Malware Now a Group Effort

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Hackers are taking a page from the open-source playbook, using the same techniques that made Linux and Apache successes to improve their malicious software, according to McAfee. Nowhere is this more apparent than within the...

Xen leads Novell's turnaround effort in Linux

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On Monday, Novell will release major updates to its Linux product lineup by adding Xen virtualization software to its enterprise server product and new eye candy to the desktop counterpart. The biggest change will...

IBM Sits out Office Document Standards Effort

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IBM does not intend to participate in an Ecma International standards committee that is standardizing Microsoft Office document formats, an IBM company executive said on Tuesday. As a member of the Geneva,...

Real Software Slams Microsoft's Patent Effort

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In the wake of Real Software Inc. announcing a new version of its Realbasic application development tool, the company is concerned about a patent application Microsoft Corp. has filed that could affect all BASIC-like programming...

AOL buys Mailblocks in spam-fighting effort

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America Online Inc. (AOL) has snapped up Web-based e-mail company Mailblocks Inc. in an effort to bolster its own e-mail services with greater antispam protection, mail management, and interface improvements, it said Wednesday. AOL did...

Macromedia Flash effort does slow burn

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A year after Macromedia revealed ambitious plans to expand the reach of its Flash format, the software maker appears to have trouble building support for the effort among developers and information technology planners. ...

An Open Source Effort to rival Windows

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The government, electronics manufacturers and software makers launched a forum Friday to promote the development of a new operating system for next-generation networked appliances and other smart devices. The forum is...

Sun Mulls Joining Java Eclipse Effort

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In an about-face that could have a dramatic impact in the Java tools space, Sun Microsystems Inc. has indicated it might be willing to join the IBM-sponsored Eclipse open-source development platform effort—but only if momentum...

Web speech effort gets Microsoft boost

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Microsoft is making a double-barreled effort to trigger new action on a flagging Web speech specification. The software titan has commissioned demonstrations of its toolkit for building voice-powered Web applications, while a Microsoft-backed group responsible...

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