- A Very Chrome-y Christmas - Interesting review, an indication of what we may be using in the future.
- Microsoft Wins Largest Federal Contract for Cloud - But was Google allowed to compete?
- Infor offering 15% referral fee for anonymous referrals - Is this move astute or naive?
- 10 reasons to dump an iPad - A bunch of good reasons.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
- Java: Nothing Without The Community - Can Java flourish without deep community stewardship? See this too.
- Big Brotheresque App Kills Your Automotive Anonymity - Interesting use of data, but not sure I like the loss of privacy.
Friday, December 17, 2010
- 2010: The year open-source went invisible - It has gone mainstream and is even a pre-requisite in some markets.
- Oracle Apps on EC2 - You could do it on your own before, easier now.
- Pirate or buy DRM? - Not a fan of DRM it would seem.
- Netflix lessons from using AWS - Also read this for why they switched.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
- Microsoft: A big ship at crossroads; What else is new? - I don't think there is any question they'll survive, the titanic references are off, but will they flourish in the new markets?
- Oracle and Apple Announce OpenJDK Project for OSX - I missed this when it was announced, but is great news.
- Oracle mobile Java licensing suit boomerangs - Can't we all just get along? This this also.
- Oracle Announces Oracle Cloud Office and Oracle Open Office 3.3 - It is great that it is "announced", but they previewed it at Open World. Where can we actually see it? Only mention is in the datasheet where it says to call to get a demo account. Not looking for mass adoption I guess.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
links for 2010-12-14: IBM's Watson to play Jeopardy; FreeBSD on EC2; Data on Hudson/Kohsuke; Open data
- IBM’s “Watson” Computing System to Challenge All Time Greatest Jeopardy! Champions - This should be entertaining and interesting to watch.
- FreeBSD on Amazon EC2 - I'm somewhat surprised it has taken this long!
- Hudson's Secret: Kohsuke - Eduardo offers some insight into a fantastic developer. But also shows a great example of visualizing data. Love it!
- Make Data Dance - Another great article on generating value and intelligence from data. And kudos to the Bill Gates Foundation for requiring that data from projects they fund be open.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
links for 2010-12-11: Oracle 'anti-competitive'; Linux on SPARC; McNealy Speaks; Air Force bans removable media
- Oracle 'anti-competitive,' customers dissatisfied - I don't think it takes a report for people to see what Oracle's business practices are like, but how far is a company supposed to go to be "competitive"? Isn't the objective to beat the competition? Wouldn't other companies do similar things if they had the same opportunity? Customers need to vote with their pocketbooks.
- Oracle to port Linux to SPARC - It makes sense. Oracle wants customers to buy from Oracle regardless of the product the customer wants.
- McNealy on Sun and open-source - A good read, great to hear Scott talk.
- US Air Force bans removable media - I'm surprised it wasn't already banned.