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M$ issues 'maximum severity' Windows alert

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Oh yeah, here's something new. Microsoft has warned of a flaw in its Windows operating system that could be exploited by hackers to remotely run malicious applications on a victim's PC.

Toshiba Expands HD DVD Capacity to 45GB

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Hardware

Backer of HD DVD technology announces boost that closes the significant capacity gap between rival next-generation optical discs.

Hitachi and Fujitsu tout new 100GB notebook drives

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Hardware

New drives are faster and offer faster media transfer rates, quieter running.

Firefox Inches Ahead One More Point

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Moz/FF

The open-source browser nears a 7 percent user share as Microsoft's Internet Explorer slips a percentage point.

Open source news not as good as it sounds

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Setting aside for a moment the debate going on in enterprises over whether to use Microsoft or open source alternatives, this week has seen much noise over two other battlegrounds: schools and local government.

Cars safe from computer viruses

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Security

A security firm has proved that today's cars cannot catch computer viruses.

Movietime: XXX: State of the Union

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Starring Samuel L. Jackson's wig and Ice Cube's fake "attitude", this film lives up the legacy of the first Triple X, and even surpassed it.

Star Wars Video Games Through the Ages

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There are probably enough "Star Wars" video games to fill a space cruiser. And let's face it: Many of them probably should have been destroyed along with those pesky Death Stars. But like the enduring saga of good versus evil upon which they're based, a few used the mythic story and fantastical locales very successfully.

A Microsoft-Red Hat warming trend?

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Linux
Microsoft

The chief executives of Microsoft and Red Hat held a private meeting in New York, for more than an hour at a McCormick & Schmick's restaurant in New York in late March, an indication that relations between the rivals might be warming.

IT managers just love open source

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OSS

The use of open source software, including Linux and applications, in local authorities has a bright future, according to a survey by the Society of IT Managers.

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Linux vs. Windows on 64-Bit Chips

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Linux
Microsoft

For the first time in history, there are more Linux software choices than Windows choices -- in the 64-bit arena -- but it is likely that the situation will not remain that way for long. Let the debate begin anew, in other words.

Windows 2003 Really Does Outperform Linux!

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For years, the Blartner Group and various other prestigious research firms have issued benchmarks claiming that Linux is inferior to Windows. Naturally, we at Humorix have always been skeptical. But while scraping the bottom of the barrel for story ideas last week, we decided to see if we could duplicate any of these benchmarks on our own.

Nintendo Mobile Game Machine Goes Online

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Web

Taking up the fight with Sony Corp's recently released PlayStation Portable, Nintendo plans to bring online multiplayer action to its own handheld gaming system.

OS makers: Security is job No. 1

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Look beyond the bells and whistles, and make sure the security's tough. That's the attitude of operating system makers, who aren't just focusing on features such as snazzy graphics and better networking tools when revamping products. Now they're also providing sturdier defenses.

Midway announces Unreal Tournament 2007

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Gaming

Next installment in Epic Games' popular sci-fi shooter series will ship for the PC in 2006 and will be on display at E3 next week. Unreal Tournament 2007 will have a whole lot to offer: all-new gameplay on a massive scale, an entirely new line of vehicles, expanded community support, and graphics and physics that are truly a generation ahead.

64-bit AMD Far Cry available

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Gaming

CRYTEK AND AMD said that the 64-bit version of Far Cry, optimised for its CPUs, is now available.

Mac malware door creaks open

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Mac

Dashboard, one of the much-publicized features of Apple Computer's latest OS, Tiger, could be ripe for exploitation by porn scammers.

M$ to unveil new Xbox

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Microsoft

Microsoft plans to steal a march on rival Sony by unveiling its next-generation games console on Thursday with an all-singing extravaganza fronted by Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood. The public's first look at the new-look Xbox machine, on the MTV music network, will come at least six months before the console actually goes on sale.

But in the all-important war of hype, Microsoft will be the first on the block.

My Mutagenix Monday

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Mutagenix is a suite of four livecd variations from which to choose. It comes in basic Rescue CD, KDE 3.4, xfce, and gnome (freerock .2.0) versions ranging from 99mb to almost 600mb. Quite the bold undertaking for our hero I must say. He defines Mutagenix as "A dynamic and mutable variant of Linux; Any one of several LiveCDs based on Slackware and Linux-Live." Today, I thought I'd boot up two versions of the latest release, Mutagenix 2.6.10-1.

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