New York State has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.
The city of Munich has opted to use the Debian version of Linux for a high-profile, 14,000-computer installation, passing over Novell's Suse Linux despite its regional popularity.
At this point, Longhorn seems to be a largely cosmetic upgrade--something that helps you organize your data a bit better, thanks to graphical views, shortcuts, and desktop search aided by behind-the-scenes indexing. And since most of its key features have been or will be made available for Windows XP, Microsoft finds itself in the unenviable position of trying to convince the public that Longhorn, far from being a crucial update or a hotly anticipated new version, even matters at all. (Hint: if you have to say it, it's already too late.)
"Some have called Cell an Intel killer, which is completely ridiculous," says Kevin Krewell, In-Stat analyst. "The only place where the Cell processor can be considered competition for Intel will be where the Sony Next Generation Game Console competes with the Media Centre PC."
- SUSE update for mozilla and MozillaFirefox
- Fedora updates for cyrus-imapd and imagemagick
- Conectiva updates for squid and gaim
Is there such a thing as totally secure encryption? And which technologies are commercially viable? Danny Bradbury explores approaches to transmitting information securely.
Are more IBM puzzle pieces than ever now in place for Big Blue to conduct a major offensive against Redmond? Will the company finally avenge the death of OS/2? It sure seems like things are heading in that direction.
He may forever be Mulder from "The X-Files" for some, but David Duchovny has moved on. After starring in some forgettable movies, the 45-year-old Duchovny took some time to write a screenplay and direct. He also is slated to star in Japanese thriller to be filmed in Montreal.
Internet-illiterate parents could leave their children on the wrong side of the digital divide, researchers have said.
Internet news sites are more popular than ever before and are continuing to erode newspapers' mindshare, research has found.
An Australian company has been given approval to begin work on a cemetery where bodies will be buried vertically to save space and minimize impact on the environment, a spokesman said Thursday.
The company that helped revive old films is hoping to bring classic video games out of the vault. Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting will move into the subscription PC game market this fall with new GameTap service.
A college student was forced to redesign a Web site satirizing a foundation run by Wal-Mart after the discount retail giant claimed he violated copyright law by using graphics from the company's Web site.
A simple misspelling of Google's domain name could lead to a Web surfer's worst nightmare.
In a new twist to the old practice of "typosquatting," virus writers have registered a slight variation of Google Inc.'s popular search-engine site to take advantage of any users who botch the spelling of the google.com URL.
Submitted by helios17 on Wed, 04/27/2005 - 23:00.
First things first. I don't know perl from python. I keep a cheat sheet taped to the side of my monitor with the simplest shell commands. I am not a Linux Expert...I am a Linux Consumer. Having come to the world of Linux rather abruptly, actually as a matter of survival, I did not have the luxury of time. A nasty variant of bagle destroyed my network and shoddy backup practices almost took me into bankruptcy. So here I am, a tad over a year of Linux experience and some deep concerns.
Now, simply making a game based around the events of the movie was clearly never going to work. Either the team could do the classic fallback of doing a prequel about how Montana got where he was, or mess with the history and do one of those "ooh, what would have happened if he had survived that manic mansion scene at the end?"
eurogamer.net grills the game's producer Cam Webber on what he claims will become one of this year's biggest hits...
We have added news stills from the forthcoming adaptation of Douglas Adams' radio The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Two separate imaging-related security flaws have surfaced in AOL's Netscape browser and in the KDE desktop environment for Unix and Linux, according to security experts. Both could allow an attacker to plant malicious code on a user's system when a specially crafted image is viewed by an affected application, such as a browser, e-mail program or stand-alone viewer, researchers said.
- Debian updates for cvs, gaim and kdelibs
- Redhat updates for sharutils and mozilla
- gentoo updates for rkhunter, Convert-UUlib and xine-lib
Microsoft yesterday slammed its own networking and hardware support in Windows XP, only to see a keyboard fail using a beta version of Longhorn.
"In the past we really have not taken as systematic approach as we should have. We put things together not really thinking through the end-to-end scenarios and this is why at times we have failed to deliver."