No operating system can ever properly protect a computer from trojans as long as users continue to do silly things. Just because Linux is immune to your standard drive-by viruses it does not mean that it can escape trojan horses.
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.
Previously on Null Pointer we looked at getting extensions working in Firefox betas, and that was great until the fine folks at Firefox changed their minds.
Microsoft's approach to open source seems to be mellowing quite dramatically — the software giant has released its .NET Micro Framework under an Apache licence and made a GPLed source code release over the weekend.
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala was officially released overnight and marked the eleventh release of the distribution. It's attractive, polished and measured, but fails "the grandma test".
I've been playing around with a beta build of Firefox's 3.6 browser for some time, and while it's been completely stable, its new tab behaviour has annoyed me.
The latest and greatest version of the Oracle database, 11g Release 2, was made available recently and as the resident technical person, it fell to me to take it for a spin. Little did I realise the hell that I had just walked into.
Microsoft has created the non-profit CodePlex Foundation to target increased communication between open source communities and software companies.