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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OSS

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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Legal

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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Microsoft

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

Mozilla Updates Firefox to Fix Security Gaps

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation updated the Firefox Web browser Tuesday in order to patch a series of security vulnerabilities, including widely publicized browser spoofing issue and a frame-injection issue.

Linux supercomputing arrives for the masses

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Linux

Silicon Graphics today claimed that it could bring Linux-based supercomputing to the masses with the launch of its cheapest ever scalable rack-mounted servers and storage systems.

Penalty plea on cyber criminals

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Legal

Tougher sentences are needed to make sure computer crime is treated seriously by courts and prosecutors, said an MP as he proposed new laws.

New on eBay: 18-foot, flame-fisted 'mech'

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Sci/Tech

The 18-foot-tall giant in steelworker Carlos Owens' Alaska backyard isn't quite up to smashing Volkswagens--or taking the kind of pounding footsteps that might strike fear into the heart of an enemy.

Nasa sued as horoscope fails to make comet sense

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Legal

A RUSSIAN astrologer is suing Nasa after claiming their recent experiment to study comet Tempel 1 has altered her horoscope.

Mandriva, Turbolinux Step Back from Debian Core Project

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MDV

Progeny and more than half a dozen other Debian Linux distributors are working toward forming a common Debian Linux distribution for the enterprise based on the next version of Progeny's Componentized Linux.

This is not a done deal yet. Two companies previously mentioned as being involved with the project, Mandriva, and Turbolinux Inc., appear to not be participating at this time.

After Intel suit, Fujitsu Siemens launches AMD machines

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Hardware

Microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) are once again taking a prominent place in PCs manufactured by Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, the companies announced Tuesday.

Interview: Jean-Philippe Guillemin, Minislack

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Linux

The July 12 Edition of DistroWatch Weekly is featuring an interview with Jean-Philippe Guillemin, the man behind MiniSlack.

EU officials raid Intel, others

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Legal

European antitrust regulators raided the offices of Intel and a number of PC-related companies early Tuesday as part of an antitrust investigation into the chip giant.

MIT starts second wireless revolution

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Sci/Tech

Technology being developed at MIT promises to pave the way for the next generation of wireless networks, saving consumers hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 20 years.

Giving New Meaning to 'Spyware'

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Security

It's not easy to define, but most people know it when parasitic programs suck up resources on their computer and clog their browsers with pop-up ads. A coalition of consumer groups, ISPs and software companies announced on Tuesday that it has finally come up with a mutually agreeable definition for the internet plague.

Arizona School Will Not Use Textbooks

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Sci/Tech

A high school in Vail will become the state's first all-wireless, all-laptop public school this fall. The 350 students at the school will not have traditional textbooks. Instead, they will use electronic and online articles as part of more traditional teacher lesson plans.

Hackers Grow Armies of Zombie PCs

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McAfee reported this week that the number of systems infected with malicious software that allows the PC to be used for unauthorized purposes jumped by 303 percent during the second quarter of 2005 from the previous quarter.

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