Software

Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

Forrester: Forget profits, Microsoft just won't want to do this
Paul Kunert, 15 Dec 09:27

Google vows: Earth will VANISH in 2015

World-mapping web API to go dark amid obsolete plugin death march
Neil McAllister, 13 Dec 03:05

Yahoo! Says! Chrome, IE Users! Should! 'Upgrade'! To! FIREFOX!

With search deal in place, homepage message urges rival browser users to switch
Neil McAllister, 12 Dec 23:33

QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

BPG format outputs smaller images at higher quality
Neil McAllister, 12 Dec 20:17

Cisco to release flying pig – Snort 3.0

Sourcefire's been making bacon, now wants you to fry it
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 05:02

Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess

KB3004394 is a hot mess and the replacement KB3024777 was elusive
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 03:05

No more free Windows... and now it’s all about the services

Microsoft's ‘new business models’ on way
Gavin Clarke, 11 Dec 17:38

Oh SNAP, Microsoft! Asigra steals a march with Office 365 cloudy backup

Obvious market gap filled by non-Redmond outfit
Chris Mellor, 11 Dec 12:44

Microsoft says January Windows 10 build will excite sysadmins

Business users become the focus from early 2015
Simon Sharwood, 11 Dec 08:02
App Magnets

Remember that Big Blue Apple? Biz apps for iPads are here

If only there was an app for bankers! Oh, there is, and retail, and...
Paul Kunert, 10 Dec 17:43

Dirtbags dressed up malware as legit app using Sony crypto-certs

Code-signing certificate revoked in wake of discovery
Iain Thomson, 10 Dec 03:27

Opinion

George Bush in Game of Thrones

V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

Stob GUARANTEED no elves and hardly any violence. Or incest

This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

Usability is about lifestyle impact, not just ease-of-use
Mark Pesce, 09 Dec 05:58
Docker Logo

Docker, Part 2: Whoa! Spontaneous industry standard! How did they do THAT?

Sysadmin Blog OSS guys acting as one ... it's not natural
Trevor Pott, 01 Dec 09:00

Docker: Sorry, you're just going to have to learn about it. Today we begin

Sysadmin Blog Part One: Containers! Containers! Containers!
Trevor Pott, 28 Nov 12:18

News

Facebook injects CREEPY search engine into mobile app

Now pervs can prey on teens on the move too!
Kelly Fiveash, 09 Dec 12:47

This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

Usability is about lifestyle impact, not just ease-of-use
Mark Pesce, 09 Dec 05:58

Devs: Barack Obama's gunning for your job!

President needs a new gig in two years and his CV's a bit better than yours
Simon Sharwood, 09 Dec 04:29

Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio

'Our software is not released. It ESCAPES'
Richard Chirgwin, 09 Dec 04:02

400,000 Windows Server 2003 boxes face SUPPORT DOOM

Possible cloud storage revolution set for, er, Bastille Day 2015
Paul Kunert, 08 Dec 15:59

G'Day Australia! Office 365 and Dynamics CRM bounce Down Under

Throw that latency on the barbie and chuck me an ice-cold tube of 'productivity'
Simon Sharwood, 08 Dec 13:16

HP flings big data at cloud, sysadmins' faces

Another attempt at 'your log files can tell you what's about to go wrong'
Simon Sharwood, 07 Dec 21:55
Ray Ozzie

Misty-eyed Ray Ozzie celebrates 25th birthday of Lotus Notes by tweeting about it ...

'Legal tussles nearly killed us but we shipped on 7 Dec 1989'
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Dec 17:05
Pair of pliers with other tools

Microsoft forks .NET and WHOMP! Here comes .NET Core app dev stack

Modular platform will be more agile - but devs fret over porting
Tim Anderson, 05 Dec 15:01
cloud

Use Windows software on Android – Microsoft couldn't be app-ier

Run code anywhere, all the time, just in time for Christmas
Iain Thomson, 05 Dec 07:31

Crack open more champagne, Satya, XP's snowballing to HELL

Netmarketshare says operating system has lost 43 per cent of users in 60 days
Simon Sharwood, 05 Dec 04:55
Containers

Docker: Here, take the wheel – now YOU can run your own containers

DockerCon EU New tool lets you grab your Dockers in the privacy of your own firewall
Orchestration

Docker grabs conductor's baton, jumps into cluster orchestration

DockerCon EU Forget containers – are you ready for a platform?
Neil McAllister, 04 Dec 19:02
The useJack directive invokes the new compilers

Meet Jack and Jill: Google’s new Android compilers

Android diverging further from official Java? Don't go breaking your crown
Tim Anderson, 04 Dec 09:29

Microsoft: So sorry for NOT paying Xbox indie game devs on time

$397bn IT giant says payment will take two weeks
Iain Thomson, 04 Dec 01:58