Sending Windows back to Hell

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Mac

Last week I became so fed up with Microsoft, Windows and the ridiculous cost of SQL server that I went out and bought a 12-inch Powerbook. This leaves me using no Windows machines, not even my dual-boot Thinkpad.

Intel stalls $50m deal with McLaren

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Hardware

It is believed that Intel is furious that the FIA - the body that governs F1 - recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with its arch-rival AMD.

Gates to free-software makers: Keep the day job

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Misc

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates met this week with CNET News.com for a conversation that covered topics ranging from Windows Vista to Google APIs, Gates also touched on the hot-button issue of free versus commercial software.

New Quake4 Movies

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Gaming

Some new video of the upcoming Quake4 surfaced a few days ago at 3dgamers. These are a few frames from a multiplayer game and of some of the new vehicles.

SCO and Novell dispute takes new twist

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Legal

SCO's latest filing in its legal battle against Novell appears to lend credence to Novell's claim that the transfer of Unix to SCO was not comprehensive.

Greece Demands Reparations For Ancient Intellectual Property Violations

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Humor

Calling it the "greatest copyright violation in the history of civilization," the government of Greece issued a statement today demanding that Italy provide reparations for all of the countless ideas that were stolen by the ancient Romans.

Nations Present Open Source Argument to World Bank

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OSS

The group's report -- described as a blueprint for creating national policies for open-technology standards -- poses a threat to proprietary software makers who are already facing stiff competition from the OSM in the public sector of many developing countries.

Searching the World Live Web

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Web

Live Web search got a lot bigger yesterday, when Google launched its new blogsearch engine. It legitimizes the Live Web--and blogging in particular--in a big way. What impact will Google's new blogsearch engine have for the Live Web?

The Bigger They Are...

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Linux

Something else was King of the IT Hill before Windows. Therefore, simple logic dictates that something else will be King of the IT Hill after Windows.

I maintain that something else will be Linux.

Dell Is Top x86 Linux Shipper

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Linux

Dell was the top shipper of x86-based Linux servers during the second quarter of 2005, the PC maker said Friday, suggesting that entrenched vendors of the popular server are standing their ground against increased competition.

Novell Investor Wants Company to Fire Employees, Sell Division

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Misc

Blum Partners revealed this week that, disappointed by recent Novell results, it wants big changes at the NetWare and Linux vendor.

An Introduction to Security Testing with Open Source Tools

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OSS

Michael Kelly reports on handy security uses for four open source tools: WebGoat, Firefox Web Developer, WebScarab, and Ethereal. By combining the tools in easy ways, testers can track down and close the gaping security holes that are often left in applications.

Open source attitudes

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OSS

What is particularly challenging is finding a decent topic for an open source column. It seems that there are only two OSS columns that one can write: the defensive and the offensive.

European Open Source convention attracts the big guns

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OSS

O’Reilly is staging a European Open Source Convention from 17-20 October in Amsterdam, citing the success of its North American-centric OSCON as a key factor in the expansion into new territory.

IBM and Red Hat Promote Linux In Emerging

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Linux

The two vendors will jointly support third-party developers with technical resources, expertise, and implementation services.

What Is Open Source

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OSS

Answering the question What is open source? used to be a lot simpler than it is today. Open source usually refers to software that is released with source code under a license that ensures that derivative works will also be available as source code.

Dell releases Laptop with Mandriva

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MDV

Mandriva, the number one European Linux publisher, today announces the availability of a Dell Laptop pre-loaded With Mandriva Linux.

Linux trademark bid rejected

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Linux

An attempt by the nation's peak Linux body to register the name 'Linux' on behalf of Linus Torvalds has failed.

Linux vs. Linux: Which Distro Should You Dump Windows For?

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Linux

I'll be honest with you; I'm not a full-fledged Linux Geek. I'm one of those poor suckers who cut his teeth on the Windows OS, learning bad habits and working within the limitations of the sandbox set up for me by Microsoft. This is a good thing for you, since I'm better-equipped to tell you how the different Linux distributions compare to Windows.

The Great 'Race to Linux'

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Linux

How long does it take a .NET developer to write a Linux application? The Race to Linux project aims to find out.

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