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|Story||What's behind Web browser choices||srlinuxx||13/10/2009 - 12:37pm|
|Story||ARMing desktop Linux||srlinuxx||1||13/10/2009 - 10:50am|
|Story||OLPC Afghanistan's Pedal Powered Progress||srlinuxx||1||13/10/2009 - 7:01am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/10/2009 - 3:35am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||13/10/2009 - 3:24am|
|Story||Review: Ubuntu 9.10 Brings Good Karma To Linux||srlinuxx||13/10/2009 - 12:36am|
|Story||Green Computing is More Than Sleep Mode||srlinuxx||12/10/2009 - 11:59pm|
|Story||Apple vs. Microsoft: Top 20 stolen ideas of OS wars||srlinuxx||12/10/2009 - 11:57pm|
|Story||The Great Software Freedom Debate, Part 368||srlinuxx||12/10/2009 - 11:54pm|
|Story||Asus Eee PC 1008HA Linux source code now available||srlinuxx||12/10/2009 - 8:50pm|
IT vendors pushing costly proprietary software lock-ins have been warned that feeding at the $4.2 billion IT trough of the Australian taxpayer is over and a strict and a new procurement diet for vendors will be personally enforced by the Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz.
Kim Polese has a history of spotting a hot tech market and getting venture capitalists to pony up the money to back her ideas. After making a tech-boom splash in the 1990s with Marimba Inc., Polese now has her sights set on an emerging area of the open-source software market that has investors dusting off their checkbooks.
The IBM exec says Big Blue's collaboration software is the real deal, whereas Redmond's efforts don't even come close.
Microsoft will release eight Patches For Windows, Office, Exchange, and MSN Messenger, at least half of which will be marked "critical."
A San Jose-based medical practice has notified about 185,000 current and former patients about the theft of their personal information contained on two computers stolen from its offices during a burglary March 28. The computers contained names, addresses, confidential medical information and Social Security numbers.
A 21-year-old man was sentenced to more than six years in prison and assessed $118,000 in restitution for perpetrating an extensive Internet fraud scheme, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Maine.
"We're glad he's going to jail," an Ebay spokesman said.
Matt Leppard of the Bangkok Post describes his journey to using Linux as an alternative to Windows or Mac. He says, "You're probably wondering why in the world I've chosen to use Linux. Well, first it was out of curiosity. Having seen it in action, I really wanted to try it. And now that I have, I'll stick with it."
Mark Jewell writes, "Quanta Computer Inc. and the Massachussets Institute of Technology said Friday they are teaming up on a $20 million, five-year project to get PCs, laptops, cell phones, and handhelds to work together seamlessly, intuitively and in sync."
On this slow news day, Dave Carpenter looks back to 1983 when the ground breaking Motorola DynaTAC, $3,995 2-pound brick hit the market.
Krolopp, now 74 and retired, still gets a "warm fuzzy feeling" thinking about the DynaTAC and knowing that "a handful of us did something that was really significant."
Has your system seemed to have slowed down lately or perhaps it never performed the way you thought it should. Do you ever exclaim, seems my friend's computer is much faster than mine... or the dreaded, my XP is faster than linux? Bite your tongue and check out a few things on your gentoo install.
I don my asbestos house robe and share a few things I've learned from my time with gentoo. Actually these principals can be applied to any linux installation, but I had gentoo in mind when writing them.
A tiny grain of crystal thought to the oldest object on Earth has gone on public display for one day only in the US state of Wisconsin. The zircon, found in Australia in 2001, led to a reappraisal of early Earth. It suggests the early Earth was much cooler than previously thought, meaning life-forming elements such as oceans were formed earlier too.
Sunday sniping Francis Ford Coppola is hopping mad at Paramount for turning his "Godfather" into a violent video game (due out October 2005).
The boredom was worse than reporter Jim Taricani expected during his four month home confinement sentence for protecting a source. Too much TV watching, house cleaning and reading left him looking for ways to kill time, and appreciating the freedom he'd taken for granted.
The newsman was sentenced in December after being found in criminal contempt for refusing to give up his source. Taricani is one of several journalists nationwide who have become locked in First Amendment battles with the government over confidential sources.
Lara Tusher was stuck.
After spending six years developing Velocity Art and Design into a successful home-furnishing retail presence in Seattle and on the Web, Tusher became so wrapped up in the daily details of her business that she couldn't turn her attention to the development of the company's marketing, Web site and catalog.
A coalition of news publishers and two Internet industry trade associations filed friend-of-the-court briefs yesterday in Apple v. Does, urging the California Court of Appeal to protect the confidential sources of journalists and defend email privacy. The news publishers argued that the trial court incorrectly allowed trade secret law to trump First Amendment rights.
In what could be an ominous sign for the U.S. tech industry, American universities slipped lower in an international programming contest.
Based on the analysis, experts found that the United States topped the Dirty Dozen chart once again, exporting an average of 35.70%, or more than one-third of the world's total volume of spam.
A stealth start-up in Athens, Ohio whose name is Spliced Networks LLC is on the threshold of announcing a new Linux distribution that its young CTO John Buswell describes as "unlike anything currently on the market." It will supposedly eliminate "bloated package management," allowing for upgrades or rollbacks in less than 30 seconds. To compete, Red Hat, Novell and Mandrakesoft would reportedly have to "completely re-engineer their solutions away from RPM and other package management systems."
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to launch its new dual-core processing chips later this month, well ahead of schedule, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.
Shares of AMD rose 90 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $17.09 on the New York Stock Exchange.
Two new top-level domains, .jobs and .travel, will soon come to the Internet after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the two domains on Friday.