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November 16, 2012 by

Samba 4 now planned for release on Dec 11

The first open source Active Directory server with SMB3 support, now due in mid December, is ideal for business desktop and storage needs. Samba 4 was a big beneficiary of antitrust orders forcing Microsoft to open up key protocols.

April 9, 2012 by

How big a security risk is Java? Can you really quit using it?

As OS vendors get better about patching their own flaws, malware authors are increasingly turning to third-party code to get their dirty work done, and Java is high on the list. It's easy to say, "Just don't use Java," but what if a program you use requires it? I've got a list of problem apps and solutions.

June 15, 2011 by

As Microsoft's monopoly crumbles, its mobile future is crucial

The latest real-world data on web usage confirms that Microsoft's once-dominant position in the world of personal computing is crumbling. Microsoft's share of the web dropped below a key level for the first time this year, and Apple is dominating the mobile web. That makes Windows 8 a big and risky bet.

November 22, 2010 by

Do you really need antivirus software?

Do you need antivirus software on your PC? If you're not sure of the answer to that question, then the short answer is yes. The longer answer is that security software is only one piece of what should be a simple, straightforward, and systematic approach to your PC's health. Here's my seven-step program.


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