Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Publishing in China

Google and My Red Flag

Very interesting insite into a) how Google and other Tech firms do business in China and b) how one author came up with his answer to publishing in a land of censorship.

Steve Jobs' Magic Kingdom

Steve Jobs' Magic Kingdom

Excellent (long) artical on the rise and fall (and rise again) of Steve Jobs with respect to Pixar and Disney.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Linux vs Microsoft: Has Linux's time come?

LXer: Linux not standing in wait as Microsoft sinks its own ship

Interesting article that presents some different ideas on why Microsoft might have to start worrying about Linux and other "competitors".

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wine starts to catch XP!

BenchMark-0.9.5 - The Official Wine Wiki

I'm impressed! They're a little selective on the tests (old versions of 3DMark, etc) which means the benchmarks aren't necessarily giving current APIs (DirectX 9, etc) a real work-out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Neat: VGA Adapter for your PDA/Smartphone!

All you need is an SDIO slot and away you go!
Possibly quite handy if you don't want to lug a laptop AND a project around for PowerPoint presentations.

Shame it's only 640x480...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

"Most Vulnerable OS"

A number of sites are reporting this CERT article as pointing out that Linux/Unix had more vulnerabilities reported in 2005 than Windows did.

The point they're missing, is how many vulnerabilities are 3rd Party apps and how many are core OS? I know this is very hard to define for Linux/Unix, since so many of the apps shipped on the install CD/DVDs are 3rd party and have always been. Unlike the various Windows OS distributions, which have very few 3rd party apps.

Just my2c, people really should think a little and do some analysis of their own...