The vulnerabilities, rated "critical," have been fixed for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris OS users.
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Linux has left quite a legacy over the past 20 years: powering the fastest supercomputers, running businesses, assisting soldiers in battle, and producing Oscar-winning movies among many other uses.
Atlanta-based power management technology company JouleX, which sells an agentless network energy manager by the same name, has updated its software (JouleX Energy Manager version 2.5) to offer better integrate with VMware and better support for Linux and Macintosh client computers.
Adobe issued a fix yesterday for a critical hole being exploited in Flash Player, at least a week earlier than planned.
The flaws affect Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris.
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.
Say the words "Linux", "Windows", and "Macintosh" in a room full of geeks and stand back. Real, honest back fur will start flying in about 10 nanoseconds.
Jinni's "taste engine" matches users to movies via a variety of formats, ranging from specific keyword searches to a detailed browse mode.
All 26 eBook formats together represent Linux in market share, except they are incompatible.
While Microsoft cheers the selection of Silverlight for streaming the Obama inauguration events this week, some are upset that the Linux desktop is not a supported operating system.Microsoft's cross platform Silverlight browser plug in supports Windows and Macintosh.
Another reason to love Linux: SiCortex offers high-performance computing in an astonishingly energy-efficient format
If you're looking to supplement your trading floor applications, business analytics infrastructure or Internet site capacity, SiCortex has a proposition for you: a 72-processor high-performance Linux platform with CPUs that use just 0.6 watts of electricity each.
As I mentioned in my post yesterday about Netflix, one of the obstacles video-streaming services are going to have to overcome is the quality of the files they're sending to big HDTVs. Apple has recently introduced 720p HD files on iTunes to download to its Apple TV device, but lesser-known Vudu may have gone one better with its new high-def format for its own streaming devices.
The Redwood City, Calif. company says its DaaS solution is already deployed in nearly 50 pilot programs and has been downloaded over 80,000 times. The virtual desktops, known as LivePCs, run on Windows, Macintosh, and MokaFive's BareMetal Linux operating systems.
It is an attention-grabbing headline for a post, isn't it? Here's the original, on Microsoft's Channel 9 forums.
Hollywood director Michael Bay is pointing the finger of blame at Microsoft for the HD DVD/Blu-ray disc format war and claims that the Redmond giant is attempting to kill off both formats in order to get people downloading movies instead.
A US court has told a Linux enthusiast he must switch to Windows if he wants to use a computer because the court's monitoring software will only work with Microsoft's operating system.
A few weeks ago I took a look at how Ubuntu 7.04 handled proprietary file formats such as MP3, WMA and QuickTime movies. Overall the support was good (although I couldn't get QuickTime 7 movie support working) but it seriously bothered me that I had to resort to downloading and making use of codecs which are, well, to be blunt, illegal to use.
We can argue all day long about the technical superiority of Windows versus Macintosh vs UNIX/Linux but, when all is said in done, if they won't use it, there is no reason for us to support it.
Apple Macintosh and Linux users will have one less excuse to pay the taxman when development gets underway on an improved e-tax application compatible with any computer system.Commissioner of Taxation Michael D'Ascenzo announced yesterday the plan to make the eight-year-old application, which allows taxpayers to file their tax returns via the Internet, more widely available to computer users.
Mozilla has released an updated version of Firefox 2.0 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers. The latest release, version 184.108.40.206 includes security fixes, and promises to address some of the long-standing memory leaks that have been a source of concern for many users. Based on my admittedly brief use of the new version, memory consumption seems to be about the same as with the previous version.