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Sun vs. Microsoft: Sun's Winning Strategy - Lose Microsoft

March 12, 2007 |

A year or so ago I got in trouble with The Register for a quote in The Economist where I said something to the effect that Sun had no strategy. What was interesting was the author, Ashley Vance,

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Open Source: Is It Really Open?

March 08, 2007 |
I am fascinated with behavior. You learn a lot by observing and reading about it and you often learn that what you thought was true isn't. Previously, I've argued that open source wasn't open
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Corel vs. Google: The Quest for Productivity

March 06, 2007 |
The second preliminary round is between Google and Corel, for now, and clearly Apple remains in the wings with a more complete OS/Productivity strategy, as we've noted before. Let's take a look at
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Round 1: Linux and Dell's Battle Plan

March 02, 2007 |
Dell has picked the old Microsoft alternative Novell as its primary weapon. Novell had once been a true contender for Microsoft's crown but had fallen on hard times largely due to an inability to
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Apple's MacOS Battle Plan and Calling the OS Round

March 02, 2007 |
Apple, as we've noted before, is planning to make a massive run at the desktop and evidently has addressed many of the compatibility problems with Leopard that have made is technically unacceptable
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Calling the Preliminary Rounds for the Next Microsoft

February 28, 2007 |
Suddenly Microsoft seems to have an abundance of competitors when a few short years ago it was thought the company was unbeatable and that funding a Microsoft competitive offering, either inside a
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The Five Things You Aren't Allowed to Discuss About Linux

February 26, 2007 |
I started writing about Linux not because I thought it interesting, fascinating, or even because I liked to code (I don't).   I started writing about Linux because I was told I couldn't and the
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Should Industry Analysts Disclose Clients: My Commitment to You

February 23, 2007 |
The reason I don't mention any of my clients anymore when I write is because it implied a bias that doesn't exist, or I should say, it implies a source for bias that isn't accurate. It also
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Death by Web Post or E-mail: Avoiding Career Suicide

February 21, 2007 |
A few days ago I suggested that companies put in place policies that prohibit posting under an artificial name. The reason is to get people to think more about what they post and the implications for
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HP Kicks Financial Butt

February 20, 2007 |
HP's financials are in and, from the top level, the results look very good. I often get comments from large companies that indicate to me management has grown complacent because they blame company
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