The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Were it not for Windows' long-standing installed base and overwhelming market dominance, it seems unlikely that anyone would argue seriously for the merit of the operating system, plagued as it is by high prices, security problems and vendor lock-in.
By Katherine Noyes | 01 October, 2010 09:15
Google's patching of vulnerabilities in its open source Chrome Web browser last week wasn't so much notable in itself; Microsoft, to be sure, is forever issuing patches for the many bugs that afflict its products.
By Katherine Noyes | 25 August, 2010 04:47
Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever created.
By Gary Anthes | 28 July, 2009 01:27
Migrating from high-end Unix-based systems to commodity x86/Linux platforms has been a popular idea for the last few years, at least in theory. But it turns out that not everyone thinks going full-on with Linux is the best solution -- at least not yet.
By Robert L. Mitchell | 25 November, 2008 08:43
Linux is enjoying growth, with a contingent of devotees too large to be called a cult following at this point. Solaris, meanwhile, has thrived as a longstanding, primary Unix platform geared to enterprises. But with Linux the object of all the buzz in the industry, can Sun's rival Solaris Unix OS hang on, or is it destined to be displaced by Linux altogether?
By Paul Krill | 25 September, 2008 09:35