According to Nielsen/NetRatings, as of this summer almost 40 million U.S. Internet users connect via broadband at home. That’s almost 13 percent of all Americans. This number is up 49 percent, compared to only a year ago. Commensurately, dial-up users have declined.
Google, the net’s most popular search index is five years old today. Google is named for googol, 1 followed by 100 zeros — a pretty big number. While Google doesn’t quite have a googol pages under index, it does have a bunch, 3,307,998,701, as of this afternoon. The site handles over 200 million search queries each day.
Radixs, based in Singapore, has unveiled an operating system runs programs designed for Windows, Linux and PalmOS. The operating system, MXI, creates an emulation environment in which applications written for the emulates emulation that enables the non-native program to perform as smoothly and quickly as it would on its native OS, claims Radixs.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-037, Security Update for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, released on September 3d, Microsoft describes a security issue in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions.