Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista

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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...

AMD opens door to ATI Linux drivers

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AMD's ATI division is reversing its open source strategy by offering better open source drivers. The graphics chips maker has traditionally demonstrated a poor performance in allowing open source drivers. Dell, for instance, made a...

Windows Live Bug Opened Door to Scammers

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Microsoft Corporation has fixed a bug in its Windows Live ID registration that let users deceptively register a false e-mail address. The false e-mail address could then be used as an ID for Microsoft's Live...

Mozilla: Firefox 3.0 opens door to Web apps

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Firefox 3.0, the open-source browser which is slated for release in the second half of 2007, will include many new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features. While the...

First OLPC laptops make it out the door

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After much anticipation and hordes of coverage, the first OLPC ($100 laptops) laptops are being shipped. Only 10 units so far have made it out the door, and are going to be evaluated as beta...

Sun Opens Door to Windows

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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...

Java flaws Open Door to Hackers

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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...

IBM will unlock door to Cell

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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...

Mac malware door creaks open

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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...

Homeland Security works door at Gates' party

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A party at Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' waterfront mansion recently became the focus of unusual police attention. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a "temporary security zone" earlier this month around...

MyDoom Attacks Microsoft.com Through Back Door

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As many security researchers feared after analyzing the code for MyDoom.O, a second, related attack began in earnest Tuesday with a new piece of code using the back door installed by MyDoom.O to spread itself...

Sun: Door still open on open source Java

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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...

Israel slams the door on Microsoft

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In a bold assertion of independence, Israel has thrown the full weight of its antitrust legislation at Microsoft. The Israeli Ministry of Commerce has suspended all governmental contracts with Microsoft, and indicated...

Foot in the Door for Open Source?

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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'...

Linux founder opens door to DRM

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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...

Door Opened for Mars Odyssey Science

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By Lori Stiles - University of Arizona News Mars Odyssey today is a step closer toward its mission to map the Red Planet. Odyssey is carrying the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS), built...

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