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Europe's biggest computer games fair enjoyed a sharp increase in attendance on its first public day but the mainly German visitors showed no signs of being ready to spend more despite obvious enthusiasm.
Analysts readily admit that Google is not the only search player who needs to be held accountable on privacy issues. Some contend, however, that Google's "king of the hill" status makes it more of a threat to consumers.
Sysadmins are taking a big chunk of the blame for the latest worm attacks on Windows - said to have already infected 250,000 machines.
Few IT organisations have the luxury of being able to choose an all-Microsoft or an all-open source infrastructure. And even if they could, it's unlikely they would survive.
In a move that should please its customers, but not necessarily its shareholders, VMware announced on Tuesday that it would price its software for dual-core processors at the same price as it does for single-core systems.
A US SOFTWARE company has sued Dell for allegedly copying software applications it sells.
A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software "bots" to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash.
The US is taking a tough line on those responsible for DoS attacks, sentencing one teenager to five years behind bars.
Google Inc. said Thursday it proposed public offering of 14.2 million class A common shares to be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital and possible acquisitions.
Intel's first dual-core chip was a hastily concocted design that was rushed out the door in hopes of beating rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to the punch, an Intel engineer told attendees at the Hot Chips conference today.
Microsoft is investigating a report of a new, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that could expose users of the ubiquitous Web browser to attacks.
Holden has lost $A6 million in car production due to one of four or five strains of a Windows worm which also caused major problems in the US and Canada. Numbers of those affected now reach 250,000, including DaimlerChrysler, ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, American Express, General Electric, Boeing, and Visa.
A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them.
The popularity and affordability of home computers have revolutionized one of the nation's oldest crimes: counterfeiting.
The number of consumers bypassing the traditional phone network and opting for Internet voice service is soaring beyond expectations.