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A U.S. senator said today that he will soon introduce a bill that would prevent Congress from extending a long-standing telecommunications tax to Internet access.
Two prominent Web sites that specialize in remote access software known as "rootkits" have been taken offline by a large distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. The take-down was allegedly ordered by a shadowy group of hackers and rootkit authors who took offense to criticisms of their software posted on the sites.
Flash disks are progressing because of their high speed and ease of use, they are similar to small hard disk drives that fit into your pocket and you can simply and quickly utilize by placing them into an USB slot. Crucial took a step forward with their Gizmo! Hi-Speed 512MB USB Flash Drive. Let us put the new Flash drive to the test and see what the little Gizmo drive can really do.
Net users are as annoyed as ever about spam, but seem to be getting used to it, says a report.
Remotely readable RFID chips in the new passports could introduce privacy and security risks.
Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, agreed to pay personal-computer company Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to resolve antitrust claims.
And in other M$ legal news: Microsoft files eight lawsuits over counterfeiting.
"still planned for Tuesday, as per the wiki...however, warly might have done the final images by now, not sure..."
warly answers, "I will try to update [something], but the iso are mostly final now, I only need to fix that indexhtml package.
I hope to have the final ISO by tomorrow morning."
Hoping to bring some order to the chaotic system of open-source licenses, Computer Associates International Inc. is spearheading a campaign to create a single, common open-source license to which options can be added through a template.
- Ubuntu has issued updates for the kernel.
- SUSE Updates for Multiple Packages
- KDE KMail User Interface Spoofing Vulnerability
- Red Hat Patches Critical Hole in XFree86
One of the most famous Linux distributions, Red Hat, has all the reasons to be proud because of the association with several European top companies that operate in the financial and insurance segments.
From the we-knew-it-was-coming dept...
Advertising, already ubiquitous in movies and on television, took a step into video games on Monday as Massive Inc. launched a network to place and serve ads within games.
..."maybe even add to the realism of the product?"
<Scoffs> You can betcha' it won't make the games any less expensive.
rut-ro Sun Microsystems justified the company's controversial open-source strategy with an attack on the GPL, which he characterised as a tool allowing United States businesses to pillage developing countries of their intellectual property.
One of the most important aspects of open source is its power and potential. Whenever the best minds in an industry join forces to create value, the potential is enormous. This has happened with space, cancer research, and the initial Internet itself. There are also political ramifications behind the open source movement. One can draw parallels between the open source movement and the open systems movement of the late 1980s. The open systems movement was intended to loosen IBM's stranglehold on computing. Likewise, the open source movement may well have its roots in loosening Microsoft's grip on power.
We can rebuild them, we have the technology... for less than $20000US.
The traditional approach to fight hacking is to ban it. In Barcelona however, the war against the hackers has taken a new turn.
Chennai, A Tamil Nadu student from India has been declared winner of IBM's Linux Scholar Challenge for 2004.
To a physics fan like Manju Hegde, even today's best video games look fake. That's because game creators haven't taken the time to calculate the physics that govern the behavior of objects such as falling bricks.
"We think a game should be like the 'Star Trek' holodeck."
Microsoft is to release a slew of new patches on 12 April as part of its monthly upgrade cycle, the company said in a posting on its website.
Ha! /Now/ intel is suddenly gonna release their dual core chip much earlier than originally planned. I don't know what's funnier, the M$ vs Linux or the Intel vs. AMD.
"Intel may launch its upcoming dual-core Pentium processors and their supporting chipsets sooner than anticipated, with the products now set to debut this month, possibly as early as next week."
Two different approaches to managing open source projects are emerging: one is community supported and developed, the other is commercial. Which will be around for the long haul?