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February 26, 2008  11:03 PM

Could Air lack security substance?

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Adobe, air, Security

I like the idea of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). As such, I think Adobe Air could be truly great as a way of bringing together the idea of web-based server computing with the rich UI of the PC graphical user interface. I am concerned, however. RIAs allow access to the client device in a way...

February 20, 2008  7:04 PM

Software needs a money-back guarantee

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Adobe, Apple, McAfee, Microsoft, Symatec

I'm really glad the National Consumer Council has asked the Office of Fair Trading to look at the preposterous end user licence agreement of big software providers including Adobe, Apple, McAfee, Microsoft and...

January 22, 2008  12:01 AM

Why pirate when there’s so much free stuff out there

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Adobe, BSA, IBM, Microsoft, MySQL, Software piracy

An IDC study for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has highlighted the cost of software piracy to the UK economy. 27% of installed PC software is unlicensed; a 10% reduction in piracy would contribute £4.5 billion to the UK economy, according to the...

October 10, 2007  8:04 PM

Who benefits from a rich Internet?

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.NET, Adobe, browser-based, Flex, Microsoft, ria

Now there is an interesting move taking place in the industry at the moment and it concerns browser-based computing. Earlier this week I was speaking to Greg Gianforte, CEO and founder of Rightnow Technologies, a provider of hosted CRM. Rightnow has spent...

October 3, 2007  10:09 PM

Office users get serious alternatives

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Adobe, Buzzword, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft

Along with the news that Microsoft is going online with Office Live Workspace, Adobe looks like it has made a smart acquisition earlier this week. Adobe has purchased the Buzzword word processor. Buzzword is a web-based, collaborative word processor built on the Adobe Flash platform, including...

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