Content posted in July 2005
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Dialing For Dollars
Commentary  |  7/5/2005  | 
An awful lot of people -- including yours truly -- assume that when the dust settles in the smartphone market, Linux will either dominate its competitors or at least claim a handsome share of the spoils. Are we dealing in reality here, or is Linux strolling into a war zone armed with little more than its own delusions of grandeur?
RFID Deluge
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
Companies that plan to track their physical assets using RFID tags can successfully navigate the technology's treacherous waters -- if they're smart.
Opinion: Mozilla's Update Policy Leaves Users In The Dark
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
The Mozilla Foundation says it has no plans to introduce scheduled patch releases or automatic updates for Firefox. This stance does a major disservice to Firefox users, some of whom may not realize an important security patch is available until it's too late.
Letters To The Editor
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
The Best Way To Find Out About Open Source: Roll Up Your Sleeves
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
There are no shortcuts when it comes to making a decision about whether to use open-source software. The good news is that IT managers don't have to endure cringe-worthy sales pitches or marketing materials when weighing their open-source options. Instead, open source allows IT professionals to go straight to the source to help them judge the merits of a particular application. Making a smart choice about open source depends upon your knowledge of the open-source community and how well you know
The Big Picture: Consumer Tech Will Change Business
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
We have a lot to learn from the business-to-consumer tech world.
Secret CIO: Privacy Smart And Customer Stupid
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
It would be a wonderful world if common sense were more common.
The Good, The Bad, The Microsoft
Commentary  |  7/1/2005  | 
It has been another Microsoft week in desktop computing news -- and The World's Largest Software Company and Legend In It's Own Mind didn't even hold one of those week-long infomercials it's thrown so many of this spring. (We've had the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, the CEO Summit, the Management Summit, and most recently TechEd, to name just those I can remember at the moment.)
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