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Another Step Towards Open Source: Bill Hilf Becomes Microsoft's GM of Server Strategy

October 09, 2007 |
Watching Microsoft deal with open source's popularity kind of mirrors the Five Steps of Grief, normally applied when someone faces a terrible loss. Those steps are denial, anger, bargaining,
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HP vs. Apple vs. RIM and Microsoft/Cisco Convergence: Battle for the Corporate Phone

October 05, 2007 |
I first started in tech with a PBX vendor, arguably the most advanced of its time. One of my positions there was as competitive analyst for phones, and I was able to use prototype devices that were
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EU 2: Desktop Linux and Mainstream MacOS Are Not Making the Hard Decisions

October 02, 2007 |
I struggle, as I'm sure many do, with talking about Linux because there is no one Linux company and the word really only applies to the kernel. There lies the core problem to the platform on the
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Cubicle Insanity: Is It Getting Better or Worse?

September 28, 2007 |
One of the sad things that happened in the '70s as a result of a massive focus on equal opportunities is that HR stopped being a function that was focused on employee productivity and care, and
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EU and PCs without Operating Systems: How to Create Another Disadvantage for Apple and Linux

September 25, 2007 |
A think tank (Damn! I need to join one of these and rest my head) just popped up saying that computers should be sold without operating systems.   Let's bypass the fact that Microsoft clearly
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From IDF, The World of Warcraft + Second Life = 3D Web Future

September 20, 2007 |
Developer forums like Intel's Developer Forum are a place you can go to learn about the future. The more global and powerful the vendor, the better the view of the future, and in this regard,
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Microsoft EU Ruling: Impacts, Implications, and the Possible Birth of Open Source Windows

September 17, 2007 |
Microsoft lost its appeal in the EU this morning. Often when we have a ruling, one side focuses on why the ruling makes sense while the other focuses on what a lame-brained decision it was. There is
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Blu-Ray Religion Lessons Part 3: Remembering Microsoft Chrome

September 13, 2007 |
For two posts -- I only intended to do one, but the responses have been fascinating -- I've been trying to use the Blu-Ray train wreck in slow motion to help people avoid technologies that couldn't
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Blu-Ray Part 2: Why Decisions Should Follow, Not Lead, Analysis

September 11, 2007 |
Last week I wrote a piece on why Sony should have never brought out Blu-Ray in the first place. Many people at Sony, some of them very powerful, have lost their jobs over this, and Sony appears to be
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Gaming PCs in the Enterprise: HP's Blackbird PWNED You

September 05, 2007 |
Before Dell bought AlienWare I had a long meeting with them to explore something I'd run into that I'd found curious. Large groups in enterprise-class companies and national government were buying
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