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+ - x86-64 Market Share Hits 10% in December

Submitted by caffeinejolt
caffeinejolt (584827) writes "In the last 6 months, end-users (i.e. not servers) have been making the switch to x86-64 OSes in large numbers. Growth was strongest in Mac (release of Snow Leopard), but also strong for Linux and Windows. So basically, the number of users who need 4GB or more of RAM has more than doubled in the past 6 months — an interesting trend considering all the recent talk of moving to the cloud, thin clients (i.e. chrome os), netbooks, etc."
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+ - Internet Explorer 6 Will Not Die->

Submitted by caffeinejolt
caffeinejolt (584827) writes "Despite all the hype surrounding new browsers being released pushing the limits of what can be done on the Web, Firefox 3 has only this past month overtaken IE6. Furthermore, if you take the previous report and snap on the Corporate America filter, IE6 rules the roost and shows no signs of leaving anytime soon. Sorry web developers, for those of you who thought the ugly hacks would soon be over, it appears they will linger on for quite a bit — especially if you develop for business sites."
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+ - Hotmail Outage->

Submitted by caffeinejolt
caffeinejolt (584827) writes "According to customer complaints filed on the Hotmail page of ContactHelp.com, it appears that Hotmail had a service outage yesterday lasting approximately 1.75 hours. Some customers reported the reason issued by Hotmail was a power outage. It seems only fair since the Gmail outage in Februrary was reported on Slashdot, that Hotmail get its fair mention as well. Judging from the Hotmail customer comments on ContactHelp.com, I can only imagine what the Hotmail phone support personnel had to go through yesterday."
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+ - Chrome only one left standing at hacking contest

Submitted by caffeinejolt
caffeinejolt (584827) writes "According to an article on Ars Technica: "During a contest at the CanSecWest event, security researchers competed to exploit vulnerabilities in web browsers. Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer were all successfully compromised, but Chrome was able to withstand the first day of the competition." Chrome is Google's browser based on the open source Chromium project. The stable Chrome 1.x release has a small, but growing market share with frequent releases."

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