Intel answers AMD with French Insult

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Hardware

AMD today challenged Intel to a dual-core processor benchmarking duel, and Intel responded by mocking the French.

Trademarking Linux: Some Pay License Fee, Some Don't

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Linux

Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does. What about Mandriva Linux? or Sun Wah Linux?

AMD asks Intel for a dual-core duel

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Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices has challenged Intel to a public fight to see which company has the best-performing 64-bit dual-core server processors.

Linux-on-Mac seller aims to fill void

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Linux

When Apple Computer announced in June that it plans to move to Intel chips, one of the companies left in the lurch was Yellow Dog Linux.

15 Great Mods from QuakeCON 2005

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Hardware

The annual LAN adventure known as QuakeCON swung into full gear again from August 11th to 14th down in sweltering Dallas, Texas. I have put together a presentation of only some of the best that could be found from amongst the well done case mods in a Bring-Your-Own-Computer crowd of nearly 3000.

More Viral Marketing from M$

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Gaming

This weekend Microsoft launched a cryptic new web site at origenxbox360.com. This sort of thing is old hat to gamers already acquainted with Microsoft's previous viral marketing campaigns. Considering the approaching launch window of Xbox 360, this time the stakes are a bit higher.

Enlightenment E17 - A Detailed Look

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Reviews

My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments.

Exploring the outer limits

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Linux
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Released over the weekend, aLinux 12.5 is looking good. Not only is it looking good, but it's fast, stable, and 'just works'. There are many distros I like, but only a few excite. Tuxmachines is extremely excited about aLinux 12.5.

And Now A Word From Our Lawyers

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Humor

In light of recent developments, the Humorix Legal Department decided that we should publish the following disclaimers and notices to avoid any potential lawsuits or fiaSCOs.

Researchers take on electronic voting

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Sci/Tech

The National Science Foundation is gearing up to award a $7.5m grant to create a trustworthy electronic voting system.

Spyware Web Sites Quadruple in Past Year

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Security

The number of Web sites distributing malicious software has quadrupled in the last year to more than 300,000, as the spyware problem continues to fester on the Internet.

OSS and Linux in the Real World

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OSS

The Linux operating system, when combined with available personal productivity software, packaged application software, and development tools, has reached a level of capability that arguably positions it to be an acceptable alternative client operating environment solution for many users of personal computers.

Torvalds weighs in on Linux trademark row

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Linux

Linux founder Linus Torvalds is defending protection of the Linux trademark and insists that sublicensing is a loss-making operation.

PC sales to grow 12.7 percent; revenue to be flat

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Hardware

Global sales of personal computers are reportedly expected to jump 12.7 percent this year, but revenues will rise just 0.5 percent because of price cuts.

Sony confirms AMD deal

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Hardware

Sony has confirmed that it will bypass Intel and offer a Vaio notebook based on a mobile AMD chip - just weeks after admitting it's also building a machine around Transmeta's TM5600 chip.

USB devices offer an old-school way to steal data

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Security

Viruses and worms are commonly broadcast via the Internet, but criminal hackers are also focusing on faked USB devices that offer a desktop-by-desktop method of installing malicious code and stealing personal or private data.

Day for software freedom

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OSS

Linux Australia will organise the country's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, the organisation's president, Jonathan Oxer, said today.

FreeBSD 6.0 to target wireless devices

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BSD

FreeBSD is hoping to move beyond the server and desktop market by tackling wireless devices.

Apache Kick-Starts Open Source Web Services

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Software

Apache Synapse is another significant step in our path towards creating the best possible Web services middleware platform in Apache.

Utopia goes digital

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Web

Is the real world grating on you, with its wars, overheated summers and incessant Tom Cruise updates? Just hop online and create a digital you that lives in a utopian cyber-realm.

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