M$ closes Sybari acquistion - and its Unix/Linux lines

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Microsoft

Microsoft has completed its acquisition of anti-virus company Sybari Software and announced the end of the company's Unix and Linux versions. Microsoft does plans to continue to support Sybari’s Antigen for Lotus Notes on the Windows platform, but will not sell Antigen versions for Unix and Linux.

M$ remains unrepentant, says antitrust judge

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Microsoft

"Nothing has changed, to my observation, in the five years that have elapsed since my decision," said Thomas Penfield Jackson, who retired last year as a federal judge. He said the settlement of the government's case hasn't diminished Microsoft's power in the marketplace or changed its business strategy of trying to expand its monopoly.

M$ dodges abuse reports

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Microsoft

Microsoft has stopped accepting mail at its abuse@ email address, in violation of one of the fundamental standards which applies to the internet.

`Frankly, my dear` is top movie quote

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Movies

"Frankly my dear, I don`t give a damn" was named the top movie quote of all time by the American Film Institute Tuesday.

Chaintech Launches First 7800GTX Card

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Hardware

Wow, Chaintech was quick off the mark today, announcing its own version of nVidia’s next generation GeForce 7800GTX GPU.

BitTorrent Creator Dismisses M$ P2P Project

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Microsoft
Software

Yesterday, BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen called Microsoft Research's attempt to create its own version of the person-to-person application "vaporware" and "complete garbage."

Boy hailed for air safety gadget

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Sci/Tech

A 12-year-old Scots schoolboy has been praised by airport bosses after inventing a gadget which could help prevent plane crashes by warning pilots of dangerous material lying on runways before they prepare to land. It wouldn't take a great deal of investment to install this in airports - Daryn's model was made for around £100.

Microchip Pioneer Kilby Dies

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Obits

Nobel prize winner, co-inventor of integrated chips that ushered in digital age of personal computers, cell phones and Internet, succumbs to cancer Monday at age 81.

Rodents May Be Partly to Blame for Outage

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Sci/Tech

New Zealand's largest telecommunications provider was checking Tuesday whether rats gnawing a cable were partly to blame for an outage that disrupted mobile phone and Internet services and shut down the country's Stock Exchange on Monday.

ABIT Factory Tour

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Hardware

Join hardwaresecrets.com as they tour the Abit factory in SuZhou, China. From R&D, passed the assembly line, programming, and burn-in to rigorous testing, one can get some wonderful insight to the process of motherboard manufacturing.

Kicking Linux's Tires

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Linux

Tips for installing and road-testing Linux relevant to those who are still computing Bill Gates-style.

M$ Announces DRM-Oriented Programming Language

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Humor

No programming language is complete without its own set of paradigm-enriched buzzwords, and that's exactly what Microsoft has promised with its latest gift to the programming world, code-named Freedom Unencumbered (or FU for short).

Chess grandmaster to battle supercomputer

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Misc

The latest battle between man and machine will kick off at London's Wembley Centre on Tuesday afternoon, when UK's Michael Adams becomes the latest human chess player to take on a supercomputer.

Sun tries sharing Java again; still not open source

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OSS

Sun Microsystems is trying a new way to share its Java server software, launching a project called GlassFish that lets outsiders tinker with the project's source code but that stops well short of making it actual open-source software.

Japan cardholders 'hit' by theft

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Security

The hacker who was behind the biggest data theft seen in the US may also have compromised the data of Japanese cardholders, the government has said.

Korea brings open source to 10,000 schools

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Linux

No offence to Microsoft...

The South Korean government is rolling out a homegrown open source platform to 10,000 schools in the country.

Senator blasts Eidos' 25 to Life

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Gaming

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-New York) is embarking on a crusade against Eidos, telling the New York Daily News that the British publisher is readying a game that makes "Grand Theft Auto look like Romper Room."

USPS & eBay team up

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Misc

The U.S. Postal Service and Internet auction site eBay have teamed up to offer a co-branded Priority Mail shipping service, in special boxes with a flat rate of $7.70.

Security tools face increased attack

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Security

As the pool of easily exploitable Windows security bugs dries up, hackers are looking for holes in security software to break into PCs, analysts said.

Black Market in Stolen Credit Cards

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Security
Web

"Want drive fast cars?" asks an advertisement, in broken English, atop the Web site iaaca.com. "Want live in premium hotels? Want own beautiful girls? It's possible with dumps from Zo0mer." A "dump," in the blunt vernacular of a relentlessly flourishing online black market, is a credit card number. And what Zo0mer is peddling is stolen account information - name, billing address, phone - for Gold Visa cards and MasterCards at $100 apiece.

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