If you love to live on the edge of browser development, one consistent ache with each new Firefox beta is that all your extensions stop working. The solution to this problem happens to be head-slappingly simple.
Chris Duckett dispenses with "trends", "magic quadrants" and other salesbot speak to investigate what is really the foundation of IT: source code.
Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.
I wish motherboard manufacturers wouldn't consign parallel ATA (PATA) hard drives and the IDE ports they require to the dustbin of history just yet.
Mac users should heed the call and realise that root user stupidity can always subvert any security in place.
By choosing Java for its App Engine, Google got a plethora of other languages for free.
Microsoft has announced that from next week, it will begin deploying its Internet Explorer 8 browser to the majority of users via Automatic Update — and there was much rejoicing and a feeling of relief.
The Debian project has announced that it is adding two new FreeBSD kernels to the unstable and experimental archive under the name of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.
Plans for the next major iteration of the GNOME desktop have been released with the major change being a new user experience.
A rash of creativity has overcome browser vendors recently in a completely unexpected place: the content of the new tab page.
The poster child of the Linux movement is set to be temporarily replaced by a cleverly disguised marsupial to raise awareness for the plight of Tasmanian devils.
Firefox is still king when it comes to daily work on the tubes, despite the steady increase in the buzz surrounding the open-source Webkit project, on which Safari and Google Chrome are based.
If I choose to upgrade the engine of my car, Holden will not recall it at some point in the future to restore its default configuration. Yet to most users, this behaviour is perfectly acceptable for devices.
Little wonder these RIA on Linux discussions make me feel icky, as we can dial in at least another two years of proprietary plug-ins dominating on open-source desktops.
Why put up with the failure of your vendor to provide updates for your broadband router's firmware? Just do it yourself: Linux-style.
I was waiting for the UAC-based security problems to occur after Windows 7's release but alas that was not to be, for problems have occurred in the beta version of Windows 7.