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Transmeta’s immunity challenge

By the time we reach Chapter 14, Robinson Crusoe has nearly reached his limit.Hungry, drenched from the endless rains and tired of fending off cannibals, he contemplates his 24th year on a remote

Published on: October 17th, 2001 Shane Schick

Cereal killer

Earlier this summer, around 3,000 enterprise customers of Novell's NetWare software got cereal boxes from Microsoft in the mail marked "Microsoft Server Crunch." Presumably it was to become the breakfast of IT champions,

Published on: October 16th, 2001 Shane Schick

Birth of a salesman

Every now and then a keynote speaker comes along who not only risks being honest but has the confidence to carry it off. Mark Holleran, the turnaround expert who was brought in to

Published on: October 15th, 2001 Shane Schick

The cost of privacy

Scott McNealy wants to know who I am, but I'm not sure I want him to.At an industry event in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, Sun Microsystems Inc.'s CEO announced his support for a

Published on: October 12th, 2001 Geoffrey Downey

Letters to the editor

Re: Notes on e-mailI don't often write to publications but I read your editorial and laughed! I also remember the early days of email and the goofy conversations with co-workers.But I've noticed something

Published on: October 12th, 2001 Readers

Flash in the PAN

The world gets smaller every day. Just consider the personal-area network (PAN). Through cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), e-mail pagers and laptop computers, soon we'll all be able to plug into IT

Published on: October 12th, 2001 John Saunders

The 210 million-hit wonder

About 10 years ago, an unusual advertisement started appearing in all sorts of magazines depicting a cemetery littered with brand names. The tombstones were mostly in the shape of well-known consumer products, and

Published on: October 11th, 2001 Shane Schick

OS/2: Never say die

What would happen if a company developed an operating system that offered stability, impressive performance and a long-term lifecycle?They'd quietly kill it off, of course.This has been the sad story of OS/2, which

Published on: October 10th, 2001 Shane Schick

Licence to ill

Microsoft has long asked its customers this question: Where do you want to go today? Last week, as the company's new software licensing program kicked in, customers told Microsoft where it could go.On

Published on: October 9th, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: The kids aren't alright (Oct. 4)Thank you for expressing out loud what myself and a few other parents that we know are saying concerning the current student's "research" trend at our schools.

Published on: October 5th, 2001 Readers

The Grapes of Roth

Frank Dunn is sweating in a hot seat that should feel like a throne.Less than 24 hours after Nortel's CFO was named the surprise successor to outgoing Nortel chief executive John Roth, Dunn

Published on: October 3rd, 2001 Shane Schick

Bankruptcy begins @Home

Mitsubishi's a part of it, though Sony reportedly stays out. The top eight banks in the world are all supposedly members, as are a number of trading companies. Now that Excite@Home has filed

Published on: October 1st, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: The hard realities of software licensing (Sept. 27)I would just like to note that there is always the option of not upgrading at all but sticking with what works. If a current

Published on: September 28th, 2001 Readers

Who moved my “E”s?

There has always been a Rule of Three for measuring impacts on popular culture and it goes something like this. If it happens twice, it's a fad. If it happens three times, it's

Published on: September 28th, 2001 Shane Schick

Novell enters i-Planet’s orbit

Score one for the underdog. Just two weeks ago, Novell Inc. won Yahoo's stamp of approval for its directory server technology, which will become the default directory for the latter's corporate portal services.That's

Published on: September 28th, 2001 John Saunders