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Opinion: Shiver me timbers 
Sep 29, 2008 | Comment Now 
Back in the days when real pirates roamed the seas it never occurred to anyone to make the treasure cheaper so they’d stop bothering to steal it.
 
Opinion: iPhoney 
Sep 18, 2008 | Comment Now 
Would you buy a computer if you could only run the applications the vendor approves? Probably not.
 
Opinion: The monopoly we had to have 
Sep 11, 2008 | Comment Now 
News that the Terria consortium wants the NBN to be a separate entity owned by "we the people" is being construed by Telstra as nothing more than sour grapes because Terria ...
 
Opinion: Genuine advantage 
Sep 1, 2008 | Comment Now 
You can't really complain when a software developer insists on being paid for their work, even when that developer is Microsoft.
 
Opinion: Virtually free 
Jul 25, 2008 | Comment Now 
When Microsoft arrives late to the party it always likes to bring gifts.
 
Opinion: Microsoft-Lite 
Jul 22, 2008 | Comment Now 
What on earth has happened to Apple? The company is growing its market share according to the latest figures but it seems it can’t handle the extra numbers.
 
Opinion: Sent by my ego 
Jul 16, 2008 | Comment Now 
Why is it necessary for users of these new email capable wonder phones like the Crackberry and the JesusPhone to include a footnote with every message telling you “Sent from my ”?
 
Opinion: Not enough fibre 
Jul 15, 2008 | Comment Now 
According to experts the world will soon run out of Internet bandwidth unless we install oodles more fibre optic cable. This shortage was discovered by a company which ...
 
Opinion: Separating Telstra IS the answer 
Jul 10, 2008 | Comment Now 
Apologies in advance to the analyst community, but recent warnings that the sky will fall if Telstra is split into infrastructure and service divisions are errant nonsense.
 
Opinion: Year of the penguin 
Jul 9, 2008 | Comment Now 
It’s taken the confluence of several disparate but connected events to create the perfect breeding ground for desktop versions of Linux to finally flourish.
 
Opinion: That’s T[life] 
Jun 27, 2008 | Comment Now 
It seems that every vendor has to have its own store these days.
 
Opinion: Yahoo! Google too! 
Jun 16, 2008 | Comment Now 
They must think consumers were born yesterday. OK, maybe they’re right. Google and Yahoo! have worked out some sort of deal which somehow makes them both richer without either ...
 
Exclusive - Windows 7 details revealed 
May 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
We’ve managed to score an exclusive interview with one of the lead programmers on Windows 7. Here’s what you can expect to find in the new version, direct from our inside ...
 
The return of the vista 
May 20, 2008 | Comment Now 
Eventually you do get bored with cursing your ISP and eventually it’s time to talk to someone in the tech support department to try and find out what’s really going on with ...
 
Opinion: CDMA closure causes chaos 
Apr 29, 2008 | Comment Now 
Just one day after the closure of Telstra’s CDMA mobile phone network, complaints are flooding into hotlines across the country with rural and regional callers blaming the ...
 
Security hack reveals Microsoft porn virus 
Apr 8, 2008 | Comment Now 
Well, nothing in the headline above is remotely connected to the truth, but with those keywords this webpage is going to go ballistic. Can you digg it baby? Yeah! Groovy! But ...
 
Case study: Penguin-flavoured poultry 
Mar 27, 2007 | Comment Now 
Most of the noise surrounding the success of the open source Linux server software in business comes from the anti-Microsoft brigade cheering on the sidelines. However, since ...
 
Case study: Clustering the penguins 
Mar 27, 2007 | Comment Now 
The humble personal computer has a well-deserved reputation as a giant-killer. After all, it was the virus-like spread of PCs which spelled the beginning of the end for the ...
 
Microsoft covets accounting market 
 
Symantec seeks security at big end of town 
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