Sunday, October 31, 2010

Will Russia's Move to Linux Prompt Microsoft to Repair Its Image?

The Russian government recently made a surprising decision: to create a national operating system based on GNU/Linux. The motivation for this development is crystal clear: escaping the Microsoft Windows monopoly. Russia will gain two other huge advantages due to the shift: lower software expenditures and full access to the operating system's source code.

The source code access will allow any discovered security flaws to be quickly fixed. Russia appears to be following China's lead. A few years ago, China also decided to shift to a Linux-based operating system known as Red Flag Linux. More

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Install and use Ubuntu Unity before it’s released...

Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu is dropping the GNOME desktop as the default and switching to it’s own, in-house desktop. That desktop is the Unity desktop which was designed for the netbook environment. Whether you like this move or not, it’s happening. But what is Unity? And how do you experience it now, instead of waiting... More

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Microsoft will look to courts for botnet takedowns

Microsoft has seen a dramatic drop in the number of computers infected with Waledac, a piece of malicious software affiliated with a botnet that was once responsible for a massive amount of spam.

In the second quarter of this year, the company cleaned only 29,816 computers infected with Waledac, down from 83,580 computers in the... More