Is the Mac a "viable alternative for real people with real jobs"?

Computerworld's Online Editorial Director Scot Finnie recently started using a MacBook Pro for his main work computer, in order to determine if it's a "viable alternative for real people with real jobs." Have you recently switched...

Flexibility: What's It Worth?

The Work/Life Balance: What's It Worth? article has some very positive stories about flexibility in the workplace.  How much is flexibility worth to you, as an employee and as an employer? Would you stay with a company longer if...

Novell calls FUD on Microsoft

Novell is trying to distance itself from Microsoft's claim last week that Linux is infringing on Microsoft's intellectual property. Now, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian accuses anyone who disagrees with Novell's position of spreading...

The world is flat

Or is it? How global is the hiring at your firm? Are you fishing in the global talent pool? Are you working with people from around the world? Are they on conference calls or sitting at the next desk? How global are you? Would...

Microsoft's Linux strategy

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has claimed that Linux infringes on Microsoft's intellectual property. This follows news of the Microsoft/Novell alliance announced earlier this month, that will provide support for Novell's SUSE Linux...

E-voting in 2006

Are you concerned about voting? Do you think the technology will provide a fair election that voters can feel confident about? If not now, when? Should government be doing more? Should industry be doing more? See more about...

Microsoft's privacy guidelines for developers

Microsoft has published its Privacy Guidelines for Developing Software Products and Services. Have you read it? Do you need to? Do you think they've learned from their mistakes? Post your thoughts below.

Bad backup experiences

In this week's special report on storage, The Ultimate Backup Guide, users share their stories of Backups Gone Badly. Have you had a bad, sad, glad backup experience?  Tell us about it.

Cobol versus Java and C#

According to the Computerworld article Cobol: Not Dead Yet, Cobol may be the Rodney Dangerfield of programming languages but it also can't be beat for such uses as batch processing. Its defenders claim that Cobol is easier to learn,...

Vista RC2: refined but not perfect

Scot Finnie says the big change in the Vista RC2 is refinement.  It's more stable, boots more quickly, and the Media Center lost its previous glitches. But the User Access Control remains an annoyance. What are your thoughts...

What don't you like about networking in Vista?

Preston Gralla has described what he likes about networking in Windows Vista. If you've tried out the beta or RC1 versions of Vista, are there aspects of the operating system that you don't like that relate to networking? Share your...

Vista/MacBook Review: What do you think?

Ken Mingis has been running Vista RC1 on his MacBook Pro for the past several weeks, and not only describes some of the pros and cons of having the Microsoft operating system running on the laptop, but also compares Vista with the...

Greatest GUI Gaffes

What are your least favorite user interfaces? What "helpful" features end up driving you up a tree? In GUI Gaffes, "winners" include Microsoft's Clippie ("it gets in your face," says Don Norman with Nielsen Norman Group) and the...

Is HP going far enough in disciplining its own executives?

On Friday, HP CEO and Chairman Mark Hurd described his knowledge of the investigation into boardroom leaks in 2005, saying that he did not know how the investigation was carried out until May of this year. He also announced the...

Did HP go far enough in its boardroom reshuffle?

Hewlett-Packard has announced a boardroom reshuffle in response to the spying scandal involving board members and journalists. Some users aren't bothered about what's going on at HP. Others support the appointment of HP CEO Mark Hurd...

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