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July 2005

The open source business process

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OSS

Open source is more than Linux, more than software. It is at heart a business process. You let people see what you’re doing.

EMC unveils largest corporate data storage machine

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Hardware

EMC said its new Symmetrix DMX-3 is the first corporate machine that can hold more than a petabyte -- over a quadrillion bytes of data, or enough to store 2 trillion telephone company transaction records or 250 million digital songs.

Dark Water & Charlie & Choc Factory

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Reviews

I saw Dark Water last weekend and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this weekend and this is what I think about these latest productions in theaters now.

China 'using worms to steal trade secrets'

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Security

Cyberspace is becoming a new battleground for the US and China, amid growing concerns about Chinese industrial espionage through various types of computer worms, security professionals claim.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops U.S. box office again

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Movies

U.S. moviegoers still had a sweet tooth this weekend as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" came out on top at the box office for a second straight week. "March of the Penguins" cracked the Top 10 with $4.3 million, although it played on just 695 screens.

No Let-Up In Microsoft-Linux War

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Linux
Microsoft

The continued commercialisation of Linux is helping Microsoft defend its Windows patch against the rising tide of open source, claims the head of Redmond's competitive strategy efforts.

Learning to love the penguin

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Linux

There may be one single penguin as the mascot for Linux, but there are countless Linuxes -- different versions that aim to fulfill different niches.

Online News Consumers Become Own Editors

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Web

Online news consumers are increasingly taking charge, getting their news a la carte from a variety of outlets. Rarely do they depend on a single news organization's vision of the day's top stories.

After Announcing Huge Layoffs, HP Seeks 1,302 New Hires

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Misc

Engineers and programmers worried about impending layoffs at Hewlett-Packard, which announced on Tuesday that it plans to cut 14,500 jobs, might want to start sending their resumes around internally.

Destroy All Humans! movie in the pipe

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Movies
Gaming

Video game maker THQ Inc. are planning to make a movie based on their recently released game, Destroy All Humans!

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