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Macromedia Flash 7 for Linux Available

Macromedia has announced Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Linux. This new version of Macromedia Flash Player is said to offer improved performance and security and powerful new development capabilities. Macromedia Flash Player is bundled with Linux operating systems distributed by Novell, Red Hat, Sun ...

NASA Identifies Planet, Potentially Youngest Known

NASA is reporting that one of its space telescopes has discovered what scientists believe might be the youngest planet ever identified, at less than 1 million years old. In its first major findings, announced Thursday, the Spitzer Space Telescope also has shown that protostars, or developing stars, ...

IBM Expands ISV Enablement Push Using Grid Technology

IBM today announced a new program designed to help developers serving midsize customers to access both IBM hardware and software resources, on demand, to build, sell and deploy their technologies. IBM also added new technical and educational resources to its Application Enablement Program, designed ...

SECURITY ALERT

Symantec Identifies First Known 64-Bit Virus

Symantec yesterday captured what the company believes to be the first known virus to attack 64-bit Windows executables on IA64 systems. The virus, called W64.Rugrat, is what Symantec is calling "a fairly simple proof-of-concept virus." Apparently, the virus uses a handful of Win64 APIs from three di...

Nokia Hits Europe with N-Gage QD

Nokia announced today that the latest addition to the N-Gage platform, the N-Gage QD game deck, started shipping today for markets in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. With a street price starting at EUR49.99 in some markets, the N-Gage QD game deck is designed to bring consumers mobile gaming in a c...

Napster Moves into Canada

Napster, a subsidiary of Roxio, has announced that the Napster 2.0 online music service went live to music fans across Canada today at Napster.ca. Napster 2.0 provides both an on-demand music subscription service -- Canada's first -- and an "a la carte download" store. Napster 2.0 allows subscribers...

Microsoft Offers ‘Solution Blueprints’ for Public Sector

Microsoft today announced that it is working with Accenture to offer standardized technologies for governments in Europe. These "blueprints" are customizable sets of software strategies tailored to the needs of public sector organizations. Currently, blueprints are available from Accenture in seven ...

BEA Offers Free Open-Source Components

BEA Systems, an application-infrastructure software company, today announced the release of BEA WebLogic Workshop Control Pack, a set of freely available packaged and open-source controls designed to help enable developers to tap into the Web services capabilities of the Amazon, eBay, Federal Expres...

PRODUCT REVIEW

Cisco’s New CRS-1 Router

Cisco Systems today announced the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, a new class of routing system designed to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and extended system longevity to telecommunications service providers and research organizations. According to Cisco, the CRS-1 rou...

Aspirin Said To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women who report regular use of aspirin appear to have a reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study in the May 26th issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. While cancer epidemiology and prevention have traditionally focused on the identification and modification of ...

RIAA Goes After Another 493

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has issued another 493 lawsuits against alleged music file-sharers, which brings the total number of individuals it has sued to almost 3,000. Of course, the RIAA doesn't know who any of these people are, but the RIAA hopes to acquire their identit...

Cisco’s New CRS-1 Carrier Routing System

Cisco Systems today announced the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, a new class of routing system designed to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and extended system longevity to telecommunications service providers and research organizations. According to Cisco, the CRS-1 rou...

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