Qt 4.0 Progress

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KDE

Qt4 is really progressing well. The only problem at this point is that it still changes a lot even after Beta 2... So what’s new in Qt land since Beta 2?

Wiley Programmers Work for Peer Respect

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Linux

LXer is running an open letter to developers in general (on? of?) Linux. To be honest, I"m a bit confused in the same way I don't really understand why your mom using Linux should matter to me as the developer of a Linux Benchmark.

I've composed an earnest response to Ken Starks open letter to developers.

Windows XP 64-bit, a virtual minefield?

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Microsoft

Granted, you'll have to give it to Microsoft for often being overly optimistic about their accomplishments. As honestly what other company would be pitching a product that's been delayed by almost two years and features nothing new but for 64-bit support like it is a quantum leap from the 32-bit version of Windows XP?

M$ & Intel Scarfing Up more Patents

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Misc

As Washington eyes patent reforms, the imperative to secure intellectual property is driving companies to build up their portfolios.

From The Laptops Of Terrorists

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Misc

If you can't catch terrorists, then the next best thing seems to be snatching their laptop computers. And as luck would have it, they're just as sloppy about protecting their sensitive personal information as the rest of us.

Apple's Tiger unleashed in San Francisco

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Mac

Mac fans let out a collective roar Friday night, with thousands of eager shoppers turning out at Apple stores across the globe to scoop up Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, the latest version of Apple's operating system, as it went on sale at 6 p.m. PST.

Gates Pushes Auto Industry on Technology

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Microsoft

From the dear-gawd-just-shoot-me-now dept:

Microsoft Corp. mogul, Bill Gates, and the leader of Ford Motor Co. outlined a future Friday in which software enables cars to fix themselves and avoid accidents.

Cinema owners seek to curb phone rage

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Movies

New Zealand cinema owners may use mobile phone jamming technology to stop mid-movie calls, text messaging - and cell phone rage among patrons, they said Friday.

MontaVista Rolls Out Mobilinux

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Linux

MontaVista Software, a Linux provider for the embedded and communications markets, announced Mobilinux, a new product built to address key areas of development for mobile and wireless devices. That's wonderful considering a new virus that spreads from cell phone to cell phone has made its way to 20 different countries around the world.

My Family, My Movie

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Legal

Aho successfully lobbied to create the Family Movie Act after billionaire director Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Steven Soderbergh, 13 other famed Hollywood directors and eight large studios sued ClearPlay in U.S. District Court in Denver, claiming its software violated copyright laws. The new law is a direct blow to them.

M$ Settles Nebraska Lawsuit

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Microsoft
Legal

Microsoft announced Thursday it has settled a class action lawsuit that alleged the software company violated Nebraska's unfair competition and antitrust laws. Members of the class will receive vouchers to be used for software and hardware, with the total settlement amounting to $22.6 million.

Using Your Linux Desktop

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Linux

Informant.com is listing Spring Into Linux for a mere $29.99 ($20.99 for members). Judging by the sample chapters, it may prove to be worth it's weight in gold to the Linux newcomer.

Porn-surfing Norwegians awarded $40k

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Web
Legal

Two workers sacked for hunting net smut at work have been awarded $40,000 a head for unfair dismissal. Expect Norwegian exports to fall by 60 per cent over the next six months and a sharp increase in "work-related" RSI and acute male blindness syndrome.

Beer makes you clever: official

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Misc

A Swedish team has shown that mice fed with moderate amounts of alcohol grew new nerve cells in the brain.

Quantum leap in secure web video

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Hardware

Voice and video files streamed over the net could be made untappable and ultra-secure in the next few years thanks to a breakthrough by Toshiba. I sometimes say it is like the messages in Mission Impossible. If anyone tries to read the messages, they self destruct.

Sun May Speed Up 'Niagara' Release

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Hardware

Sun's upcoming "Niagara" systems will be shipping no later than early 2006, and could even start rolling out earlier. The chip will have eight cores, each of which will be able to process four instruction threads simultaneously.

Seiko Epson Sues Ink Cartridge Makers

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Hardware
Legal

Moving to protect its lucrative printer cartridge business, Seiko Epson has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two companies that manufacture replacement cartridges for its printers. Company says it is not trying to stamp out third-party cartridge manufacturers.

Microsoft Signs Strategic Alliance With China

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Microsoft
Humor

The good news? Everybody in China will soon receive a new computer at no charge. The bad news? Everybody in China will soon receive a new computer at no charge... running Windows.

TigerDirect Sues Apple Over New OS

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Mac

Online computer and peripheral retailer TigerDirect has filed suit against Apple claiming Mac OS X 10.4, known as "Tiger," infringes on its trademarked name. According to court filings obtained by Bloomberg, TigerDirect is seeking an injunction to stop Apple's new operating system from going on sale.

Spyware Vendor Sued Over 'Invasive' Software

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Security

New York State has gone on the attack against spyware and adware by filing a lawsuit against a Los Angeles-based marketing company that allegedly installed "invasive" software onto consumers' computers without proper notice as part of free software downloads.

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