17th November 2007 Archive
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This Old Box C:\> cd \memories\ibm\1981
It's time again to rewind that fleshy cassette storage device in your head to yesteryear. This week, we're headed back to August 12, 1981 — the date IBM introduced its Personal Computer, a system that would shape the industry and make the term "PC" synonymous with home computers. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. We …
PCs & Chips 17 Nov 2007, 00:04
Deals so great... they're insane!
WabiSabiLabi, which bills itself as the eBay of software vulnerabilities, has borrowed a page from used car salesmen, except instead of talking up their affordable rates and low down payments, the outfit is championing the sale of a nasty sounding exploit that puts Unix boxes at risk. The vulnerability resides in ClamAV, an …
Enterprise Security 17 Nov 2007, 00:24
Software and hardware engineers eager for the low down on the Windows roadmap will have to wait a while next year after Microsoft switched its conference schedules. Microsoft is delaying its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) and pushing the event back from the traditional April or May spot to sometime in "the …
Servers 17 Nov 2007, 01:08
Enter the Big Big Pig
Mind the Gap Saturday is a feature every Saturday where Blognation China tells its readership the differences - the gap - in the tech, mobile, and enterprise worlds between China and the Western world. The humble forums. Once a dial-up operation back in the days of BBS systems, these forums have now become an integral part of …
Software 17 Nov 2007, 02:02