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Intel releases Linux application development kit

Author: JT Smith Intel Corporation and its Dialogic subsidiary have announced the availability of its Linux application development kit. With platform support for this mainstream operating system, Dialogic enables the Linux developer community to create robust voice-based Internet and e-Commerce...
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Captive chimps seek cooking lessons

Author: JT Smith From a BBC story: A group of captive chimps in Spain have started to purée their food. This is the first known case of chimps preparing food purely to please their palettes. "They've started this behaviour in this case because they're captive and have more time and are bored,"...
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Transmeta hopes to raise $200 million in IPO

Author: JT Smith One of the chip maker's biggest investors includes Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, whose Vulcan Ventures investment vehicle currently holds a 7 percent stake equal to 3,954,333 shares, Reuters reports. Transmeta, based in Santa Clara, Calif., has applied for a Nasdaq listing...
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Linux culture clash: Developers vs. corporations

Author: JT Smith From a story at TheStandard.com: "Hardware and software companies are tripping over one another to praise the virtues and business prospects of Linux. But profiting from this free, open-source operating system means navigating the freewheeling culture of unpaid developers and...
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Review: Debian GNU/Linux 2.2

Author: JT Smith LinuxPlanet reviews Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, and likes what it sees. Category: Linux
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Opinion: Common desktop standard is bad news

Author: JT Smith "I'm also not against the commercialization of Linux, but I want it to be in an open and honest fashion ... To me, the GNOME Foundation is really nothing more than an attempt by large vendors to impose their agendas on the Linux community and stifle both innovation and community...
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Open Source library ICU released

Author: JT Smith IBM announces version 1.6 of the Open Source International Components for Unicode. Submitted by Steven R. Loomis
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Sony to power Vaio notebooks with Transmeta chip

Author: JT Smith Sony Corp. will use processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Transmeta Corp. in certain models of its popular Vaio notebook PCs due out by year's end, the EE Times reported. Sony expects to sell two million Vaio notebooks this fiscal year, double last year's unit sales, said...
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Legal precedents and Napster

Author: JT Smith CNet discusses legal precedents as they relate to the Napster case and the Circuit (appeals) court.
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The problem with computer virii

Author: JT Smith Focusing on the "I love you" virus, CNet details some of the problems that have led to mass virus problems on the internet.
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