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By Reuters –

PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 – Google’s Android mobile phone system is building momentum, beating Microsoft in the last quarter and challenging Apple as the number of new models with software and compatible applications grow.

Google’s Android was the fourth most popular operating system on smartphones sold in the first quarter, research firm Gartner said on Wednesday, putting the
company in a good position as handsets look set to surpass computers for browsing
the Web.


A new zero-day security vulnerability is at the heart of a new Microsoft Security Advisory, which warns about a flaw that could impact a variety of 64-bit Windows systems.

It’s the latest unpatched zero-day security vulnerability that. Microsoft has warned IT
administrators in recent weeks. eSecurity Planet takes a look at the latest vulnerability and its potential impact on users’ systems.

One of my students forwarded me this post from Techrepublic so I thought I’d share it. I am currently teaching an Introduction To Linux course so I thought this might be relevant. Linux is coming increasingly popular in the consumer space. Many users are becoming disenchanted with Microsoft and are jumping on the Open Source bandwagon. Being an instructor at a Technical College, one of the things I try to do early on is introduce my students to different versions of Linux before they take the class, to decrease the learning curve. A lot students, once they get their first look at Linux, immediately want to download a distro and play with it. The mistake most newbies make is that they approach the install and configuration like they would a Windows install. Probably not the thing to do. The following is a list of common mistakes newcomers to the Linux platform make. I hope you find it useful. Link