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Microsoft Settles to Gateway $150 Million

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Microsoft
Legal

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, agreed to pay personal-computer company Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to resolve antitrust claims.

And in other M$ legal news: Microsoft files eight lawsuits over counterfeiting.

Mandriva 10.2 Out Tomorrow?

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MDV

"still planned for Tuesday, as per the wiki...however, warly might have done the final images by now, not sure..."

warly answers, "I will try to update [something], but the iso are mostly final now, I only need to fix that indexhtml package.

I hope to have the final ISO by tomorrow morning."

CA Backs Single Open-Source License

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OSS

Hoping to bring some order to the chaotic system of open-source licenses, Computer Associates International Inc. is spearheading a campaign to create a single, common open-source license to which options can be added through a template.

Security Advisories

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Security
  • Ubuntu has issued updates for the kernel.

  • SUSE Updates for Multiple Packages

  • KDE KMail User Interface Spoofing Vulnerability

  • Red Hat Patches Critical Hole in XFree86

Red Hat is proud of Linux's success

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Linux

One of the most famous Linux distributions, Red Hat, has all the reasons to be proud because of the association with several European top companies that operate in the financial and insurance segments.

Massive starts network to put ads in video games

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Gaming

From the we-knew-it-was-coming dept...

Advertising, already ubiquitous in movies and on television, took a step into video games on Monday as Massive Inc. launched a network to place and serve ads within games.

..."maybe even add to the realism of the product?"

<Scoffs> You can betcha' it won't make the games any less expensive.

Sun joins open-source-hating corporate club

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OSS

rut-ro Sun Microsystems justified the company's controversial open-source strategy with an attack on the GPL, which he characterised as a tool allowing United States businesses to pillage developing countries of their intellectual property.

Open Source Unwrapped

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OSS

One of the most important aspects of open source is its power and potential. Whenever the best minds in an industry join forces to create value, the potential is enormous. This has happened with space, cancer research, and the initial Internet itself. There are also political ramifications behind the open source movement. One can draw parallels between the open source movement and the open systems movement of the late 1980s. The open systems movement was intended to loosen IBM's stranglehold on computing. Likewise, the open source movement may well have its roots in loosening Microsoft's grip on power.

Bionic suit offers wearers super-strength

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Sci/Tech

We can rebuild them, we have the technology... for less than $20000US.

Training a new breed of hacker

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Software

The traditional approach to fight hacking is to ban it. In Barcelona however, the war against the hackers has taken a new turn.

Tamil Nadu student bags IBM Linux prize

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Linux

Chennai, A Tamil Nadu student from India has been declared winner of IBM's Linux Scholar Challenge for 2004.

Gamers may get better explosions through science

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Gaming

To a physics fan like Manju Hegde, even today's best video games look fake. That's because game creators haven't taken the time to calculate the physics that govern the behavior of objects such as falling bricks.

"We think a game should be like the 'Star Trek' holodeck."

Microsoft warms up for patch Tuesday

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Microsoft
Security

Microsoft is to release a slew of new patches on 12 April as part of its monthly upgrade cycle, the company said in a posting on its website.

INTEL to launch dual-core Pentium 'next week'

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Hardware

Ha! /Now/ intel is suddenly gonna release their dual core chip much earlier than originally planned. I don't know what's funnier, the M$ vs Linux or the Intel vs. AMD.

"Intel may launch its upcoming dual-core Pentium processors and their supporting chipsets sooner than anticipated, with the products now set to debut this month, possibly as early as next week."

Who should maintain open source projects?

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OSS

Two different approaches to managing open source projects are emerging: one is community supported and developed, the other is commercial. Which will be around for the long haul?

theinquirer covers Mandrake Change

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MDV

theinquirer says, "Male duck to Italian car you know it makes sense." lol... anyway, here's their blurb.

AU Government to use open source to break lock-ins

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OSS

IT vendors pushing costly proprietary software lock-ins have been warned that feeding at the $4.2 billion IT trough of the Australian taxpayer is over and a strict and a new procurement diet for vendors will be personally enforced by the Special Minister of State, Senator Eric Abetz.

VCs Back Open-Source Upstarts

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OSS

Kim Polese has a history of spotting a hot tech market and getting venture capitalists to pony up the money to back her ideas. After making a tech-boom splash in the 1990s with Marimba Inc., Polese now has her sights set on an emerging area of the open-source software market that has investors dusting off their checkbooks.

Mills: Microsoft Is Just "Saber-Rattling"

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Linux
Microsoft

The IBM exec says Big Blue's collaboration software is the real deal, whereas Redmond's efforts don't even come close.

Eight new patches from Microsoft

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Microsoft
Security

Microsoft will release eight Patches For Windows, Office, Exchange, and MSN Messenger, at least half of which will be marked "critical."

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