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Computer lemon law may give relief

Author: JT Smith

While consumers normally demand the products they buy actually work, computers seem to be an exception. From Foxnews.com.

Category:

  • Open Source

Heavy duty wireless computer

Author: JT Smith

The rugged Ramline PIII506 and PIII510 provide wireless
computing
with a Pentium III and full multimedia capabilities.
But it’s only for corporate use. From Edgereview.

Category:

  • Unix

Napster prepares brief due Friday in copyright suit

Author: JT Smith

Lawyers
for song-swap company Napster Inc.
this week put the finishing touches on a
brief due on Friday, marking the next
step its landmark court battle over
copyright protection in cyberspace. From Reuters.

Kyocera shows tiny 3-megapixel camera

Author: JT Smith

Kyocera says the Finecam 3300 weighs less
than a half pound and measures 3.74 inches by
2.64 inches by 1.5 inches. From PCWorld.com.

Category:

  • Unix

Counterfeit Microsoft products seized

Author: JT Smith

According to the Reuters news service, the illegal software was discovered in
July after U.S. Customs agents raided the offices of Compunet Systems of
Griffin, Georgia and Tierra Computer Inc. of Doraville, Georgia.

Investors give little power to PeoplePC

Author: JT Smith

Shares of PeoplePC, a seller of low-cost computers that already slashed the cost and size of its IPO, fell 11
percent below its offering price in the first day of trading. From CNET.com.

Category:

  • Open Source

Juno to bundle its free net service with IBMs

Author: JT Smith

The Internet service will be installed on IBM’s Netvista and Aptiva desktop models, as well as
on i Series ThinkPads, said CNET.com.

Virus targets Swiss bank

Author: JT Smith

A new strain of the “Love Letter” computer virus is targeting customers of a Swiss bank, stealing their
account information and sending it off to the virus writer, according to this report by the Associated Press.

Category:

  • Linux

Slashdot is self-congratulatory, says Moody

Author: JT Smith

“Two weeks ago, I had the temerity to suggest that Linux is
overrated. I was of course bombarded with quasi-decipherable
outrage,” says Fred Moody at ABCNews.com.

Category:

  • Linux

Comcast moves to foil bandwidth hogs

Author: JT Smith

But revisions made to a Comcast Online customer agreement document have irked some high-speed cable-modem
customers concerned about a prohibition on the use of secure networking technology, says CNET.com.