Browser exploits in Internet Explorer has prompted German and French government agencies to advise Web users to use another option, yet Microsoft claims its latest IE version solves the security issues.
Mozilla's Firefox is one of the best-known programs able to run seamlessly across Windows, Mac, Linux, Ubuntu and other platforms, and that design may point the way for the future of interoperable applications, writes Matt Asay. "It's no longer sufficient to fixate on one platform, no matter how popular. Hardware devices are quickly expanding, running less and less Windows and Mac, and running a wider variety of Linux distributions," Asay writes.
Consumers won't be switching off the TV in favor of other electronic broadcast-capable devices, according to Deloitte's 2010 TMT Predictions. "Our estimate is that over 90 percent of all television watched and over 80 percent of all audio content consumed will be via traditional broadcast," the report said.
The Number Resource Organization, which is responsible for doling out IPv4 Web addresses, is pushing for greater IPv6 adoption given that just 10% of IPv4 availability remains. Axel Pawlik, the group's chairman, said adoption was vital to the development of the Internet's infrastructure.