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Case study: Porting DB2 to Linux

Author: JT Smith In this article from IBM developerWorks, members of the IBM dB2 team tell their story and offer insights concerning porting a large commercial product to Linux. Category: Linux
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N.Y. LinuxWorld calls for papers

Author: JT Smith By Grant Gross Managing Editor The West Coast version of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo is barely over, and the deadline to submit papers for the next LinuxWorld is fast approaching. LinuxWorld is looking for several presenters for the Linux-for-business focused New York...
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Many nations not ready for tech boom

Author: JT Smith USA Today reports many countries are a long way from having the infrastructure to support technology companies, and economic expansion will stagnate without necessary improvements, according to a report released Tuesday. Category: Open Source
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NTT extends Verio offer - again

Author: JT Smith NTT Communications late Tuesday said it has extended its tender offer for Internet backbone and Web hosting provider Verio until midnight EDT on Monday, Aug. 30 - the sixth time the company has extended its offer, reports IDG News Service. Category: Open Source
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Radio's Dr. Laura slams Free Software Foundation

Author: JT Smith Dr. Laura slammed the Free Software Foundation last week, calling it "a biological error run by a heathen with no morals, leading software development as we know it into eternal damnation," further suggesting that proprietary software was the one true path to moral salvation. This...
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Pro-Napster 'hacktivist' warns against arrest

Author: JT Smith An alleged "hacktivist" who may have defaced as many as 60 Web sites in the past week with a pro-Napster screed now warns that fellow hackers will unleash widespread cyberattacks if federal authorities attempt to collar any suspects. The hacker goes by the online handle "Pimpshiz...
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Transmeta, AMD talk about working together

Author: JT Smith Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Transmeta Corp. are discussing various types of cooperation, including technology exchanges on a possible new very low-end consumer PC appliance, AMD president Hector Ruiz said in an interview on TechWeb. AMD is also interested in Transmeta's low-...
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Newtella announces 'freedom to share'

Author: JT Smith There's a new kid on the block. Startup Newtella has accounced that a new client based on the Gnutella protocol is in the works. Using the motto "Freedom to share," the software is in the final stages of development, MacCentral reports.
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Many users 'free-riding' on Gnutella

Author: JT Smith From a Reuters story: "Popular song-swapping sites like Napster and Gnutella have come under attack by the record industry, but a new study suggests they could face a more insidious threat from their own users who take free music more often than they contribute any."
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SCO customers need not fear, says Caldera chief

Author: JT Smith Caldera chief Ransom Love says his company will continue sales and support for SCO's Unix products, ZDNet UK reports. More at InfoWorld. Category: Unix
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