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Mobile devices get app virtualisation

At its annual conference in San Francisco, VMware announced plans to bring virtualisation to smartphones, which will allow users to run applications including those that are designed for different platforms.

At its annual conference in San Francisco, VMware announced plans to bring virtualisation to smartphones, which will allow users to run applications including those that are designed for different platforms.

And over at the Red Hat Summit in Chicago, the leading open source company revealed a greater focus on cloud technology. Red Hat announced the release of a new Java platform — JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0 and RHEL 5.4, which also contains cloud computing capabilities alongside its virtualisation component.

Microsoft has issued an advisory after a security vulnerability was discovered in its Internet Information Services (IIS).

The software giant also released the new and improved version of its Hyper-V this week, and revealed that phones with Windows Mobile 6.5 installed will launch on 6 October.

Two years after the launch of 11g database, Oracle has unveiled release 2 of the product. One of the novelties in this release is a Real Application Cluster.

In other news, Google opened up Google Wave to a larger audience, and Microsoft vowed to help feed the poor if you download IE8.

Take a look at this week's articles for tips on how to get the support you need from your boss, mirroring websites with wget, and how to monitor system threats with rsec alerts.

Finally, check out Brendon Chase's article on why Windows 7 should be free in China.

—Posted by Lana Kovacevic.

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