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Review of software package that converts old computers into (Linux) servers

Author: JT Smith The NetMAX Professional Suite, Linux 2.2 version, from Cybernet Systems, is designed to easily convert older computers into Linux-based servers. Review at Inter@ctive Week. Category: Linux
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DeCSS survives down under

Author: JT Smith From a Salon.com story: "Grant Bayley sees no reason to heed the recent U.S. District Court ruling that banned Eric Corley, aka Emmanuel Goldstein, publisher of hacker magazine 2600, from distributing a DVD-decrypting program. After all, Bayley lives in Australia, out of reach of...
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Army awards Unix contracts

Author: JT Smith Army officials this week awarded the Maxi-Minis and Database-1 contracts to GTSI Corp. of Chantilly, Va., and IBM Corp. The contracts include 64-bit Unix servers, workstations, operating systems, compilers, software, and LAN and WAN hardware and software. Ordering should begin by...
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Patents vs. Antipatents

Author: JT Smith By Grant Gross Managing Editor Two Internet veterans want U.S. patent reform to start with a free, Web-based database of patents and with the creation of "antipatents," which would give credit for non-patented inventions while preventing corporations from later claiming the idea....
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'State of the Internet' report urges light regulation

Author: JT Smith Governments around the world must allow the evolution of the Internet to remain largely unfettered by regulations if its full potential is to be realized, according to a report released Friday by an Internet analysis group. The U.S. Internet Council's "State of the Internet 2000"...
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Parts shortages taking toll on tech sales

Author: JT Smith From a Los Angeles Times story about a shortage of electronic components: "At the heart of this shortage are prized commodity parts used in multiple industries. In part because of the popularity of music-swapping services such as Napster, laptop computer buyers demand the ability...
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Tips site for Italian Linux Users

Author: JT Smith Thanks to a collaboration with Linux.com's Tuneup section Sandlab.org, an Italian news site recently opened a Linux zone where all Italian users will be able to read the Linux.com's tips translated in Italian. -- Submitted by Div By Zero Category: Linux
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Big Unix systems to multiply

Author: JT Smith Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina will next week unveil the firm's mainframe-class Unix server, codenamed Superdome. HP's support for multiple, partitioned operating systems will find favour with firms wanting to consolidate multiple servers and applications into a...
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The definitive 'Are geeks sexy?' survey

Author: JT Smith From humor site Segfault.org: "As a female surrounded by male geeks and on the way towards becoming a female one myself I am forever being asked that unvocalised question that eternally burns in the breast of every sock- and sandal-wearing techie who has ever stared at a half naked...
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Guru of hte Unix gurus

Author: JT Smith Salon.com has an article remembering Rich Stevens, whose influence is still treasured a year after his death.
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