Google Chrome, Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux all beat Microsoft's Internet Explorer in having the most vulnerabilities last year, according to Secunia, while IBM software took 40 percent of the Top 20 places.
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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.
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.
The vulnerabilities, rated "critical," have been fixed for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris OS users.
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.
The company has previewed its next Itanium processor, code-named Poulson, which promises improvements to reliability and power management
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.
Oracle plans to offer more vertical integration of hardware and software systems, with the promise of simplifying IT maintenance by doing away with custom business apps
The company's co-president has introduced an update to the Exadata system, promising greater speed and increased memory
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 flaws affect Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.
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
One of Sun Microsystems' ambitious dreams, a vibrant open-source community for the Solaris operating system to rival the Linux collective, is in serious danger of evaporating in the Oracle era.
The company has issued a patch that addresses 32 vulnerabilities in its Flash Player in Windows, Mac, Solaris and Linux, after hackers exploited one of the vulnerabilities