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Open-source vendor seeks OS-free PCs

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An open-source software vendor is petitioning the Australian consumer watchdog to make it possible for all name-brand PC resellers to sell systems without an operating system on board.

Sizing up the Linux desktop market, part 2

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Linux

In part two of our conversation with Iams, the analyst names the rising Linux desktop vendors to keep an eye on, offers migration advice for companies considering Linux on the desktop and explains why "Windows versus desktop Linux" is essentially a non-story right now.

UK AWE adopts Open Source Systems

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The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment plc (AWE) is using a visualization cluster system based on open source software.

Everyday Linux Gripes

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I've sometimes been labeled a cheerleader for Free Software. This doesn't bother me too much; there's no doubt that I am a lot more gung-ho on Linux and related technologies than most of my colleagues. But lest I seem like a full-time penguin apologist who can't fairly critique his platform of choice, I'm using this month's Free Agent to revel in that oldest pastime of tech columnists: I'm going to gripe.

M$ expands Windows anti-piracy program

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Microsoft Corp. is adopting more stringent controls for registering legitimate copies of its flagship Windows operating system in an effort to curtail piracy of its products worldwide, the world's largest software maker said on Tuesday.

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Mozilla.org Site Hit With Access Glitches

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Web

The Mozilla Foundation's main Web site is suffering from intermittent performance problems. Approximately 15 percent of the requests from mid-day Sunday through mid-day Monday failed entirely.

AMD Hits Server Milestone

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Advanced Micro Devices says it has cracked the 10 percent mark in x86 server processor shipments.

UK anti-spam policies failing

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Security

ISPs and the government are doing little to tackle the spam problem, according to the annual report from the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO).

You Can Use the Desktop on a Laptop Now

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Linux

Recently, I had the opportunity to install Linux on an IBM ThinkPad, and both ingenuity and a commitment to complete the job were required. That's not what I expected at the start. I found Linux useful immediately. Later...

Tech VIPs say future belongs to open source

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A panel of high-profile industry players weighed in Thursday on whether the world will ultimately turn to open source as a means for solving its software needs, with the overriding view being "yes."

Linux desktop market still wait-and-see

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The solid growth of Linux of late serves to dismiss even the most outrageous of anti-Linux campaigns as more of a dud than FUD. But what of the much-ballyhooed Linux desktop, which has yet to catch on in the enterprise like its server-side sibling?

Lost a BlackBerry? Data Could Open A Security Breach

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The ability to carry vast amounts of data in small but easily misplaced items such as computer memory sticks and mobile e-mail devices has transformed the way Americans work, but it has also increased the risk that a forgotten BlackBerry or lost cell phone could amount to a major security breach.

M$ Previews Xbox 360 Games

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Gaming

Games for the upcoming console show impressive graphics, sound, and details.

Don't believe the tech security myths

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A Gartner analyst has sought to debunk the most common security myths affecting the technology industry.

ELectronic Arts to make games based on Rings books

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Gaming

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Monday said it has acquired the rights to develop games based on the popular "Lord of the Rings" book series, in addition to rights it holds for titles derived from the recent hit movies.

Offering a bounty for security bugs

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TippingPoint--part of 3Com--is soliciting hackers to report vulnerabilities in exchange for money.

House OKs Missions To Moon, Mars

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Sci/Tech

The House Friday overwhelmingly endorsed President Bush's vision to send man back to the Moon and eventually on to Mars as it passed a bill to set NASA policy for the next two years.

People Behind KDE » Thiago Macieira

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KDE

I develop some code in kdelibs (mostly libkdecore) and I am currently the maintainer of the low-level networking code. I have also contributed to the ioslaves, as an extension of my own networking framework, and a bit regarding encodings/Unicode-issues.

Pitfalls In An Open-Source World

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Problems don't just show up in the technology; Developers need to pay attention to where code comes from and to licensing issues

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