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M$ faces Longhorn apathy

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Microsoft

When Bill Gates cannot show unmitigated glee over a Microsoft Corp. product, the world's largest software company has a problem.

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Phishing attacks take a new twist

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Security

Phishers are increasingly using new methods to nab sensitive information from Internet users, according to data from Websense Security Labs.

IBM to axe 13,000 jobs worldwide

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Misc

Computer giant IBM has unveiled a major restructuring drive that will lead to the loss of up to 13,000 jobs globally.

New 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra

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Hardware

NVIDIA Expands GPU Technology Lead with the Introduction of Two New GeForce 6 Series GPUs

New 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce 6800 Ultra Extends Performance Leadership and GeForce 6200 for AGP Lowers Price of Next Generation Graphics

Open source community needs unity

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OSS

Waugh, a two-term president of Linux Australia, opened a can of worms at the conference in Canberra recently by calling on the community not to splinter into factions and interest groups, and lift its game in areas of common interest, such as documentation, advocacy and events. This week, I asked LA vice-president Pia Waugh to elaborate on her recent remarks to linux.conf.au about code and culture in the open source community.

Sun to complete release of Solaris code

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OSS

Sun Microsystems Inc. will complete its release of Solaris software code in the next 45 days, completing an effort the company began last year, a Sun official said yesterday.

AMD: No Single Cores Left Behind

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Hardware

Sometimes two processor cores aren't any better than one.

Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and Opteron server processors, with dual cores or two separate processors in the same package, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications.

M$ plans to give some pirates a break

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Microsoft

As part of its growing antipiracy campaign, Microsoft is testing a program that offers free licensed versions of Windows XP Professional to some customers whose copies are found to be bogus. yeah, right.

Spying on the spyware makers

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Security

Harvard student Ben Edelman hasn't made any friends in spyware and adware makers, thanks to his work publicizing how the programs work. He may be spyware's most dangerous enemy.

Pascal Spotted

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KDE

Pascal provides a lot of rpms for the SUSE community… But also at this years FOSDEM he guided a group of 20 KDE-hackers through Brussels to a secret hacking location.

Chicken Little and Age-Appropriate Explanations

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OSS

Even if a major lawsuit were filed tomorrow, open source would still have an outstanding track record of avoiding intellectual property infringement, compared to proprietary software, which is the subject of frequent infringement claims.

ATI's Radeon X800 XL 512MB

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Hardware
Reviews

Is More Video Memory Worth the Money? You'll soon be seeing X800XL-based cards equipped with 512MB frame buffers. Is more memory the answer to our problems, especially since you don't get any more memory bandwidth, just a bigger data "parking lot?"

You know what I mean... maybe

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Misc

A weird world of modern slang has evolved since the days when a beautiful woman was a fox, a young man was a dude and couples made out. To make sure today's hapless adult can keep up, the Ministry of Youth Development this week released a list of modern terms to aid communication with younger peeps.

'Wizard of Oz' munchkin publishes memoir

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Misc

The book, "Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road," describes what it was like to be on the "Oz" set - real trees rooted in the ground, mushroom-shaped Munchkinland houses supplemented with backgrounds painted on muslin and, of course, the yellow brick road.

Twelve new moons for Saturn

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Sci/Tech

During a deep survey of the space around Saturn, astronomers have discovered 12 new moons (small irregular bodies about 3-7km in size) orbiting Saturn, in the opposite direction to its larger moons. This brings its number of natural satellites to 46. The key question is how they became captured by Saturn.

Apple Releases Mega Patch

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Mac

Apple Computer late Tuesday released an update to fix a whopping 20 security flaws in its flagship Mac OS X and warned that the most serious bugs could lead to remote code execution attacks.

M$ loses appeal to limit damage awards

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Microsoft

Microsoft lost a U.S. appeals-court bid to limit the damages software makers can be ordered to pay in some patent-infringement cases. A jury had told Microsoft to pay Eolas Technologies $521 million for infringement.

EBay user admits to threatening executives

A Romanian native who became disgruntled with eBay Inc.'s business practices pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening senior executives, including the billionaires who founded and manage one of the world's largest e-commerce companies.

nvidia, ati launch new GPUs at Computex

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Hardware

Two industry insider sources revealed that both ATI and NVIDIA have plans to unveil their latest graphics solutions at Computex this year, which usually takes place around the beginning of June.

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