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  • The 9 greatest IT security threats

    Hacking has evolved from one-person crime of opportunity to an open market of sophisticated malware backed by crime syndicates and money launders

  • The pros and cons of using virtual desktop infrastructure

    Many organisations continue to run Windows XP on many or all of their desktop PCs, either because migration typically requires costly hardware upgrades, time-consuming transfers of settings, and user retraining, or because there?s simply no compelling reason to move users to a new OS and the new application software that goes along with it. In some cases, both justifications apply.

  • Why you should be using Linux Mint 12

    For any new release of a popular Linux distribution, there are typically numerous fans eagerly awaiting the software's final debut. For Linux Mint 12, however, that anticipation may well have broken all previous records, so anxious have Linux fans been to see the new release's answer to the controversial desktop environments increasingly appearing in other operating systems.

  • China challenges US for supercomputing dominance

    China and other nations are beginning to challenge US supercomputing leadership, something that has implications for every aspect of US leadership in science and product development, say experts.

  • Will the cloud take your IT job?

    As software becomes more complex, and demands the scalability of the cloud, IT's auto mechanic of today, the sysadmin, will disappear. Tomorrow's sysadmin will be more like a physician, says's Bernard Golden.

  • Snow Leopard vs Windows 7

    Windows 7 is a worthy rival, but Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the better operating system by a whisker for discriminating professionals

  • Oracle races onto server virtualisation highway; are speed traps ahead?

    Oracle goes it alone with a virtualisation system as analysts cast doubt as to whether the database company can make the move stick.

  • Sun tape library market share loss report wrong

    Sun did NOT lose tape automation market share in 2006. IDC data directly counters Freeman Reports data.

  • Big management software gets poor grades in Gartner survey

    IT managers say they're tiring of the big four vendors, looking to others for ease-of-use and low-cost options.

  • Is it time to kill off Cisco's fat APs?

    If you are using Cisco's legacy Wi-Fi, watch out. Support is draining away, and the new features are coming to the thin AP world.

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