VoIP on a bike

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Sci/Tech

A bicycle-powered, Linux-based VoIP system: not your usual high-tech architecture. But what if you were one of the more than 1 billion people living without electricity? No power, no phone.

Visa to Bar Transactions by Processor

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Security

Visa USA said yesterday that it would stop allowing the payment processor CardSystems Solutions to handle its transactions, months after the processor left the records of millions of cardholders at risk for fraud.

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The Perfect Setup - Mandrake/Mandriva 10.2

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Mandrake 10.2 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Feds lay down draft rules on system security

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Security

NIST has released a draft version of the minimal security requirements for federal agencies after government auditors found that the agencies are not prepared to deal with internet menaces.

AmberWave Files Suit Against Intel

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Legal

AmberWave Systems Corp. has filed a suit against Intel Corp., alleging that the chip giant infringed upon its strained-silicon patents.

FBI defends Web site monitoring

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Security

"It`s increasingly clear that the government is involved in political surveillance of organizations that are involved in nothing more than lawful First Amendment activities."

Cost of Computer Attacks Down

Survey shows losses related to hackers down 61 percent, but cases of ID theft still on the rise.

Web services comes of age

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Web

Web services are coming of age as pioneering early adopters move proof-of-concept implementations into more robust deployments.

Intel and Microsoft attempt KO blow to Linux

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Linux

So, with this single coup, Intel is handing the keys of the digital media kingdom to MS, and content providers will follow like the sheep they are. In almost no time, Microsoft will be the default digital media codec, in the same way that people 'chose' the 'superior' IE and WMP programs. When the content follows, which it will, you are locked in.

Mock trial shows ISPs aren't to blame

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Security

Your Internet service provider isn't to blame if your company is hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack. That was the verdict of IT security professionals in a mock trial staged by Gartner.

Our Linux Values

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Misc

So Linux is making its mark around the globe. But is it really making a difference? Well, Microsoft has had to offer a stripped-down, lower-priced version of Windows to compete with Linux. Many governments are putting Linux (and open-source software in general) on their short list for IT acquisitions. And Linux is being customized for local needs by local companies, giving them a stake in the IT business.

But there's something more going on...

PC shipments growing faster than expected

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Hardware

Notebooks and low-cost computers led to higher-than-expected PC shipments in the second quarter of 2005, and many of these machines appeared to go to first-time buyers.

ECS KN1 Extreme (1.0f) nForce4 Ultra ATX

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Hardware
Reviews

You know Asus, and Abit, and Foxconn, and Soyo, BioStar, and Chaintech, and MSI, and GigaByte...

But do you know... the most Awesomest one of them all....

ECS was traditionally known for their value/budget motherboards, but NOT TODAY!

'Doom' film shoots for video game style

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Movies
Gaming

A movie version of classic video game series "Doom" takes some visual cues from the world of games, according to a clip of the film shown on Sunday.

Firefox, Thunderbird 1.06 and Mozilla 1.7.10 betas

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Moz/FF

We are getting ready to release Firefox 1.0.6, Thunderbird 1.0.6, and Mozilla Suite 1.7.10 to address some API issues in the Firefox and Thunderbird 1.0.5 releases and we would like some help from our testing community.

Linux in Government: Outside the US, People Get It

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OSS

Major governments outside the United States either have adopted Linux and open-source software or have begun the process that will lead to adoption. Open-source software, especially Linux, has spread globally to countries and regions that regard it as the best model of software development and an engine of economic growth. Governments see adoption as a way to exploit a promising trend.

M$ admits to Media Center hole

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Microsoft

Microsoft is developing a patch for a yet another newly discovered security flaw in versions of Windows XP which poses a particular threat to computers running XP Media Center edition.

Mobile porn arrests in India

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Legal

POLICE have arrested three men in central India for allegedly downloading pornographic clips onto their mobile phones

10 years after birth of e-commerce, fear may curb growth

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Security

After enjoying phenomenal growth in its first 10 years, Internet commerce faces new challenges amid growing fears of viruses, spyware and a range of fraud schemes.

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