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A security researcher in India has discovered an uncomplicated and easy-to-exploit weakness in Windows Genuine Advantage, an anti-piracy initiative that checks whether consumer and small-business customers are running legitimately licensed copies of Windows XP.
The Open Source Development Labs, the organization that employs Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has laid off nearly a sixth of its staff as part of a shift to new priorities.
Austrumi is a Latvian Linux distribution, with support for English, presented in a 48mb iso, based on Slackware Linux using Blin init scripts. Austrumi released version 0.9.5 earlier this month. It was built on a 2.6.11 kernel and included FVWM for the desktop. It comes with a variety of applications for daily tasks and looks good doing it.
A proposal to extend patent protection in Europe could threaten the existence of open-source software unless the European Parliament amends it, say advocates of freely distributed programs such as Linux.
Goodger's childish Netscape-bashing goes against the very spirit of the early Mozilla.org's mission, and if the Foundation doesn't want any other redistribution than the official Firefox browser, then they should change the licence wording to reflect that.
Samsung Electronics has developed a replacement for conventional hard drives that is based on flash memory for its laptops. The company plans to begin mass production of the device in August, it says.
Remote-controlled "zombie" networks operated by bottom-feeding spammers have become a serious problem that requires more industry action, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Tuesday
Microsoft has until the end of May to come to terms with EU authorities over a long-running antitrust dispute, the European Commission has said.
Sun Microsystems has expressed "serious doubts" about the usefulness of the latest Apache Foundation project to create an open source implementation of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE).
Apple Computer Inc. has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel Corp. chips in its Macintosh computer line, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. But Apple said the news should be placed 'in the category of rumour and speculation'.
A new wave of freely available open source business applications is already being adopted by a significant number of small and mid-sized businesses. Among the open source applications turning up on small business desktops are word processing and spreadsheet applications like OpenOffice and accounting applications like GnuCash and Grisbi.
Ex-employee apparently didn't appreciate being called a "rather obese-sized black lesbian".
I am not saying that Microsoft is wrong in porting over features that have made other browsers a success, but what I really want to see in Internet Explorer is security and Microsoft's determination to continue to update Internet Explorer even if there's no "real" competition.
Hewlett-Packard is likely to lay off thousands more employees, financial analysts have projected after new chief executive Mark Hurd presented his inaugural assessment of quarterly earnings.