliance such as a TV or stereo they expect to bring it home, plug it in and see it work. And it is exactly what happens -- for years on end. But not so with computers, even though it should, says Dr. Andrew Tanenbaum, author and Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit in Holland .
Qantas may be flying high following its proposed A$11 billion (US$8.6 billion) takeover by Macquarie Bank Ltd. and Texas Pacific Group Ventures Inc., but faulty server hardware on its Web site has ensured it has come crashing down to reality.
Changing the regulatory framework of the telecommunications industry is needed quickly says Telstra which claims the regulatory uncertainty is costing it the deployment of its next-generation networks, while at the same time providing a leg up for its competitors. n
Linux Australia is holding a seminar next month on the need for Linux certification in the workplace. Evan Leibovitch, head of key Linux training body the Linux Professional Institute, will offer his insights in the present state of certification in Australia, and abroad.