Thursday, April 12, 2007
Vonage CEO resigns, cost-cutting moves planned ... IBM designs stackable chips
News: Vonage CEO resigns, cost-cutting moves planned
News: Microsoft's top lawyer happy with Vista Ready info
News: IBM will stack chips for more efficient processing
News: Sony plans OLED TV launch this year
Windows Tip: Troubleshooting Group Policy processing on terminal servers
ITwhirled: Killjoy eggheads debunk Joan of Arc rib
Podcast: Less spam coming from China ... Microsoft doubts reported Word vulnerabilities ... IBM designs stackable chips
Vonage CEO resigns, cost-cutting moves planned
Vonage Holdings Corp. CEO Michael Snyder resigned, the company said Thursday, at the same time announcing plans to cut its costs by $140 million.
Microsoft's top lawyer happy with Vista Ready info
Microsoft Corp.'s top lawyer said Thursday that he is happy with the information the company provided about its Vista operating system, and its compatibility with existing PCs, ahead of the software's launch in January this year.
IBM will stack chips for more efficient processing
IBM Corp. announced plans on Thursday to build smaller, more efficient chips by stacking a processor on top of its memory or power components, then drilling holes through the chips to connect them.
Sony plans OLED TV launch this year
Sony Corp. hopes to steal a lead on its rivals this year by launching televisions that use OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays, it said Thursday.
Time is running out for Windows XP
Microsoft will force PC makers to stop selling machines running XP by the end of this year, despite ongoing compatibility problems and demand for XP from users.
Oracle announces Siebel Wireless for BlackBerry
Enterprises using Oracle Corp.'s CRM software will be able to extend the application to workers with BlackBerry smartphones.
U.S. military plans to put Internet router in space
The U.S. military plans to test an Internet router in space, in a project that could also benefit civilian broadband satellite communications.
Microsoft, Google trade barbs on enterprise search
Officials of Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. traded comparisons of their enterprise search products to their rival's during a technology conference in San Francisco Wednesday.
Sophos: China fixing spam problem; U.S. is not
The amount of spam pumping out of China dropped precipitously in the first three months of 2007, security vendor Sophos PLC reported Wednesday. A year ago, computers in China were sending out 21.1 percent of all spam messages, but that number has steadily dropped over the past year, totalling just 7.5 percent in the most-recent quarter, Sophos said.
Troubleshooting Group Policy processing on terminal servers
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprises
Here's a tip concerning troubleshooting Group Policy application when you have Windows terminal servers on the back end of your Windows clients. User Configuration policy settings will usually be applied when a user logs on to a terminal server, with one main exception: when the terminal server is configured to use loopback processing with replace mode.
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Killjoy eggheads debunk Joan of Arc rib
The good news: That rib bone that's been deemed a relic of St. Joan of Arc for more than a century really is an ancient historical artifact. The bad news: according to a group of researchers, it's from a little before Joan's time -- more than 1,700 years, to be exact. The rib is actually from an ancient Egyptian mummy.
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Less spam coming from China ... Microsoft doubts reported Word vulnerabilities ... IBM designs stackable chips