Profile of Michael Singer
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Articles by Michael Singer
posted in May 2007
Is Microsoft suffering from developer show burnout? -- or -- does the rescheduling suggest that it will it be a long time before Microsoft's "next wave of platform technologies" is ready?
The company's Office collaboration and document management tool gains some stature with the military's 5015.2 seal of approval.
The seven-year agreement includes desktops, workstations, blade PCs, servers, and printers.
So Nicholas Negroponte accuses Intel and others of pricing him out of some contracts that would have otherwise gone to his One Laptop Per Child plan? Shocked? You shouldn't be. This is a highly competitive market, after all.
The company says its 4.7-GHz dual-core processor could process a download of the entire iTunes catalog in 60 seconds.
The database company expects the deal to trump SAP by establishing its own product lifecycle management software for Oracle and Siebel customers.
Apple has one. So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is dedicated to spreading the gospel of St. Linus Torvalds and St. Richard Stallman. But does anyone really worship the Gods of Redmond?
Isn't it nice to know that while the world's richest man may have his mind sharply focused on the future, he also wastes time on the same Web sites as you?
Sun Microsystems is set to embrace a more open source future, but will it do so with the help of a software layer that "doesn't matter if Solaris or Linux is underneath?"
Keep your eye on this acquisition. It could be a turning point of Adobe's plans to build a services strategy, not to mention saving your mailman's back and kill off that 110-page L.L. Bean catalog.
Perhaps Dr. Ruiz and company should advertise it as "Turion... it's not your father's Core 2 Duo, and that is a good thing."