Archive | March 16, 2005

Microsoft and Sun recommend… their products!

OSNews points to EDS: Linux is insecure, unscalable. Large enterprises should not use Linux because it is not secure enough, has scalability problems and could fork into many different flavours, according to the Agility Alliance, which includes IT heavyweights EDS, Fuji Xerox, Cisco, Microsoft, Sun, Dell and EMC.”

And what exactly is the purpose of this “alliance?” According to the article, to compete with IBM and HP. What a surprise. And what software do they favor? Theirs, of course. What nonsense!

All OSes likely have an appropriate place in a well planned enterprise.

Apple may release 2-button mouse, can ergonomic keyboards be far behind?

OSNews points to the story making the rounds that “Apple May Release Two Button Mouse. According to AppleInsider Apple is working on a two button mouse to further assist people switching from Windows.” Isn’t it a bit early for April Fool’s columns to be hitting the internet?

I’ve been running my iMac for a year with a Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse Blue. Just plugged it in, and the right mouse button pops open context menus, the scrollwheel scrolls and the middle click pastes in terminal windows. It Just Works.

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