China`s online game addiction checked

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Gaming

Under a new "anti-online game addiction system", players who have played more than five hours, will be told every 15 minutes: "...please go offline immediately to rest."

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Relax Bill, It's Google's Turn as the Villain

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Misc

Many in Silicon Valley are skittish about Google's size and power, and fret that its strengths are transforming it into a threat.

Multicore processors Nightmare or Nirvana?

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Hardware

The analyst firm said today that it believes the impact of multicore on the IT infrastructure will accelerate with each generation of multicore processors.

Halo game set for silver screen

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Gaming

A film version of popular video game Halo is being made by two Hollywood studios, its developers have confirmed.

Web of Crime: Internet Gangs Go Global

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Security

In the past, hackers and writers of malicious software (aka malware) were seeking attention and notoriety. Creators of viruses and worms were looking for bragging rights. Now they're after money.

8 Out Of 10 Enterprise PCs Spyware Infected

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Security

On average, enterprise PCs have 27 pieces of spyware on their hard drives, a 19 percent increase in the last quarter alone, while a whopping 80 percent of corporate computers host at least one instance of unwanted software, whether that's adware, spyware, or a Trojan horse.

Hitachi unveils world's first terabyte DVD recorder

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Hardware

Japan's Hitachi Ltd. on Wednesday unveiled the world's first hard disk drive/DVD recorder that can store one terabyte of data, or enough to record about 128 hours of high-definition digital broadcasting.

M$ desires that Linux prove its cost case

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Linux
Microsoft

THE SOFTWARE equivalent to Wal Mart is engaged in negotiations with the Open Source Development Labs in a bid to resolve the issue about which OS is the cheapest to run.

OSI's Open Flap

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OSS

The goals of the OSI's license proliferation committee were thrown into question when the creator of the organization's manifesto was recently denied entrance.

Open Source: It's Still All about Control

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OSS

What do Microsoft's offer to do a joint, independent research project to analyze the benefits of Linux versus Windows, Miro fighting with Mambo's developers over Mambo management and Sun's Common Development and Distribution License all have in common? They're all about control.

Linux on a Fast-Food Diet

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Linux

Instead of the traditional car analogy, how about a restaurant analogy?

Consider McDonald's.

At one end, you have yourself, cook them yourself. At the other end, you have the five-star restaurant. Everything is handled for you, for a price. But what about the middle?

New UT2007 Screenshots

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Gaming

There are a few new screenshots of UT2007 here.

Mandriva 2006 Beta 3

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MDV
Reviews
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How's the development of Mandriva 2006 progressing? Well, there wasn't a whole lot new to the naked eye this time, however Warly states that over 250 bugs were squashed and over 5600 packages were rebuilt.

Quick Look-See at Freespire

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Linux
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To quote DistroWatch, "Freespire is a new Linux distribution, a free edition of Linspire with all proprietary components and trademarks removed. The distribution comes with a free repository of over 1,500 packages available via apt-get and Synaptic. This initial release functions as a live CD only and serves as a proof of concept." Here is a quick rundown of the Freespire linux livecd.

Open source will see widespread adoption over the next five years

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OSS

60% of companies surveyed believe open source will either increase its presence in some business areas, or will be a fundamental component in their core IT systems in the next five years.

Pirates Improve Windows

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Microsoft

Pirated copies of Microsoft's operating system have existed as long as chintzy PC owners themselves. But now pirates are doing more than just cracking Windows -- they claim to be improving it.

Man indicted on 75 counts of fraud for using M$ logo

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Microsoft

Iowa Authorities say a Davenport man illegally used the Microsoft Corporation's trademark to get personal information from customers.

Intel answers AMD with French Insult

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Hardware

AMD today challenged Intel to a dual-core processor benchmarking duel, and Intel responded by mocking the French.

Trademarking Linux: Some Pay License Fee, Some Don't

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Linux

Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does. What about Mandriva Linux? or Sun Wah Linux?

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