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Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Spyware

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Security

The new anti-spyware bill would significantly increase civil and criminal penalties for spyware distributors and creators. Illegal profits from spyware could be seized and given to improve law enforcement.

Google puts the brakes on Accelerator

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Web

Google has stopped downloads of Accelerator, blaming capacity problems, after some users complained their privacy had been invaded.

Time running out for M$

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Microsoft

Microsoft is under growing pressure to comply quickly with the European Commission's year-old antitrust ruling, an EU representative said on Wednesday.

M$ Launches Security Advisory

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Microsoft
Humor

Microsoft has unveiled a new security advisory service to plug the gap between public disclosure of a vulnerability and the availability of a patch.

AeroCool AeroPower black/silver line 550W

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Hardware
Reviews

Something new from the "I want, I want" dept.:

The power supply unit is the heart of every system and power demands keep on continuously rising on a daily basis. This certain fact requires that you will require something stronger regrettably to many enthusiasts. Why not combine something stronger with great aesthetics while upgrading? AeroCool has an answer for your next power supply upgrade, the AeroPower black/silver line 550W power supply unit.

M$ issues 'maximum severity' Windows alert

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Microsoft

Oh yeah, here's something new. Microsoft has warned of a flaw in its Windows operating system that could be exploited by hackers to remotely run malicious applications on a victim's PC.

Toshiba Expands HD DVD Capacity to 45GB

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Hardware

Backer of HD DVD technology announces boost that closes the significant capacity gap between rival next-generation optical discs.

Hitachi and Fujitsu tout new 100GB notebook drives

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Hardware

New drives are faster and offer faster media transfer rates, quieter running.

Firefox Inches Ahead One More Point

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Moz/FF

The open-source browser nears a 7 percent user share as Microsoft's Internet Explorer slips a percentage point.

Open source news not as good as it sounds

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OSS

Setting aside for a moment the debate going on in enterprises over whether to use Microsoft or open source alternatives, this week has seen much noise over two other battlegrounds: schools and local government.

Cars safe from computer viruses

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Security

A security firm has proved that today's cars cannot catch computer viruses.

Movietime: XXX: State of the Union

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Movies
Reviews
-s

Starring Samuel L. Jackson's wig and Ice Cube's fake "attitude", this film lives up the legacy of the first Triple X, and even surpassed it.

Star Wars Video Games Through the Ages

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Gaming

There are probably enough "Star Wars" video games to fill a space cruiser. And let's face it: Many of them probably should have been destroyed along with those pesky Death Stars. But like the enduring saga of good versus evil upon which they're based, a few used the mythic story and fantastical locales very successfully.

A Microsoft-Red Hat warming trend?

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Linux
Microsoft

The chief executives of Microsoft and Red Hat held a private meeting in New York, for more than an hour at a McCormick & Schmick's restaurant in New York in late March, an indication that relations between the rivals might be warming.

IT managers just love open source

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OSS

The use of open source software, including Linux and applications, in local authorities has a bright future, according to a survey by the Society of IT Managers.

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Linux vs. Windows on 64-Bit Chips

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Linux
Microsoft

For the first time in history, there are more Linux software choices than Windows choices -- in the 64-bit arena -- but it is likely that the situation will not remain that way for long. Let the debate begin anew, in other words.

Windows 2003 Really Does Outperform Linux!

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Humor

For years, the Blartner Group and various other prestigious research firms have issued benchmarks claiming that Linux is inferior to Windows. Naturally, we at Humorix have always been skeptical. But while scraping the bottom of the barrel for story ideas last week, we decided to see if we could duplicate any of these benchmarks on our own.

Nintendo Mobile Game Machine Goes Online

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Web

Taking up the fight with Sony Corp's recently released PlayStation Portable, Nintendo plans to bring online multiplayer action to its own handheld gaming system.

OS makers: Security is job No. 1

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Security

Look beyond the bells and whistles, and make sure the security's tough. That's the attitude of operating system makers, who aren't just focusing on features such as snazzy graphics and better networking tools when revamping products. Now they're also providing sturdier defenses.

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