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Gogimon Machine Delivers Serendipitous Search Experience

The drawback with using most search engines is they all seem to give similar results and generally all have the same look and feel. They lack personalization and offer a mostly boring environment. "Most people select the first few results on Google, even though Yahoo and Microsoft Live give better b...

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Sylvania Netbook With Ubuntu: A Good Mix

Given the many options out there, someone in the market for a portable computer may have a hard time deciding whether to go with an ultra-small netbook or a small-but-not-THAT-small notebook computer. If you want a netbook, you've got another choice ahead of you: Would you like that with Linux or Wi...

Linux Netbooks: What’s on the Menu?

I recently carried out a personal quest for a netbook computer. Relying on a bit of insider snobbery since I write about computer technology almost daily, I was not expecting a big problem in making a selection. It's not that I really needed another computer. My home office is well-stocked with two ...

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How Vulnerable Are Virtual Machines?

New adopters often see virtualization as the Holy Grail of enterprise computing. It enables consolidation of separate servers and databases to provide more economic operations. Running consolidated computers from one virtualized machine also eliminates the electrical waste spent to keep idling serve...

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Blacklisting and Whitelisting: What Color Is Security?

For many businesses, keeping computers out of harm's way is a full-time job. IT departments spend increasing amounts of resources keeping out the bad stuff or finding and removing it when malware does slip in from careless users or sloppy adherence to best practices. Viruses, spyware, Trojans and ma...

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Linux: Showing Up in the Strangest of Places

OK. You've heard of Linux. It's another operating system for a computer. But why use it when you can choose between Windows and Macs? Unless you run business-class servers, Linux isn't really something consumers really need to hear about, right? Well, if that's what you think Linux is, you couldn't ...

Closing the Sale With Live Video Chat

The Internet provides opportunities for businesses to interact with customers in new ways. As innovations in social media appear, enterprises slowly adopt those same trends to offer alternatives for making the sale online. Some companies are attracting potential new clients through live video stream...

The Search for an Open Source Killer App for Web 2.0

A quiet battle of sorts is taking place behind the scenes in the software industry. Software as a Service and cloud computing have evolved, placing much more attention on Web-based applications. This greater focus has also raised expectations for the services delivered via Web 2.0. The open source s...

Are Banks Short-Changing You on Security?

Given the financial fallout we've all been treated to this year, online banking and investment transactions may face increasing risks from hackers and sub-par network security. Buying and selling via the Internet is the most common form of trading stock -- and the most vulnerable. With so much mone...

Report: Hackers Will Be Bolder, Smarter, Craftier in 2009

As malware writers and Internet attackers become more sophisticated, 2009 looks to be a year of more focused attacks by profit-driven criminals bent on stealing data from businesses, employees and consumers. Networking firm Cisco released its annual Threat Report Monday, citing a nearly 12 percent i...

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No More Napkin Plans: Q&A With Syncplicity CEO Leonard Chung

Syncplicity, a startup online data management company, announced last October the closing of its post-seed funding round for $2.35 million. The company offers an automated, all-in-one service for online and offline file syncing, backup and sharing. Silicon Valley-based True Ventures led a group of p...

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No More Napkin Plans: Q&A With Syncplicity CEO Leonard Chung

Syncplicity, a startup online data management company, announced last October the closing of its post-seed funding round for $2.35 million. The company offers an automated, all-in-one service for online and offline file syncing, backup and sharing. Silicon Valley-based True Ventures led a group of p...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

No More Napkin Plans: Q&A With Syncplicity CEO Leonard Chung

Syncplicity, a startup online data management company, announced last October the closing of its post-seed funding round for $2.35 million. The company offers an automated, all-in-one service for online and offline file syncing, backup and sharing. Silicon Valley-based True Ventures led a group of p...

Linux, Windows 7 and Netbooks: It’s On

The netbook battle is on. Microsoft XP -- and possibly Windows 7 -- are fighting it out with Linux for a place in the tiny netbook configuration. If Linux is going to beat out Microsoft as the OS of choice on netbooks, the Linux community will have to convince consumers that "costs nothing" does not...

Suckers for Spam: When Will They Ever Learn?

The old adage about a sucker being born every minute is no less true among respondents to spam. Dishonest people have always been trying to make a fast buck by duping others into confidence scams, and the Web has give those people an easy way to communicate with more potential marks. However, modern...

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The Collision of Collaboration and Competition in Medical Research

Proponents of open source software are trying to make a case for using the collaborative approach to conquer the world's most vexing medical problems. However, established practices of avoiding the spotlight and protecting vested interests in breakthrough results still hamper the collaborative proce...

The Linux Licensing Labyrinth

It's a small wonder that the Linux operating system remains vibrant in multiple industries and is poised to make a dash for more consumers' desktops, considering how often misunderstandings get in the way of its advancement. For instance, Linux was not immediately recognized as a real OS in the way ...

Open Source in a Down Economy: The Money Race Is On

The sour economy is causing industries and individuals alike to tighten their belts in just about all areas of spending, including software. Downloading free and low-cost open source software is often an attractive alternative to proprietary commercial products. The potential for enterprises and oth...

Terra Soft to Merge With Japanese Cell Developer Fixstars

Terra Soft Solutions, the developer of Yellow Dog Linux, has been acquired by the Japanese software firm Fixstars Corporation, a developer of Cell Broadband Engine solutions. The new company, now known as "Fixstars Solutions," is operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fixstars and will maintain i...

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TrackVia: Powerful Search Tool for All the Nooks and Crannies

Search and databases often have troubled relationships. Web-based search utilities have become essential business tools. The database is the lifeblood of many a business' record-keeping system. Both are vital -- just don't try to put the two together or integrate spreadsheets and other documents wit...

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