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Comment: Re:Comparing total memory usage is stupid (Score 1) 258

by griego (#36196270) Attached to: Preliminary Benchmarks: Unity vs. Gnome-Shell
If all you're running is one application, then you don't need a desktop. If you're multitasking, then of course you want your desktop to be fast, it should be up there in priority at all times. So caching stuff for the desktop is a good idea. Besides, it takes way longer to load stuff from the hard drive than to free some memory so an application can allocate some for its own use.
Security

New Malware Overwrites Software Updaters 78

Posted by Soulskill
from the i'm-sure-the-updaters-don't-go-down-without-a-fight dept.
itwbennett writes "Researchers at Bach Khoa Internetwork Security (BKIS), a Vietnamese security company, have found a new type of malware that 'masks itself as an updater for Adobe Systems' products and other software such as Java,' wrote BKIS analyst Nguyen Cong Cuong in a post on the company's blog. BKIS showed screenshots of a variant of the malware that imitates Adobe Reader version 9 and overwrites the AdobeUpdater.exe, which regularly checks in with Adobe to see if a new version of the software is available."
Google

Startup Claims Google Copied Web-Annotation Product 167

Posted by timothy
from the evil-or-coincidence dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Web annotation startup ReframeIt claim Google copied their web annotation product when releasing Google Sidewiki. At first glance, the products do look quite similar, and this eWeek article has some interesting evidence, including suspicious user registrations by Google employees and an attempt by Google to hire off ReframeIt's lead engineer."

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