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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
It's weird how things can come back to bite you. Microsoft Corp. killed off the competition for office software suites and became a de facto monopoly in the area, with what result? The competition is back and, this time, it's free!
Gartner, Inc. has highlighted seven technology providers it calls "cool vendors" that are developing emerging technologies to address increasing challenges. "XenSource's technology threatens to loosen Microsoft's grip on the PC market, and open up the PC for non-MS software that runs in conjunction with Windows. It's like an operating system for operating systems."
eBay and its customers must accept that fraud goes with the territory of online transactions, a top executive at the auction giant said.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has proposed requiring Internet-based telephone services to offer 911 emergency services to customers by as early as the end of September, people familiar with the plan said on Wednesday.
When you're buying something as pricey as a new laptop, it takes courage to stray from the comfort of established names like Dell, IBM and Sony. And it's the sort of courage that can easily lead to "penny-wise, pound-foolish" regrets after the purchase.
Although Intel may have won the race-to-the-launch game, they still lurk behind AMD in majority of the performance tests conducted by various media outlets. For the purposes of this column, I will mainly stick to the desktop side of things to bring forth my point with as little confusion as possible.
The conversion of KDE's source repository from CVS to Subversion is now complete. This is the largest ever change from CVS to Subversion. The conversion script ran for a total of 38 hours from start to completion. All KDE developers with CVS accounts now have Subversion accounts.
When Bill Gates cannot show unmitigated glee over a Microsoft Corp. product, the world's largest software company has a problem.
Phishers are increasingly using new methods to nab sensitive information from Internet users, according to data from Websense Security Labs.
Computer giant IBM has unveiled a major restructuring drive that will lead to the loss of up to 13,000 jobs globally.
NVIDIA Expands GPU Technology Lead with the Introduction of Two New GeForce 6 Series GPUs
New 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce 6800 Ultra Extends Performance Leadership and GeForce 6200 for AGP Lowers Price of Next Generation Graphics
Waugh, a two-term president of Linux Australia, opened a can of worms at the conference in Canberra recently by calling on the community not to splinter into factions and interest groups, and lift its game in areas of common interest, such as documentation, advocacy and events. This week, I asked LA vice-president Pia Waugh to elaborate on her recent remarks to linux.conf.au about code and culture in the open source community.
Sun Microsystems Inc. will complete its release of Solaris software code in the next 45 days, completing an effort the company began last year, a Sun official said yesterday.
Sometimes two processor cores aren't any better than one.
Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and Opteron server processors, with dual cores or two separate processors in the same package, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. says it will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications.