Misc. weekend news (Christmas Edition)

By on December 25, 2004, 4:34 AM
After the IBM Deal, Where Is the " PC" Business Headed? Already the iPod, TiVo, Xbox, and other devices change the way we think of a PC and liberate it from the desktop. Get ready for the life recorder.

The headlines you WON'T see in 2005 - We're going out on a limb here, with one per month that we don't expect to be writing.

2004 Year-End Google Zeitgeist: Search patterns, trends, and surprises.

Exploits released for new Windows flaws - It also releases sample exploit code for the two unpatched flaws--which means that a virus could be on the way.

2005: huge turbulence in IT market, IDC says.

Linux expands beyond office into homes - This fast-growing alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows has taken off in the corporate world. Not only is Linux free and easy to customize, but it is also regarded as safer than Windows because fewer viruses are designed to attack it.

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Astro said:
Do we have to use the term "Xmas?" It's offensive as the X is used to cross out Christ. He is the reason for the season, right? Let's call it the "Christmas Edition" please.
Julio said:
I never thought that could be seen as offensive so I've changed it, no problem.
Astro said:
Thanks Julio...Sorry but I get upset when I see the term "Xmas." This is a wonderful site and I thank you and all other contributors for maintaining and supporting it.Keep up the wonderful work. :-)
Mikael said:
I like to hear that Linux is becoming ever so popular for "regular" computer users. Good to see this article, especially since I just installed Linux on one of my computers for the first time since last July or so. :)Happy holidays everyone.
abc said:
from dictionary.com (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=xmas&r=67)"Usage Note: Xmas has been used for hundreds of years in religious writing, where the X represents a Greek chi, the first letter of, “Christ.” In this use it is parallel to other forms like Xtian, “Christian.” But people unaware of the Greek origin of this X often mistakenly interpret Xmas as an informal shortening pronounced (ksms). Many therefore frown upon the term Xmas because it seems to them a commercial convenience that omits Christ from Christmas."The "X" isn't omitting Christ. Just some historical info for everyone.
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