Red Hat has been tinkering with senior management. Paul Cormier, executive VP
of engineering, is now executive VP and president, product and technologies,
responsible for product market, QA and support as well as engineering. CFO
Charlie Peters is now also responsible operations and IT and Alex Pinchev,
executive VP of sales, is now EVP and president, global sales, services and
With Chrome, Google gets to scare the bejesus out of Microsoft by
revitalizing Netscape’s old browser-as-platform threat and keep Firefox
around as a fallback position in case Chrome doesn’t catch on or is slow in
catching on, all the while maintaining the goodwill of the “community.”
Firefox currently holds ~18% of the market to Microsoft’s ~75%.
Google has come out from behind the Firefox browser that it's been pumping
money into - and profiting royally from - to take direct aim at Microsoft
with a browser of its very own.
The widgetry is called Google Chrome and Google Chrome... (more)
LinuxWorld, San Francisco: Who'll Buy Novell First, Sun or IBM?
So Sun president Jonathan Schwartz, apropos of nothing, up and tells the Wall
Street Journal - in time to make the edition that hits the newsstands the
morning LinuxWorld Conference & Expo opens - that Sun has been thinking about
He said Sun wasn't negotiating with Novell, but it's been thinking about
acquiring it because it would disrupt IBM's strategy of boxing in Red Hat -
so Red Hat won't become another ungovernable Microsoft impudently competing
more and more with IBM's own products - by throwing m... (more)
With Microsoft mandarin Kevin Johnson bolting to Jupiter, leaving Microsoft
to lick its wounds over Yahoo and reorganize, CEO Steve Ballmer sent out an
all-hands e-mail to Microsoft folk encapsulating the message he delivered to
financial analysts gathering in Redmond Thursday.
Ballmer highlighted software-plus-service, associating it with a “platform
in the cloud and delivering applications across PCs, phones, TVs, and other
devices, at work and in the home” (Microsoft’s Mesh widgetry) and
promised “more about our cloud platform initiatives and the next versions
of our Live and ... (more)
Zoho says that web apps created using its Creator widgetry can be
automatically turned into programs that will run on Google's
Python-constricted App Engine.
App Engine, remember, only supports code written in Python and a particular
species of Python at that.
Now Zoho is saying you don't need to know Python or write a line of code in
the language to run on the Google cloud - data and all.
The upstart says it's layered Zoho Creator on top of Google App Engine and
basically turned it into an integrated development environment (IDE) for App
It warns that the new widgetry ... (more)