Creative Ships Wormy MP3 Players

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Hardware

Creative Technology has accidentally shipped almost 4000 digital music players in Japan that contain a Windows worm, according to an advisory from Finnish security company F-Secure.

Shoppers rush to pocket Sony PSP

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Gaming

Shops around the UK say Sony's PlayStation Portable has been snapped up by gamers, with many saying they have sold out of their stock. Its European launch was delayed 9 months to ensure supplies for its US debut.

OSDL Stands by Linux

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Linux

Open Source Development Labs CEO Stuart Cohen explains why he nixed Microsoft's joint research offer.

Linux community lashes back at M$

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Linux

INSTEAD of clearing the air about open source with its Get the Facts campaign, Microsoft is clouding the open source debate by taking advantage of people’s limited knowledge of Linux.

TUX Issue #6 Now Available

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Linux

Issue number six, September 2005, of TUX is now available for download. Some features this month include Linux Evolution, Diary of a Well-Dressed Penguin, and 2005 TUX Readers' Choice Awards.

Elive: Where Debian meets Enlightenment

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Linux
Reviews

Elive is a Debian-based desktop Linux Live CD distribution with the Enlightenment window manager, version 17. On Tuesday Elive 3.0 was released to the public. I was very excited to try Elive.

Get it while the Gettings Good

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Linux
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As you may have heard, Linspire began offering their Linspire 5.0 for a free download today and will continue this until September 6. Who can resist a free lunch? I downloaded and looked around Linspire in the livecd mode. It also has an option of installing to hard drive if one is interested. I was quite surprised at what I found. ...or more accurately, how I felt about what I found.

Collaboration and Integration at Developer's Conference

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KDE

The aKademy 2005 KDE Developers Conference finished yesterday with a second day of talks to prepare for KDE 4. Topics of the day included integration with other programming platforms, marketing KDE and accessibility.

Recording industry sues more U.S. file-swappers

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Legal

The recording industry on Wednesday filed its latest round of copyright infringement lawsuits, targeting 754 people it claims used online file-sharing networks to illegally trade in songs.

M$ To Clone Open Source

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Microsoft

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, developer of the open source fire transfer tool rsync, Andrew 'Tridge' Tridgell has every reason to smile as Microsoft announced a similar utility will feature in the next Windows server release.

Massachusetts set to switch off M$

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OSS

The state of Massachusetts has laid out a plan to switch all its workers away from Microsoft's Word, Excel and other desktop software applications, delivering what would be one of the most significant setbacks to the software company's battle against open source software in its home market.

Freespire changes name, Linspire goes free (as in beer) for a time

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Linux

In a short story with a happy ending, the developer of a "free" version of Linspire called Freespire has agreed to change the name of his project, and Linspire Inc. is offering free copies of Linspire Linux "for a few days."

Linux And Windows Square Off In Another Round Of TCO Testing

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OS

Just as the debate over whether Linux or Windows is cheaper to deploy and manage was threatening to become old hat, IBM on Wednesday fired the latest salvo by promoting two reports it sponsored.

States expand push for sales taxes on Internet purchases

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Misc

Come this fall, 13 states will start encouraging — though not demanding — that online businesses collect sales taxes just as Main Street stores are required to do.

Apple OS X runs just fine on AMD CPUs

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Mac

First, this is not the VMWare hack, it was installed on the notebook, so presumably the source has access to a legit copy of the OS. Next, it supposedly installed without a hitch, and everything down to the wireless card worked like a charm. Lastly, it was an AMD64 model, from the look of it, and it is most likely this one.

Linux trademark letter result pleases lawyer

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Linux

A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has hailed as "favourable" the fact one in nine Australian vendors targeted by a letter campaign asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the 'Linux' name have agreed to do so.

Supersizing the supercomputers: What's next?

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Hardware

Supercomputers excel at highly calculation-intensive tasks, yet supercomputers themselves are subject to technological advancements and redesigns that allow them to keep pace with the science they support.

Korea Post to Adopt Linux

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Linux

Korea's postal service agency, Wednesday announced it will begin adopting the free, open-source operating system known as Linux to its desktop computers.

Regulating phone companies' security standards

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Security

A new age crime for new age technology, is about thieves trying to steal identities and the phone companies doing little to protect subscribers' personal data from being revealed.

Serial ATA vs. Parallel IDE

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Hardware

Over the past few years SATA has become a standard interface on hard drives and is starting to show up in many peripheral devices. Today we're taking a look at two similar hard drives to see how well SATA is supported in Linux.

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