1. Editor's Note: New Columnist Tackles Tech 2. Today's Top Story - Hands On: New VMware Releases Present Upgrade Dilemma 3. Breaking News - UBS Trial Aftermath: Even Great Security Can't Protect You From The Insider - UBS Trial Aftermath: Top 10 Tips For A Successful Postmortem - Opinion: Companies Failing To Protect Against Insider Threat From Software Developers - Yahoo, Sony BMG Offer DRM-Free Music - U.S. Adults Warming Up To Podcasts - SCO Claims IBM Tampered With Crucial Trial Evidence - Now It's A Quad-Core War - Google Profit Doubles In Quarter - Researcher Developing Anti-RFID Device - Motorola To Embed Yahoo Services In Mobile Phones 4. Grab Bag - Dual-Booting Windows And Linux The Easy Way (Linux.com Videos) - Security Geek Fired By Suits For Doing His Job? (ITToolbox Blogs) - VW Rabbit Wardriving Commercial (YouTube) 5. In Depth - Microsoft Spells Out Terms For Windows XP, 2000 Users Upgrading To Vista - Microsoft Says Vista To Allow Google Search Engine - Microsoft's 4Q Revenues Jump, But Legal Costs Squeeze Profits - Microsoft 'Principles' Raise Windows Live Fairness Issues - Microsoft Will Invest $900 M In Vista, Office 2007 Sales And Marketing In FY '07 - Microsoft Exec: Vista Slip Could Mean $200 To $400 Million Hit 6. Voice Of Authority - Intel Makes Branding Gamble With 'Leap Ahead' And Core 2 Duo 7. White Papers - IDC White Paper: The Next Wave Of Server Deployments 8. Get More Out Of InformationWeek 9. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription
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1. Editor's Note: New Columnist Tackles Tech
New columnist Eric Hall adds a much more technical voice to InformationWeek. Eric is a hands-on network specialist whose focus (so far—we're giving Eric freedom to write on whatever he thinks is most important) has been on how to keep your servers humming.
In his latest contribution, Eric takes a look at VMware, virtualization technology designed to allow users to run multiple operating environments without running multiple hardware systems. Eric describes some of the problems he had deciding which VMware product to use, difficulties getting the software up and running, and how he overcame those problems. He also takes a glance at VMware's newest product, ESX 3.0, with new features targeted for data center installations.
You can find all of Eric's articles (by "all," I mean "all two of them" as of now, although of course we're looking forward to seeing more of him) on his authors page. He also contributes regularly to the InformationWeek Weblog.
Eric has had a broad, 20-year career in IT: He managed a regional network for a multinational corporation, served as lab director for InformationWeek sister magazine Network Computing, consulted big business, worked for a Silicon Valley startup, and founded his own startups. We're pleased to have him in our bullpen of writers—in particular, he serves as a nice complement to Fred Langa (see Fred's author page).
By the way—did you know about our authors page? You can see photos of most of our writers, get a bit of biography for each of them, find contact information, and keep up to date on all their articles—including subscribing to an RSS feed for each individual author. You can even go to the authors page for this ugly sonofagun—what'd they put his picture on the site for, are they trying to break people's monitors?
Write me if you want to recommend a good plastic surgeon or have anything else to say—but don't expect an answer soon. I'm going on vacation any minute now. Back in a couple of weeks. But don't worry, the site will keep running without me, in the capable hands of my colleagues. You won't even notice I'm gone. You unfeeling brutes, you.
Hands On: New VMware Releases Present Upgrade Dilemma VMware's virtual machine technology lets users run multiple operating environments without running multiple hardware systems. Our columnist describes the configuration that worked for him, the options he tried getting there, and what's coming up from VMware.
Now It's A Quad-Core War A day after Intel said it'll pack four CPUs onto a processor by year's end, AMD executives said AMD will demonstrate its own quad-core chip in the next six months and launch it in mid-2007.
Google Profit Doubles In Quarter Second-quarter net income rose to $721 million, compared with the year-earlier quarter's $343 million. International sales were particularly strong.
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Security Geek Fired By Suits For Doing His Job? (ITToolbox Blogs) A security director is fired by executive management after the company is broken into by thieves, who made off with nearly $100 K in equipment. The security director had previously recommended safety measures that would've prevented the theft, but they were shot down by those same executives. Who should've been fired in this story?
VW Rabbit Wardriving Commercial (YouTube) A couple of Generation Z geeks cruise around in their VW Rabbit, looking for an open Wi-Fi signal. Hilarity ensues. All right, not hilarity, but a chuckle for sure. The laugh at the end of the commercial is what makes it.
Microsoft Exec: Vista Slip Could Mean $200 To $400 Million Hit Company CFO Chris Liddell says a slip in Vista's release to Q2 2007 would cost the company hundreds of millions, but it's unclear whether the estimated loss includes some of the planned sales and marketing money—estimated at $900 million total for fiscal 2007.
6. Voice Of Authority
Intel Makes Branding Gamble With 'Leap Ahead' And Core 2 Duo Darrell Dunn says: The next year will determine if Intel's processor portfolio overhaul of the past few weeks will successfully put the brakes on rival Advanced Micro Devices' market share assault of the past two years. But AMD executives believe Intel has again made a big error in giving up positions of strength by abandoning two of the most well-known brands in the technology industry: Intel Inside and Pentium.
7. White Papers
IDC White Paper: The Next Wave Of Server Deployments Discover the choices available as new combinations of hardware platforms and operating systems are brought into the server marketplace. Learn about the partnership between processor vendors, ISVs, and channel partners to build systems that can be rapidly deployed, easily managed, and quickly adapted to business conditions.
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