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FTC unlikely to force AOL to share instant messaging

Author: JT Smith CNET News reports, while the FTC said it won't comment on pending antitrust investigations, a high-ranking official confirmed that it's difficult to apply existing antitrust law to instant messaging because the service is offered free, meaning there's no commercial market to...
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Open Source site buys web design firm

Author: JT Smith CNET News reports, the acquisition will provide San Francisco-based CollabNet with employees to create sophisticated Web sites that will host programming contributions of programmers worldwide. Category: Open Source
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Digi International announces EtherLite for Linux

Author: JT Smith Business Wire reports, Digi International announced today that Linux drivers are now available for its EtherLite line of network serial concentrators, enabling powerful serial port connectivity under the popular, versatile Linux operating system.
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Crackers close a dot-com

Author: JT Smith FreeWebStuff.com, Inc., a "get-paid-to-surf" Internet company, is calling it quits unless it attracts an Internet security firm or venture partner that can bring significant anti-cracker, anti-fraud technology to the table, reports Business Wire. Category: Linux
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Software AG and SCO join forces with Compaq

Author: JT Smith Software AG has optimized its Tamino native XML database for UnixWare 7 NonStop Clusters, capturing the performance and scalability benefits of native XML database technology and offering enterprises a quick path to the next generation of electronic business, reports Business Wire...
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3Com serves Xircom with patent lawsuit

Author: JT Smith 3Com said last week that it has served Xircom with a patent infringement lawsuit, accusing the rival networking vendor of illegally using patented 3Com technology to make PC Cards, according to this PC World article.
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Pentium 4 chip to debut at Intel forum

Author: JT Smith Intel Corp. plans to exhibit its powerful Pentium 4 this week and to unveil both a new processor for wireless devices and faster chips for server computers, reports The Bloomberg News.
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Lukewarm reaction to Gnome on desktop

Author: JT Smith ZD Net News reports, aside from the vendor hype, several people who decide what client operating systems run in their companies said application compatibility and training issues will prevent widespread deployment of GNU Object Modeling Environment Linux (Gnome) on the desktop, at...
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DVD copying sent packing

Author: JT Smith Forbes looks at how the verdict of the DVD code case will really impact the movie studios and defenders of the decryption program. Category: Linux
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Big boys give Linux push

Author: JT Smith This article from Network World News suggests, big announcements and large attendance signaled to the world that Linux may have come of age at the fourth LinuxWorld Conference & Expo last week. Category: Linux
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