Categories: computers

Rackable’s Plan For Silicon Graphics

Posted by: Peter Burrows on April 01

I spoke with Rackable CEO Mark Barrenechea an hour or so ago, about the SGI acquisition. While Rackable won’t announce detailed plans until after the bankruptcy process is concluded, he…

The Sad Saga of Silicon Graphics: The Final Chapter

Posted by: Peter Burrows on April 01

There was a time when Silicon Graphics Corp. was the Apple Inc. of corporate computing. It received coverage out of all proportion to its size, certainly by BW. And…

Obama’s Gore-Like Gaffe On Computers

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on October 08

During the presidential debate last night, Barack Obama made a slip reminiscent of Al Gore’s infamous gaffe from 1999 about how during his years in Congress he “took the initiative…

Will New Laptop Bags Security Rules Improve Travel?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on July 02

A lot of business travelers out there are probably rejoicing over recent rules changes from the Transportation Security Administration that will relax policies mandating all laptops be taken out of…

Is HP-EDS Deal About the Cloud or the Heavy Metal?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 13

Judging from Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd’s conference call this morning, ably reported by Between the Lines’ Larry Dignan, HP’s $14 billion purchase of Electronic Data Systems is all about cutting…

UMPC, MID Alphabet Soup

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on April 18

Geez, I was just getting used to the unwieldy moniker UMPC for “ultra-mobile personal computers,” and now Intel has gone and ruined it. The chipmaker at its spring developer forum…

Apple’s iPhone Is Misnamed

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 10

And no, I don’t mean because Cisco sued Apple over the name. Amid all the potshots at the iPhone for not having this or that feature of this or…

Hey, Somebody Has to Build the Hardware, Too

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 06

The cover story I just wrote on Amazon.com’s move into utility computing may make it sound like computer hardware is passe. (Oddly enough, in fact, when I went to…

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