Software vulnerabilities are a daily event it seems, but some systems just have more of them. When we think of this a couple of names usually spring to mind -- Flash and Java. However, according to the new list being published by CVE Details, they aren't quite at the top, nor is Microsoft's oft-maligned operating system.
Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Metanautix, a startup company that was developing its Quest data compute engine which aims to help large enterprises filter through their vast amounts of in-house data.
Metanautix, which was co-founded in 2012 by Theo Vassilakis and Toli Lerios, was launched in September 2014 after raising $7 million of funding after Quest had been two years in development.
In its first 24 hours of availability, Windows 10 made its way to an impressive 14 million devices, and that number climbed to 75 million four weeks later. It's not clear exactly how many devices are now running the OS, though, as Microsoft's last official figure of 110 million was announced over two months ago.
Whatever the current total is, it seems likely to climb significantly in the weeks ahead, as Microsoft renews its push to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to its latest OS - but it seems the company may just be getting a bit too pushy with its approach.
Company officials announced the plans, which had been rumored for the past few weeks, at the JSConf on December 5.
Windows Server 2016, not likely to arrive until the second half of next year, is going to shake up the way Microsoft licenses its server operating system, moving away from per socket licensing to per core. The change was first spotted by Wes Miller who is, for his sins, an expert on Microsoft licensing policies.