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Industry leaders provide open OLAP data access specification

Author: JT Smith

Business Wire reports, Oracle and Sun Microsystems today announced plans for a new platform-independent standard for creating, storing, accessing and managing data and metadata in OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) servers.

Silicon Valley teaches the pols

Author: JT Smith

The next administration should take
a hint from Silicon Valley startups, a new economy
entrepreneur told legislators this week. From Medill News Service.

Category:

  • Linux

Top 15 home PCs

Author: JT Smith

New systems from HP hit both the power and midrange
charts this month, along with debuts from Axis
Systems and Tiny Computers. IDG.net tells us all about it.

Category:

  • Unix

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–is
threatening their survival. From PCWorld.com.

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

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
– also the nation’s attorney general – is probably worth noting, reports Newsbytes.com.

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

Windows better than Linux, says Linus

Author: JT Smith

From a story at Silicon.com: Despite some success, it will be
10 to 15 years
before home users begin to adopt Linux. -jamiemccarthy

Category:

  • Linux

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

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.