Why developers matter in understanding the next wave of mobile computing.
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
I’ve been working on cleaning up my webalizer.conf file in order to get better statistics. Since I haven’t seen anyone posting the following information, I figured I would, since it might interest people who are using the Webalizer stats tool. Adding the following lines to your webalizer configuration file (webalizer.conf) will allow you to get much cleaner reporting of user-agents. GroupAgent Check&Get Program: Check&Get (Bookmark Manager) GroupAgent eXactSite Program: eXactSite (HTML authoring. stupid user!) GroupAgent FavOrg Program: FavOrg (Bookmark Manager) GroupAgent Fetch Program: Fetch (Offline browser) GroupAgent GetRight Program: GetRight (Download Manager) GroupAgent HTTrack Program: HTTrack (Website Copier) GroupAgent Lachesis Program: Packet Loss Report (ftp.intel.com) GroupAgent lachesis Program: Packet Loss Report (ftp.intel.com) GroupAgent MSFrontPage Programming: Microsoft FrontPage (stupid user!) GroupAgent Offline Program: Offline Explorer (Offline Browser) GroupAgent Powermarks Program: Powermarks (Bookmark Manager) GroupAgent SuperBot Program: SuperBot (Web Site Copier) GroupAgent Teleport Program: Teleport Pro (Offline Browser tenmax.com) GroupAgent WebStripper Program: WebStripper (Offline Browser) GroupAgent WebZIP Program: WebZIP (Offline Browser) GroupAgent Alcatel- Device: Alcatel Mobile Phone GroupAgent AvantGo Device: AvantGo (Offline Browser) GroupAgent Blazer Device: Blazer (PalmOS browser) GroupAgent DoCoMo Device: I-mode Compatible Mobile Phone GroupAgent Elaine Device: Palm browser GroupAgent Ericsson Device: Ericsson Mobile Phone GroupAgent MOT- Device: Motorola Mobile…Read More