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+ - "Fake Steve Jobs" blogger unmasked

Submitted by taoman1
taoman1 (1050536) writes "Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes magazine, admitted he is Fake Steve Jobs after being outed by the New York Times. 'I'm stunned that it's taken this long,' said Mr. Lyons, 46, when a reporter interrupted his vacation in Maine on Sunday to ask him about Fake Steve. 'I have not been that good at keeping it a secret. I've been sort of waiting for this call for months.'"
Red Hat Software

+ - Red Hat announces desktop Linux on whitebox PCs

Submitted by Tookis
Tookis (666) writes "The world's largest Linux vendor Red Hat will release a pre-installed desktop version of Linux globally in September. The new Red Hat desktop targeting primarily small business users will be available on cheap whitebox Intel PCs and, according to Red Hat, will not try to be a Windows clone. The move contrasts markedly with Dell's Ubuntu desktop push. Distribution will be global through corner store whitebox vendors rather than brand name PCs. http://www.itwire.com/content/view/13876/53/"

Comment: Re:Do me a favour... (Score 4, Informative) 469

by bolix (#18889467) Attached to: Hi, I'm a Mac, and I'm Your Enterprise Computer
Absolutely agree with this poster. I work in Academia in an Ivy League which purchases approx $10-15 million of Apple inventory a year. My main gripe is AppleCare. The Dell/HP/Lenovo systems bundle a 3 year warranty, Apple force you to license and purchase 3 year support separately and drive any price differential higher. On the other hand, xservers, xraid and xsan are definitely priced competitively with Dell/HP/Lenovo.

Furthermore, Apple Enterprise Software Licensing and Sales are outright incompetent. I purchased ARD2.5 one month before 3.0 shipped, Sales backflipped on my eligibility for a "free" upgrade and eventually i gave up chasing down their mandarins, almost as bad as IBM. Nutty scenarios like iLife only bundled with new machines and not with OS upgrades which are stuck with inferior iPhoto etc? Arrgh!

Apple should stick to the software business and not attempt to niche hardware costs attempting to compete with the marginally profitable Asian manufacturing. Apple cannot compete on the SMB tier.

Money is the root of all wealth.

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