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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Making things right when something goes wrong, and a summary of what I have seen and done in this series.
Variously called "B-Tree" or "Better" or even "Butter", here's what I found when I started to explore this 'fast-moving target' of a file system.
Samba, which has been bringing Windows-compatible file sharing to Linux servers, Mac servers, and desktops for years, takes another step forward.
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.
GNOME is continuing to lose supporters as now part of the Linux Mint programming team start working on a fork of the GNOME file manger, Nautilus.
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.
Free software is making its presence felt in all walks of life — not just on the desktop
The parent company of the best Linux distro around now offers their free Ubuntu One Files service for your iPhone.
Over the years I have not really paid much attention to verifying downloads for the GNU/Linux installation discs when I download them. I used to just download the ISO files, burn them, and sometimes I would use the self-verifying media check that Red Hat does at the very beginning of the installation process.
Microsoft has contributed source code under the GPLv3 to Samba, the file server software that enables Linux servers to share files with Windows PCs. No, I'm not making this up.
Normally, reading a company's annual report is an exercise in sheer boredom. But this year Microsoft's lawyers allowed some actual competitive insight to sneak into the 10-K reports it files with the SEC. Linux has been neutralized, and Apple is first on the list of archrivals.
Some days, it's just not fair. You know you're going to post something that's going to have the fanboys heads spinning. True journalistic integrity requires you light a flame and watch it burn.
Intellectual property activist Florian Mueller offers up another blog installment in which he uncovers the presence of redistributed Oracle/Sun Java files in the Android codebase. He shifts focus away from the Android code repository and looks at what code some of the major Android handset OEMs have on offer.
Oracle is sticking to its SPARC platform commitment by announcing a SPARC Solaris-based model of its cloud-in-a-box Exalogic Elastic cloud system.
The Android phone-maker has launched a pre-emptive strike against Apple, arguing that the patents it is using to sue HTC are invalid and unusable against Motorola
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 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.
The launch of JBoss's latest enterprise application platform advances both Red Hat's cloud strategy and its commitment to Java
In many enterprise environments we work with a mix of Windows and Linux servers. If you had to build a large, complex enterprise application that runs on Linux, you would typically use Java.