M$ meets hackers, asks for help

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Microsoft

In the name of education, the software giant invites security researchers to infiltrate its systems.

Gentoo founder to 'educate' M$

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Gentoo
Microsoft

Microsoft has hired one of the key figures behind a popular distribution of Linux in order to educate its in-house developers about open source.

Building a New Computer System for Linux

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Linux
HowTos
by Gary Frankenbery, Computer Science Teacher, Grants Pass High School

Going to build a new computer soon, and outfit it with Linux? Here's the story of one such recent foray into purchasing components and assembling a new system.

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An Interview with Linus Torvalds

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Linux

We wanted to interview Linus Torvalds because all the computers at our school run Linux. Mr. Torvalds lives in our neighborhood so we sent him an email and asked for an interview.

So what happens when Linus Torvalds sits down with a high school freshman for an interview? You get to hear what every 15 year-old wants to know about our favorite open source software developer.

Joseph Cheek speaks about Mandriva's acquisition of Lycoris

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MDV

Desktop Linux distributor Lycoris has been acquired by Mandriva, the company resulting from the April merger of Mandrake and Conectiva. We asked Lycoris founder Joseph Cheek what the deal means for current and future Lycoris and Mandriva users and developers.

Here's what DesktopLinux.com learned . . .

Spyware Floods In Through BitTorrent

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Security

Public peer-to-peer networks have always been associated with adware program distributions, but BitTorrent, the program created by Bram Cohen to offer a new approach to sharing digital files, has managed to avoid the stigma.

The Linux iPod

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Linux

Imagine using your iPod and a regular old microphone to record studio-quality audio. Or sitting on a commuter train and playing Othello, Pong, Tetris, or Asteroids. All this and more is possible when you install Linux on your third-generation or earlier iPod. Best of all, one soft reset, and you’re back in Apple’s iPod operating system, listening to your tunes.

In geek world, he's a celebrity

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Misc

Mention Chris Pirillo on your blog or Web site and, soon enough, he'll show up with a comment. This happens so often that bloggers call it "The Pirillo Effect."

Nvidia graphics chip to debut at game bash

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Hardware

Hard-core game enthusiasts descending on San Francisco next week will get first crack at buying Nvidia's long-awaited GeForce 7800 graphics cards.

Diesel powering 'Hitman' game to big screen

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Movies
Gaming

Vin Diesel, who returned to box office glory recently with the family comedy "The Pacifier," is bringing Agent 47 to life. He has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Hitman."

Rambus names Samsung in antitrust lawsuit

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Hardware

Rambus has added Samsung Electronics to its antitrust lawsuit against most of the DRAM industry, another development in the souring of relations between the two former partners.

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Three SATA-II Hard Drives Reviewed

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Hardware
Reviews

Today, we're looking at three sata-ll drives, plus we're comparing them with the Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition drive we reviewed several months ago. This allows us to see if there's any real performance difference between the old and new.

M$ sues US software pirates

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Microsoft

Microsoft today announced that it is filing four lawsuits against companies in Virginia and California for alleged distribution of counterfeit and/or illicit software and software components.

PC makers snub Windows sans media player

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Microsoft

Four major PC makers have no plans to sell the media-player-free version of Windows, which Microsoft was ordered to offer by Europe's competition commissioner.

Nvidia GF 7800 GTX $639 option

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Hardware

The Geforce 7800 GTX with 256MB - for now - sporting with DVI and TV out will add $639 to your PC's price.

Hashing exploit threatens digital security

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Security

Cryptographers have found a way to snip a digital signature from one document and attach it to a fraudulent document without invalidating the signature and giving the fraud away.

Falling CD sales can't be blamed on P2P swappers

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Web

Declining CD sales cannot be blamed on the rise of internet file-sharing networks, according to a new report into the state of the global online digital music industry.

FCC sets rules for VoIP 911

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Sci/Tech

Internet telephone service will soon come with a warning sticker.

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