Apple Retaliates Over Jobs Biography

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Apple Computer Inc. has retaliated against the publisher of an upcoming unauthorized biography about chief executive Steve Jobs by removing dozens of other technology books sold by the publisher from Apple stores around the world.

Xandros betas first Linux server product

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"Desktop Linux specialist Xandros has begun its long-awaited move into the Linux server space with the news that its Small Medium Business (SMB) Server has entered beta testing.As the name suggests, SMB Server will be aimed at smaller businesses, fulfilling their requirements for the security and reliability of Linux, within the usual administration and management costs, according to Andreas Typaldos, Xandros CEO."



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SuSE 9.3 Linux fails home-use test

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"SPINSTERS at Novell have been pushing the latest version of Suse 9.3 Linux as suitable for home users. However after a frustrating weekend, I can safely report that there is no chance of it ever being remotely useful for home users for some years to come."



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Ubuntu Linux: Free and Fabulous

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"I'm going to just come right out and say it: I absolutely adore Ubuntu Linux 5.04 (the "Hoary Hedgehog" release, often referred to as "Hoary"). I'm now running Ubuntu on both my laptop and my desktop PCs, and I don't think I've ever been such a happy Linux user."



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Unhealthy Partnerships Plague the Graphics Industry

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The thing with today's graphics cards from both leading manufacturers is that they will perform quite well in latest games; so going with either brand isn't a tough choice anymore. For many of you, either NVIDIA or ATI will do just fine, but those of us who want to play games like Doom III or Half-Life 2, the companies have just made our lives more complicated than they already are.

Mind-reading machine knows what you see

It is possible to read someone's mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. The technique can even extract information from subjects that they are not aware of themselves.

Specialist gets eight months for hacking

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A former Los Alamos National Laboratory computer specialist was sentenced to eight months in prison Monday for hacking into and damaging the computers of several high-tech companies, including online auction giant eBay Inc.

Kernel Development Continues Despite In-fighting

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Speaking at Linux Australia's annual Linux conferernce, Linux.conf.au, in Canberra last week, Colorado-based Linux kernel developer Jonathan Corbet outlines some new, if controversial, kernel features.

Asus Extreme N6600GT TOP Limited Edition Video Card

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With every new generation of video cards come many iterations of the new technology. With nVidia's introduction of the 6 series of GPUs, there have come multiple cards based on similar families of GPUs. Most notably the 6800 family brought to the table the 6800, 6800GT and 6800 Ultra. Likewise with the midrange 6 series card(s) I'll be looking at today, the Asus Extreme N6600GT/TOP/TD.

AMD to consider building chipsets

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. may get into the business of manufacturing chipsets after it opens a new chip factory in 2006, company Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz said in an interview Monday.

Commercial Open Source?

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Can an open source project get acquired? One just did...

Latest Secunia Security Advisories

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  • Gentoo update for kdewebdev, kdelibs, and realplayer/helixplayer

  • Red Hat update for kernel

  • FreeBSD update for cvs

Open Source Makes School Breakthrough

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Forthcoming government report to pave way for greater OSS use in UK schools.

Online tabloid gets out the BIG NEWS

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"CHILI-FINGER CHICK IN THE CLINK." There are subtler ways to describe the arrest of the woman who claims she found a finger in a serving of Wendy's chili.

But Sploid.com prefers screaming headlines and news roundups that mix the big stories of the day with ones the editors find amusing.

E-crime investigations hit by specialists doing 'dog work'

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Computer crime investigations are suffering because the UK's highly trained police specialists are being forced to waste time on basic tasks such as copying hard discs, a senior security consultant has revealed.

Slain Marine's e-mail raises legal issues

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Yahoo Inc. may have resolved its dispute with a family over accessing the e-mail account of a Marine killed in Iraq, but legal experts say such conflicts are bound to be more common as e-mail becomes a crucial component of our lives.

Andrew Tridgell Finally Breaks Silence on Bout with Torvalds

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Mr Tridgell used his keynote speech at the Linux.conf.au in Canberra to make his first public comment on the dispute. He described much of the commentary on it as "trivial and crazy". But he showed no signs of backing down.

Google readies banner offerings

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Google is taking a big step toward becoming an online banner-advertising network as the market for brand ads heats up.

Web server attacks 'growing fast'

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More than 2,500 web servers every day are being hacked, reveals a report. Numbers grew by 36% during 2004 when almost 400,000 incidents were recorded.

New computer chip could cause software price problems

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A promising new kind of computer chip can have an unexpected side effect: forcing companies to pay more for software.

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