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It pays to be a Novell exec

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According to the press release, "During the fourth fiscal quarter 2005, Novell recognized Linux platform revenue of $61 million, which was up 418 percent from the year ago quarter." Sounds impressive, doesn't it?

High-tech gift ideas, items in wee sizes, at tiny prices

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Ask your favorite techies what they want for the holidays, and they'll probably suggest a 50-inch plasma television, the hottest Windows laptop or a 60-gigabyte iPod.

ODF: The Better, More Affordable Office Standard?

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Opinion: If you take a close look, as many people have, it's clear that ODF, and not Open XML, is the better document standard.

Gifts for geeks

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It's that time of year when those close to us are (hopefully) thinking hard about what to get us for Christmas. Unless you want a pack of DVD-Rs and a mousepad in your stocking, you'd better act quick. Here are our picks for the festive season.

'Podcast' Named 2005 Word of the Year

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The phenomenal year of the iPod continues this week following the announcement that the New Oxford American Dictionary has designated "podcast" as the 2005 Word of the Year.

Opinion: top predictions for 2006

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Boldly going where we should know better than to go, we humbly offer our top predictions for IT in 2006:

The Great Software Platform Hoax

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Big vendors keep trying to sell customers on grand architectural plans for all their computing needs. Too bad they're wrong.

Pick a computer to suit you

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Thinking about a new computer this holiday season? If so, the options have never been broader. But do some hard thinking before you buy.

Sony BMG repents over CD debacle

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Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.

eBay pulls vulnerability auction

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Online auction giant eBay shut down the bidding for a vulnerability in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program on Thursday, saying that the sale of flaw research violates the site's policy against encouraging illegal activity.

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