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The MyDoom Effect: Crossing the Line into Terrorism

Last Thursday morning, the topic on the Today Show was the MyDoom worm. Matt Lauer, one of the show's two anchors, was interviewing an Internet expert and asked a question near and dear to my own heart: "Is this new virus cyberterrorism?" The expert said no, it was more like cyber vandalism. Clearly...

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The Big Picture: Choosing a Big-Screen TV

At this time of year in the United States we have a tradition: It is called Super Bowl Sunday. In this annual tradition, we spend prodigious sums of money to have an extremely large TV installed in our homes, have lots of friends over to watch a bunch of guys run up and down a big lawn, and then fai...

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Beyond Propaganda: Deploying Linux on the Desktop

Here in the United States, we are in the midst of regularly scheduled insanity where, as part of the process to elect our top government official, the party that opposes the current administration does its best to discredit all of its eligible candidates and then wonders why a sitting president is a...

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Reading Between the Lines: Secrets of CES 2004

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas every year is perhaps the most exciting show for the technology enthusiast to attend. There were several high-profile announcements made during the show -- and some were only made to a select number of analysts. Perhaps the biggest public announc...

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Setting Precedent for the Next Decade: Big Battles of 2004

As the market starts ramping up for what is likely to be a resurgence in IT spending and a mass attack on the consumer by every technology company on the planet, there will be a few key battles to watch this year. Some will go a long way toward defining the rest of the decade. For starters, the tech...

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2004: A Few New Year’s Resolutions for Others

Making a set of New Year's resolutions for myself is certainly helpful but generally not nearly as much fun as making them for others. The year 2003 has been a time of change. It has brought a lot of exciting new experiences for me, and, frankly, I'd like fewer of them in 2004. It is at this time of...

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Building the Perfect PC: Blade Computing Arrives on the Desktop

Through much of the year I hear complaints about personal computers -- whether they are running Windows or the relatively rare alternatives. These complaints are typically about systems reliability, the costs resulting from migrating employees to new hardware, the cost associated with new employees ...

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If Microsoft Changed, Would Anyone Notice?

I spent the middle part of last week at Microsoft headquarters. For the first time in a long while, I saw an energy that few firms I've covered or worked for have been able to match. It struck me that most of the folks who disagree with my perspective about Microsoft are thinking of the company the ...

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Linux, China, HP, Apple and Other ‘Outside the Box’ Stories

Last week was looking relatively uneventful until I got a copy of SCO CEO Darl McBride's "Open Letter" in which he argues that the Linux GPL is unconstitutional. Now, for some of you, you red-lined the letter and spent the next several hours posting your pronounced disagreement with this position to...

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MSN vs. AOL: The Battle That Never Was

We are a few days from the launch of the new MSN, so it seems appropriate to take a look back at the history of this property to get a better sense of what really didn't happen. Back in 1995, I was working for Dataquest where I made an aggressive prediction about how many users would adopt Windows 9...

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The Future of Transparent Computing: A Comdex Wrap-Up

I spent several days at Comdex last week. If you were there -- and you work as a systems builder, a parts vendor or an analyst -- Comdex was a great show. If you work as an IT executive, you were probably disappointed because the show set IT expectations that it didn't fulfill. As usual, rumors were...

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Innovation Loses If Open Source Wins

One of the things I have to do on a regular basis is what-if analysis. In this kind of analysis, you make the assumption that something that is possible actually happens, you describe the future world that results, and then you develop a strategy to deal with that outcome. It's actually quite a bit ...

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Apple, Linux and Microsoft: Losing the Religion

While I was at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference last month, I finished Merrill R. Chapman's book In Search of Stupidity. In the book, from the perspective of an insider, he lays out the mistakes other companies have made to contribute inadvertently to the dominance of Microsoft....

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Microsoft’s Developer Conference: Measuring the Impact of Windows Longhorn

Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is a relatively unique event in the industry. Unlike other conferences of its type, this one is largely staffed by Microsoft programmers -- the same kind of people who generally attend these things. People tend to connect better with those who are...

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My Conversations with Linux Zealots

In my column last week -- Pros, Priests and Zealots: The Three Faces of Linux -- I divided the folks who have been writing to me about Linux into three groups. The most controversial statement I made in that column was a comment about the last group: I wrote that I was having trouble differentiating...

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Pros, Priests and Zealots: The Three Faces of Linux

I've begun to see parallels between Microsoft's image problem and my own view of the Linux community. Much as the Linux community sees just one aspect of Microsoft, the bad one, I tend to see just one aspect of the Linux community. Generally speaking, our view of a person, initiative or company ofte...

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Zen and the Art of Being Happy with Microsoft

It might surprise you to know that, by survey, Microsoft has about 120 million happy customers. I'm guessing that, if you are reading this column, you probably aren't one of them. You might also be surprised to know that Microsoft surveys as one of the most-trusted vendors in the industry, and you l...

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Apple, Linux and BSD: The ‘Other’ Platforms

I spend a lot of time listening to lots of folks complain that they don't have a choice, that big, bad Microsoft has come in and made their lives a living hell and that someone should do something about it. If you are one of those folks, today is your lucky day. I'm going to start telling you how to...

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Indemnification and Linux Insanity

Recently, a letter from the Linux community to SCO supposedly addressed the concerns SCO has created in the industry about open-source software. However, the letter fails to accomplish its apparent goals and, in my opinion, increases SCO's short-term chances of successfully getting funding from larg...

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Linux, Microsoft and the 64-Bit Decade

Linux remains overmatched in the 32-bit world on the desktop. There is just too large a base of Windows users and related applications for Linux to dominate the market in a reasonable period of time. However, transitions breed change, and the industry is about to take a big step into the 64-bit worl...

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