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Millions of Windows Users Need To Clean Up Their Act.

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Microsoft

Speaking of Helios, he has blogged another biting piece of journalistic napalm upon Windows users in his efforts to convince them to try Linux.

Interview with Bruce Perens

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OSS

Nathaniel Brown, an Open Source evangelist in Canada, caught up with Perens and asked him about how Open Source can improve security, as well as other areas to keep enterprise managers interested in the Open Source option.

Sun Micro announces open-source DRM project

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Sci/Tech

Sun Microsystems Inc., weighing in on the fractious issue of protecting copyrighted digital content, on Sunday announced a project it calls the Open Media Commons initiative aimed at creating an open-source, royalty-free digital-rights management standard.

What's it going to be: Windows Vista or Linux? Or Mac OS X?

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OS

OMG! Softpedia has published an editorial by the Editor-in-Chief and the Linux-Editor showing their complete ignorance of Linux and sticking their feet in their collective winmouths. We need to sick Helios on 'em.

Revamped Yahoo Local Sites Still Lack Sizzling Specifics

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Web

District residents spent a lot of time cruising the Web for liquor stores and temporary employment last week -- or so it would seem from the new "top searches" feature Yahoo introduced Monday.

RSA Security Sees Hope in Online Fraud

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Security

Analysts, schmanalysts. More importantly, lots of factors are about to turn in RSA's favor, namely the need for more secure, traceable financial transactions in a world beset by online fraud and identity theft.

5 years after the bust, a sober, new reality

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Sci/Tech

"Web 1.0: arrogance. Web 2.0: humility."

As the tech economy revs up again, a post-recession character emerges:

Drunken optimism is out; sober reality is in.
Job hopping is out; loyalty is in.
Living to work is out; working to live is in.
Greed is out; gratitude is in.

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Paying for parking via cell phones

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Sci/Tech

A Finnish company has been in Boston pitching its cashless cell phone parking meter technology, officials said.

Diversification Helps Spammer Make Fortune

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Security

Christopher Smith's neighbors didn't know exactly what he did for a living. But they knew well that he liked to collect expensive cars and set off fireworks at all hours.

M$ updating programs to better battles competitors

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Microsoft

Linux is just one of Microsoft's headaches. The software giant is facing competitive threats in nearly every part of its business.

Unlocking the enterprise for open source

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OSS

Bob Gatewood needed more control. The chief technology officer at Athena Healthcare was sick of multiple databases that contained the same customer record. He wanted to tightly integrate the company's customer data into its Web portal, its financial accounting system and its call center software.

Study Smart With These Sites

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Web

There's a wealth of free reference information -- even entire books -- on the Web that students will find useful. Here are some of the best links.

Dating website weeds out beauty from the beast

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Web

A new online dating service is attempting to weed out the wonderful from the weirdos by allowing only beautiful people to join up.

The worm that didn't turn up

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OS

Like many people last week, I received an urgent email from our network manager. It reads, in part: 'A new virus "W32/IRCBot.worm! MS05-039" is active out there!' I have never had a computer virus, trojan or worm. Not a single one. How have I achieved this blissful freedom?

Keeping Your Computer and Its Contents Safe

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Security

IT'S hard not to experience anxiety when you're traveling with a laptop. A computer can certainly make life easier for travelers, but there are, as every laptop-toting traveler knows, numerous risks.

Google Techs, Entrepreneurs Match Wits

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Misc

Free-flowing beer, live music, karaoke and arcade games kept the party raging at the Googleplex the other night, but the real action was unfolding inside a sterile conference room at Google Inc.'s headquarters.

SUSE Linux 10.0 Beta 2 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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The "Lizard Blizzard" continues as OpenSUSE released Beta 2 of the upcoming SUSE Linux a coupla days ago. So what's new in this release since the August 9th release of Beta 1?

Bill Gates had a tough week

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Microsoft

Bill Gates had a tough week... or at least, as tough as it can get when you're the richest guy in the world. awwwwe...

Quake 3 Source Code Released

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Gaming

As promised, Id Software has released the source code for Quake III. This will make it easier for the Quake community to create Quake III modifications and even full blown games.

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