M$ Vole sued over Hamster

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Legal

SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft and its IP Ventures division have received a writ from Artemis Solutions Group alleging that the Vole has breached its trademark and engaged in unfair competition.

Confirmed: Sex minigame in PS2 San Andreas

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Gaming

To prove or disprove rumors that the PS2 San Andreas contains a sexually graphic minigame, GameSpot decided to test the cheat codes circulating around the Web on a sealed, first-edition copy of San Andreas.

Matrox announces world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card

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Hardware

The x1 design allows this card to be compatible with any compliant PCI Express slot.

Lessons of Internet age

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Web

Citizen journalism has quickly infiltrated an industry sometimes sluggish to make big changes, and the phenomenon demonstrates that a mainstream industry has learned its lesson from the revolutionary impact of the Internet.

UN panel fails to agree on how to govern internet

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Web

A group set up by the United Nations to come up with a global plan for managing the internet said today that it has been unable to agree on who should do the job or how it should be done.

Swift, convenient Web navigation hits a high note

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Software

The Opera Web browser enjoys a reputation for being the fastest software for accessing Internet pages, and it should appeal particularly to hard-core fans of blogs and people wary of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

'All-out war' in Intel-AMD antitrust case

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Legal

With a Sept. 6, 2005 deadline to file a response to AMD's 48-page complaint, Intel has hired Bob Cooper with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and antitrust lawyer Joseph Kattan to argue its case. "Talk about a declaration of all-out war, these people know their stuff."

Non-English Domain Names Likely Delayed

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Web

Concerns about "phishing" e-mail scams will likely delay the expansion of domain names beyond non-English characters, the chairman of the Internet's key oversight agency said Friday.

Firefox Advocate Site Hit by Hackers

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Web

Just as its share of the market nears 10 percent, Mozilla's SpeadFirefox.com community marketing site was hit by "unknown remote attackers."

SCO bites back on Linux memo claims

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Linux

The SCO Group has slammed as "inaccurate" suggestions an e-mail from one of its own engineers showed Linux did not contain copyright Unix code.

Man campaigns for end to immoral games

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Gaming

MIAMI-BASED ANTI-VIDEO GAME lawyer Jack Thompson, owner of Stopkill.com - a website that urges game-addicted children to seek help with their violent problems - stands for morals, and keeping America free of game-influenced attacks and crime.

M$ antitrust decision will have to wait for autumn

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Microsoft

The European Commission will not make a decision on whether Microsoft has complied with its antitrust ruling until after the summer, according to an EC spokesman.

Offshore Outsource Savings Can Be Elusive

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Sci/Tech

Enterprises that expect to reap hefty savings simply as a result of assumed lower employee costs provided by offshore IT outsourcing services will be sadly disappointed, according to a survey of more than 5,000 corporate executives around the globe.

A Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad Macworld

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Mac

Here at Macworld Boston -- the annual gathering of the East Coast Mac fans -- not only were Apple and its CEO missing; so, too, were the bustling crowds of shows past.

Reports Say Hewlett Is Planning Layoffs

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Hardware

Analysts and others who closely watch Hewlett-Packard are convinced that layoffs are imminent. The only question is when.

Damn Small Look

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Linux
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Those Damn Small Linux folks don't sit and rest on their laurels do they? Seems I had just posted an in-depth look at version 1.1 when 1.2 came out, followed swiftly by 1.2.1, and now 1.3 yesterday. I thought before too many versions passed, I'd better take a look at my favorite itty bitty Linux os and see what was new.

Planet with three suns challenges astronomers

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Sci/Tech

In a scenario out of "Star Wars," astronomers have detected a planet outside our solar system with not one, but three suns, a finding that challenges astronomers' theories of planetary formation.

U.N. report recommends ruling body for Internet

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Web

An independent group established by the United Nations concludes there is a need for Internet oversight and recommends the creation of a ruling body.

Open source buyers less price conscious

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OSS

The lure of open source isn't in its low price, study suggests. Depending on the business segment, performance, product maturity, features and developer community were the key drivers for organisation to choose an open source product.

IBM officially kills OS/2, Suggests Linux

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Linux

BIG BLUE has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system will end on the 31st December 2006.

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