Skype replaces P2P supernodes with Linux boxes hosted by Microsoft

Microsoft has drastically overhauled the network running its Skype voice-over-IP service, replacing peer-to-peer client machines with thousands of Linux boxes that have been hardened against the most common types of hack attacks, a security researcher said. The change, which Immunity Security’s Kostya Kortchinsky said occurred about two months ago, represents a major departure from the

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Android Ported to C#

Oracle and Google are currently in a $1 billion wrestling match over Google’s use of Java in Android. But Java is not the only way to build native apps on Android. In fact, it’s not even the best way: we have been offering C# to Android developers as a high-performance, low-battery consuming alternative to Java.

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