Tuesday, February 25, 2003
4 Years Ago: Be Offering Free OS To PC Makers
Former Apple Computer executive Jean Louis Gassee is attempting to thwart Microsoft's sway with PC manufacturers by offering Be's own software for free, with the condition that the OEM (original equipment maker) configures the machine so that the BeOS is an initial interface choice a user sees when the computer is turned on.
Apple Releases Mac OS X Server 10.2.4
Apple today released Mac OS X Server 10.2.4, which "delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: AFP, SMB and NFS file services, DHCP, NetBoot, Open Directory, QuickTime Streaming Server, Sendmail and Workgroup Manager."
Job No. 1 For Apple: Find A Parade And Get In Front Of It
Apple's commitment to open source is nice, but it must lead if its business is to thrive in the free software future.
Stuck On StickyBrain: Info-Clutter Organizer Extraordinaire
StickyBrain has an organic, imprecise feeling that should appeal to people who don't want to work with orderly fields and grids or whose personal data doesn't fit neatly into a linear set up. I see StickyBrain as a tool for those of us (particularly those who shy away from scripting) who want to customize the way we interact with our data, but who need a free-flowing environment that requires minimal setup, that respects our short attention spans, and that doesn't spit up all over when we make mistakes.
QUOTE ME : As Scott Rosenberg says, "a quote is a dangerous thing in untrained hands!"
QUOTE ME : Slate compares the two headlines...
BUSH ON ECONOMY: SADDAM MUST BE OVERTHROWN (The Onion, October 2002)
KEY TO DOMESTIC AGENDA COULD BE VICTORY IN IRAQ (New York Times, yesterday)
Lovgate.C Worm Crawls Across Web
The worm is primarily affecting users of Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express e-mail programs. It can propagate itself through Outlook e-mail, but recipients may be users of any e-mail program.