David M Williams

David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.

Wednesday, 06 February 2008 18:24

Open source, the Access slayer

Forget vampires, there’s a world of evil in corporations across the globe infesting desktops everywhere. It’s the database product known as Microsoft Access but fear not: there is a chosen one, the [Silicon] Valley open source software revolution born with special strength and a destiny to fight Access.

Torvalds has been to Linux.conf.au and Torvalds has spoken. During a wide-ranging interview, the Linux founder speculated on the future of hardware and the control that open source offers vendors. The ramifications of this are remarkable. Come hear the word of Torvalds.

The ASUS Eee has an update glitch; users worldwide have discovered a recent system update has resulted in missing icons on their tabbed launcher interface. Here's why it happened, how to fix it, and how to add more applications such as Facebook.




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