Tom Espiner

Senior Reporter

Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com, writing about all manner of security and open-source issues.Tom had various jobs after leaving university, including working for a company that hired out computers as props for films and television, and a role turning the entire back catalogue of a publisher into e-books.Tom eventually found that journalism was for him, and after a period of freelancing, landed a job as security reporter for ZDNet UK. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.

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Linux, Unix 'had more vulnerabilities than Windows'

Linux, Unix 'had more vulnerabilities than Windows'

/**/ The US government has reported that fewer vulnerabilities were found in Windows than in Linux/Unix operating systems in 2005. Linux/Unix-based operating systems -- a set that includes Mac OS X, as well as the various Linux distributions and flavours of Unix -- had more than twice as many vulnerabilities as Windows, according to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), which is part of the US Department of Homeland Security.

January 5, 2006 by in Open Source

Microsoft dismisses dual boot OLPC

Microsoft dismisses dual boot OLPC

Software giant Microsoft has said it rejected plans to develop a dual-boot iteration of Windows XP to run on One Laptop per Child XO machines, and instead is developing a version of XP specifically for the XO.

January 13, 2008 by in Open Source