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Madonna wants her name back

Author: JT Smith Songstress Madonna has filed a complaint with a United Nations organization to wrest the domain name Madonna.com from the clutches of Whitehouse.com owner Dan Parisi. From ZDNN.
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Opinion: It's Intel versus AMD and KDE versus GNOME

Author: JT Smith And adios Mike Cowpland. Corel will never be the same, says Charles Cooper of ZDNN. Category: Linux
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Windows better than Linux, says Linus

Author: JT Smith From a story at Silicon.com: Despite some success, it will be10 to 15 years before home users begin to adopt Linux. -jamiemccarthy Category: Linux
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Do we need a 'privacy czar?'

Author: JT Smith Newsbytes.com reports that the question of online privacy is a headline topic at the sixth annual technology policy summit sponsored by the nonprofit Progress and Freedom Foundation, currently underway in Aspen, Colo. Category: Linux
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Cybersquatting gets personal for Canadian justice minister

Author: JT Smith Canadian politician Anne McLellan might not be quite as famous an American Actress Julia Roberts. But when it comes to filing complaints against so-called domain-name "cybersquatters," the signature of Canada's justice minister...
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Call for papers: Java VM symposium

Author: JT Smith The Usenix Association is holding its first Java Virtual Machine Research & Technology Symposium at Monterey, Califonia in April 2001. See the Call for Papers. -Saul Wold
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Surf-for-pay sites jeopardized by crackers

Author: JT Smith Thinking of trying out one of those services that pay you to surf? Better do it soon. Their own popularity--and vulnerability--isthreatening their survival. From PCWorld.com.
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Top 15 home PCs

Author: JT Smith New systems from HP hit both the power and midrange charts this month, along with debuts from Axis Systems and Tiny Computers. IDG.net tells us all about it. Category: Unix
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Silicon Valley teaches the pols

Author: JT Smith The next administration should take a hint from Silicon Valley startups, a new economy entrepreneur told legislators this week. From Medill News Service. Category: Linux
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Industry leaders provide open OLAP data access specification

Author: JT Smith Business Wire reports, Oracle and Sun Microsystems today announced plans for a new platform-independent standard for creating, storing, accessing and managing data and metadata in OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) servers.
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