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Ed Moses talks of the "grand challenge" that has consumed him for the past five years, comparing it to trying to hit the strike zone with a baseball from 350 miles (563 kilometers) away or tossing a dime into a parking meter from 40 miles (64 kilometers) away.
Unlike the NVIDIA Windows Forceware drivers, Linux NVIDIA display drivers don't stick to as stringent release deadlines. Since January of 2004 there have been over ten releases for Windows users while Linux fans have only experienced six release candidates. However, do these Linux drivers manage to pack a larger punch? We have re-investigated the latest of these Linux releases to see the performance benefits of these upgrades.
IBM, Infineon and Macronix announced today a joint research initiative to explore the potential of a new form of computer memory technology called phase-change memory (PCM). PCM is a novel technology that stores data by changing the state of a special material from an amorphous to a crystalline structure, rather than storing data as an electrical charge.
Concerns about identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online.
IBM Academic Initiative and Red Hat Academy Help Schools Prepare Students With Open Source IT Skills for a More Competitive Workforce
MARTIN Taylor, Microsoft Corp’s general manager for its platform strategy, states, "There’s only one study that I’ve seen, which was dated in 1999 done by, I think, a company called Robert Frances Group or something like that said Linux had better TCO."
Earlier today I came across an article that made me smile. What does it mean? Well, to me it means three things. The first sure thing is: KDE is leading the way for the Linux desktop adoption...
A HUGE new gaseous planet has been discovered in the Milky Way by a team of Tasmanian scientists.
Adult-only porn videos and DVDs cannot be sold in the UK by mail order, the web or phone, the High Court has ruled.
The creator of the popular online file-sharing program BitTorrent said Monday he is preparing to launch a Web-based search engine that will comb the Internet for sites hosting files for downloading movies, music and other data.
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.