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As with last year's desktop security update, Windows XP SP2, Microsoft's newest server security upgrade, Windows Server 2003 SP1, breaks 14 applications, including a few from Microsoft itself, the Redmond, Wash.-based company has acknowledged in an online support document.
USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, celebrating its 30th anniversary, honored GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza and KDE creator Mattias Ettrich with its Software Tools User Group (STUG) award for their accomplishments in developing user friendly graphical user interfaces for the open source desktop.
A dispute between a prominent open-source developer and the maker of software used to manage Linux kernel development has forced Linux creator Linus Torvalds to embark on a new software project of his own. The new effort, called "git," began last week after a licensing dispute forced Torvalds to abandon the proprietary BitKeeper software he had used since 2002 to manage Linux kernel development.
Twenty people in the United States and abroad were arrested on charges they ran Internet pharmacies that illegally shipped narcotics, steroids and amphetamines to teenagers and other buyers around the world, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
Police are reported to have arrested eleven Mad Max movie fans as they tried to perform a scene from the second film, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, where outlaws chase down a fuel tanker.
Princeton professor Stephen Chou believes he has come up with a way to keep the semiconductor industry rolling forward, and it resembles something Henry VIII might have worn on his royal vestments.
And this comes straight from the horse's mouth! Software giant Microsoft has finally acknowledged Linux as its strongest competitor, much to the delight of Australia s open source industry association.
This movie gave me goosebumps within the first minute. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George, this movie definitely delivers it's intented payload. There's one phrase that kept going thru my mind as I watched this film:
Better security and the automatic scaling of Web pages to fit screens of any width are among the features included with a new browser released by Opera Software ASA on Tuesday.
Fledgling technology that helps parents prevent children from watching movie scenes depicting sex, violence or foul language won new legal protections Tuesday under a bill Congress is sending to President Bush. The bill also would make it a federal crime to use video cameras to record films in movie theaters.
Leading online discount broker Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday it has informed about 200,000 current and former customers that a backup computer tape containing their personal information has been lost.
Michael Tiemann, vice president of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, heaped scorn on the issuance of software patents saying they stifle innovation. He also criticized Microsoft’s “Shared Source” approach to open source. The Shared Source program lets users look at code but not modify it, he pointed out.
By acquiring rival software maker Macromedia in a deal originally valued at $3.4 billion, Adobe Systems is positioning itself to do battle with Microsoft over the tools to create, distribute and manage content online.
Citizens' access to federal information is increasing thanks to best practices of federal depository libraries, federal-funded community technology centers, public libraries, and the National Archives and Records Administration, according to the Office of Management and Budget.
Security researchers on Tuesday issued a warning for multiple vulnerabilities in the open-source CVS, a popular program that allows developers to keep track of different development versions of source code.