Ian Yates

Recent articles by Ian Yates

Opinion: Shiver me timbers

Opinion: Shiver me timbers

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.
Sep 29 2008 9:11AM
Opinion: iPhoney

Opinion: iPhoney

Would you buy a computer if you could only run the applications the vendor approves? Probably not.
Sep 18 2008 9:40AM
Opinion: The monopoly we had to have

Opinion: The monopoly we had to have

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 isn’t going to get the gig.
Sep 11 2008 7:45AM
Opinion: Genuine advantage

Opinion: Genuine advantage

You can't really complain when a software developer insists on being paid for their work, even when that developer is Microsoft.
Sep 1 2008 6:22AM
Opinion: Virtually free

Opinion: Virtually free

When Microsoft arrives late to the party it always likes to bring gifts.
Jul 25 2008 2:38PM
Opinion: Microsoft-Lite

Opinion: Microsoft-Lite

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.
Jul 22 2008 3:11PM
Opinion: Sent by my ego

Opinion: Sent by my ego

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 ”?
Jul 16 2008 3:15PM
Opinion: Not enough fibre

Opinion: Not enough fibre

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 makes…..fibre optic cables.
Jul 15 2008 4:32PM
Opinion: Separating Telstra IS the answer

Opinion: Separating Telstra IS the answer

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.
Jul 10 2008 1:09PM
Opinion: Year of the penguin

Opinion: Year of the penguin

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.
Jul 9 2008 3:30PM
Opinion: That’s T[life]

Opinion: That’s T[life]

It seems that every vendor has to have its own store these days.
Jun 27 2008 2:36PM
Opinion: Yahoo! Google too!

Opinion: Yahoo! Google too!

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 of them actually doing anything they weren’t already doing.
Jun 16 2008 3:16PM
Exclusive - Windows 7 details revealed

Exclusive - Windows 7 details revealed

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 source, who of course, wishes to remain anonymous.
May 30 2008 9:58AM
The return of the vista

The return of the vista

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 your link.
May 20 2008 3:04PM
Opinion: CDMA closure causes chaos

Opinion: CDMA closure causes chaos

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 shutdown of the service for everything from cot deaths to crop failures.
Apr 29 2008 2:44PM
Security hack reveals Microsoft porn virus

Security hack reveals Microsoft porn virus

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 there was a little bit of something in the headline, which connects with today’s sermon, so pay attention up the back! And stop doing that to your sister. Eeew!
Apr 8 2008 3:36PM
Case study: Penguin-flavoured poultry

Case study: Penguin-flavoured poultry

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 Linux is basically an open source version of Unix, logic would suggest the first converts to the software with the penguin logo might not come from the Microsoft Windows camp.
Mar 27 2007 1:00PM
Case study: Clustering the penguins

Case study: Clustering the penguins

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 mainframe dinosaurs.
Mar 27 2007 12:52PM
Microsoft covets accounting market

Microsoft covets accounting market

Nov 13 2002 9:29AM
Symantec seeks security at big end of town

Symantec seeks security at big end of town

Nov 7 2002 12:00AM

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