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Submission + - Microsoft claims Vista more secure than Linux, OSX (

SwordsmanLuke writes: Microsoft has just released a report comparing bugs located and fixed in several OSes over a 6 month period. According to the report, Windows Vista is the most secure operating system in their survey, beating out Ubuntu, OSX, and others. It is worth noting that the test was performed by a member of Microsoft's Security Business unit, which seems a bit suspect, but the report (PDF linked from TFA) is still worth a read.

Submission + - Safari for Windows (

metalcoat writes: "Apple launches Safari browser for Windows to appeal to more users.

"Chief executive Steve Jobs said Apple "dream big" and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share Safari currently has... He said Safari was "the most innovative browser in the world, but also the fastest browser on Windows""


Submission + - Apple's Safari on Windows (

comm2k writes: According to the BBC Apple has announced a windows version of its Safari browser.

Apple has launched a version of its web browser Safari for Windows, competing head to head with Microsoft's Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.


Submission + - 16GB USB Stick - what should go on it?

Unicorn Setu writes: I've seen that past item asking for suggestions for the best software to put on a 256Mb USB stick — and they were all well and good. Now I've just been given a 16Gb USB stick! 16 Gb in my pocket! I feel like I'm back in the 1980's when I got a 10Mb Hard Disk and couldn't think how I would ever fill it! So, apart from a good selection of music and family pictures, what suggestions do the slashdot crowd have for a selection of applications, preferably PC and Mac accessible, must not require installation, (as our work PCs are locked down), to make office life easier. Should I partition it? (maybe into 4.7Gb chunks?) I need your thoughts about about to spend my storage inheritance.
Emulation (Games)

Submission + - Parallels 3.0 Announced, 3D graphics included (

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF writes: For some time now a lot of us having been waiting to see who managed to bring 3D graphics to a Windows emulation/virtualization solution. It looks like Parallels is going to be the winner. They announced today an RC of Parallels 3.0, the final to be available "in a few weeks." For anyone else tired of bootcamp or rebooting to play a Windows game, it look like the answer is finally here.

I'm not counting out VMWare entirely. Obviously it will depend on how soon they can catch up and the relative quality of the solutions, but there is some serious first-mover advantage here. There is also some speculation on the forums that Parallels is rushing this out in order to sell product before Apple steals their thunder with virtualization support in Leopard (but I think that a bit unlikely). In any case, it looks like one more roadblock for switchers has just been knocked down.

Portables (Apple)

Submission + - World's Thinnest Laptop

aalobode writes: According to a new Business Week Article, Intel has developed a new, ultra-thin (as thin as a Razr) laptop designed as a fashion accessory, with looks and function both taken into account. From the article: The result, code-named Intel mobile Metro notebook, is less than 0.7 inches thick — about one-quarter of an inch thicker than Motorola's (MOT) iconic cell phone, making it the world's thinnest notebook. And at 2.25 pounds, it's also one of the lightest small-sized portable computers. Other features include always-on Internet connectivity via various wireless technologies.

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