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Commerce chief takes on digital divide

Author: JT Smith Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta is making Internet access for the poor and minorities a top priority.
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MS limits free support calls for customers

Author: JT Smith MicroSoft Corp. on Friday announced a controversial change to its telephone-support package offered to consumers of its operating system and software.
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Adaptive Broadband shares fall 27 percent Friday

Author: JT Smith The wireless company reported larger than expected fourth quarter losses. Reuters reports: "The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company reported an operating loss of $7.67 million, wider than the $3.75 million loss from the year-ago quarter." Category: Open Source
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Friday stocks: Dow tops 11,000; tech stocks mixed

Author: JT Smith Nasdaq rose 29 points -- 0.8 percent -- to 3,789 Friday while the Nasdaq 100 Index added 49 points, or 1.4 percent, to 3,644, reports CBS Marketwatch. Category: Open Source
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How many corporate Linux users are there?

Author: JT Smith ZDNet reports: "If you believe Oracle Corp., the self-proclaimed king of the enterprise Linux realm, Linux is already well entrenched in corporate America. But other Linux backers, such as IBM Corp. and VA Linux Systems Inc., are more conservative in their claims as to where Linux...
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National security conference Oct. 16 to 19 in Baltimore

Author: JT Smith The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Computer Security Center announce the 23rd National Information Systems Security Conference Oct. 16 to 19 at the Baltimore (Md.) Convention Center. Conference overview: "... The National Information Systems...
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EPA Web site 'riddled with security weaknesses'

Author: JT Smith A CNET story: "Despite efforts to shore up computer security, the Environmental Protection Agency is still an open target for hackers, according to congressional investigators. "A report released today by the General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, found that...
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'Pirate' instant messenger piggybacks on AOL's AIM

Author: JT Smith A program called Aimster allows AIM users to search for files on AOL, the Microsoft Network, and Gnutella, Salon.com reports. Category: Linux
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Home-Made Airplane Lands on Truck

Author: JT Smith A home-made propeller plane made an emergency landing on a truck in Oregon, Friday. Category: Management
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Site appeals to cell-phone haters

Author: JT Smith Do you sometimes want to smash the cell phone of the guy who just cut you off on the freeway? From phonebashing.com: "It was not by chance that we came to be doing what we are now doing. We have been looking for a fiendish project to get our teeth in to for the past six months. A...
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