Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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60% of companies surveyed believe open source will either increase its presence in some business areas, or will be a fundamental component in their core IT systems in the next five years.
Pirated copies of Microsoft's operating system have existed as long as chintzy PC owners themselves. But now pirates are doing more than just cracking Windows -- they claim to be improving it.
Iowa Authorities say a Davenport man illegally used the Microsoft Corporation's trademark to get personal information from customers.
AMD today challenged Intel to a dual-core processor benchmarking duel, and Intel responded by mocking the French.
Should companies be paying a license fee for the use of the Linux trademark? Red Hat, the number one Linux distributor, said it does not. Novell, the number two Linux distro, said it does. What about Mandriva Linux? or Sun Wah Linux?
Advanced Micro Devices has challenged Intel to a public fight to see which company has the best-performing 64-bit dual-core server processors.
When Apple Computer announced in June that it plans to move to Intel chips, one of the companies left in the lurch was Yellow Dog Linux.
The annual LAN adventure known as QuakeCON swung into full gear again from August 11th to 14th down in sweltering Dallas, Texas. I have put together a presentation of only some of the best that could be found from amongst the well done case mods in a Bring-Your-Own-Computer crowd of nearly 3000.
This weekend Microsoft launched a cryptic new web site at origenxbox360.com. This sort of thing is old hat to gamers already acquainted with Microsoft's previous viral marketing campaigns. Considering the approaching launch window of Xbox 360, this time the stakes are a bit higher.
My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments.
In light of recent developments, the Humorix Legal Department decided that we should publish the following disclaimers and notices to avoid any potential lawsuits or fiaSCOs.
The National Science Foundation is gearing up to award a $7.5m grant to create a trustworthy electronic voting system.
The number of Web sites distributing malicious software has quadrupled in the last year to more than 300,000, as the spyware problem continues to fester on the Internet.
The Linux operating system, when combined with available personal productivity software, packaged application software, and development tools, has reached a level of capability that arguably positions it to be an acceptable alternative client operating environment solution for many users of personal computers.