The City of Munich has chosen to migrate its 14,000 desktops to a free Linux distribution, rather than a commercial version of the open source operating system. Munich's migration from Microsoft Windows NT to Linux on the desktop was given final approval in June last year.
Not that I really follow Mac development too closely, however MacDailyNews is running a humorous, if not sarcastic, look at M$' peek into their upcoming Longhorn release. One quote in response to supposed new features states, "Oh yeah, a "big deal," unless you bought a Mac five years ago."
TheInquirer is linking to a blog describing how to use Google Maps to peek into the uber-secret Area 51, complete with screenshots. They are quoted as saying, "Homeland security? We've heard of it."
A computer interface inspired by the futuristic system portrayed in the movie Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise, could soon help real military personnel deal with information overload.
A German court agreed with a Linux programmer's contention that Fortinet, a US security appliance maker, must comply with the terms of the General Public License.
Alacritech Inc. today announced a U.S. District Court ruling for preliminary injunction against M$ preventing them from making, using, offering for sale, selling, importing or inducing others to use Microsoft's "Chimney" TCP offload architecture.
Seems the $10000 offer to purchase a copy of the 1965 Electronics Mag containing Moore's original article is causing quite the problem in libraries around the nation. Copies are going missing and others are being locked up. Intel plans to close bidding today.
13 months after the European Union (EU) issued its antitrust ruling against Microsoft, the software giant has yet to comply with two of the three requirements of the ruling, and the EU is crying foul. Microsoft was to have shipped a version of Windows XP that does not include Windows Media Player and provided competitors with server-oriented technical information. Neither has happened, and now the EU wants a progress report.
An industry source apparently confirmed to website Hexus.net the branding of AMD's upcoming dual-core processor. According to the article, AMD will name its chip the Athlon 64 X2.
One of Austin's largest employers is upping its commitment to the city by building a brand new facility in Southwest Austin, and part of it will be in the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Watershed. The Save Our Springs Alliance believes AMD's plan will poison the aquifer.
- Fedora update for openoffice
- Gentoo update for rsnapshot, junkbuster
- Mandrake update for gaim
- Debian update for mysql
Global bank HSBC Holdings is notifying at least 180,000 people who used MasterCard credit cards to make purchases at Polo Ralph Lauren that criminals may have obtained access to their credit card information, and that they should replace their cards, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered that the use of antimicrobial soaps and other products may unnecessarily be directly exposing consumers to significant quantities of chloroform. Peter Vikesland, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, has shown in his research that when the chemical triclosan, present in many antimicrobial soaps, reacts with chlorine in tap water, chloroform is produced. Chloroform is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen.
yes you read right. it’s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail. you can use all kinds of unix commands to communicate with gmail like ls, rm, grep, cp, etc.
Cyber criminals are starting to use fake blogs to snare new victims. The bogus web journals are being used as traps that infect visitor's machines with keylogging software or viruses.
A federal court is blocking Microsoft from using a networking feature planned for the company's future operating system code-named Longhorn and a service pack for Windows Server 2003 that had been scheduled to come out last year, according to a company that's suing Microsoft over the technology.
Here's one method for getting Mandriva 10.2, aka Mandriva 2005, before the public iso release in two weeks.
I recently got my hands on a new motherboard, the nForce4-DAGF is a budget minded solution from DFI as it goes on sales for less then 110USD, let's see if it has DFI's great OC blood.
Tufts U. warns 106,000 alumni and donors of security breach. Personal data on a server used for fundraising may have been exposed.