Monthly Archives: July 2005

How Dell Pumped North Carolina for more than $270,000,000

The Register is following this story closely: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/21/dell_land_nc/ Of course, Michael Dell is worth approximately $16,000,000,000 according to Forbes . His annual salary is $3,400,000. Rock on, I say! If your company can make $3.3B in net profits in one year, be worth $16B, and bring home $3.4M a year… Read more »

PC Mag: The names that could have been

PC Magazine and its staff came up with some very funny names for what Windows (previously Longhorn) could have been called. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1839879,00.asp So, in no particular order, here is PC Magazine’s suggested list of Windows names instead of Windows Vista: Of course, there’s always “Windows 06? 07? 2010?” “Windows XP… Read more »

HP to slash workforce by about 10 pct

http://money.excite.com/ht/nw/bus/20050719/hle_bus-n19312933.html “They’ve gotten themselves in fighting shape here,” said technology strategist Caris & Co. analyst Mark Stahlman. “I think this is going to give a big boost to morale internally.” “big boost to morale”? This is code-speak meaning “big boost to the stockholders”. Another example of the tail wagging the… Read more »

The End of OS/2

kcully   July 15, 2005   No Comments on The End of OS/2

IBM officially releases notification of the end of OS/2: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/os/warp/withdrawal.html I never worked with OS/2 with the exception of doing an install of a FoxPro 2.6 application at John Deere’s corporate headquarters in 1995. The system was Windows based and it ran in emulation mode on OS/2 so it was… Read more »