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Google is at once a powerful search engine and a growing e-mail provider. It runs a blogging service, makes software to speed Web traffic and has ambitions to become a digital library. And it is developing a payments service. "This is a lot of personal information in a single basket."
In a recent interview Steve Mills, head of IBM's software division, discussed the upcoming version of Windows code-named Longhorn, Linux, customers and the state of the software industry.
On a recent Sunday morning when Lew Tucker's Dell desktop computer was overrun by spyware and adware, he did not simply get rid of the offending programs. He threw out the whole computer.
Dell has rejected allegations that its PCs come pre-loaded with an intrusive application that spies on users' surfing habits.
Prime Minister John Howard has put national identity cards back on the agenda in the wake of the London bombings and a damning report on immigration department blunders.
In the age of the Internet, a book review can be virtually instant. Within hours of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" hitting the shelves, it is already under the microscope of speed-reading critics, and opinion is divided.
INTEL, the computer chip giant accused of abusing its market power, could face damages of more than $3.2 billion (€2.66 billion), and see its sales drop by $4.4 billion a year, according to a Wall Street analysis.
Although not planned to be officially announced until Monday, Mandriva 2006 Beta 1 isos made their way onto mirrors today. I had been quite anxious to test Mandriva's newest efforts and watching mirrors fairly closely last few weeks. So when those long overdue isos appeared, I found a partition for it immediately.
It seems that VIA still didn't unterstand the philosophy of open source or lets say it looks like that they just used it as an marketing instrument.
SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft and its IP Ventures division have received a writ from Artemis Solutions Group alleging that the Vole has breached its trademark and engaged in unfair competition.
To prove or disprove rumors that the PS2 San Andreas contains a sexually graphic minigame, GameSpot decided to test the cheat codes circulating around the Web on a sealed, first-edition copy of San Andreas.
The x1 design allows this card to be compatible with any compliant PCI Express slot.
Citizen journalism has quickly infiltrated an industry sometimes sluggish to make big changes, and the phenomenon demonstrates that a mainstream industry has learned its lesson from the revolutionary impact of the Internet.
A group set up by the United Nations to come up with a global plan for managing the internet said today that it has been unable to agree on who should do the job or how it should be done.
The Opera Web browser enjoys a reputation for being the fastest software for accessing Internet pages, and it should appeal particularly to hard-core fans of blogs and people wary of Microsoft Internet Explorer.