IBM to support OpenDocument format

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

IBM’s “Workplace” will support the OpenDocument format according to They’re expected to aggressively promote their Workplace hosted productivity suite to governments in developing markets. The software will support OpenDocument early next year. The Workplace suite gives people ways to edit documents through a web browser. Files are stored on the server and there, rules […]

Mandriva Linux 2006 review

Monday, November 7th, 2005

There is a Mandriva Linux 2006 review up at, which includes a nice primer on “Background: Linux software repositories and software installation”…    Send article as PDF   

IBM donating DHTML accessibility code to Firefox

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Firefox 1.5 will have DHTML accessibility code donated from IBM. DHTML is code that makes some of the dynamic web pages like google maps as interactive with desktop-like application responsiveness. The accessibility code will help pages be narrated to the viewer, or magnified for easier reading. Also it will assist in navigating pages using the […]

IBM pushing linux desktop as the next frontier

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Register reports that IBM is claiming the desktop as the next frontier for Linux. The market for linux desktop’s is growing by 37% between 2003 and 2007. It is, they emphasize, a different argument that needs to be made though than was made on the server. The “do the same with cheaper hardware” argument […]

IBM releasing new type of web search technology

Monday, August 8th, 2005

It looks as though IBM has some ideas about revolutionizing the way data on the internet is searched. Instead of keyword based searching, they will release technology that allows searching of concepts and facts.    Send article as PDF   

Assess security using a linux livecd

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Another in the line of great linux articles from IBM. This article details using a linux livecd to assess computer system (and network) security. It’s a good overview with some relevant links.    Send article as PDF   

Migrating Web Applications from Explorer to Mozilla

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

One of my pet peeves is web sites that work with only one web browser. (Usually Internet Explorer) and break, sometimes badly with anything else. Recently I ran into this problem at a registrar. When I tried changing DNS data things did not work under Firefox and I had to visit the page with Explorer. […]