If I knew openSUSE I'd see a Linux desktop

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Linux

Today I got the chance to chat with Greg Mancusi- Ungaro, director of marketing, Linux and open source for Novell. He could have taken me to the woodshed. Instead he answered my key question, what makes openSUSE different?

Zotob Madness and the Real Cost of Windows vs. Linux

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OS

The Zotob attacks could have been prevented by proper Windows patching, or they could have easily been prevented for less by using Linux in the first place.

Nvidia scientist calls for expanded research into parallelism

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Hardware

Expanded research is needed into techniques for identifying and preserving parallelism in chip applications, according to chip maker Nvidia's chief scientist.

Apple OS X update breaks 64-bit applications

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Mac

An update that Apple released earlier this week has broken support for 64-bit applications in its OS X operating system.

Contest offers use of supercomputer

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Hardware

IBM Corp.'s most powerful computer will be available for scientific research through a deal announced Tuesday with Argonne National Laboratory.

The Linux® Trademark - Tempest in a Teapot

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Linux

Why, oh why, would lawyers be sending out letters in Australia, asking folks using the mark LINUX to formally license the mark? And *pay* for it? What is this? A violation of the spirit of openness? Doesn't the GPL mean you can do whatever you like with the name?

AOL Worker Who Stole E-Mail List Sentenced

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Legal

A former America Online software engineer was sentenced Wednesday to a year and three months in prison for stealing 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses and selling them to spammers who sent out up to 7 billion unsolicited e-mails.

Domain Registrations Soar Overseas

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Web

Total Internet domain name registrations have notched an 8 percent increase since the first quarter of 2005 and a 28 percent increase since the second quarter of last year.

Computer virus writers at war, security firm says

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Security

Computer worms that have brought down systems around the world in recent days are starting to attack each other, Finnish software security firm F-Secure said on Wednesday.

M$ Announces Xbox 360 Price List

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Gaming

Ending weeks of speculation about which upcoming video game platform will give gamers the most bang for their buck, today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft Corp. announces details.

Should Chinese developers take global open-source role?

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OSS

Chinese developers of open-source software should play a more prominent role in the development of Linux and other open-source software, senior industry executives said at a conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

Date set for proposed AMD-Intel case consolidation

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Legal

A multitude of antitrust cases against Intel were filed by individuals on the back of AMD's original complaint.

A Subjective Look at PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

Lobby4Linux.com is devoted to the proliferation of Linux on the desktop. Distro after distro has been tested and evaluated, and we have concluded that PCLinuxOS is best Linux distribution available today.

Laptop Sale Turns Into a Stampede

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Misc

A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far as to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.

Windows Virus Shuts Down Some SBC, CNN, ABC Computers

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Microsoft

A computer virus targeting Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software shut down machines at Time Warner Inc.'s CNN and Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network.

Toshiba ships first perpendicular harddrive

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Hardware

Toshiba claims it has won the race of bringing the first PMR harddrive to the market. PMR, short for perpendicular magnetic recording.

Bar at Milky Way's heart revealed

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Sci/Tech

The Milky Way is not a perfect spiral galaxy but instead sports a long bar through its centre, according to new infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Rice University Selects AMD for Clusters

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Hardware

AMD announced that Rice University has selected the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor to power its new, large-scale, Linux-based supercomputer.

Linux vs. Windows: TCO Comparison

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OS

Contrary to what the headlines would have us believe, the biggest threat to Microsoft's continued dominance, at present, is not Linux. It is older versions of Windows. The biggest threat to Linux is not Microsoft, but rather integration and interoperability issues among various Linux distributions and their applications.

AMD welcomes a level playing field

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Hardware

The latest guidance to EU countries buying microprocessors is not to mention anything that would favour Intel over AMD - or vice versa.

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