Microsoft’s Passport service was partially inoperative for three hours Thursday. We all have hardware troubles. But we’re not all trying to sell Trustworthy Computing.
Archive | January 5, 2003
This is the week to invest in Apple stock. With MacWorld next week, we’ll see an inevitable bump in the stock price as Jobs announces… whatever. Price rises, charging for upgrades, dot-one versions, it doesn’t matter. The man with the reality distortion field will have the crowd wild at his every demo. Great show to watch, too. Apple will be webcasting the keynote. The 7th at 9 PM PT.
TCO is one of those obscure buzzterms, “Total Cost of Ownership,” that everyone seems to use, everyone claims to understand. But I suspect, the term has falled into public and very loose usage, despite its several trademarks. A new study in ZDNet Tech Update suggests that, while Linux admins may cost a little bit more upfront, the long-term cost of supporting a large number of servers is cheaper with Linux than Windows or Solaris. Interesting reading.
An interesting copy of a handout from Microsoft Benelux here on their attitude towards the GPL. While generally factual, it’s not surprising to see the Microsoft interpretation lean towards their commercial use of IP.
A long day of shoveling 15″ of snow from the driveway and raking it off the roof. Man, am I sore!