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November 13, 2008  12:05 PM

Overheard: The Microsoft Operations Framework is ITIL-lite



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ITIL, Microsoft, Microsoft Operations Framework, Technology

niel-nickolaisen2.jpg The Microsoft Operations Framework? I call it ITIL-lite. Same idea of a set of best practices but...

November 7, 2008  2:08 PM

Overheard: Browser wars, mobile-style



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
browser, Fennec, mozilla, Technology

baby-fennec-fox.jpg With the iPhone, Apple showed how to surf the Web on the small screen. Now, it seems, a modern...


October 28, 2008  2:15 PM

Overheard: AJAX, ARAX, APAX, APhpAX, etc.



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Ajax, APAX, APhpAX, Arax, Microsoft, Silverlight

ben-galbraith-bw.jpg If this [ARAX] is about using Silverlight to host client-side browser scripting in Ruby, it's...


October 22, 2008  3:34 PM

Overheard: Where do you keep your honeypot?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
botnets, honeypot, Malware, Microsoft

john_markoff.jpg The door to the room simply reads “the lab.” Inside are racks of hundreds of processors and terabytes...


October 1, 2008  2:13 PM

Overheard: Who does Microsoft view as its competitors?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
3-D, Jeff Bussgang, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

jeff_bussgang.jpg Interestingly, he [Ballmer] identified his top competitors as Google, Apple and Linux.  Secondary foes included IBM, Oracle, Amazon and SAP.Jeff Bussgang,


September 30, 2008  1:12 PM

Overheard: Google Chrome and the principle of least privilege



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Google Chrome, Malware, Programming

g_andrew_duthie.jpg The most important reason for limiting the security privileges your code requires to run is to reduce...


September 22, 2008  1:02 PM

Overheard: Windows 7 is just Vista with new shade of lipstick



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Microsoft, Technology, Windows 7

sjvn_with_dog.jpg Microsoft really is losing it. I can't help but notice that the evil empire keeps making one business...


September 17, 2008  7:12 PM

Overheard: Excuse me, is that a supercomputer under your desk?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cray, Microsoft, supercomputer

cray_cx1.jpg The CX1 is Cray's new personal supercomputer. The unit is small -- it's meant to fit beside a desk -- and it can be...


September 4, 2008  1:09 PM

Overheard: Chrome is a do-over



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Browsers, Google, Google Chrome, Steven Levy, Technology

steven_levy.gif In the coming era of cloud computing, the Web will be much more than just a means of delivering content —...


September 3, 2008  10:36 AM

Overheard: Chrome is the foundation for a cloud OS



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Browsers, Google, Google Chrome, Mozilla Weave, Sam Johnston

sam_johnston.jpg Chrome is effectively a Cloud Operating Environment in the same way that early releases of Windows were...


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