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Meet Bergen's top cyber cop

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Working in a cramped cubicle in the 18-member Police Department, was Andrew Donofrio, a young sergeant who had made computer forensics a part-time hobby.

Building an Open-Source House

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Our Senior Editor puts years of home-renovating experience to work in planning computing, networking, RF, audio and video in his family's \"ultimate\" house.

Open systems, open minds

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It seems that openness is the key; whether this is in the form of commodity hardware which can be swapped out when it wears out, or open source software.

Also: World's biggest grid seeks secrets of the universe running open source

MySQL Australia Looking For Staff

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"We are always looking for talent but this job opening has been going for three or six months," Lentz said.

JPEG patent challenged

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Claiming that it has found prior art on Forgent's patent, the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat) is challenging it, asking the US Patent and Trademark Office to revoke Forgent's patent.

On-Demand Internet - A Stopgap Measure

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I've been pondering the rootkit phenomenon over the past week, and the problem ends up boiling itself down to an old assertion: 24/7 connectivity is a bad thing. John C. Dvorak says to scraps Linux, Unix, Mac OS and Windows.

PalmSource acquisition finalized

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PalmSource, which owns the rights to the Palm operating system, is now in the hands of Japan's Access, executives announced late Monday, starting a new chapter for the once struggling company.

How Industry Analyst Reports Can Trick Readers

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Microsoft's "Get the Facts" advertising campaign makes the claim that Windows offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than Linux, and backs it up with reports from well-known industry analyst firms. But Linux advocates claim that the TCO of Linux is lower, and some other studies back them up. How can you separate the fact from the fiction?

Interview with Monty Widenius

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With MySQL 5 now widely available, the MySQL founder weighs in on the competition, the future of the MySQL database, and how to manage contributed code. Here’s ten questions with the co-founder and CTO of MySQL AB.

Global channel boss parts company with Novell

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Mark Hardardt, Novell's VP and general manager for partners and channels, has parted company with the software vendor.

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