Ballmer on the Linux Threat

"IBM’s endorsement of Linux has added credibility and an illusion of support and accountability," Ballmer said. OK, so its caught up to windows which has had that illusion of support and accountability since circa 1990. Linux’s weakness, however, was the lack of a central body investing in its development in areas such as engineering, manageability, …

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TiVo is going to give Nielsen a run for their money.

TiVo collects a lot of information on user’s viewing habits. You can opt-in fully and opt-out fully by calling their customer service line. The company, rightly so, is very paranoid about keeping this information anonymous and secure. First, because it’s a very valuable asset that competitors would love to have. Second, it would be a …

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Getting a modern browser

Slashdot found that MS IE6 SP1 will be the last standalone version that Microsoft makes available. Joel on Software writes that he is making Mozilla Firebird his default browser After downloading virtually every Mozilla release over the last three years, this is the first browser I’m actually going to make my default web browser. All …

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