Thoughts on application development and setup in windows vs. linux

After many long years of development to both MS Windows platforms and Linux platforms and especially lots of frustration in recent days trying to install/uninstall software on my WinXP to solve a problem I have few conclusions on proprietary vs. open source development. One of the nice things about development in Microsoft world (or at …

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IBM likes Linux Desktops better!

Very interesting item on IBM (caution: not relevant to all IBM's whole activity) – IBM will not use Windows Vista – but will move to Linux desktops . In short it says that IBM will not renew their account with Microsoft regarding their employees' windows desktops and instead will switch to Red-Hat based Linux desktops. …

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Can Microsoft afford to ignore Linux?

Microsoft completed the acquisition of Sybari Software, their new anti virus and anti spyware line of business – The Windows Observer–Antivirus, Anti-Spyware Strategy Moves Forward for Microsoft. One line from the news caught my eye as something that makes immediate common sense but may not be right strategically after all "Not surprisingly, Microsoft will discontinue …

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Taming The Security Weakest Link(s)

Overview The security level of a computerized system is as good as the security level of its weakest links. If one part is secure and tightened properly and other parts are compromised, then your whole system is compromised, and the compromised ones become your weakest links. The weakest link fits well with attackers’ mindset which …

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Death of Innovation in Enterprise Software

Jeff Bussgang posted on the current buzz in a recent Microsoft conference for VC – Seeing Both Sides: Microsoft VC Conference. The buzz that is mentioned in the post creates for me the general atmosphere of an end of innovation in the enterprise applications space and I do not necessarily agree with this perception. The …

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