Microsoft issued 12 security updates, covering 57 vulnerabilities, one of the largest sets of security updates the company has ever released.
Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation releases software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.
High Storage, an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud package, is designed to run data intensive analysis jobs, such as seismic analysis, log processing and data warehousing.
While YouTube stores all its videos directly on a file system, it uses MySQL to store all the metadata needed to serve each video, such as user preferences and advertising information.
Wolfram Research has added more capabilities to Mathematica 9, offering formulas to ease social networking analysis, three-dimensional modeling and other computationally complex calculations.
Microsoft has sold 40 million licenses of the Windows 8 OS since its launch a month ago.
After a number of delays, the beta of the Fedora 18 Linux-based distribution has been released.
As supercomputers grow more powerful, they'll also grow more vulnerable to failure, thanks to the increased amount of built-in componentry. A few researchers at the recent SC12 conference offered possible solutions to this growing problem.
If the increase in supercomputer speeds continue at their current pace, we will see the first exascale machine by 2020, estimated the maintainers of the Top500 compilation of the world's fastest systems.
A new app portal lets Bloomberg subscribers get additional functionality, and even contribute their own apps.
Having finally launched its next-generation operating system, Microsoft now faces what may be its most daunting marketing challenge ever.
Microsoft likes to talk about Windows 8 as being Windows "reimagined," and in many ways it is quite a departure from its predecessors. To allow the operating system's use across a range of touchscreen devices, Microsoft radically redesigned the look and feel of the OS.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the company's annual Build developer conference emphasizing the momentum of the company's new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.