No Let-Up In Microsoft-Linux War

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Linux
Microsoft

The continued commercialisation of Linux is helping Microsoft defend its Windows patch against the rising tide of open source, claims the head of Redmond's competitive strategy efforts.

Learning to love the penguin

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Linux

There may be one single penguin as the mascot for Linux, but there are countless Linuxes -- different versions that aim to fulfill different niches.

Online News Consumers Become Own Editors

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Web

Online news consumers are increasingly taking charge, getting their news a la carte from a variety of outlets. Rarely do they depend on a single news organization's vision of the day's top stories.

After Announcing Huge Layoffs, HP Seeks 1,302 New Hires

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Misc

Engineers and programmers worried about impending layoffs at Hewlett-Packard, which announced on Tuesday that it plans to cut 14,500 jobs, might want to start sending their resumes around internally.

Destroy All Humans! movie in the pipe

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Movies
Gaming

Video game maker THQ Inc. are planning to make a movie based on their recently released game, Destroy All Humans!

NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX Linux Preview

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Hardware
Reviews

Today we're having a look at NVIDIA's current flagship solution, the 7800GTX. In this article, we'll be sharing some of our initial Linux experiences with the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB. Although many other publications have found the 7800GTX to perform magnificently, we actually found some dissenting results in our Linux testing.

Xbox 360 Motherboard Picture?

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Gaming

Following last week's leak starring the Xbox 360 kid, a French site, has posted what looks like a picture of the Xbox 360 motherboard. If this picture is really a photo of the Xbox 360 innards, it must have been taken from the recently released beta dev kit, which according to rumors includes beta silicon of the Xbox 360 GPU designed by ATI but still have a dual-core version of the PowerPC 970 chip from IBM.

Has Huygens found life on Titan?

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Sci/Tech

IF LIFE exists on Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, we could soon know about it - as long as it's the methane-spewing variety. The chemical signature of microbial life could be hidden in readings taken by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe when it landed on Titan in January.

KDE 3.4.2: Just around the bend

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KDE

KDE 3.4.2 was tagged a couple days ago and will probably be unleashed onto the general public on or about July 27. This release may not contain any new obvious eye candy or features, it does however have lots and LOTS of bug and security fixes.

Game Over for Modders?

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Gaming

Take Two isn't the only one blaming the modders. In its Wednesday press release, the ESRB said it "calls on the computer and video-game industry to proactively protect their games from illegal modifications by third parties, particularly when they serve to undermine the accuracy of the rating."

Journalism Teacher Fired for Lewd Blog Comments

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Web

If there was any doubt about the power of blogs, consider the case of Michael Gee. A part-time journalism professor at Boston University, Gee was fired recently after he posted comments in a blog about the looks of a female student in his course.

License-Screening Measure Could Benefit Data Brokers

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Security

Congress is considering forcing states to use data brokers to help screen applicants for commercial drivers' licenses, a potentially lucrative development for an industry under scrutiny for how it handles personal information.

Bill Would Tax Internet Pornography

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Web

A Democratic lawmaker is planning to propose a new 25 percent federal tax on Internet pornography and new requirements for adult Web sites to help prevent children from looking at them.

M$ May Be An Unwitting 'Ally' In AMD Lawsuit Vs. Intel

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Legal

The old Microsoft antitrust case could come back to haunt . . . Intel. This AMD case coupled with the Justice Department antitrust settlement with Microsoft could prod U.S. regulators to take another look at Intel.

FDIC advises banks on how to protect against spyware

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Security

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) today issued a list of best practices for financial services firms that details how to protect against spyware, which the agency said can be used by criminals to collect customer data or hack into banking systems.

TSA Broke Privacy Laws

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Security

The Transportation Security Administration violated privacy protections by secretly collecting personal information on at least 250,000 people, congressional investigators said Friday.

"Hot Coffee" Still Burning Take Two

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Gaming

US analysts have warned that Take Two may face investigations from the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission after the company reduced its Q3 revenue guidance by $40 million in the wake of the Hot Coffee scandal.

Apache OK to use Web services spec

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation can use the WS-Security specification in its open source Axis SOAP stack, an Apache official said on Friday.

Is there method in M$'s security buys?

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Microsoft

While there is a great deal of hoopla around M$'s acquisitions of security companies, what is more important is to see what they make of them. They also signal that Microsoft's own development efforts are falling short.

Hackers hit University of Colorado

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Security

University of Colorado students and employees were warned of possible fraud and identity theft after hackers hit two of the school`s computer servers.

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