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. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: Beyond3D has an interview with Eric Demers, the man behind the R600 architecture in the AMD Radeon HD 2900 XT. He discusses all sorts of details about the hardware, including its Xbox 360 heritage and the effects that the GPGPU market had on the chip. Link to Original Source
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"" Link to Original Source
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.
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. Link to Original Source
Some say the Classmate PC is Intel's answer to (or competition with) the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) effort. Intel is hawking the lilliputian laptop in "emerging markets" like Nigeria, India, and Mexico as a solution for worldwide education of... Link to Original Source
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.
WSJdpatton writes: "As part of its celebration for the 30th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars," Lucasfilm plans to make about 250 clips from all the movies available to fans on the Internet to cut, add to and retool however they want. Then they can post their creations to blogs or social-networking sites."
from the stop-crying-teacher-would-never-really-kill-you dept.
Anti_Climax writes "Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip, telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to these teachers after the charges brought against students in recent months."
from the can-you-follow-me-now dept.
coondoggie writes "Cisco has developed a set of small smart robots, which can act as wireless communications relays, that sense when a mobile user is moving out of service range, and can follow the user to maintain connectivity. According to Dave Buster, product marketing manager for the Cisco Global Government Solutions Group, the robots can follow a user almost anywhere to maintain connectivity. Published reports said the robots were part of Cisco's "Information on the move" initiative — a wide ranging plan to secure all things wireless. Whether or not the systems has an enterprise application, it is of interest to the military and initiatives such as the Army's Future Combat Systems which uses a variety of advanced systems to achieve battleground superiority."