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A new version of the Linux kernel has been released, adding support for virtualization and showcasing the use of a new release-management tool developed by Linux inventor Linus Torvalds himself.
Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris.
While the scams that daily flood our e-mail in-boxes show no signs of abating, there is some good news for the users who have to sort through them all. So says VeriSign in its latest "State of Internet Security" address covering the first three months of 2005.
Competitors and analysts are waiting to see whether possible Linux challenger OpenSolaris will build enough of a community to change Sun's business future.
Microsoft has released 10 security bulletins, three of them describing critical flaws that could let an attacker take complete control over a computer system
Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it had acquired DialPad Communications Inc., a 6-year-old company whose software lets people to place calls over the Internet for a fraction of the cost of regular telephone service. New products from Yahoo that integrate DialPad technology could debut within a few months.
PCLinuxOS is a binary-based Linux distribution presented as a livecd that offers the user a beautiful fully functional complete desktop operating system. Unparalleled in beauty and functionality, PCLOS is perhaps the premier operating system of our time. To borrow a quote, "PCLinuxOS is one of the world’s up and coming providers of a Linux Desktop Solution. With a small but dedicated development team, PClinuxOS delivers Desktop Ready Software that harnesses the power of the Open Source Community."
Infineon has become the latest memory maker to produce a working DDR 3 device. Its DDR 3 chips will shunt bits at 1600Mbps, double the top-end of the DDR 2 specification.
Online news sites have been swamped by millions of people desperate to find out the verdict in the Michael Jackson trial. According to net measurement firm Hitwise, UK searches related to Michael Jackson soared in the last week to more than one in every 9,000 requests.
Hewlett-Packard on Monday separated its personal computer and printer group into stand-alone businesses, a move by new Chief Executive Mark Hurd to reverse one of Carly Fiorina's last acts as CEO.
A red-light district tentatively cleared for construction on the Internet — the ".xxx" domain — is being billed by backers as giving the $12 billion online porn industry a great opportunity to clean up its act. Anti-porn activist Donna Rice Hughes, however, remains unconvinced. "They are not going to give up their '.com' addresses," she said of porn sites. "It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that one out."
My friend's brother had a 512MB Lexar Media Jumpdrive Pro USB drive that became corrupted after using it with Windows 2000. His IT department was able to get back some but not all of the file contents, but without any file names. On his own, he tried some recovery utilities, but all failed. Using a typical Linux distro--in this case SuSE 8.0--however, it wasn't hard to recover almost all of the data from the drive along with the filenames and to burn a CD-ROM of the contents.
It shouldn't even threaten Linux by any means. Linux has more than a few things that go in its favor, at least for the time being. The idea of open-source software is an amazing one. The idea of running a system that costs absolutely nothing on the software side is a powerful one, and Windows and Mac OS X would have a difficult time competing against that.
gather round folks and watch as reader liam beats a microsoft mn-700 router into submission. the router normally runs a windows ce based operating system and is considered problematic on its good days.
Congressman Rick Boucher: If the MPAA expects Congress to ratify a rule that would limit the ability of ordinary consumers to share lawfully acquired digital broadcast television programs with one another, then it shouldn't be surprised if Congress insists that the MPAA accept in return a restoration of the fair use rights taken from consumers through the enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Thousands of websites may be at risk from a new form of network attack that involves burying harmful packets of data within seemingly legitimate ones.
High definition won't be a part of the Revolution, says Nintendo, as specs "leak".
Sun Microsystems is expected to release Solaris as open-source software Tuesday, a centerpiece of the company's plan to regain lost relevance and fend of rivals Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft.