Dropbox et al

Dropbox et al

It’s been more than a week since the FTC layeth the smackdown on Dropbox, charging that the cloud-based file-sharing service hasn’t been totally honest with its customers about the degree of security it offers. At the heart of this matter is whether someone other than those authorized could access your files. Dropbox has conceded a small number of...

Spiceworks – OpenDNS

Spiceworks – OpenDNS

Background: Founded in 2006, Spiceworks develops the first free social business application that combines systems and network management software with an online community of IT professionals to help over 1 Million IT pros and 140,000 managed service providers (MSPs) simplify everything IT. Spiceworks makes it easy for businesses to manage their networks,...

XBMC – entertainment hub for digital media

XBMC – entertainment hub for digital media

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC,...

Confirmed: Microsoft Will Announce Acquisition of Skype Tomorrow Morning

Confirmed: Microsoft Will Announce Acquisition of Skype Tomorrow Morning

The Wall Street Journal reported tonight that Microsoft–in what would be its most aggressive acquisition in the digital space–was zeroing in on buying Skype for $8.5 billion. Sources told BoomTown tonight that the deal for the online telephony giant is actually done and will be announced early tomorrow morning. The deal–which is being spearheaded in a closely...

Ways to get Ubuntu

Ways to get Ubuntu

Download and install › You can download Ubuntu onto your computer today – all you need is a CD or USB stick. You can even choose to replace your current operating system, whether it’s Windows or Mac OS, or run Ubuntu alongside it. Try it from a CD or USB stick › You can download Ubuntu onto a CD or USB stick and run it from there. If you like it, you can...