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  • OpenSolaris leaders unnerved by Oracle silence

    Frustrated by Oracle's delay in releasing the latest version of OpenSolaris, the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) is growing uneasy over Oracle's lack of communication regarding the future of the Unix OS code.

    16 April 10 06:20 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Zeus botnet exploits unpatched PDF flaw

    The Zeus botnet is now using an unpatched flaw in Adobe's PDF document format to infect users with malicious code, security researchers said today.

    16 April 10 06:11 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Fireshark plugin decodes the malicious Web

    A computer security researcher has released a plugin for Firefox that provides a wealth of data on Web sites that may have been compromised with malicious code.

    16 April 10 06:06 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Judge in Italian Google case receives threats on Facebook

    The Milan judge who convicted three Google executives for allowing the posting of a video showing the bullying of an autistic teenager has received hundreds of threatening and insulting messages via Facebook since the verdict was first announced on Feb. 24.

    16 April 10 05:40 Written by Philip Willan
  • AMD's six-core Phenom II X6 chips appear in stores

    Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming six-core Phenom II X6 processors for desktops are already showing up in online retail stores prior to the chips' official launch later this month.

    16 April 10 05:14 Written by Agam Shah
  • Cloud Computing: Early Adopters Share Five Key Lessons

    While some large enterprises have moved their information-technology infrastructure to a third-party managed service to save costs, small firms--especially startups--have come to rely on cloud services to cut initial outlays and help them focus on the core services and products.

    16 April 10 05:00 Written by Robert Lemos
  • Israel bans iPads from America

    Don't count on bringing the iPad on any trips to the Holy Land, as Israel has blocked Apple's tablet from entering the country.

    16 April 10 02:28 Written by Jared Newman
  • HP's Moscow office raided in bribery probe

    Russian authorities raided HP's Moscow offices Wednesday looking for clues in a multimillion-dollar bribery investigation.

    15 April 10 10:45 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Nokia slapped with ACCC warranty warning

    Intervention by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has prompted Nokia Australia to retract unfair warranty conditions after it restricted claims to within three months of purchase.

    15 April 10 09:35 Written by Darren Pauli
  • Local iPad launch delayed

    Australians will have to wait until the end of May to get an iPad after Apple today delayed the international launch of the device by one month.

    15 April 10 09:05 Written by Darren Pauli
  • Twitter tweets to enter Library of Congress

    Who would've thought that 140-character musings could be so culturally significant? First Google announces that it will index billions of Twitter posts into a searchable database, and now the venerable Library of Congress say it plans to preserve the entire archive of public tweets. Twitter's official blog made the announcement today.

    15 April 10 08:38 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • Micron to bump up enterprise SSD speed

    Micron Technology will bring faster interfaces to its enterprise SSD (solid-state disk) line in June when it begins shipping its P300 drives to makers of storage equipment.

    15 April 10 08:30 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Desktops re-emerge as PC shipments grow in Q1, IDC says

    Worldwide PC shipments increased by 24.2 percent during the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period last year, with desktop PC shipments growing for the first time in more than a year, IDC said in a survey released on Wednesday.

    15 April 10 08:16 Written by Agam Shah
  • Apple patches Pwn2Own bug

    Apple today patched a critical Mac OS X vulnerability used by a security researcher three weeks ago to win $10,000 for hacking Safari at the Pwn2Own contest.

    15 April 10 07:56 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Twitter courts developers with new tools

    Twitter is promising new tools for developers to help them make better use of the 55 million tweets being pumped out every day by people who use its service.

    15 April 10 07:31 Written by James Niccolai
  • Could open source overtake the iPhone?

    Apple's momentum in the mobile computing space with its open source movement, similar to how open source took the steam out of the sails of Sun Microsystems, the executive director of the Linux Foundation stressed on Wednesday.

    15 April 10 06:31 Written by Paul Krill

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