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Digital Rites of Passage

When I first moved to CO I did some freelance tech consulting in the local music scene. A rite of passage for a lot of the up and coming bands was having their tickets scalped. While this is ultimately a bad thing, it's also a clear indicator of the popularity of the band. 12 years later I'm still working in tech and I've identified a new rite of passage for tech companies. . .getting blocked in China. Again, not really a good thing, but a clear indication of the popularity of your web site, service, or platform. This week Foursquare joined the ranks of Facebook and Google and is now also blocked in China. Read more.



Google Switches from Microsoft OS

Google has begun moving people off Windows and on to Macs and Linux based machines. Any new employee is given the option of having a Mac or Linux powered machine. Only special users are allowed to use Windows and that must be with CIO approval.

Google blames Microsoft for their company being hacked in China and this is the step they are taking to ensure it doesnt happen again. Rumor has it, that Google eventually wants to move toward a GoogleOS system.

Microsoft is not too pleased by Google's outspoken remarks and backs up their OS saying Microsoft Windows is technically more secure than Linux or Mac and say third parties agree as well that Microsoft is doing more than any other company to secure their OS. There are many more attacks on Windows since something like 95% of the world is on it and they definitely have to do more to stay on top of it.

In most cases, informed users is the best way to prevent viruses!