IBM Makes The First Cell Sale To Non-PlayStation Customer

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Hardware

IBM says its Cell chip isn't just a plaything or a PlayStation thing. Last week, IBM and Mercury Computer Systems said they've signed a multiyear agreement. Under the pact, IBM will help Mercury develop Cell-powered medical and military gear. The products could be out as early as this year.

New tax for broadband customers?

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Many broadband customers will pay new universal service taxes akin to those on their telephone bills if Congress bows to suggestions from rural legislators.

Go files antitrust suit against Microsoft

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Microsoft
Legal

The founder of pen computing pioneer Go filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft, claiming that the software giant violated antitrust laws by trying to thwart Go's attempt to enter the PC operating system market.

Ubuntu 5.04 Review/Install

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Submitted by TGodfrey on Fri, 07/01/2005 - 23:27.

I recently received multiple copies of Ubuntu’s latest distribution, ‘The Hoary Hedgehog’. UbuntuLinux’s website claims "Ubuntu" is an ancient African word, meaning "humanity to others". Ubuntu also means "I am what I am because of who we all are". The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world. I do not think this can be anymore true plus my wife thinks its just fun to say.

States Move Forward on Internet Sales Tax

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Web

Tax officials, state lawmakers and industry representatives agreed Thursday to establish an 18-state network for collecting taxes on Internet sales, a compact they hope will encourage online retailers and Congress to endorse a mandatory national program.

Test May Measure Students' Web Wisdom

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Misc

Students apply to college online, e-mail their papers to their professors and, when they want to be cheeky, pass notes in class by text-messaging. But that doesn't necessarily mean they have a high Internet IQ.

Barbecue chain buys porn Web site for $6G

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Web

Surfers trying to find the barbecue chain Sticky Fingers on the Internet no longer face the possibility of ending up at a much saucier Web site.

Adult site sues Amazon over sexy images

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Legal

Adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 is suing Amazon.com, alleging that the e-tailer's search engine is violating copyright law by displaying thousands of images from its Web site without permission.

50% Windows PCs Owned in 12 Minutes

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Microsoft

An unprotected Windows PC (without either firewall or antivirus protection) stands a 50 per cent chance of infection by a worm after just 12 minutes online.

TUX Issue #4 Available

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Misc

The July issue of TUX is now available for you to download.

This issue features:

*From the Publisher: Easy Does It
*From the Editor: How to Make Linux Perfect for the Desktop
*Letters to the Editor
*Q&A with Mango Parfait
*HomePlate: Let a Tomboy Manage Your Notes
*Suited Up: Getting Started with OpenOffice.org Calc

Final Voting in 2005 Readers' Choice Awards

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The final round of voting in the 2005 Linux Journal Readers' Choice awards begins today (well, ...err, yesterday), June 30 . The final ballot is based on the results of two previous rounds of open voting.

Would M$ buy an adware firm?

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Microsoft

The latest M&A rumor to spill from the mill is that Microsoft Corp is thinking about splashing out $500m on Claria Corp, the pre-IPO adware firm better known under its old name, Gator.

Copycat lawsuits target Intel

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Legal

On the heels of Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust litigation against Intel, the chip giant was hit Thursday with two copycat lawsuits.

Now playing on Google: Matrix, Family Guy

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Web

Google's new video search tool is turning out to be a little more expansive than the company planned, with users uploading copyrighted content ranging from the last Matrix movie to the Family Guy cartoons.

Beijing clinic ministers to online addicts

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Misc

The 12 teenagers and young adults, some in ripped jeans and baggy T-shirts, sit in a circle, chewing gum and fidgeting as they shyly introduce themselves.

BitTorrent may be next target for copyright cops

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Legal

U.S. content companies are riding high this week after their courtroom victory over illicit file-sharing networks, and the popular BitTorrent software may be next in their crosshairs.

Judge Won't Throw Out SCO Slander Lawsuit

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Legal

A federal judge refused to throw out The SCO Group's slander-of-title lawsuit against another Utah technology company, Novell Inc.

M$ settles IBM antitrust claims

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Microsoft

Microsoft and IBM have settled outstanding legal claims stemming from the U.S. government's antitrust against the former in the mid-1990s.

M$ Confirms Code Execution Hole in IE

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Microsoft

M$ confirmed a security flaw in its dominant Internet Explorer browser could be potentially exploited by malicious hackers to take "take complete control of the affected system.

U.S. Won't Cede Control of Net Computers

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The U.S. government will indefinitely retain oversight of the main computers that control traffic on the Internet, ignoring calls by some countries to turn the function over to an international body, a senior official said Thursday.

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