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Paul Thurrott – no wonder nobody takes you serious.

In the latest email newsletter from Paul Thurrott he had the following piece of wisdom: Oh Good, I Was Just Hoping for Another Webmail SolutionIBM continued its long slide into irrelevancy this week by releasing yet another corporate email solution that no one was asking for. Actually, it’s more of a competitor for Google Apps, […]

IBM and Canonical takes on Africa

From Bob Sutor’s blog … partnership between IBM and Canonical to provide a software package for users of netbooks and other thin clients in Africa. The package, which can be configured in several ways to provide both netbook-based and cloud-based software, is expected to drive new business for local partners by taking advantage of open […]

IBM opens African Innovation Centre under me – Cape Town.

And that ‘under me’ mean literally, I work in the same building and the IBM Innovation Centre is right below me, so yes, I technically sits right on top of it :). As reported in the press, IBM has opened their second African Innovation Centre in Cape Town, the first being in Johannesburg.  Although I […]

IBM move away from Microsoft.

Via Linux Magazine 360.000 IBM workers have been told to stop using Microsoft Office and switch to the Open Office-based software Symphony. As an IBMer, I am not so sure about the “told to stop”, well not in South Africa at least.  At the moment we are encouraged not to use Microsoft products as far […]

IBM Technology behind US Open

With more than 250 men and women vying for the U.S. Open championship, it’s a wonder that each and every ace (and fault) is seamlessly shown on the scoreboard, your iPhone, and online. How do they do this?  This is all thanks to IBM technology and people that has provided the systems for the US […]

So who owns the Unix copyright if not Novell

A Federal Appeals court judge has just overturned the 2007 judgement against SCO that Novell owns the Unix copyright. In a 54-page decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said it was reversing the 2007 summary judgment decision by Judge Dale Kimball of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, which found that […]

Happy Birthday Unix — a young 40.

40 years ago, Unix was dreamt up in the AT&T labs by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie. If it was not for these 2 guys, Unix would probably not existed and neither would Linux.  Yes, I know, Linux is now based on Unix but nobody can argue that Unix has a lot of influence on […]

My Computer Setup – Linux all the way.

I though it is about time I blog something about my computer setup.  I run a fair amount of machines for either work purposes or at home.  One thing I can say is that I am totally Windows free when it comes to booting up my machines.  I do however have a Virtual Windows instance […]

Will the IBM/SUN deal happen?

I have not said anything about the said deal yet.  I have just read an InfoWorld article by Neil McAllister and must say that I agree with him.  This deal would be good for IBM and so more for us that work in the Application Development area within IBM.  Technorati Tags: sun, deal, ibm, linux, […]

From 2 Windows XP machines to 3 Ubuntu machines

Around September last year I got a new work laptop – Lenovo T60.  IBM, for whom I work, gives one the choice of what OS to run on the desktop ie Windows or some Linux flavor. Oh and some people actually do run Macs also.  The Linux is either Red Hat, Fedora, OpenSuse or Ubuntu.  […]