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Security Software Company Discovers Possible ID-Theft Ring

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Security

Sunbelt Software says a server it discovered during research work may be harvesting ID information using keylogging technology.

Kept Alive by Linux

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OSS

Beloved old technologies don't die. They go open source. For some reason the open source model has enabled dead and dying technologies to stay alive long after commercial interests left them to rot.

Freenet releases pre alpha version of 'anonymous' p2p

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Software

A group of developers say they are on target to produce a system of anonymous file sharing by the end of the year. The group has now announced it has a pre-alpha version ready to test although it warns that the software is not for the faint hearted.

Anatomy of a Hard Disk Drive

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Hardware

We disassembled a hard drive to show you the main components you will find on a hard drive.

Need for low-cost PCs helps Linux in India

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Linux

Aiming at India's volume PC market, two vendors this week launched entry-level products that run Linux and are priced at about US$230.

U.S. charges man in camcorder-piracy crackdown

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Movies
Legal

A Missouri man is the first to be indicted under a new federal law that prohibits people from secretly videotaping movies when they are shown in theaters.

Second Exec Gets Probation in WorldCom Case

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Legal

An accountant who made some of the fraudulent entries in the books at WorldCom was sentenced Friday to five months in prison and five months of house arrest.

Security Breach May Affect 31,000 at Cal Poly

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Security

Cal Poly Pomona officials are notifying more than 31,000 current and former students and employees, as well as a number of student applicants, that hackers may have gained access to files.

Is It Wrong to Love Microsoft?

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Linux
Microsoft

From the Opinions-expressed-are-not-those-of-tuxmachines dept.:

I love Microsoft. Absolutely adore it and what's more, I hate Linux. I think it's the most over rated piece of software ever built and survives simply out of spite and not because it is terribly good at doing something because it is not!

NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX + 1.0-7675 Driver Preview

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Software
Reviews

Within a few hours, NVIDIA is expected to release their new set of display drivers (1.0-7675). Among other improvements, these new drivers should correct a majority of the problems that previously plagued the 7800GTX Linux performance.

Legal fight over iTunes UK domain

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Legal

An internet entrepreneur has suffered a legal setback in his battle to win back the iTunes domain name in the UK.

What's Driving Global Linux Adoption?

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Linux

Linux is taking off in different parts of the world for many different reasons. Some of the reasons are the same everywhere. Low total cost of ownership, flexibility, security and control. Still, some reasons surprised me.

Trolltech Sponsors Major KDE Contributor

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KDE

Trolltech is proud to announce their full-time sponsorship of KDE developer Aaron Seigo. This arrangement will enable Aaron to devote his full time and attention to KDE software projects.

Worms could dodge Net traps

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Security

Future worms could evade a network of early-warning sensors hidden across the Internet unless countermeasures are taken, according to new research.

OSDL Sees Linux Rising In Retail

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Linux

Linux applications are making major gains in the global retail sector, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said Thursday.

Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith VE

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Hardware
Reviews

Something is very noticeable about the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith Value Edition motherboard - it is sized below normal ATX standards. As a result, some tradeoffs had to be made. Does this board provide the customer looking for value and performance what they are seeking?

Total Annihilation

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OSS

If Novell gets the preliminary injunction it's asking for, SCO will no longer have any money. None. SCO would be out of business -- something IBM, Red Hat, AutoZone and DaimlerChrysler could never have made happen.

Hungry Google employees need new Executive Chefs

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Misc

Google today announced a worldwide search for two executive chefs with the experience to creatively manage the preparation of thousands of quality breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals each day at the company's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters.

Linux Kicking M$ Out Of Indiana Schools

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Linux

Three school districts in Indiana will be the focus of a continuing pilot program that has seen Linux enter school systems throughout the state.

Windows Vista tool targeted by virus writers

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Microsoft

Security experts are warning of a possible scripting virus 'outbreak' when the OS formerly known as Longhorn finally ships.

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