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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Just like Windows and Linux, the Cisco IOS has its own list of commands to manipulate files, and it’s critical for Cisco network administrators to be very familiar with them. In this video, Bill Detwiler goes over some basic Cisco file commands and show you how they can help you keep your network running smoothly.
Veeam's recovery software for VMware virtual machines now lets users recover individual Linux files from image backups
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.3 became globally available today, with the new enterprise OS featuring virtualisation improvements, support for Intel's Core i7 architecture, and inclusion of the Open Java Development Kit from Sun Microsystems.
Embedded Linux devices have always fascinated me, because besides on the server, it's where I think the Open Source OS is going to make the most impact. From 2002 to 2004, I worked for SHARP as a developer liaison consultant on the very much before its time ZAURUS Linux/Java PDA, so I'm very much familiar with the ins and outs of developing and supporting embedded Linux products.
By distributing without the jar files, your application is secured against reverse engineering and tampering with OSGi bundles. Java decompilers become useless to hackers because they can't see the classes inside the installations.
Moonlight isn't a Silverlight competitor. It's a companion program. If you have a Linux machine, it will let you run Silverlight files. Maybe. Someday. Sort of. Why don't you just get a Windows box?
Sun is to open source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions.
Once every component of Java is GPL-compliant, the software will be able to be fully integrated into Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora
Sun says it is working hard to make Java completely open source so Linux shops can use it. But is it already too late?
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