AMD Lawsuit In the News

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Legal

Gardner dismisses AMD lawsuit as publicity stunt, and AMD's stock beats forecast as possibly a result. Yet it's been reported that Intel has given permission to OEMs to use AMD products in their offerings, implying there may be some truth to the allegations in the first place.

Dell warned over P4 adverts

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Hardware

The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) has found Dell guilty of breaking advertising standards with a recent TV ad.

M$ Legal Battles Continue

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Microsoft

While M$ reaches a settlement with Alacritech over pilfered networking technology, a Wisconsin man wins his bid for a class-action antitrust suit. In other news, a German open source consultancy declares the royalty-free concessions in the EU settlement pointless.

Open Source vs. Windows: Security Debate Rages On

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OSS

It's a topic of fierce debate among high-tech cognoscenti: What's more secure -- "open source" code such as Linux and Apache, or proprietary "closed source" operating systems and applications, Microsoft's in particular?

"if you build it, they will come"

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KDE 3.4.1 for Solaris 10 IA32/UltraSPARC Released!

Finally.

KDE 3.4.1 for Solaris 10 IA32/AMD32 and UltraSparc-II is now available for download.

Mutagenix-2.6.11.8-1 Released

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Slackware based Mutagenix released version 2.6.11.8-1 today with lots of improvements and enhancements. One of note is the improvement in the default look and new themes. I'd like to think I had something to do with that. Big Grin

M$ Denies Open Source Plans

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OSS

In recent news Stephen Cohen was quoted as saying "I anticipate that as open-source software grows, Microsoft will make its applications available in open-source form." OSDL and M$ claim there wasn't anything concrete to Cohen's comment.

Linux prepares for European invasion

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The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said today that it plans to expand its activities in Europe by opening a dedicated regional HQ in Luxembourg.

Rockstar Games blames Hot Coffee on hackers

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Gaming

Controversial publisher breaks silence, says San Andreas sex-minigame mod is the work of external parties.

US court upholds AT&T verdict against M$

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Legal

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court decision that Microsoft Corp. was liable for infringing on an AT&T Corp. patent for converting speech into computer code in copies of Windows sold overseas.

WorldCom's Ebbers Gets 25 Years in Prison

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Bernard Ebbers, who as CEO of WorldCom oversaw the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

Intel cripples programs on AMD chips

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Hardware
Legal

Lawsuit accuses chip giant of making rival processors appear to run slowly

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.2

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Mac

Apple today released a new update for its Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4.2, with new features and security updates. Here's a look at all the improvements:

Internet speed battle heats up

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Web

Comcast said Tuesday that it will upgrade customers to a faster broadband Internet connection this summer -- up to 6 megabits a second for most subscribers.

NY cop claims he was fired for Web posting

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Web

An 18-year New York police veteran has been fired, and he blames it on comments on his "NYPD Rant" Web site upset his superiors.

Database vendors eye open-source effect

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Software
OSS

In what's become almost a yearly ritual, the big three database suppliers--Oracle, IBM and Microsoft--are prepping major product releases meant to steal away one another's customers.

How to make your Linux desktop look awesome

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Linux

We have heard a lot lately about projects aimed at bringing all that eye candy of operating systems such as OS X to the Linux world. Projects such as Xgl, Enlightenment, and others have given us a glimpse of what’s coming, but what can you do to enjoy a taste of some of the future… today? We are going to explore that question with some excellent add-ons, software, and features to make your desktop look cool and next-gen today...

Will the real open source community please stand up?

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I recently had an e-mail conversation with an IT pro that knocked me for a loop. Responding to a presentation I did on open source, he said, "It's a great topic, but I would have liked to see a member of the open source community participating." Whoa! I didn't know that I wasn't a member of the open source community!

Keeper of Expired Web Pages Is Sued

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The Internet Archive, created in 1996 as the institutional memory of the online world, is being sued by Health Advocate, a company in suburban Philadelphia that helps patients resolve health care and insurance disputes.

Microsoft warns of software flaws in Windows

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M$, where Security Is Job One, warned users on Tuesday of three new critical security flaws in its Windows and Word software.

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