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Microsoft likely to patch zero-day next week

Summary: It looks like a fairly busy Patch Tuesday in December. There are two open zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. It's likely there will be a patch for one, but not the other.

December 5, 2013 by Larry Seltzer

Chromebooks: Sometimes less is more

Summary: When it comes to mobile tech, it's not always best to go big if a lesser option makes more sense.

November 12, 2013 by James Kendrick

Windows 8 Blue continues Microsoft's tradition of confusing names

Summary: Some people find the Windows naming system confusing, and Blue continues the trend. But examine NT's history and it all makes sense, if only on the Planet Zog.

March 26, 2013 by By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | March 26, 2013 -- 16:39 GMT (09:39 PDT)

Windows XP is a ticking time-bomb with only 500 days to go

Summary: Although businesses have been upgrading from Windows XP for more than three years, the deadline is approaching, and there are still around 500 million users to move with only 500 days to go

November 23, 2012 by By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | November 23, 2012 -- 16:43 GMT (08:43 PST)

Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

Summary: If you buy a Windows 8-powered HP consumer PC, or from any other PC vendor, you'll get no help from them if you decide you'd rather have Windows 7. And Linux? Forget about it!

November 8, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

100 reasons to jailbreak an iPhone

Summary: It's perfectly legal in the US to jailbreak your handset. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act says so.

April 4, 2012 by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Five Reasons why Windows 8 will be dead on arrival

Summary: Microsoft's Windows 8 and Vista will have several things in common: Both are unwanted operating system updates that will flop in the marketplace.

February 6, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Enterprise software under attack

Summary: Traditional enterprise has come under fire from both disillusioned users and unhappy managers.

November 2, 2011 by Michael Krigsman

Google Chrome hacked with sophisticated exploit

Summary: Security researchers from VUPEN have successfully hacked Google's Chrome browser with a sophisticated exploit that bypasses all security features, including ASLR/DEP and Chrome's heralded...

May 10, 2011 by By Ryan Naraine for Zero Day | May 10, 2011 -- 09:24 GMT (02:24 PDT)

My favorite Linux desktop: Mint 10

Summary: I go through Linux distributions like an elephant does peanuts, but a few of the best stick around. Right now, my favorite Linux desktop is Mint.

February 24, 2011 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

The London Stock Exchange moves to Novell Linux

Summary: The LSE is far from the only one stock exchange to switch to Linux. More and more stock exchanges are realizing that when you really need speed, security, and stability, Linux is the...

February 14, 2011 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols