The US government gets serious about electronic threats.
Today’s announcement by Nokia that it would acquire all of Symbian represents an important move in the upcoming battle for next generation mobile devices (to call them phone seems unfair as they tend to do more than just make calls). In this entry, I’ll take a quick look at how the different players are currently approaching the market and what it might say about their potential moving forward. Strategy: Hardware? Software? Service? Partnership? Let’s take a look at the players in the “smart phones” market: Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, RIM (blackberry),Â Linux Mobile, and Palm. Sun used to have a Java Mobile but it seems to have dropped off the market, in terms of device market share. And then, there’s the new pretender to the crown in the form of Google, with its Android OS offering. How do they stack up in terms of Hardware? Operating System? Service Offering? Well, here goes: Hardware Software Service(s) Apple Y Y Y Google N Y Y Linux N Y N Microsoft N Y N Nokia Y Y Y Palm Y Y N RIM Y Y N Sun N Y N A first glance at this table seems to reflect some of the player’s pre-existing…Read More
I had to check the date on the article when I saw the announcement that Microsoft was going to provide some level of support for Linux. However, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke; it’s the real thing and has serious implications. In order to understand the impact, one has to understand how Microsoft used to work. In the past, Microsoft was all about protecting two key platforms: Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. As both tools represent the bread makers of the company, ensuring strong revenue while they try to go after markets, the Redmond giant was loath to do anything that could potentially help competitors in any way. As a result, they closely protected their own ecosystem and worked hard on spreading a message that essentially said that using other operating system was bad for your business. With this announcement, we may see a new Microsoft: one that is open to the realities of the marketplace. Linux is not going away and Microsoft knows it so, instead of trying to fight it head on, the company has decided to take its embrace and extend attitude and wrap its arms around the operating system. This is both a blessing…Read More
Many people have written to me to point out that they still get duplicate entries in their user-agent table after using the GroupAgent trick I highlighted. To remove those, you need to use the HideAgent directive. Here is the list of HideAgent directives I have in my file: HideAgent rv:1.4 HideAgent 3.01 HideAgent 3.02 HideAgent 4.01 HideAgent 5.0 HideAgent 5.01 HideAgent 5.12 HideAgent 5.13 HideAgent 5.14 HideAgent 5.15 HideAgent 5.16 HideAgent 5.17 HideAgent 5.21 HideAgent 5.22 HideAgent 5.23 HideAgent 5.5 HideAgent 6.0 HideAgent 348NorthNews HideAgent Alcatel- HideAgent almaden.ibm.com/cs/crawler HideAgent AmphetaDesk HideAgent antibot HideAgent AppleWebKit HideAgent http://Ask.24x.Info/ HideAgent ASPseek HideAgent aspseek HideAgent augurfind HideAgent AvantGo HideAgent Awasu HideAgent Baiduspider HideAgent BarraHomeCrawler HideAgent BBot HideAgent BFS_method HideAgent Bilbo HideAgent Bison HideAgent Blazer HideAgent blo.gs HideAgent BlogBot HideAgent Blogdigger HideAgent Blogosphere HideAgent BlogPulse HideAgent BlogShares HideAgent Blogwise HideAgent boitho.com HideAgent [email protected] HideAgent [email protected] HideAgent BorderManager HideAgent brainoff.com/geoblog/ HideAgent www.business-socket.com HideAgent Camino HideAgent CE-Preload HideAgent Check and Get HideAgent china HideAgent China HideAgent CJNetworkQuality HideAgent cloakBrowser HideAgent combine HideAgent COMBINE HideAgent compatible) HideAgent CoolBot HideAgent CoologFeedSpider HideAgent CopyHunter HideAgent curl HideAgent DA HideAgent danux HideAgent Dattatec.com-Sitios-Top HideAgent daypopbot HideAgent DoCoMo HideAgent DTS HideAgent Ecosystem/development HideAgent EgotoBot HideAgent Elaine HideAgent EmailSiphon HideAgent Ericsson HideAgent ETS…Read More