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Linux prepares for European invasion

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) said today that it plans to expand its activities in Europe by opening a dedicated regional HQ in Luxembourg.

Rockstar Games blames Hot Coffee on hackers

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Gaming

Controversial publisher breaks silence, says San Andreas sex-minigame mod is the work of external parties.

US court upholds AT&T verdict against M$

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Legal

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court decision that Microsoft Corp. was liable for infringing on an AT&T Corp. patent for converting speech into computer code in copies of Windows sold overseas.

WorldCom's Ebbers Gets 25 Years in Prison

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Legal

Bernard Ebbers, who as CEO of WorldCom oversaw the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

Intel cripples programs on AMD chips

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Hardware
Legal

Lawsuit accuses chip giant of making rival processors appear to run slowly

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.2

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Mac

Apple today released a new update for its Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4.2, with new features and security updates. Here's a look at all the improvements:

Internet speed battle heats up

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Web

Comcast said Tuesday that it will upgrade customers to a faster broadband Internet connection this summer -- up to 6 megabits a second for most subscribers.

NY cop claims he was fired for Web posting

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Web

An 18-year New York police veteran has been fired, and he blames it on comments on his "NYPD Rant" Web site upset his superiors.

Database vendors eye open-source effect

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Software
OSS

In what's become almost a yearly ritual, the big three database suppliers--Oracle, IBM and Microsoft--are prepping major product releases meant to steal away one another's customers.

How to make your Linux desktop look awesome

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Linux

We have heard a lot lately about projects aimed at bringing all that eye candy of operating systems such as OS X to the Linux world. Projects such as Xgl, Enlightenment, and others have given us a glimpse of what’s coming, but what can you do to enjoy a taste of some of the future… today? We are going to explore that question with some excellent add-ons, software, and features to make your desktop look cool and next-gen today...

Will the real open source community please stand up?

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OSS

I recently had an e-mail conversation with an IT pro that knocked me for a loop. Responding to a presentation I did on open source, he said, "It's a great topic, but I would have liked to see a member of the open source community participating." Whoa! I didn't know that I wasn't a member of the open source community!

Keeper of Expired Web Pages Is Sued

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Legal

The Internet Archive, created in 1996 as the institutional memory of the online world, is being sued by Health Advocate, a company in suburban Philadelphia that helps patients resolve health care and insurance disputes.

Microsoft warns of software flaws in Windows

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Microsoft

M$, where Security Is Job One, warned users on Tuesday of three new critical security flaws in its Windows and Word software.

Mozilla Updates Firefox to Fix Security Gaps

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation updated the Firefox Web browser Tuesday in order to patch a series of security vulnerabilities, including widely publicized browser spoofing issue and a frame-injection issue.

Linux supercomputing arrives for the masses

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Linux

Silicon Graphics today claimed that it could bring Linux-based supercomputing to the masses with the launch of its cheapest ever scalable rack-mounted servers and storage systems.

Penalty plea on cyber criminals

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Legal

Tougher sentences are needed to make sure computer crime is treated seriously by courts and prosecutors, said an MP as he proposed new laws.

New on eBay: 18-foot, flame-fisted 'mech'

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Sci/Tech

The 18-foot-tall giant in steelworker Carlos Owens' Alaska backyard isn't quite up to smashing Volkswagens--or taking the kind of pounding footsteps that might strike fear into the heart of an enemy.

Nasa sued as horoscope fails to make comet sense

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Legal

A RUSSIAN astrologer is suing Nasa after claiming their recent experiment to study comet Tempel 1 has altered her horoscope.

Mandriva, Turbolinux Step Back from Debian Core Project

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MDV

Progeny and more than half a dozen other Debian Linux distributors are working toward forming a common Debian Linux distribution for the enterprise based on the next version of Progeny's Componentized Linux.

This is not a done deal yet. Two companies previously mentioned as being involved with the project, Mandriva, and Turbolinux Inc., appear to not be participating at this time.

After Intel suit, Fujitsu Siemens launches AMD machines

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Hardware

Microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) are once again taking a prominent place in PCs manufactured by Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, the companies announced Tuesday.

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