Sunday, September 25, 2005

Adobe CEO says bloated Microsoft has no heart: "

Our publishing empire is safe

The pressure of competing with Microsoft appears to be getting to Adobe's boss. Its CEO Bruce Chizen today lashed out at his former employer, describing Microsoft as a bloated, heartless empire. Chizen, speaking at a Churchill Club event here at the Computer History Museum, at first tried to avoid any direct attacks against Microsoft, even though he was tossed a softball question about the apparent reasons behind Microsoft's recent executive reorganization. Many pundits painted the executive shuffle as Microsoft's admission that its corporate structure had become inefficient and inadequate. Adobe's CEO, however, wouldn't be drawn.

US deploys satellite jamming tech: "

Son of Star Wars tracks phantom menace

The US has created electronic-warfare squads capable of jamming enemy satellite transmissions. Fearful of losing its advantage of superior technology resources over its potential enemies, the US has established mobile teams equipped with electronic jamming gear capable of disrupting attempts to interfere with its satellite resources,

Friday, September 09, 2005

Will the Newton Ever Come Back? Why should it? When all the PDAs are slowly dying?: "

Why don’t we take a trip back down memory lane for a moment shall we? Many of us will remember back to our first kiss and how sweet a kiss it was! Some of us might go back to when big hair was still in style or when Michael Jackson wasn’t…"

(Via AppleMatters.)

Linux Five Years Away From Mainstream! Hard to believe! Not time wise - but the fact that someone would decide that Linux Must become Mainstream!: "wellington wrote to mention a ZDNet blurb about a Gartner group study. Gartner indicates that 'mainstream' use of open source in IT environments may be 5 years away. From the article: 'Gartner's latest Linux 'hype cycle' report shows that open source is halfway to maturity but warns the biggest test will be whether it can demonstrate the necessary performance and security to function as a data centre server for mission-critical applications. Leading-edge businesses are generally still in the early stages of Linux deployments but Gartner expects increased commercialisation and improved storage and systems management for the operating system by the end of 2005, with Linux being used primarily for WebSphere and infrastructure applications on mainframes and web services on blades and racks.

Firefox blighted by unpatched bug! So it is not all Sweets and Roses in the other camps, either!: "

IE-style security flap hits alternative browser

Security researchers have discovered an unpatched vulnerability in Firefox that might be used to crash vulnarable systems. Hackers might also use the security bug to trick surfers into running malicious code by simply fooling them into visiting a maliciously constructed website.…

Can you beleieve what type of Cheap phone the designated for this venture? ROKR: the World’s First Mobile Phone with iTunes: "Apple, Motorola and Cingular Wireless today announced the availability of the world’s first mobile phone with iTunes, enabling music lovers to transfer up to 100 of their favorite songs from the iTunes jukebox on their Mac or PC to their mobile phone. [Sep 07, 2005]"

(Via Apple Hot News.)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Motorola-built iPod Phone next week? Not worth looking at, say pundits: "

User interface is the problem, not the solution

It's been an open secret for a while now that Apple wasn't going to let Sony Ericsson's 'Walkman phone' become a market leader in the new market for a combined music/comms toy. Word on the street says that the new phone/player will be announced next week, Sept 7th.…


(Via The Register.)