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Why Blu-Ray Should Never Have Existed: Technology Lesson Learned

September 03, 2007 |
A number of experts are pointing out why Blu-Ray is a mess. In hindsight, Blu-Ray should never have existed. Looking back at what happened with this technology can help us avoid similar mistakes in
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Were You Waiting for Vista SP1, Should You Be?

August 30, 2007 |
This week Microsoft announced its rollout plan for Windows Vista SP1, the Service Pack that was never expected to exist in the first place. Enterprise deployments of Vista have been light (excuse the
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Acer-Gateway Merger Brings Employee PC Ownership One Step Closer

August 28, 2007 |
The back story behind the recent announcement of Acer's purchase of Gateway's is interesting drama. It seems that Lenovo was going to buy Packard Bell in Europe as a cornerstone for moving into the
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Protecting Against the Cult of the Amateur: The Open Source Impact

August 23, 2007 |
I've been doing a lot of coast to coast travel of late, which lends itself to getting caught up on my reading. A book I just finished and recommend, but at least partially disagree with, is "The Cult
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The HTC 7501x: A True (but Hard to Describe) Alternative to the iPhone

August 21, 2007 |
My wife and I went and saw Stardust over the weekend, kind of a combination fantasy/sci-fi movie that I really enjoyed. It's one of those movies that leaves you with a big smile on your face, and has
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Is Apple Ready for the Corporate Desktop, or Will Google Get There First?

August 15, 2007 |
We recently had one large company announce it was going to the Mac. I remember a few years back talking to the new CIO of a multinational pharmaceutical company -- the last time I saw a decision like
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SCO: What Difference Did It Make?

August 13, 2007 |
I stopped following SCO closely several years ago, but it clearly had an impact on the software market -- just not the one that I think it intended. With last week's ruling, which appears to make
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Desktop Linux: Should It Chase Microsoft or Apple, Find Its Own Way, or Just Give Up?

August 09, 2007 |
This kind of question is often a problem with a technology challenging a dominant vendor that doesn't have any desire to go quietly into the night. The easy path is to simply duplicate what works and
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Ubuntu Linux: The New Linux Standard for the Desktop -- Or Just Wishful Thinking?

August 07, 2007 |
When Dell, after exhaustively researching this topic, concluded that it would concentrate on Ubuntu on the desktop, you had one of the most powerful companies in the PC market vote for a winner.
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FiXs: One Security/Credit Card to Rule Them All at the 2012 Olympics

August 02, 2007 |
I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan, and if you live on this planet you've likely either read the books or seen the movies. The central component of the story is a set of rings that identified the
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