Veritas recently marked five years of pushing software products to the Linux community, and with many announcements made at the LinuxWorld conference this week, Veritas' offerings could now be called a complete range of storage management, data protection, performance management and automation software for Linux. ...
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was dubbed a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II during an investiture in London today. The rank of Knight Commander is the second most senior rank of the Order of the British Empire, one of the Orders of Chivalry ...
Aura, a NASA mission dedicated to the health of Earth's atmosphere, successfully launched today at 3:01:59 a.m. Pacific Time from the Western Range of Vandenberg Air Force Base, aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket. ...
Thirty-six percent of the software installed on computers worldwide was pirated in 2003, representing a loss of nearly US$29 billion. These are the key findings of a global software piracy study released today by the Business Software Alliance, an international association for software manufacturers ...
File-sharing applications are among the most popular uses of the Internet today. According to the market research firm Big Champagne, an average of 9.5 million Internet users are simultaneously logged on to use file-sharing applications at any given time of the day to share music, videos, applications and other digital media -- a fact that does not please the Recording Industry Association of America...
Details of five new mobile devices, a software roadmap overview, new mobile infrastructure equipment and updated 2004 volume projections all featured prominently among the news at the annual Nokia Connection conference held today simultaneously in Singapore and Helsinki ...
Magnusson also pointed to other open-source work, such as BEA's Project Beehive, as the next possible projects to leave the incubator and ultimately become released products. Beehive focuses on a runtime environment and an application framework for service-oriented architectures and is based on BEA WebLogic [Kirk L. Kroeker, "BEA Plans Open-Source Project To Promote Java," LinuxInsider, May 19, 2004]...
Open Source Risk Management, the first and only vendor-neutral provider of open-source risk mitigation and coordinated legal defense services, recently certified the Linux kernel as free of source code that could provide a basis for meritorious copyright infringement claims. After a six-month process of examining the individual software files in the Linux kernel and tracing their origins, OSRM found no copyright infringement in Linux kernel versions 2.4 and 2.6. As a result, OSRM offers clients legal protection against copyright litigation for those versions of the kernel...
Sun Microsystems announced today the second release of the Sun Java Desktop System, with new integrated desktop management and auto-update features as well as a free one-year developer tools subscription, which the company values at US$645. ...
Reinforcing its strategy of squarely targeting the high-performance computing market, Silicon Graphics today announced it will offer 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity across its product lines of servers, workstations, graphics systems and storage technologies ...
Napster UK, a subsidiary of Roxio, has announced that the Napster 2.0 online music service went live to music fans across the United Kingdom today with what the company is calling "the UK's largest online music catalog." UK residents can download the new Napster 2.0 music service for free at www.napster.co.uk. ...
BEA Systems, an application-infrastructure software company, today announced plans to create an open-source project called "Beehive." Project Beehive is designed to be what the company is calling the "industry's first open-source foundation" for building service-oriented architecture (SOA) and enterprise Java-based applications ...
New York's Marist College has joined Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and will offer mainframe data-center computing resources -- through OSDL -- for Linux developers. The new center is one of only three OSDL-affiliated research facilities in the world. The other OSDL labs are located in Beaverton, Oregon, and Yokohama, Japan ...
ARM, a provider of embedded RISC processors, today announced at the Embedded Processor Forum the availability of a new processor called the MPCore, which has been developed as part of the company's ongoing partnership with NEC Electronics ...
Sony announced today details from the presentation given this morning by Kaz Hirai, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. ...
Computer virus attacks are up dramatically from 2,400 in 1995 to more than 80,000 in 2002. It seems that almost every week, there's a new, threatening virus. Now the Sasser worm -- which could in fact be a clone, at least in its effects, of last year's MSBlaster and Slammer worms -- is said to have affected more than one million systems worldwide so far.
Microsoft and IronPort Systems today announced what the companies are calling "initial success" with the new Bonded Sender Program, IronPort's legitimate e-mail sender program designed to reduce the deluge of unwanted e-mail sent to Microsoft customers. ...
PayPal yesterday introduced PayPal Web Services, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that the company hopes developers will use to build code that will integrate the PayPal platform into other e-commerce systems ...
Contrary to popular misconception, Creative Labs was the first company on the market with a hard-drive-based digital music player, the original Nomad Jukebox, which came out initially built around a 6 GB 3.5" hard disk. The Jukebox looked like a portable CD player, which could account for its initial popularity, but the form factor that would later prove to be most popular was the player built in the shape of a notebook computer's smaller hard disk and then later the form factor that Apple and iRiver built their respective players around: the 1.8" drive, slightly smaller than a standard 2.5" laptop drive...
I'd buy a Solaris-powered helicopter if I could [Kirk L. Kroeker, "DOJ Bans Linux from US in Wake of iWidget Brouhaha," TechNewsWorld, April 1, 2004], but the point is that a lot of readers seem to be outraged that I'm so clearly biased in Sun's favor. My bottom line on Sun is that I like stuff that works, and their stuff generally does -- even if Sun Press did turn down my latest book...
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