For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs. Now Oracle has begun including the same adware as part of a default installation of Java for the Mac, using the same deceptive techniques.
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BlackBerry said BBM for Windows retains the native user experience and modern design of the Windows UI.
A statement by an Oracle executive affirms that Java 7 and updates to it should continue to work on Windows XP. Java 8 is a different story.
Opposition ICT spokesperson Clare Curran claims more than 40,000 New Zealand government computers are still running Windows XP.
UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
Starting March 12, Microsoft will begin charging customers for Oracle software running on Windows Azure. Here's how the pricing and licensing will work.
One of the problems affecting the adoption of Windows 8.1 is the resistance many have to the radical design of the interface. That can be minimized by the hybrid.
My most popular stories of the year covered a wide range of topics. Here are the stories you found most interesting.
Microsoft's original Surface with Windows RT earned high praise for its design, but it was a flop in the marketplace. One year later, Microsoft is back with a beefed-up Surface 2. Can this year's model earn the respect that eluded its predecessor?
The first fruits of the Microsoft-Oracle partnership are rolling out. But don't think the rivals aren't still going to compete.
The latest systems from Lenovo continue the experimentation in system design that Windows 8 inspired. If they haven't gotten it right yet, they will eventually.
All versions of Windows and Internet Explorer are vulnerable to one or more critical flaw fixed today. A component of Exchange written by Oracle is also patched, and there are non-security updates as well.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
Nokia used to be known for its wacky devices. Are its quirky days behind it? ZDNet caught up with two of its senior smartphone designers to find out — and discovered the rocky road to the birth of the Lumia 925.
The new Windows 8 desktop takes its design cues from the white Galaxy S4 smartphone.
It's all about the Apple Ecosystem — as if elegant industrial design, an innovative operating system, and top-end hardware weren't enough goodness to persuade Windows users to switch to the Mac. Apple's new iOS-OS X, right-left punch to WWDC attendees was really aimed directly at switchers from Windows.
A new study that measures app usage on Windows 8 PCs finds that Metro style apps are gaining traction slowly. But a surprising result suggests that app developers who deliberately break Microsoft's design guidelines are most likely to win users over.