Windows Server 2003 SP1 Breaks 14 Apps

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Microsoft

As with last year's desktop security update, Windows XP SP2, Microsoft's newest server security upgrade, Windows Server 2003 SP1, breaks 14 applications, including a few from Microsoft itself, the Redmond, Wash.-based company has acknowledged in an online support document.

USENIX Honors GNOME and KDE

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Linux
Software

USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, celebrating its 30th anniversary, honored GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza and KDE creator Mattias Ettrich with its Software Tools User Group (STUG) award for their accomplishments in developing user friendly graphical user interfaces for the open source desktop.

Torvalds turns to 'git'

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Linux

A dispute between a prominent open-source developer and the maker of software used to manage Linux kernel development has forced Linux creator Linus Torvalds to embark on a new software project of his own. The new effort, called "git," began last week after a licensing dispute forced Torvalds to abandon the proprietary BitKeeper software he had used since 2002 to manage Linux kernel development.

20 Arrested in Crackdown on Internet Drugs

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Web
Legal

Twenty people in the United States and abroad were arrested on charges they ran Internet pharmacies that illegally shipped narcotics, steroids and amphetamines to teenagers and other buyers around the world, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

Mad Max Mayhem

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Movies
Legal

Police are reported to have arrested eleven Mad Max movie fans as they tried to perform a scene from the second film, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, where outlaws chase down a fuel tanker.

New Life for Moore's Law?

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Misc

Princeton professor Stephen Chou believes he has come up with a way to keep the semiconductor industry rolling forward, and it resembles something Henry VIII might have worn on his royal vestments.

Yes, Linux Is Competition For Us, Admits Microsoft

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Linux
Microsoft

And this comes straight from the horse's mouth! Software giant Microsoft has finally acknowledged Linux as its strongest competitor, much to the delight of Australia s open source industry association.

At the Movies: The Amityville Horror

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Movies
Reviews
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This movie gave me goosebumps within the first minute. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George, this movie definitely delivers it's intented payload. There's one phrase that kept going thru my mind as I watched this film:

Opera Software upgrades hacker defenses

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Software

Better security and the automatic scaling of Web pages to fit screens of any width are among the features included with a new browser released by Opera Software ASA on Tuesday.

Congress OKs Bill to Strip DVD Movie Smut

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Misc

Fledgling technology that helps parents prevent children from watching movie scenes depicting sex, violence or foul language won new legal protections Tuesday under a bill Congress is sending to President Bush. The bill also would make it a federal crime to use video cameras to record films in movie theaters.

Ameritrade loses 200,000 client files

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Security

Leading online discount broker Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday it has informed about 200,000 current and former customers that a backup computer tape containing their personal information has been lost.

Red Hat exec criticizes software patents

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OSS

Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, heaped scorn on the issuance of software patents saying they stifle innovation. He also criticized Microsoft’s “Shared Source” approach to open source. The Shared Source program lets users look at code but not modify it, he pointed out.

Adobe's Macromedia deal sends M$ a message

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Software

By acquiring rival software maker Macromedia in a deal originally valued at $3.4 billion, Adobe Systems is positioning itself to do battle with Microsoft over the tools to create, distribute and manage content online.

OMB highlights best practices in federal information dissemination

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Web

Citizens' access to federal information is increasing thanks to best practices of federal depository libraries, federal-funded community technology centers, public libraries, and the National Archives and Records Administration, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Open-Source CVS Project Plugs Security Leaks

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Security

Security researchers on Tuesday issued a warning for multiple vulnerabilities in the open-source CVS, a popular program that allows developers to keep track of different development versions of source code.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Internet Tax Ban

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Web

If passed, bill would permanently bar Internet access levy, among others.

AMD basks in Hollywood's glow

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Hardware

Technology is at it again, expanding Hollywood's creative horizons. But this time, the tech supplier isn't named after a fruit.

IRS security flaws expose taxpayer data to snooping

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Security

Security flaws in computer systems used by the Internal Revenue Service expose millions of taxpayers to potential identity theft or illegal police snooping, according to a congressional report released today.

Teenagers struggle with privacy, security issues

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Security

A panel of teenagers speaking at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference told attendees on Friday that they are far more in tune with technology than their parents and have come to understand the issues of security and privacy on the Internet largely without any guidance from educators or their parents.

Associated Press to impose online licensing fees

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Web

The Associated Press will begin charging newspapers and broadcasters to post its stories, photos and other content online, a pricing shift that reflects the growing power of the Internet to lure audiences and advertisers from more established media.

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