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EU gives grudging nod to patent agreement Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 03:09 PM EDT
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The three largest groups in the European Parliament have decided to conditionally show their approval of a controversial patent agreement, in a move that is likely to have a significant effect on the future of European software patent policy.

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Virtualization... What’s the Big Deal? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 03 2006 @ 02:06 PM EDT
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Virtualization—it’s been around for years, so why is it suddenly so hot? Big changes are underway that will make it mainstream in servers and even client systems. What has changed?

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Sun reports OpenSparc progress Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 02 2006 @ 01:35 PM EDT
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Sun says its open source RISC processor design community is gaining momentum. The "OpenSparc" project's early milestones include the addition of an UltraSparc T1 port to the 2.6.17 Linux kernel, OpenSPARC-specific Gentoo and Ubuntu distributions, a new single-core UltraSparc design, and the formation of an OpenSPARC community advisory board (CAB).

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Computers don't stay super for long Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 27 2006 @ 07:34 PM EDT
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Henry Neeman's baby is only 1 year old, but it's aging fast. In a couple of years, it'll be ready for retirement.

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New chip turbocharges copper cabling Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 27 2006 @ 01:43 PM EDT
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A small chip mounted in the plug housing could enable copper high-speed data cables to be thinner, lighter, and run further, its inventor has claimed.

Quellan said that the chip, which reduces analogue noise on the line, could be used in a range of high-speed cables, including InfiniBand, SAS, PCI-Express and 10Gig Ethernet.

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Jailed Chinese journalist to file US suit versus Yahoo Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 25 2006 @ 03:45 PM EDT
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A Chinese journalist jailed in part due to e-mail evidence provided by a Yahoo subsidiary plans to file a lawsuit in the U.S. against the Internet company within the next few months.

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Google forms political pressure group Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 20 2006 @ 03:44 PM EDT
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Google has formed a political action committee to exert pressure on the U.S. Congress and promote legislation that benefits the company.

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Google losing users in China: study Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 18 2006 @ 02:35 PM EDT
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Fewer Chinese users are seeking out Google for its search services, according to a new report by the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC).

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FreeDOS 1.0 born after 12-year gestation Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 18 2006 @ 01:47 PM EDT
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Nearly two months to the day after rumors circulated that the open source MS-DOS operating system project FreeDOS was "dead," version 1.0 has been released by its creator, Jim Hall. The free to download operating system comprises a variety of programs that are licensed mostly under the GNU GPL, though a small number are protected under other licenses. It is also available for purchase at Linux CD Mall for $6.95.

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Samsung site hijacked as malware host Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 11 2006 @ 01:30 PM EDT
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The U.S. corporate website of Samsung Telecom has been hijacked and used to host and distribute malware, security vendor Websense has revealed.

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