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  • Reports of Vista's security weakness 'overblown'

    Sophos says its report that three of last month's top 10 malware attacks could have penetrated Microsoft Vista wasn't meant to degrade the operating system, but rather to shed light on the fact that no matter how secure an OS is, it still needs help ... 

  • Microsoft to give Vista data to security firms

    Microsoft will make available parts of key data to security software firms such as Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc. to enable their products to work smoothly with its new Vista operating system. Microsoft has promised the additional information to comp... 

  • Apple recalls 1.8 million batteries

    Apple Computer Inc. is recalling 1.8 million Sony Corp. batteries in its Macintosh notebooks following reports of overheating and minor injuries. The recall follows last week's recall by Dell of 4.1 million Sony-made batteries. 

  • IBM to promote SAP apps on mainframe

    IBM announced this week that it plans to invest $40 million over the next five years to promote SAP applications on the System z mainframe. 

  • Microsoft makes VM Manager beta available

    Microsoft's foray into virtual machine management came closer to reality today with the release of the first beta for its Virtual Machine Manager. 

  • Virtualization helps IT pros ease patching pain

    IT managers are learning that using desktop virtualization software to patch their enterprise desktops has the potential to save time, money and energy. 

  • Consider patch release schedule when looking at Linux

    As Linux grows, choosing a version that fixes flaws quickly is critical. However, as Edmund X. DeJesus learned, some Linux distributions publish security fixes faster than others. 

  • Microsoft readies management bundle for midsized users

    System Center Essentials 2007 is a Windows manageability package set for public beta this fall. The features are targeted at midsized companies, but how about the price? 

  • Intel's dual-core line may spark comeback

    Intel executive says new dual-core processors and chip enhancements will capture lost market share from rival AMD. 

  • Firm eases pain of patch management for mobile workforce

    Patch management can be costly and timely, especially if you've got a number of remote workers. But one IT manager found a way to streamline the process with an online tool that he says gives a better view of the patch management operation.