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Blog Archive for pbrittan during December 2003

The IT security outlook just seems to be getting worse. Maybe it's time to change the rules. We are being bombarded these days about the increasing threat of security. Microsoft has long been a target in this area, as have Java, and Flash, but now Linux is also coming under attack. The attacks are coming with greater frequency and with greater destructive power, and they are coming in the...
Microsoft's campaign to take over the world is bringing it into conflict with a few people. I have already amply talked about Microsoft's battles with the Java camp (which are still just in the warm-up stages). That battle brings the software titan into conflict with IBM, Sun, BEA, Oracle, and host of others. Battles in the database arena redouble that conflict with IBM, Oracle,and others....
Is the cold war between Sun and IBM over Java heating up? I often rant about the epic battle that is brewing between Java and .NET. But there is another battle, not necessarily less significant, that has long been brewing within the Java camp. It is a battle between Sun and IBM over the control of Java. Although the two have long been fierce competitors in the area of systems, the struggle...