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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.

SCO Raises New Funding -- And Experts Raise Questions

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Given the company's long-shot legal campaign against IBM, say industry analysts and an attorney, the investors behind a $10 million cash influx are unlikely to see their money again.

Linux Social Experiment…People have NO clue

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What if I were to stand on a street corner with a sign in MY hand? What if I offered people waiting at the stoplight of a busy intersection free Linux disks?

Google grows wary of Microsoft

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Google isn't that impressed by the challenge Microsoft has posed so far -- but it's bracing for what may come.

Southern California Linux Expo Signs Google as Sponsor

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SCALE 4x welcomes Google as a Silver sponsor to an extensive list of organizations coming together in Los Angeles this February for its 4th Southern California Linux Expo.

At Novell, Too Soon to Celebrate

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A last-minute deal helps the troubled software company top quarterly sales expectations, but that success doesn't mean it's out of the woods.

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