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Plugging the mainframe brain drain

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Hardware

The mainframe is often viewed as a cobwebbed hunk of iron that's only good for housing legacy data. But in 2004, the year Big Iron turned 40, mainframe revenue actually grew by 44 percent compared with the year before. Without drastic measures, the mainframe and all the business-critical data it houses could someday become all but inaccessible.

Father, Sun, and Holy Ghost

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Misc

The Vatican has picked Sun Microsystems to implement secure messaging for connecting the various parts of the Catholic church's bureaucracy.

FBI counterpunches IT criticism

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Misc

Apparently stung by criticism of its IT projects old and new, the FBI today denied charges leveled in the press and by congressional investigators about the conduct of its Virtual Case File and Sentinel projects.

IBM a reluctant user of Wine software

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Software

While the move to support a browser that runs on Linux may provide a boost for both Firefox and IBM's internal Linux effort, Big Blue hasn't been nearly so eager to promote a lesser-known piece of software, called Wine, that it has used to advance Linux on the desktop.

Firefox Browser Adoption Rates Slow

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Moz/FF

Mirroring a trend seen in the U.S., Europe's Firefox adoption rate appears to be slowing. Analysts point to several possible factors for the trend, including recent security flaws involving cross-site scripting and remote system access vulnerabilities. The flaws were rated as "extremely critical" by security company Secunia.

Global warming is a 'clear and increasing threat'

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Misc

Eleven of the world's most influential science academies warned world leaders that the threat of global climate change "is clear and increasing" and that they must act immediately to begin addressing its causes and consequences.

A fix for a broken patent system?

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Legal

The U.S. patent system will undergo its most substantial overhaul in decades if a bill introduced on Wednesday becomes law.

Dueling Dual Cores: AMD vs. Intel

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Hardware
Reviews

SimHQ thought it would be of interest to our readers if we were to take an in-depth look at how Falcon 4 performs on AMD and Intel's new dual-core parts with some direct comparison benchmarking. In addition, we included high-end single-core processors from both companies to see how they would fare against the dual cores in both Falcon 4 and several non-threaded games.

Apple & Intel: What you need to know

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Mac

Apple’s startling announcement that it will begin a transition away from PowerPC chips to Intel-made processors has left Mac fans’ heads spinning, and not just because a former “enemy” of the Mac is now counted among its allies. What do you need to know?

Sneak Peek at PCLOS pre-9

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PCLOS
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Pre9 is expected out any day now and Tuxmachines was privy to an exclusive sneak peak at what's new and exciting. Most obvious to the nekked eye is more eye candy. A distro known far and wide for its beauty, PCLOS has topped itself once again.

IBM to Reveal Details of New Cell Chips

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Hardware

IBM Corp. planned to reveal key details of its highly anticipated "Cell" microprocessors Wednesday as part of the company's effort to support open-source computing designs.

Military 'hacker' Arrested

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Legal

Police in London arrested an unemployed computer systems administrator on Tuesday, over two years after U.S. authorities said they would request his extradition to answer charges of hacking U.S. government computer systems.

Advent Falls Down, Can't Get Up

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Gaming

Over the past few years, some video games have made great strides blending cinematic narrative with engaging action. Unfortunately, for all its bluster, the science fiction adventure Advent Rising is not one of them.

Chinese gamer sentenced to life

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Legal

A Shanghai online gamer has been given a suspended death sentence for killing a fellow gamer when he sold a borrowed sword on ebay for peanuts.

M$ targets Apache Web server

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Microsoft

Tired of playing second fiddle in Web hosting, Microsoft is revamping its server software in an attempt to snatch market share away from the popular Apache-Linux combination.

Apple's Intel switch doesn't spell security doom

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Mac

Apple's switch to Intel chips does not spell the start of Windows PC-style security problems for Macs, experts say.

M$ fined $9 million for patent infringement

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Microsoft

Microsoft has been ordered to pay $9 million for infringing a spreedsheet patent with Excel. The jury in a Californian court awarded $8.96 million to Guatemalan inventor Carlos Amado who had sued the software giant for infringing his patent.

Devil's Advocate: M$ foolish patent policy

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Microsoft

Company out to patent innovations that precede its existence... If large companies are to be granted patents on ideas that have been commonplace for years and are based on fundamental concepts well understood for decades, they might as well be given taxation powers. The idea that their revenues are hard won in competitive markets will be defunct, if it is not already.

Genes blamed for fickle female orgasm

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Misc

Is this the ultimate excuse for poor performance in bed? "Sorry, darling," the man says, just before falling asleep. "It's your genes.

Seattle Is 'Most Unwired City' In America

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Sci/Tech

"Wireless is becoming a fundamental part of how we live," said Bert Sperling of Sperling's Best Places, which conducted the surveys. "The ability to access information and entertainment when and where you want it is simply irresistible to business people seeking greater productivity and consumers who live an on-the-go lifestyle." Seattle narrowly unseated former top position holders San Francisco and Portland , Ore.

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