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Ubuntu Linux Gets Social with 10.04 Beta Available Now

"Lucid Lynx" is the codename given to Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 10.04, now in beta, which adds social networking features and a new look to the popular Linux distribution. A final release is due April 29, the company said.

Written by David Coursey24 March 10 07:17

New W3C CEO Is the Web's Top Diplomat

In becoming CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, Dr. Jeff Jaffe brings a resume filled with jobs that required building partnerships and finding consensus. Such business and personal skills will be critical for success in Jaffe's new job heading a standards body.

Written by David Coursey09 March 10 10:41

HP touts Flash as killer app against Apple's iPad

What will HP's Slate Tablet have that Apple's iPad won't? It's Adobe Flash, a key Internet technology that HP is touting as the key difference between the two platforms. And, HP is right, though how Flash support will translate into sales remains to be seen.

Written by David Coursey10 March 10 07:10

Google or not, the desktop PC remains relevant

Google ad sales boss John Herlihy yesterday told an audience in Dublin that smartphones are on their way to replacing desktop computers. This is fine, except that he's wrong.

Written by David Coursey05 March 10 12:38

Oracle-Sun Merger Could Benefit Small Business

Small business has reason the cheer Oracle's acquisition of Sun, now that it appears OpenOffice.org and MySQL look to do well--perhaps better--under new ownership.

Written by David Coursey01 Feb. 10 07:05

How to protect ourselves from Chinese cyberwarriors

Better user education might have played a role in stopping the apparent Chinese cyberattack on American businesses. Once targeted employees clicked on a link in an e-mail or instant message, however, most current security technology was defenseless.

Written by David Coursey16 Jan. 10 08:01

Six reasons to not like Google's Nexus One

Google's new Nexus One smartphone is not an iPhone killer. It may not even be a Droid killer, but it may be Google's first serious and most public misstep. Basically, the Nexus One is a somewhat faster Droid with a somewhat better screen.

Written by David Coursey07 Jan. 10 04:34

Apple Tablet Could Attract Business Users

Sure, it's a consumer product, but Apple's rumored tablet computer could popularize the slate form factor for business, too.

Written by David Coursey30 Dec. 09 08:40

Apple tablet could attract business users

Apple's presumed tablet computer may be more than a breakthrough consumer device. It may also - finally - make tablets a standard part of the business computing arsenal.

Written by David Coursey29 Dec. 09 09:21

Android for business? 5 reasons to think again

Businesses considering Android as a corporate handset standard should consider the decision carefully, because it may prove hard to justify later on.

Written by David Coursey22 Dec. 09 04:58

New Facebook privacy choices help business users

Facebook's new privacy controls make it easy for users to present different information to business contacts and personal friends, but only if the user is willing to accept the added complexity involved in doing so. It's not difficult, but requires time and thought.

Written by David Coursey15 Dec. 09 06:52

Google makes it easier for news sites to opt-out

In what will be seen as a concession to media baron Rupert Murdoch, Google has made it easier for news sites -such as those Murdoch controls - to opt-out of Google News.

Written by David Coursey03 Dec. 09 07:51

Sidekick data restoration still not underway

By the time lost Sidekick data reappears, will anybody care? Of course, but the longer it takes Microsoft to restore data lost Oct. 5 in a massive server crash, the less the data is worth.

Written by David Coursey20 Oct. 09 04:13

Amazon's 1984 Kindle credit: thank you, Big Brother!

There are things that should be left enough alone and Amazon's Orwellian removal of the book "Nineteen Eighty-Four" from Kindle e-readers is one of them. Orwell would have gotten a kick out of this, yet Amazon seems to miss the humor in it.

Written by David Coursey05 Sept. 09 03:47
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