A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
International Data Group, the owner of PCWorld magazine, several other tech journals and the IDC market research organisation, has been bough by two Chinese investors.
Samsung's official investigation into its Galaxy Note7 device, which began to explode and catch fire a month after release, has found that it was due to the irregular size of some batteries while others had manufacturing defects, the Wall Street Journal reported today.
Oracle appears to have abandoned plans for Solaris 12, with no indication in its January roadmap of when this version will emerge.