Friday Oct 02, 2009

links for 2009-10-2: IBM targeting Google; Google Wave

  • IBM Challenges Google's Webmail Dominance - The price is right, but it admittedly has fewer features than Google.  But both are a lot cheaper than the offering from Microsoft according to the article.  This is a clear indication though that IBM doesn't consider cloud e-mail only for consumers and doesn't want to cede that market to its competitors.  For those interested in such things it does support IMAP IDLE and they do have a free trial, but you have to call to sign up.  Now isn't that old school.
  • Google Wave crashes on beach of overhype - I have not tried it (I'm open to an invitation anyone!) but this makes it sound like it is far too busy an interface to deal with for any type of quantity of groups/friends/messages.  But it is early and I'm sure Google will improve it.

Friday Sep 11, 2009

links for 2009-9-11: IBM dropping Office; Motorola betting on Android; Sprint lowers pricing; 9/11

Tuesday Aug 12, 2008

Non Microsoft PCs becoming more mainstream

It is becoming easier and easier to get a personal computer from a major manufacturer running something other than Windows. Of course, there is always a Mac which has been and continues to be a very good option for many, but it is major traditional PC manufacturers offering models with Linux that may be the sign that Windows foothold on the "PC" may be weakening.

Dell announced offerings some time ago, but recently announced new laptops that will be running Ubuntu giving a nice selection of machines to choose from, desktop or laptop.

IBM has also announced "Microsoft-free desktops".

Choice is good!

Wednesday May 14, 2008

links for 2008-5-14

Thursday Aug 16, 2007

Solaris, Java CAPS, and Coopetition

I'm certainly not the only one blogging about today's announcement that IBM will distribute and Support Solaris on IBM hardware, after all Jonathan did too. But perhaps I have a different twist from others.

This is a classic case of coopetition, but Sun's cooperating with competitors does not extend to just IBM with Solaris but to many others as well. Specifically with Sun's software infrastructure (aka middleware) we support a wide variety of operating systems and platforms, specifically our Java Composite Application Platform Suite supports AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Windows and we are committed to doing so going forward and our competitors middleware runs on Solaris (WebLogic, AquaLogic, Fusion, JBoss, WebSphere). And the innovation we are doing around integration in Project Open ESB has binaries even available for Mac OS X (which is great since that's what I use!).

As Jonathan was quoted as saying today, "Our view is when you make your products available on other people's platforms, you just meet more customers, which just gives you more opportunities".

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