Mobility Archives - Page 279

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

The hard realities of software licensing

The end of the four-year upgrade cycle is nigh.Friday marks the end of an era for many enterprise IT managers, when Microsoft's new Software Assurance program kicks in and they have to make

Published on: September 27th, 2001 Shane Schick

A model of virtual reality

I have come face-to-face with my virtual self. I want him to put some clothes on.With what may be one of the most compelling applications to hit the business-to-consumer e-commerce market since Web

Published on: September 26th, 2001 Shane Schick

A snowball’s chance in Dell

Nothing like a market meltdown to encourage co-operation.If the rumours are true that EMC is forming a channel relationship whereby Dell will resell its midrange Clariion storage systems, then the industry has finally

Published on: September 25th, 2001 Shane Schick

Pick it up and shake it

Handhelds that operate like Etch-a-Sketches? Now you're talking.A sincere happy birthday to Microsoft's research and development unit, which turns 10 years old today. At a celebration from its headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the

Published on: September 24th, 2001 Shane Schick


I predict that the next major Internet virus will be called Rekcus. That's right: "sucker" spelt backwards. Surely it only makes sense, after a week in which the Nimda worm brought down networks

Published on: September 21st, 2001 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Silence please (Sept. 14)If CA, MS or IBM didn't make their support known in some fashion, I suppose your ignorance of such behaviour would result in your being critical of them for

Published on: September 21st, 2001 Readers