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IT Managers School Microsoft, Yahoo Explores Options, Androids Debut

When Microsoft couldn't get Windows Vista to work properly, users made the backward upgrade popular by switching back to the more stable and faster Windows XP. In its latest not-so-deft move, the software giant alienated many of the corporate IT managers it depends on by leaving them out of the loop...

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Microsoft Rattles Yahoo, AOL Twists in the Wind, eBay Becomes a Battleground

Microsoft is dangling a $44.6 billion hostile bid in front of Yahoo investors in what is widely pegged as a move to thwart Google from overtaking it as the biggest and most powerful tech company in the world. The proposed price would be a healthy premium over Yahoo's stock price before the bid was a...

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Qtrax’s Jackass Move, Mideast Net Blackout, VMware’s Hangover

It's a tactic that professional party promoters have used for years: Tell everyone that all the big-name celebrities are going to be at your party, even if they haven't promised anything. Work up the hype, get people excited, and pretty soon it won't matter that they never committed, because they'd ...

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MPAA Admits ‘Math Error,’ Viewers Flock to Online Video

Now, we all know that college students aren't necessarily the best-behaved people on the planet, but to hear the movie studios tell it, college students are the enemy that must be destroyed. Much of that belief might have been based on a study the Motion Picture Association of America commissioned i...

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Gates’ CES Swan Song, Intel Investigated, ‘Spam King’ Dethroned

Easing into the role of full-time philanthropist, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates delivered his final keynote address at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, giving the audience an earful of predictions for the next decade. High-definition video will become ubiqui...

Survey: Open Source Developers Welcome GPL v3 Draft 3

Open source software provider OpenLogic last week announced the results of a survey focusing on the most recent draft of the GPLv3. The survey results indicate that OpenLogic Expert Community members are positive toward the most recent GPLv3 draft. Seventy-one percent of respondents who currently us...

Sun Unveils GlassFish V2 Beta for Web 2.0 and SOA Development

Sun Microsystems on Monday announced the immediate availability of the GlassFish V2 Beta. Sun also unveiled its new Web Developer Pack as well as the creation of a Java Specification Request 311. GlassFish V2 Beta adds the enterprise features found on Sun's Java System Application Server Enterprise ...

Novell: Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 Ready for SAP

Novell on Tuesday announced that it has completed testing its Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 with SAP's NetWeaver and MySAP business suite applications. The Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, available since July, was tested jointly by Novell and SAP engineers in SAP's LinuxLab in Germany. Using Inte...

Open-Xchange Community Project Now Open

Open-Xchange on Monday unveiled the opening of its Open-Xchange Community project and the availability of source code and development documentation for its latest AJAX-based e-mail and groupware technology. The open source collaboration software provider and 1&1 Internet, a Web-hosting firm, rec...

NEWS BRIEF

Novell Drives Huge Linux Deal to Peugeot

PSA Peugeot Citroen and open source software giant Novell have signed a multiyear contract that will deploy the Linux operating system on thousands of company computers that already run Windows, Novell announced Tuesday at the Solutions Linux 2007 show in Paris. The French car manufacturing company ...

Sun Goes After Red Hat, Discounts Solaris Support Plans

Sun Microsystems is gunning for Red Hat, with updated support pricing in conjunction with an update of its Solaris 10 operating system, the company announced Tuesday. The updated operating system, open source Solaris 10 11/06, comes with support subscriptions at what Sun describes as half the price ...

Adobe Releases Flash Player 9 for Linux

Adobe Systems on Wednesday released Flash Player 9 for Linux, the next-generation client runtime for engaging with Flash content and applications on Linux open source operating systems. Additionally, Linux developers can create, test and deploy rich Internet applications on the Linux platform using ...

Microsoft, Bungie Studios Release ‘Halo 3’ Public Beta

Marking the fifth anniversary of its release, Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios celebrated the birthday of the Xbox video game "Halo" by releasing the beta version of its latest sequel, "Halo 3." The Xbox Live public pre-release precedes the game's final version, which is scheduled for avail...

Lawrence Livermore National Labs Gets Linux Supercomputer

Appro, a Milipitas, Calif.-based provider of enterprise servers, storage and workstations, has announced its completion of the first of four super computer Linux clusters for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Named "Rhea," the Infiniband cluster features 576 AMD Opteron 8000 Series processors ...

Fedora Project Releases New Desktop Tools

The Fedora Project, a community-supported open source collaboration sponsored by Red Hat, has released Fedora Core 6, the latest version of its Linux-based operating system. Fedora Core 6 provides a performance increase during the start-up of applications such as OpenOffice.org and, in addition to i...

Solaris, Sun Fire Chosen to Help Power Internet

Sun Microsystems and the Internet Systems Consortium, a nonprofit corporation that provides infrastructure for the global Domain Name System, announced Wednesday that the ISC chose the free and open source Solaris 10 Operating System and Sun Fire x64 server as an F-root server, one of the 13 root DN...

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Pentaho Integrates Dashboards BI Suite With Google Maps

Pentaho, the maker of an open source business intelligence suite, last week launched a new release of its Pentaho Dashboards application that provides live and dynamic integration with Google Maps. The integration leverages new Pentaho Ajax components to provide interactive geographical visualizatio...

JBoss Updates Java Object/Relational Mapping App

JBoss Monday released Hibernate 3.2, the latest update to the company's Java object/relational mapping software. Hibernate packages now support the most popular development frameworks, and can be used with JDK 5.0 annotations, the Java Persistence API, or full Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0. A significant...

Software Maker Baynote Launches Open Source Search Site

Baynote, a maker of content guidance software for Web-based businesses, on Monday unveiled Baynote.org, a community-based Web site designed to encourage the adoption of business-ready open source search. Visitors to the site can take advantage of open source search for their business Web site, and m...

TECH BRIEF

Samsung Unveils 10-Megapixel Camera Phone

Samsung Electronics has developed a mobile phone equipped with a camera featuring the world's highest resolution for any camera phone. The South Korean electronics firm said the camera will initially be sold in its home market. Samsung's SCH-B600 model has a 10-megapixel camera that enables users to...

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