Kaspersky Lab has described a bot written entirely in Java which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux. Even the infection method is cross-platform.
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Oracle has launched the first developer preview of Java Standard Edition 8 for ARM, which includes tools for building JavaFX apps for ARM-based Linux systems such as the Raspberry Pi.
Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.
HP can't let you downgrade ordinary, consumer Windows 8 PCs to Windows 7. That said, if you do move to Windows 7, or shift to Linux or another operating system, your hardware will still be covered by HP support, just don't expect HP to supply the drivers for any of these alternative operating systems.
If you buy a Windows 8-powered HP consumer PC, or from any other PC vendor, you'll get no help from them if you decide you'd rather have Windows 7. And Linux? Forget about it!
Linux Foundation announces HP has become a Platinum Member of the Foundation.
Noting that Cisco and HP are running CloudStack-enabled Ubuntu Linux on their cloud platforms, Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said today at OpenStack Summit that Ubuntu 12.10 with the latest incarnation of OpenStack called 'Folsom" is now available and that the "'Folsom" upgrade path for Ubuntu 12.04 is also ready
Microsoft has outlined the main third-party software through which cross-platform attacks Windows, Mac, and Linux computers: old vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe PDF applications, and Microsoft Office.
My lovely new HP sub-notebook is now happily running Linux Mint 12, and dual-booting Windows 7 Home Premium, as explained in the previous post on this subject. The desktop is Gnome 3 with the Mint Gnome Shell Extension (MGSE):I will note here that although this has been the standard desktop in Mint 12, and it is certainly more comfortable to use for those who are accustomed to previous Mint (and Gnome) releases, it is not without its drawbacks and unpleasant side effects.
When we left our lovely new HP sub-notebook, we had just finished configuring Windows 7 Home Premium. Now it is time to move to installing a real operating system on it, and for the sake of variety the choice this time will be Linux Mint 12 (and Cinnamon 1.
Good news - the latest Oneiric daily build includes support for the Ralink 5390 WiFi adapter in my HP Pavilion dm1-3105ez. I can't tell yet if this is a result of the version of the Linux 3.
If it wasn't for Linux, a Windows Update crash would have forced me to format my drive and reinstall everything.On Friday I got home from work, powered up my HP Pavilion DV6 6055ea laptop and watched as it promptly shut down to churn through Windows Update.
For years, HP has had a love/hate relationship with desktop Linux. Now, it will be putting its webOS Linux variant on all of its PCs.
After today's announcements from HP about its webOS devices, I'm beginning to think the Linux-based webOS may yet be a contender in the smartphone and tablet space.
When the Linux Mint Debian Edition 201012 distribution was released recently, I installed it on all of my 64-bit systems without problem. But I couldn't get it to install on my HP 2133 Mini-Note, the installer always hung.
The not-for-profit software organisation Linaro will be backed by several key software manufacturers all working on Linux-derived products, according to an announcement from the company.Canonical, Genivi, HP, the LiMo Foundation and MontaVista have all agreed to become advisors to the Linaro programme which aims to speed up and facilitate the development of open source software.
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison opened this week's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco with details on the Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The system, built on 360 64-bit x86 processor cores, is interconnected with an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.
The obvious first choice in loading Linux on my new Samsung netbook is the Ubuntu Netbook Edition. This should be particularly well-suited, because UNE was originally developed specifically for Intel Atom based netbook, and although it has been improved over the past couple of releases so that it works on others (such as my HP 2133 Mini-Note), I believe that it still works "best" on Atom-based systems.
Add the Linux Foundation to the numerous list of organizations and companies founded to protect Linux users and developers from legal risk.At the opening of the annual LinuxCon 2010 here today in Boston, the San Francisco-based foundation, which sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Tovalds, announced a new open compliance program with the support of heavy hitters including Google, Adobe, Cisco, Novell, AMD, ARM, HP, IBM, Intel, Sony, Nokia and Motorola.
Under the new agreement, HP and Dell will resell Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM on their x86 platforms, but the future of OpenSolaris remains in doubt
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