Friday, March 14, 2008

The glow comes off the Linux worm for Wal-Mart

You've just got to take a lot of the crap blathered by a lot of IT pundits as face value: c-r-a-p, crap!

Take the brain dead, grossly under-powered Linux PC Wal-Mart had been supposedly selling for the past few.

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Some Good news on the OOXML front

Today, the US INCITS voted to approve the Open Office XML document format specification for fast-track approval to the ISO.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Windows Server 2008 as a workstation OS?


Actually, why not?

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The Popsicle Hack

It is always a good idea to take your daily dose of sensational headlines in the IT press with a grain of salt!

In the last couple of weeks, the blogosphere has been abuzz with news that (Microsoft’s) BitLocker drive partition encryption process was penetrated, and indeed, easily defeated.

My first thought upon reading the research document from a team including the esteemed Edward Felton, was that this was an attack more likely to occur in exotic situations, and/or against highly targeted victims.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pinnacle Systems MovieBox Plus review

I have been reviewing the Pinnacle Systems MovieBox Plus.

This is a hardware/software bundle containing the Pinnacle 510 hardware dongle, and the latest version of Pinnacle System’s award winning Studio video-editing software, Studio 11.

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Graffiti CMS

We are currently evaluating Graffiti CMS, another product from the excellent developer-focused firm, Telligent*.

We use Community Server here at However since we do not avail ourselves of the other powerful features of CS, moving to Graffiti for blogging alone will be 'a god thing'.

Props to Telligent for another hit!

*Telligent's main product is Community Server, which has powered for the past year. Telligent is also one company I wish Microsoft would purchase, since the ease of use of their products, and the fact that the products provide solutions for Microsoft technologies would, IMO, make it a good fit. Furthermore, they take tech support to the max, even for their free products.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Microsoft & Cisco....

When Microsoft and Cisco announced an agreement last year to co-ompete, people wondered if it was real or fluff.

I lauded the agreement as two giants letting their constituencies know what the planks in their relative platforms were. (Hey, it's the election season.)

Last week, the first fruits of the new arrangement was announced: the embedding of Windows Server 2008 into a line of WAAS appliances manufactured by Cisco.

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The Vista Capable lawsuit: How did we get here?

One of the most amazing things you see on a daily basis is good intentions waylaid by poor execution.

What is this lawsuit about: people buying bottom-of-the-heap systems and expecting it to perform as well as the HP Blackbird 002.

Or, like purchasing a Trabant and expecting it to perform as fast as Lewis Hamilton’s rig at the next FIA Formula One Grand Prix race.

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