Posts Tagged ‘ ibm ’

Blog: Is HP working on a proprietary Linux fork?

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

CEO Mark Hurd is not running Carly Fiorina’s Hewlett-Packard, but he’s not running Bill & Dave’s old shop either. He is trying to do to HP what Lou Gerstner did to IBM a decade ago, transform his company into a services powerhouse, growing through acquisitions and lay-offs.

HP to cut 24,600 jobs worldwide

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The workforce reduction is intended to “streamline the combined company’s services businesses”, and once complete is expected to “result in annual cost savings of approximately $US1.8 billion ($A2.2 billion),” Hewlett-Packard said in a statement. About 7.5 per cent of the combined workforce would be affected, HP said.

Microsoft patents ‘Page Up’ and ‘Page Down’

Sep 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The patent’s listed ‘inventors’ are Timothy Sellers, Heather Grantham and Joshua Dersch. However, Page Up and Page Down keyboard buttons have been in existence for at least quarter of a century, as evidenced by this image of a 1981 IBM PC keyboard.

Nepomuk and KDE to introduce the semantic desktop

Aug 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

For everyday users, the semantic desktop will allow enhanced searching of the type that has already been introduced by applications like Beagle, but with more user control than any existing program. For more sophisticated users, such as academic researchers, while Nepomuk will not actual do data-mining itself, it will assist such processes.

The sky isn’t falling: a look at a new Vista security bypass

Aug 13th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Even with the attacks described in the paper, Windows Vista has many worthwhile security improvements compared to Windows XP. Stories suggesting that Vista’s security is now irredeemably broken are far off the mark; the truth is merely that some of its automatic security protection is less effective than it was before.

Vista’s Security Rendered Useless by New Exploit

Aug 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The attacks take advantage of the way Microsoft chose to guard Vista’s fundamental architecture. The new techniques are being seen as an advance that many in the security community say will have far-reaching implications not only for Microsoft, but also on how the entire technology industry thinks about attacks.

IBM, Canonical, Novell, Red Hat to Deliver Microsoft-Free Desktops Worldwide

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

The four vendors are working with their local business partners in markets around the world to build and distribute a pre-loaded PC offering that features IBM’s Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus Sametime; the Linux operating system of each distributor; and software applications and installation services from the various local affiliates.