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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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Getting Out of the Image Business: Maybe VMs Aren't the Answer for the Desktop

August 01, 2007 |
It's not often I run into a product that has the potential to dramatically change the PC market, both by increasing PC sales and by greatly reducing the costs of managing lots of PCs.  
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How iPhone Will Change Your Desktop and Looking Ahead to Windows 7 and Windows Mobile 7

July 27, 2007 |
I don't think many realize just what the iPhone has done to the high technology and consumer electronics industries. The iPod should have made this change but people, even those that created
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HP + Opsware + Neoware: HP's Agnostic Technical Strategy for World Domination

July 24, 2007 |
It is easy to pick sides between different platforms, whether they are hardware or software. However, if you want to lead the market, you need access to all of them and to become the central trusted
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Does Open Source Matter?

July 23, 2007 |
This is the third in a series of posts on the topic of open source. In the first, I spoke about some personal observations that would indicate, at the very least, open source isn't as important as it
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Decline of Open Source Follow-Up: FUD Attack?

July 17, 2007 |
I was fascinated with the responses I got around the Web on my observation that open source interest, according to the OEMs I've spoken to recently, is dropping. These responses seemed to be
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Why Open Source and Linux Are Losing Momentum

July 13, 2007 |
This time of year, I make my rounds with the OEMs and get to chat with a number of executives. Several things have floated to the top, but the one I'd like to chat about right now is the comment that
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Enterprise PC Bidding III: PC Alternatives - Desktop Linux

July 10, 2007 |
The guts of PCs have gone through a lot of changes in the past two decades, but changes outside have been less pronounced. Even laptops, other than some minor cosmetic changes, look very similar to
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Enterprise PC Bidding II: Critical Questions to Ask

July 06, 2007 |
In the first part of this three-part series, I handicapped the PC and laptop vendors. Now I'll discuss the questions to ask these vendors, and in the final installment I'll talk about alternatives to
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