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Christopher Smith's neighbors didn't know exactly what he did for a living. But they knew well that he liked to collect expensive cars and set off fireworks at all hours.
Linux is just one of Microsoft's headaches. The software giant is facing competitive threats in nearly every part of its business.
Bob Gatewood needed more control. The chief technology officer at Athena Healthcare was sick of multiple databases that contained the same customer record. He wanted to tightly integrate the company's customer data into its Web portal, its financial accounting system and its call center software.
There's a wealth of free reference information -- even entire books -- on the Web that students will find useful. Here are some of the best links.
A new online dating service is attempting to weed out the wonderful from the weirdos by allowing only beautiful people to join up.
Like many people last week, I received an urgent email from our network manager. It reads, in part: 'A new virus "W32/IRCBot.worm! MS05-039" is active out there!' I have never had a computer virus, trojan or worm. Not a single one. How have I achieved this blissful freedom?
IT'S hard not to experience anxiety when you're traveling with a laptop. A computer can certainly make life easier for travelers, but there are, as every laptop-toting traveler knows, numerous risks.
Free-flowing beer, live music, karaoke and arcade games kept the party raging at the Googleplex the other night, but the real action was unfolding inside a sterile conference room at Google Inc.'s headquarters.
Bill Gates had a tough week... or at least, as tough as it can get when you're the richest guy in the world. awwwwe...
As promised, Id Software has released the source code for Quake III. This will make it easier for the Quake community to create Quake III modifications and even full blown games.
The executive leadership of Mambo, a popular open-source content management system, and the system's developers find themselves at odds on the organizational future of the project.
A claim that Walken had launched a campaign for the White House caused a stir as it made the Internet rounds in recent days, fueled by a sophisticated website (www.walken2008.com) that lists a campaign platform, testimonials and bits of purported Walken wisdom intended to carry him far with voters in red and blue states.
Only, it's all a joke.
In polite society it is traditionally frowned upon to discuss topics which inspire strongly polarised opinion. This means religion, politics, sex, and Linux, should probably be left out of the conversation if friends and aquaintences want to maintain a civilised veneer.
Those not invited to the exclusive geekfest Foo Camp set for this weekend may attend Bar Camp, a techie alternative campout.
Most studies done on violence and video games support the conclusion that violent video games can increase aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents, especially boys, researchers said on Friday.
GoblinX Mini 1.2.0 was released yesterday and it sounded very interesting to me. It's described as "a son of GoblinX and contains only XFCE as windows manager and GTK/GTK2 based applications," while "GoblinX is a Live-CD that is based on the excellent Slackware distribution." The most intriguing thing to tuxmachines however, is the small size. Many of you might know of my soft spot for mini distributions, GoblinX Mini Edition weighs in at 150 mb. This is my first look at GoblinX. Let's see whad'up.
A report by the influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that the internet is increasing the gap between society's richest and poorest people.
A friend of mine asked me if Linux was getting too commoditized and too ordinary. A fellow Linux user, he seemed worried about the "wow" factor of Linux dropping below the point where it would capture any interest.
The pioneering electronic community known as The Well is being sold off.