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Oracle takes over Patch Tuesday

Oracle takes over Patch Tuesday

Oracle sysadmins should be hopping next Tuesday, as Oracle plans to issue a Critical Patch Update that will update "hundreds of Oracle products" with 41 security fixes.
Jan 12 2009 12:28PM
Sun rolls out Shanghai servers

Sun rolls out Shanghai servers

Server vendor Sun Microsystems will update its rackmount and blade lines today with new systems built around AMD's latest quad-core Opteron processor called Shanghai.
Dec 10 2008 7:12AM
Microsoft is losing market share

Microsoft is losing market share

Market research company Net Applications has reported that Microsoft is starting to lose its grip in terms of both operating system and web browser market shares.
Dec 5 2008 2:44PM
Browser replaces OS

Browser replaces OS

The Linux Good OS team announced its lean, quick booting 'Cloud' browser-based thin-client computing environment at a Netbook expo in Paris on Monday.
Dec 3 2008 6:53AM
SCO files for appeal of loss to Novell

SCO files for appeal of loss to Novell

SCO filed notice on Tuesday that it will appeal Judge Kimball's final judgment in its unsuccessful lawsuit against Novell, wherein it tried to claim ownership of the copyrights to UNIX SVRx.
Nov 27 2008 12:22AM
US Army spends millions on video games

US Army spends millions on video games

The U.S. Army plans to spend $50 million on developing video games over the next six years for training soldiers.
Nov 26 2008 3:42PM
Vista kernel is vulnerable

Vista kernel is vulnerable

A flaw has been discovered in Microsoft's flagship Windows Vista operating system.
Nov 25 2008 9:55AM
Microsoft downgraded Vista Capable specs to help Intel

Microsoft downgraded Vista Capable specs to help Intel

Numerous emails exchanged by Microsoft and Intel executives have revealed that Microsoft knowingly cut its 'Vista Capable' PC specifications to help Intel flog rafts of cheap kit.
Nov 17 2008 7:06AM
Linux boots in 2.97 seconds

Linux boots in 2.97 seconds

Software engineers at Japan's embedded Linux software vendor Lineo announced technology last week that can boot a low-power computer system within 2.97 seconds, the company claims.
Nov 12 2008 6:29AM
Microsoft wants to lure Internet startups

Microsoft wants to lure Internet startups

Microsoft launched a new programme Wednesday to help small Internet business upstarts grow up by using its software, technical support and connections at a discount.
Nov 6 2008 6:23AM
US appeals court rejects abstract patents

US appeals court rejects abstract patents

In a decision announced on Thursday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down business method patents in its long-awaited ruling on the case of In Re Bilski.
Nov 1 2008 10:00AM
China's Evermore Office suite takes off

China's Evermore Office suite takes off

Chinese software vendor Evermore says individual downloads of its Office 2009 suite have taken off recently to reach 5.3 million units, local media in China reported Thursday.
Oct 31 2008 12:15AM
Linux source code passes 10 million lines

Linux source code passes 10 million lines

The number of lines of source code comprising Linux kernel files recently surpassed the ten million mark after the latest release of Linux version 2.6.27, an analysis has found.
Oct 23 2008 6:48AM
Spammers prefer Obama to McCain

Spammers prefer Obama to McCain

Democratic Nominee Senator Barack Obama has been showing up in seven times more spam emails than his US presidential election rival, Republican nominee Senator John McCain.
Oct 9 2008 3:49PM
Channel Ten guilty of subliminal ads

Channel Ten guilty of subliminal ads

Network Ten transmitted subliminal advertising during a music awards show last year, but the government media authority let it off lightly with just a stern warning.
Oct 9 2008 3:49PM
Norway ISO members walk out over OOXML

Norway ISO members walk out over OOXML

Norwegian members of the Technical Committee of that country's International Standards Organisation (ISO) body Standard Norge have resigned their posts to protest the approval of Microsoft's OOXML document formats proposal in defiance of the majority recommendation.
Oct 5 2008 11:26PM
iPhone security flaws disclosed

iPhone security flaws disclosed

Security researcher Aviv Raff disclosed two iPhone security flaws Thursday that could allow attackers to trick people into unknowingly surfing to malicious destinations.
Oct 5 2008 11:26PM
Apple TV gets a thumb drive hack

Apple TV gets a thumb drive hack

A new thumb drive unlocks Apple's TV box and opens it up to innovative social networking features.
Oct 2 2008 7:22AM
Stallman warns against cloud computing

Stallman warns against cloud computing

Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and developer of the GNU software that forms the basis of the GNU/Linux operating system, believes that "cloud computing" is marketing hype and worse, it's a trap.
Oct 1 2008 7:31AM
Paypal founder's home-made rocket reaches space

Paypal founder's home-made rocket reaches space

Falcom 1, a privately-developed rocket ship built by Paypal co-founder Elon Musk's company SpaceX, finally made it into orbit on its fourth attempt on Sunday
Sep 30 2008 9:18AM

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