March 17, 2009
Cisco isn’t happy with just being the data center and Internet networking big dog. The company now wants, with its Unified Computing System, to be the data center alpha dog. Cisco will be producing its own high-end 64-bit blade servers … Continue reading
December 16, 2008
Comments Off on Open source isn’t free software
There’s a long standing argument over the differences between “open-source” software and “free software. But, a more common error outside of software ideology circles is that you can use open-source software anyway you please. Nope. Wrong. It’s never been that … Continue reading
August 28, 2008
Comments Off on R.I.P. Exchange?
Over the years, many of Microsoft monopolies have been successfully attacked by open source: Linux on the server; Apache for Web servers; Firefox for Web browsers; and so on. The one exception, and it’s a big one, is business e-mail. … Continue reading
August 28, 2008
Comments Off on Cisco buys PostPath, targets Microsoft Exchange
No one saw this coming. Cisco, the networking giant, announced today it was buying PostPath, maker of the Linux-based Exchange server replacement PostPath Server. PostPath is best known as a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Exchange. Unlike other would-be Exchange competitors … Continue reading
May 23, 2008
Comments Off on Security is futile!
Surrender now! All your base are belong to us. Exterminate! Exterminate! Well, that’s probably not what Cisco’s chief security officer John Stewart meant when he told attendees at an Australian security conference that malware is growing so fast that, “If … Continue reading