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AOL in deal with Red Hat to use Linux

Author: JT Smith Yahoo: "AOL Time Warner has hired software firm Red Hat Inc to convert some of its computer systems to the open-source Linux operating system, according to sources close to talks between the two companies." This story doesn't mention that the Red Hat/AOL talks were first reported...
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Bnetd fights back with support of EFF

Author: JT Smith Anonymous Reader writes: "The EFF has taken the bnetd v. Blizzard case. LawMeme has the story." Category: Migration
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Microsoft's Xbox fails to wow Japanese market

Author: JT Smith NewsFactor Network writes: "Japanese customers recently complained so vociferously about Xbox video-game consoles scratching the edges of discs played in them that Microsoft had to post a public apology on its Japanese Web site. But the defects -- which Microsoft said yesterday...
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Mozilla 0.9.9 browser suite milestone released

Author: JT Smith Mozilla 0.9.9 is out! MozillaQuest Magazine (MozillaQuest.com) reports: "AOL-Netscape's Mozilla Organization released the Milestone 0.9.9 edition of its Mozilla browser suite today -- ten days behind schedule. . . . Mozilla 0.9.9 is the last planned milestone before the scheduled...
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LynuxWorks introduces LynxOS real time OS

Author: JT Smith Victor Domine writes: "Popular Real-Time Operating System Sets New Industry Benchmark for Performance, Enhanced Networking and Linux Compatibility." EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 11, 2002 - Building upon its expanding success with the most advanced and...
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LynuxWorks raises bar on RTOS with LynxOS 4.0

Author: JT Smith Victor Domine sends us this press release: Building upon its expanding success with the most advanced and open embedded operating systems and tools solutions portfolio, LynuxWorks today announced the general availability of its next major revision to its popular LynxOS real time...
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White paper examines IP routers' growing data managment demands

Author: JT Smith Ted Kenney writes: "Core Internet bandwidth grows at triple the rate of CPU power, but the promise of high-value applications can only be realized by managing much more data traffic at the network's edge. This requires rapid evolution of the fundamental edge infrastructure device...
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GNU Fileutils Race condition security advisory

Author: JT Smith From Net-security.org: "Race condition in various utilities from fileutils GNU package may cause root user to delete the whole filesystem." Category: Security
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NetBSD on the desktop? Is there a point?

Author: JT Smith - By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols - For the basics of Wasabi Systems' NetBSD 1.5.2, you can see Russell Pavlicek's "A Linux guy looks at NetBSD." Today's question: whether NetBSD 1.5.2, as Wasabi claims in a press release, is an off-the-shelf, easy-to-use NetBSD desktop operating...
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EFF condemns copyright abuse in awsuit threat against Open Source gamer community

Author: JT Smith The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today chided media conglomerate Vivendi Universal Publishing for threatening gamers who created their own multiplayer gaming community. On behalf of its Blizzard Entertainment division, Vivendi sent a "cease and desist" letter to Internet...
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