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.

Linux Finally Moves Beyond the Fringe

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Linux

Linux has rocked the foundations of the server and client operating system market around the world and now it has moved beyond the web, file and print server into core business applications.

I, Roommate: The Robot Housekeeper Arrives

The fantasy of a home robot capable of performing household chores is as old as science fiction itself, but the reality has been slow to arrive. A breakthrough of sorts came in April, when ZMP Inc., a company based in Tokyo, released Nuvo, a robot designed to be a helpmate and home companion.

Internet Users Still Getting Scammed, Survey Says

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Security

In a study of 791 users commissioned by antispam firm Mirapoint, market research firm The Radicati Group found that the most received scams were prescription drug offers, financing services, phishing e-mails and pornography.

Sharp Develops 'Two-Way Viewing-Angle' LCD

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Sci/Tech

At last, a way to end squabbles over which TV channel to watch - without buying a second set. Sharp Corp. has developed a liquid-crystal display that shows totally different images to people viewing the screen from the left and the right.

Online service to offer movies before DVD

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Movies

Revelations Entertainment, an independent Hollywood movie distributor, has formed a new online movie service called ClickStar, which will offer a limited selection of downloadable movies before they are released on DVD.

Just What is the "Linux Developers Community"?

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Linux

There is no monolithic structrure or sprawling complex with manned security that has huge granite signs stating: International Linux Development Headquarters. So the question begs to be asked: Just who is a linux developer?

Australian man & his ISP found guilty of piracy

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Legal

It took almost two years but major record labels in Australia have finally won a legal battle against a Queensland man and his Internet Service Provider for alleged music piracy.

Clinton wades into GTA sex storm

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Gaming

From the mountain-out-of-molehill dept.:

Senator Hillary Clinton has stepped into the controversy over sex scenes in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Domain Hijacking Takes ICANN Spotlight

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Security

The ICANN committee recommended 10 fixes for hijacking, which ranged from more public awareness and a domain-name emergency hotline to potentially stricter verification of the identity of domain-name holders and better record keeping of registrations.

Flaws could open systems to attack

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Security

The flaws could allow an online intruder to crash or gain access to computers running Kerberos, a freely available authentication technology that was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Both bugs affect Kerberos 5 Release 1.4.1 as well as earlier versions, according to MIT.

Sun: Make education open-source

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Misc

The Santa Clara, California-based company wants everyone to get involved in creating online educational materials so that it can be made available for free to schools from any part of the world to use in any way they see fit.

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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Microsoft
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

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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Linux

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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Microsoft
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.

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