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Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista

General Motors (GM) may take a detour around Vista, the latest computer operating system from Microsoft (MSFT). The automaker has encountered so many speed bumps getting Vista to work on its machines that it may... More...

Sun Opens Door to Windows

Sun Microsystems may be warming up to the idea of selling Microsoft's Windows operating system on its servers. Tom Goguen, vice president of operating platform marketing for Sun, said this week that while Sun currently... More...

Java flaws Open Door to Hackers

Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris. The flaws are "highly critical," security... More...

IBM will unlock door to Cell

The three developers of the Cell processor are preparing to release full chip specifications and software libraries in an effort to rally the open-source community around the device that powers the Sony Playstation 3. With... More...

Mac malware door creaks open

Dashboard, one of the much-publicized features of Apple Computer's latest OS, Tiger, could be ripe for exploitation by porn scammers. Apple has been encouraging developers to create new widgets for Tiger's Dashboard-—a... More...

Sun: Door still open on open source Java

While acknowledging obstacles remain, a Sun Microsystems official on Tuesday left open the possibility that Sun might offer its Java programming language under an open source format. Speaking during a Sun Software Summit in Menlo... More...

Foot in the Door for Open Source?

There is no question about it: As far as David-and-Goliath scenarios go, the scrappy open-source office applications that have taken on mighty Microsoft Office could not have picked a seemingly more invincible foe. Bill Gates'... More...

Linux founder opens door to DRM

Linus Torvalds, the founder of the Linux operating system, threw a curve ball into the open-source programming community Thursday. In a posting sent to a key Linux-focused e-mail list, he outlined a... More...

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