Microsoft to open retail stores

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Microsoft has recently appointed David Porter Corporate Vice President of retail stores, who has 25 years experience with Wal-mart and 2 years with DreamWorks Animation in 2007. In a recent post on Neowin, a...

Songbird (The Open Music Player) 1.0 Released

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An open, customizable music player built on Mozilla with dozens of integrated services, hundreds of add-ons, and a growing developer community. Key Features: GStreamer - The main media playback system, across all platforms -...

Google's Android open source OS 'jailbroken'

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Fans of Google's Android OS, now available on T-Mobile G1 phones, can finally feel more "at home" with the Open Source notion Google is taking. "Jailbreaking", a popular term popularized by Apple's iPhone, means "getting...

Open Source Advocates Hail Appeals Court Ruling

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Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open-source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, that downloaded open-source code for use in a product...

Plurk readying itself for open APIs?

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Inquisitor has reported that the nemesis to Twitter, Plurk is about to announce the release of an API. What's the big deal? Perhaps not, but the API would enable third party application development, taking Plurk...

Could Pandora open up Linux games?

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A stealth-mode startup is readying a Linux-based handheld gaming device with WiFi, USB, and a 4.3-inch 800x480 touchscreen. The "Pandora," headquartered at OpenPandora.org for now, runs Linux on a next-generation ARM SoC with integrated OpenGL...

The Witcher Modding Forum Open

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CD Projekt has the new modding board for The Witcher up on the official The Witcher web site. With the Djinni Toolset around the corner, I'm sure modders are already outlining their ideas for his...

SimCity Source Code Is Now Open

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Tolkien writes "Source code for SimCity has been released under the GPLv3. For legal reasons the open source version was renamed Micropolis, which was apparently the original working title. The OLPC will also be getting...

Verizon Wireless to Open Network

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Verizon Wireless is surprisingly embracing open networks. The nation's second largest cell phone carrier said today that customers will have the option of connecting hardware and software not sold by the company to its network....

The Open Document Foundation (ODF) is dead

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The OpenDocument Foundation — a group whose name and charter would lead one to believe that it was backing the OpenDocument Format (ODF), but which ended up backing a different document format instead — has...

IE7 Open Last Tab Add-on

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If you've ever accidentally closed a tab in Internet Explorer 7 when you didn't mean to, then you will know how handy this IE7 add-in can be. With the IE7 "Open Last Closed Tab" add-in,...

Eudora E-mail Program Reborn as Open Source

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After Qualcomm Inc. stopped selling Eudora, a pioneering e-mail program named after author Eudora Welty, in May of this year, it did not simply lay the program to rest in the collective digital graveyard of...

Linspire backs Microsoft's Open XML

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Former arch rivals Linspire and Microsoft have continued their recent rapprochement with a collaboration to improve interoperability between OpenOffice.org's Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft's Open XML. Linspire said that it is joining Novell and...

TweakVista open beta begins

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Popular tweaking site TweakVista.com and Stardock have teamed up to create a new utility for Windows Vista users called TweakVista. TweakVista allows users to change many low level settings in Windows Vista as well as...

Open Source Pulls in $1.8 Billion in 2006

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According to a new IDC study, the growth in adoption of stand-alone open source software reached $1.8 billion in 2006 and will grow 26% annually for the next four years, hitting a total market worth...

Sun open sources Java

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Sun Microsystems has announced the release of an open-source version of its Java Development Kit for Java Platform Standard Edition. Sun has contributed the software to the OpenJDK Community as free software under the GNU...

AOL To Open Ad Market Using Google Technology

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On Monday, AOL plans to announce the launch of its new AOL Search Marketplace, an AOL branded version of Google's search advertising platform, dubbed AdWords. AOL Search Marketplace aims to let advertisers target their ads...

Igaro CMS Open Sourced

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A high-end web management software called Igaro has been Open-Sourced to the public. Starting with version 1.5, users can explore the workings of Igaro before choosing to invest in its technology. Igaro software allows web...

Microsoft criticized for Open XML petition

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An online petition posted by Microsoft to fast-track the standardization of its Office Open XML document format masks the company's concern over the procedure, according to a leading open-source advocate. The petition is an attempt...

Sony Open to Changing SIXAXIS PS3 Controller

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Sony previously touted motion sensing technology as the replacement for the rumble force feedback in the SIXAXIS PS3 controller. Now, however, many gamers and developers, including the people at Sony, are no longer convinced. If...

Googlemail open to all

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Google on Wednesday morning said its Googlemail service is now open to anyone who wants an account. Previously the service, which provides users with 2.8GB of email storage space, has been by invitation only. The...

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