MySpace launches developer site, offers strong financial incentives

As expected, MySpace Tuesday launched a new site and released code that will allow developers to build applications for the popular social networking site.The new MySpaceDeveloper Platform site will be open to developers

Published on: February 6th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Microsoft’s Linux claims patent fear mongering, says Torvalds

Microsoft's aggressive defense of its intellectual property, which includes claims that Linux violates a number of its patents, is nothing more than "a marketing thing," according to Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

Visual Studio 2008

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (VS08) is the current incarnation of the company's long line of IDEs. It's the premier IDE for developing applications with the Microsoft .Net Framework and, at least, a contender

Published on: February 5th, 2008 Martin Heller

Would an MSCE add value to my r

I have a master's in computer science and work in data communications and networking. Would an MSCE add value to my résumé? Certifications never hurt. Very few employers require them, but most look

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Free tool compresses Windows Vista from 15GB to 1.5GB

A Croatian college student has created a utility that installs a seriously stripped-down Windows Vista, saying the heft of Microsoft Corp.'s biggest desktop operating system is just too big to believe."Who can justify

Published on: February 1st, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Surefire fixes for common PC problems

Is Windows bugging you about USB devices that aren't even plugged in anymore? Or harassing you with bogus security alerts? Or popping up lots of unnecessary notifications? I have all the fixes--plus a

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Steve Bass

Barracuda takes on TrendMicro in open-source patent battle

Security vendor Barracuda Networks is rallying support in a patent fight with Trend Micro over its use of the open-source ClamAV application.Barracuda on Tuesday plans to launch a special Web site where it

Published on: January 29th, 2008 Tom Sanders

Nokia’s Trolltech buy will spawn new open source mobile apps

Through its acquisition of Norwegian mobile software firm Trolltech ASA, Nokia will get a firmer grip on the open source mobile application market, telecommunications analysts say.They say Finland-based Nokia Corp. hopes to attract

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Windows Vista is more secure than XP and Open Source, says Microsoft

Windows Vista was hit by significantly fewer publicly disclosed security flaws in its first year than Windows XP and open source rivals in their first years, according to a report from Microsoft.The report,

Published on: January 25th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

Microsoft unveils its virtualization arsenal

Microsoft has laid out plans to become a bigger force in the market for virtualization software, stepping up its assault on established leaders such as VMware. The plans announced Monday include the acquisition

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 James Niccolai

More Mac malware attacks expected

As Apple continues to grow its worldwide market share and the company's products find their way into more business environments, attackers are certain to follow and create greater volumes of exploits aimed at

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Matt Hines

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac – staid, safe and many worthwhile features

It has been almost four years since the last revision of Microsoft Office for the Mac, and Macintosh users can be forgiven for getting a little impatient. We heard all the buzz about

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Jake Widman

Red Hat more buggy than Windows, study shows

Secunia has found that the number of security bugs in the open source Red Hat Linux operating system and Firefox browsers far outstripped comparable products from Microsoft last year.In a report released this

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Matthew Broersma

A sneak peek at iPhone 1.1.3

When last we visited our friendly neighborhood iPhone, iPhone Software Update 1.1.2 had rolled down the pipes, bringing it with a handful of mostly unremarkable changes. Late last year, our appetites were whetted

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Dan Moren