Outage

Twitter brought down by DoS attack

Twitter suffered an outage yesterday as a result of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, but the microblogging site has not commented further on the issue.
Twitter suffered an outage yesterday as a result of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack, but the microblogging site has not commented further on the issue.

A new, faster version of Chrome has been released, featuring support for HTML 5 video tags and web workers, along with a collection of themes.

Firefox has surpassed a significant 1 billion downloads, excluding automatic updates. Speaking of updates, two new versions of the browser have been released this week (3.5.2 and 3.0.13) to fix critical vulnerabilities.

Ubuntu desktop support services is now available for individuals and small businesses seeking an economical solution. Canonical has also announced the launch of Landscape Dedicated Server for Ubuntu system management that can be installed locally. Previously, they had offered system management as a hosted service.

Windows 7 XP mode has advanced to Release Candidate stage, equipped with a number of new features. Microsoft is investigating a bug discovered in Windows 7, but has denied that it will interfere with the launch of the product.

In other news, a survey conducted by Builder AU's sister site ZDNet.com.au revealed large Aussie firms are not likely to adopt Office 2010 anytime soon.

This week's videos featured a discussion on how open source could benefit big companies, which smartphone platforms developers should be focusing on, and ways to encourage women to pursue a career in computing.

In feature articles, we covered system monitoring with Conky, how to boost your workplace confidence, and C#'s extension methods.

-- Posted by Lana Kovacevic
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