"Help! Send a geek!"
That's the growing cry of technology shoppers across the USA as they grapple with increasingly complex computers and other consumer electronics.
These days, with computer prices lower than ever, you can get a bare-bones Mac or PC for less than $500. But if you're thinking about buying a new computer, you might want to wait a few months.
With Version 3.9 of the Live CD Linux Knoppix only recently completed, the next one is already in the offing. In time for the event LinuxTag 2005, it is based on the recently released Debian 3.1.
The top judge of the European Union's second-highest court has proposed changing judges in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case, according to a letter sent to all parties in the case.
Those who believe that death and taxes are the only sure things in life have not spent much time with online retailers, who have largely avoided paying most sales taxes. But that situation appears to be near an end.
Dubbed 'SchilliX' after its principal developer, the first operating system based on OpenSolaris has been released, days after Sun Microsystems freed the massive code base.
The number of people earning degrees online has more than tripled during the past four years to more than 1 million. As Americans seek to increase their training and climb the corporate ladder, for-profit universities are expanding on the Internet in what has become the fastest-growing segment of higher education.
To steal the intro from distrowatch, "Litrix-3.0 has been released. Unlike the distribution's previous releases, which were based on Slackware, the latest release is based on Gentoo Linux. This brings the power of Portage to Litrix, together with easy installation of software, better language support, excellent documentation, and a possibility to re-master the live CD with a simple script." I found this idea quite intriguing and spent today installing, testing, ...playing with it.
"To sustain the industry's growth rate, the publishers need to develop the kind of games that turn the casual female gamer into a core gamer," says Anita Frazier, an analyst with NDP Group. "The casual female gamer is underserved; the challenge is to convert them."
Renewed interest in old-school computing is more than just a trip down memory-chip lane. Early computers are a part of our technological heritage, and also offer a unique perspective on how today's machines work.
On Monday, June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that could dramatically impact consumers' ability to customize software and electronic devices and to obtain customized tools created by others.
As tens of thousands of engineering jobs migrate to developing countries, many new entrants into the U.S. work force see info tech jobs as monotonous, uncreative and easily farmed out - the equivalent of 1980s manufacturing jobs.
New Software Guards CDs From Copiers, and the Mix Culture Doesn't Like It.
In a move that risks alienating a dwindling customer base, the major record labels are tightening up restrictions on CDs.
The decision on MGM v. Grokster, which could come as early as tomorrow, tackles the problem of illegal file sharing of songs and video over the Web, but its impact could be much broader.
ONE DAY in the not-too-distant future, all the TV sets in your home that aren't hooked to cable boxes will turn into pumpkins.
Computer scientists in the US are developing a system which would allow people to "teleport" a solid 3D recreation of themselves over the internet.
In a classically surreal Internet moment, an e-mail campaign to save PBS that turned into a hoax has suddenly become true again.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has joined a growing number of public- and private-sector entities that have had to tell employees that their personal data has been stolen.
Honestly, I just love hacking while traveling by train - no IRC, no ICQ, no email that steals attention. However, most of the time I don't sit near a power supply socket so my laptop runs from battery. How much do you need for running KDE?
Linus has released the 2.6.12 kernel, though no announcement has shown up yet. Quite a few fixes - but no substantial changes - have been merged since the last release candidate.