Oracle held its OpenWorld 2009 conference in San Francisco this week, during which its CEO Larry Ellison announced the Exadata 2 computer, and bragged that the Oracle/Sun technology was more efficient than that of its main competitor IBM. Watch these videos for some Aussie reactions from the event.

After a series of shocking ads, Microsoft is doing something creative for a change to promote Windows 7. Thanks to a partnership with Fox, Windows 7 is to be integrated into the storyline in a special edition of the animated comedy show Family Guy.

The Redmond giant is also expected to offer another cheaper version of Office 2010 to complement the Starter edition, which will come installed on many new PCs.

In other news, Google made some improvements to Google Squared, and Adobe released a Photoshop app for the iPhone.

In feature articles we looked at using Corkscrew to tunnel SSH over HTTP, some things you need to know about mobile working, and how to make the choice between physical and virtual servers.

— Posted by Lana Kovacevic.