Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

NSA Can Eavesdrop If It Wants To

April 3rd, 2008
Hackers and nerds have talked about this issue for years. The idea that there is no such thing as real security so long as corporations put in back doors for agencies like the NSA to have access to people's information at will. Cryptome reports that the US National Security ...

Firefox Gaining on IE in Business

April 2nd, 2008
Internet Explorer has had a good run, all things considered. They were the choice of consumers and professionals everywhere in the 90s, in large part because Microsoft engaged in anti-competitive practices that promoted its product at the expense of the industry. Now, businesses are catching up to technology, ...

Apple releases OS 10.5.2

February 12th, 2008
Apple released a bevy of improvements to its Leopard operating system earlier this week. Coming in at over 300 mb, the 10.5.2 is one of the largest OS updates ever issued by Apple. The bulk of the update is geared towards fixing minor quirks in some of the ...

Apple at the mercy of the Accountants

February 10th, 2008
Macworld has an interesting story detailing the reason behind Apple charging $19.99 to iPod touch users who want to upgrade their ipod with new features. It turns out that there is an accounting requirement that obligates Apple to charge consumers for feature upgrades on products that aren't accounted for ...

Latest Linux Kernel Released

January 26th, 2008
Linux nerds everywhere are throwing a party, the latest release of the Linux kernel was just released. Download Kernel 2.6.24 -- Linux Kernel Archives (Kernel.org) The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is:  2.6.24 The latest snapshot for the stable Linux kernel tree is:  2.6.24-git2 The latest 2.4 version of the Linux kernel ...

Apple geared up for Monster Earnings

January 21st, 2008
  A funny thing happened the last time Apple released its earnings. Looking forward to Q1 2008, Apple, which is notoriously conservative when it comes to earnings guidance, projected an aggressive EPS of $1.42 a share. With Apple’s conference call set for tomorrow, analysts are expecting an EPS ...

MS pushes up release date of Windows 7

January 20th, 2008
Microsoft is making a move Industry sources are indicating that Microsoft plans to release Windows 7 (the follow up to Visa) in 2009, one year earlier than anticipated. Microsoft might be anxious to roll out a new update to its OS after the lukewarm reception had by Vista. Microsoft, however, ...

Windows XP vs. Vista – a Silly Debate

January 7th, 2008
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Is Windows Losing Market Share?

December 10th, 2007
Windows sucks, always has. Let's flame Bill Gates and Microsoft for a moment, shall we? Bill Gates continues to show why Microsoft never 'got it.' Bill Gates recently lamented the problem with Business and Computing. No one pays any attention to Business! I wonder if this is some odd way ...