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Challenging the Priesthoods

Author: JT Smith By Robin Miller Every single field of endeavor tries to become a priesthood with a language and a set of rituals that keeps the insiders healthy and well-fed -- and forces outsiders to pay dearly for their services. Computer programmers are no exception. Deep down inside, even...
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PC parts drought is the worst ever, says Compaq chief

Author: JT Smith ``I don't think there's any question there's a component shortage like we've never seen in the industry. We are absolutely facing it like everybody else,'' Capellas told Reuters in an interview at the Houston headquarters of Compaq,...
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Netlibrary pins IPO hopes on the likes of Stephen King

Author: JT Smith Netlibrary Inc., an electronic book technology company which has digitally converted more than 28,000 titles to make for what it says is the largest single collection of e-books, has filed to raise $82 million in an initial public...
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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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