Thursday, September 21, 2006

HP's Hurd knew of spying campaign ... Munich begins Linux migration

Today's IT News Audio Update
Hewlett-Packard's CEO could become implicated in the spying scandal at the company ... BenQ Mobile is closing down a handset facility in Taiwan ... AOL is inviting users to test a new version of its search engine


News: Report: Hurd knew of planned deception campaign
News: Munich begins Linux replacement of Windows
News: IBM unveils new tape virtualization engine
News: Novell faces delisting from Nasdaq
Opinion: Stay tuned. We will be right back after these.
ITwhirled: Spice up your e-mail sig


Report: Hurd knew of planned deception campaign
Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Hurd knew of plans for a disinformation campaign designed to find the source of leaks from boardroom discussions, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Munich begins Linux replacement of Windows
Munich has begun its migration to Linux on the desktop, a year later than planned and nearly three years since the city announced its move to open source software.

IBM unveils new tape virtualization engine
IBM Corp. is unveiling Thursday a new virtual tape drive management system for mainframes that compares to similar technology introduced last spring by rival Sun Microsystems Inc.

Novell faces delisting from Nasdaq
Novell Inc. has confirmed the receipt of a notice from the Nasdaq stock market warning that its shares will be delisted from the exchange after the software company delayed filing its most recent quarterly report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Dunn to 'set the record straight' in HP case
Embattled Hewlett-Packard Co. chairman Patricia Dunn told an appreciative audience in San Francisco Wednesday night that she looks forward to the opportunity to "set the record straight" regarding allegations that she oversaw an internal investigation of the company which may have broken the law.

Symantec on the attack over Vista security features
When Windows Vista ships next year, customers might have a tougher time getting their security software to work properly, executives from Symantec Corp. said Wednesday.

Qualcomm sees wireless device boom
A perfect storm is brewing in wireless communications, which may soon boom like the PC business did in the 1990s as the Web took off, a Qualcomm Inc. executive said Wednesday.

Security vendors SecureWorks, LURHQ merge
Managed security services companies SecureWorks Inc. and LURHQ Corp. have merged. The combined company is known as SecureWorks and is based in Atlanta. SecureWorks chief executive Mike Cote remains as chief executive officer (CEO) and former LURHQ CEO Tony Prince will be executive vice president responsible for product development.


Stay tuned. We will be right back after these.
By Sean McGrath

Some time ago I upgraded my satellite TV service to include the ability to record programs very easily via an integrated hard disk. In effect my satellite receiving box became a computer known as a Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

In the intervening period between then and now I have become a significantly less useful individual to TV advertisers. Here is why this is so ...


Spice up your e-mail sig
Whether you're talking about specific programming languages or overall concepts, these epigrams are good for insight and for spicing up your e-mail sig. Probably the only collection of programming-related quotes to contain one from Flannery O'Connor.

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