Microsoft: The end of 'my' is nigh

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Microsoft

Ending a longstanding tradition, Microsoft Corp. plans to stop using the word "my" as the default prefix for such folders as "My Documents," "My Music," "My Pictures" and others along those lines. Starting in the next Windows version, due out next year, folders will be known simply as "Documents," "Music," and so on.

Many Unaware of Browser-Security Link

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Web

Many American online computer users are unaware that choice of browser affects Internet security, and few switch browsers even when they know the risk, a Norwegian study said Monday.

Who Cares?! ...Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Linux
OSS

It is the classic struggle between David and Goliath. Between a monopoly vs. an idealistic rag-tag group of geniuses, business owners and stay-at-home Moms. I care in the stead of those who do not. I care because there are people who don’t know they are being taken advantage of. I care because a young girl needs me to. Struggling to educate, I care, to make others aware of another option and the threat to their future ability to choose.

Sweden's parliament passes law against file sharing

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Web

Swedish parliament passed a law banning the free exchange of material protected by copyright over the Internet. The law also gives holders of copyrights a legal basis to file for damages. The retail price of a 5GB blank DVD will now probably rise from the current 10 krones to 30.

Doctor sells surgery exam answers on eBay

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Web

Doctors who fail the American Board of Surgery written exam are no longer allowed to review their tests privately after one man wrote down the answers to dozens of questions and offered them for sale on the Internet.

Game maker Ubisoft fights back

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Gaming

French game maker Ubisoft has appealed to shareholders to resist overtures by US games giant Electronic Arts (EA).

Linux server revenue continues to grow at double-digit pace

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Linux

The Linux server business, which grew year over year by 35 percent, has now posted its eleventh consecutive quarter of double-digit growth.

Hiper Type-R Modular Blue Line 580W Power Supply Unit

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Hardware
Reviews

Hiper (High Performance Group) recently released the Type-R modular blue line HPU-4B580 power supply unit, which is competitively priced and claims to be able to offer everyone what they want and require. Hiper was nice enough to have us take a look at the unit, so we will shortly know if it can stand up to its claims.

Denial of service attack victim speaks out

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Security

The founder of an online payment system has spoken about his experience of being targeted by Russian gangsters who threatened to destroy his website and his business if he didn't pay them $10,000 to leave him alone.

EU, M$ Work on Antitrust Compromise

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Microsoft

Over the weekend, both sides continued to work on a compromise that has increasingly centered on pricing and royalties Microsoft can charge to open up its Windows source code to competitors so they can better dovetail their products to Microsoft's platform.

Microsoft defends its patents

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Microsoft

Microsoft defended its patent portfolio on Friday in the face of criticism for a recently granted patent for the conversion of objects into XML files.

Intel may use Carbon Nanotubes

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Hardware

Trying to take the focus off secretly adding DRM to chips, Intel announced developments in a tiny new form of science for the potential to lift future generations of its processors.

Venture into the Fox's Den

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Finally an old fashioned install iso to break the chain of livecds. Fox 0.8 was released on the 24th, and I've decided to venture into the Fox's Den. Based on Fedora Core and being a relative newcomer, I was anxious to test the improvements Fox Linux has made.

Pictorial Summary of Dutch KDEPIM meeting

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KDE

fab has posted links to pics of some of our most beloved kde developers at and beautiful surroundings of the Dutch KDEPIM meeting cleverly titled From Holland with Love.

Smaller notebooks offer ream of features

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Hardware

Most of the attention in notebook computing has been on full-size models, the hefty laptops with 15- or 17-inch screens that can replace desktop units. But a spate of new ultraportable notebooks have also recently emerged, in the category often called subnotebooks or ultralight laptops.

Microsoft-Netscape Conflict Leaves Firefox

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Web

Due to Internet Explorer instabilities and those trying to poke holes in it, there is room for change. The browser war is far from being over.

Lawyers, others questions radio TIVO-like devices

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Sci/Tech

It's like Tivo for radio, but is it legal? Some legal experts say the recording software may violate digital copyright laws and does little more than promote piracy.

Should you post your résumé online?

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Web

Q: Will I get caught if I post my résumé on the Net?

I have been cautioned about putting my résumé online. For example, your existing employer might find out that you are looking for another job if they find your résumé.

This Is Your Brain on E-Mail

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Web

Some might call it progress - others call it addiction. Whatever you call it, it's hard to turn a corner without seeing someone flipping open a cell phone or PDA to casually browse through their e-mail inbox. Does paying regular attention to e-mail really classify as an addiction?

Nvidia says PS3 graphics chip still in development

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Hardware
Gaming

The tech demos Sony presented at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) weren’t running on the actual RSX GPU but on an upcoming next-generation PC chip, which shares similar capabilities to the PlayStation 3 GPU.

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