News: Infosys to become first Indian company in Nasdaq-100
News: New type of memory chip may replace flash, HDD
News: Lower cost rivals challenge VMware lead
News: Project checks Java code for security bugs
Opinion: Bring out the tinfoil hats
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ITwhirled: Coding horror: Stop developer-designed UIs now
Infosys to become first Indian company in Nasdaq-100
When the Nasdaq stock market opens next Monday, Indian outsourcer Infosys Technologies Ltd. will become the first Indian company to be included in its prestigious list of top-100 companies.
New type of memory chip may replace flash, HDD
Flash memory and hard-disk drives could face a challenge from a new chip technology, dubbed phase-change memory, being developed by a group of companies led by IBM Corp.
Lower cost rivals challenge VMware lead
Virtual Iron Inc. and XenSource Inc. both are introducing new virtualization software to undercut on price the dominant player in the field, VMware Inc.
Project checks Java code for security bugs
Fortify Software Inc. and the FindBugs project have launched a free service that will scan open-source Java software for bugs in the code.
Sun goes multilingual with Java SE 6
Over two years in the making, Sun Microsystems Inc. is due to release the latest version of its Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) software Monday, placing particular emphasis on the application development platform's support for other scripting languages.
Vista to benefit partners more than Microsoft
A new IDC report on the impact of Windows Vista on the industry claims Microsoft Corp.'s business partners stand to benefit more financially from the OS than Microsoft itself will in 2007.
Fujitsu Siemens offers SAN bundle for small businesses
Following a similar move by Hewlett-Packard Co., Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH plans to announce a packaged storage area network (SAN) product on Thursday aimed at small and medium-size businesses.
LG.Philips subpoenaed in LCD competition probe
First it was chips, now it's LCDs (liquid crystal displays). Authorities around the globe are investigating possible anticompetitive conduct in the LCD industry, according to activity at LG.Philips LCD Co. Ltd. offices.
Mozilla ships developer release of Firefox 3.0
Mozilla Corp. has hit an early milestone on the road to the next version of its open-source browser, but the final product is still a year away, developers say.
Bring out the tinfoil hats
By Dan Blacharski
Many schools and college campuses have been using WiFi technology to allow students to have broader and easier access to the Internet. The technology seems to be everywhere. Airports are giving travelers access, and you can even get it at coffeehouses, so you can log on and check your email while you're swilling down your morning coffee. Hospitals are taking advantage of the technology to permit caregivers to have access to computerized patient records at each bedside. I have to admit, my ancient Windows 95 laptop doesn't have WiFi, but I can see the attraction.
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Coding horror: Stop developer-designed UIs now
One of the commonly cited problems with open source software is that it tends to be built to the tastes of developers, not the public at large. To see why that might be a concern, check out the horror show that is the wGetGUI.