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Microsoft's Windows HPC to take on Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 23 2008 @ 03:00 PM EDT
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Microsoft has announced that it will ship Windows HPC Server 2008 on November 1 with designs on challenging Linux for supplying high-performance computers.

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Next year critical for Sun's 'Project Copy Linux' Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, June 13 2008 @ 03:02 PM EDT
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The next year will be a critical time for OpenSolaris, according to Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian brought in by Sun Microsystems last year to lead its OS operation.

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OpenSolaris: nice try, pity about the licence Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 26 2008 @ 03:43 PM EDT
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Why would anyone try to introduce an operating system into the existing glut unless it pays off in spades? What can a new entrant give us that the multitude of Linux distributions, the Mac OSX and old, hoary Windows hasn't?

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CoreCodec makes apology Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 06 2008 @ 01:50 PM EDT
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THIS MORNING, CoreCodec, the company who spitefully used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to force Google to remove its open source coreavc-for-linux project, has apologised. The company says that it is now working with the search engine giant to get the project up and running again.

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What Sun was trying to do with Open Solaris Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, April 25 2008 @ 02:04 PM EDT
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Ted Ts'o, one of the earliest Linux developers, points out some serious flaws in OpenSolaris

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U.K. patent office ordered to accept software patent Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, March 20 2008 @ 02:07 PM EST
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A U.K. appeals court decision is causing confusion over longstanding European regulations that generally forbid granting a patent for a computer program.

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Who is in charge of my privacy? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, March 16 2008 @ 06:13 AM EST
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It should concern us that most computer users -- ourselves included -- see themselves as dependent variables in respect to large companies' privacy policies, rather than as independent variables.

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Emasculating Windows Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, March 10 2008 @ 01:29 PM EST
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The only surefire way for Apple to be a viable alternative to Microsoft in the enterprise is for it to be acquired by an IT powerhouse with a dominant enterprise presence.

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SCO Group: Mini-Me trying to be Darth Vader Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 15 2007 @ 06:18 PM EDT
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Sometime before March 2003 The SCO Group decided that making products that people might want to buy was passe and decided to get into the "business" of filing lawsuits instead. Their first target was IBM but they soon expanded their scope to take on the entire open source community and scores of businesses actually trying to do things that benefited society. It's been a long road since then but the end is now in site - the end of The SCO Group that is.

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Porn company Perfect 10 sues Microsoft Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 10 2007 @ 03:54 PM EDT
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A publisher of nude model photography is suing Microsoft for putting links and images of the company's content in search results taken from other Web sites that are illegally reproducing the material.

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