Microsoft will pull the support plug on Vista on April 13, ahead of XP which will live on until July 13 this year.
In a way this is scary news for Vista owners, since this means you have no option but to upgrade to 7 if you want to keep up to date with security patches.
This list is updated annually as a collaborative effort between CWE and SANS: plenty for us all to learn here
The Winter Olympics 2010 website has a JavaFX app on their website for browsing the medals won by each country, and it looks pretty slick. You click on a Country and a fan wheel projects out with details of each of the athletes and the event they’re competing in. There’s a nice ‘Powered by JavaFX’ logo in the top right too
The uptime command on Linux shows 3 numbers for the CPU load on the system. The first number is load in last 1 minute, next is 5 mins, and then 15 mins.
1.0 means cpu is loaded 100%. 2.0 would mean there twice as much load as the CPU can handle, or while 1 request is processing (assuming 1 is the max work CPU can perform at 100% usage), then 1 is waiting in a queue.
Sometime at the end of last week, Sun websites started appearing with Oracle logos and branding, and *.sun.com websites are now redirecting to *.oracle.com websites.
Everyone has plenty of questions of course, so there’s a useful faq here, along with confirmation that JavaOne will still occur this year, but will be rolled into OracleWorld, with ticket options to attend both or one or the other.