It is a terrifying thought that many people under 30 will never see a "C:\>" prompt, let alone an "A:\>". But although, as far as Microsoft is concerned, DOS has been dead pretty much since Windows 95 went gold, it wasn't quite the end of the road for the operating system.
Anonymity is an increasingly scarce commodity. Google's latest Transparency Report revealed government requests for data about users of its online services are increasing. It's not hard to find examples of threats to privacy — either intentional or unintentional.
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, which will be capable of running regular Windows 8 desktop applications, will be available in the US and Canada from 9 February. However, Microsoft is yet to reveal details of Surface Pro's Australian release.
For a Linux distribution only a little over two years old, the uptake of Mageia has been impressive, with the distro now regularly being found in the top 10 of Distrowatch's rankings, along with heavyweights such as Fedora, Ubuntu and Mint.
Pirate Party Australia has received registration from the Australian Electoral Commission, allowing candidates to have their membership of the political party listed on ballots in the next federal election.
The chief of Zendesk's local operation, Michael Hansen, says the helpdesk software-as-a-service provider wants to "double everything" over the next 12 months. "We're going to double everything here in Australia," the company's Asia-Pacific managing director said. "Double the customers, double the development centre, double our revenue."
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