John Paczkowski

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Call IT Quick–Mr. Palmisano Needs Help Exporting His Bookmarks

Sure, Internet Explorer is gaining market share–but not at IBM. There, Microsoft’s (MSFT) once ubiquitous browser is suffering an abrupt and precipitous decline in share.

IBM (IBM) has chosen a default browser for its nearly 400,000 employees and it’s not IE.

“We’re officially adding a new piece of software to the list of default common applications we expect employees to use, and that’s the Mozilla Firefox browser,” Bob Sutor, IBM’s vice president of open source and Linux, said in a blog post Thursday. “Firefox has been around for years, of course. Today we already have thousands of employees using it on Linux, Mac, and Windows laptops and desktops, but we’re going to be adding thousands more users to the rolls.”

So what does standardization on Firefox mean for IBM workers?

Says Sutor, “Any employee who is not now using Firefox will be strongly encouraged to use it as their default browser. All new computers will be provisioned with it. We will continue to strongly encourage our vendors who have browser-based software to fully support Firefox.”

A nice endorsement for Firefox, though not entirely unexpected, given IBM’s code contributions.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik