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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.

Netlibrary pins IPO hopes on the likes of Stephen King

Author: JT Smith

Netlibrary Inc., an electronic book technology
company which has digitally converted more than 28,000 titles to make for
what it says is the largest single collection of e-books, has filed to raise $82
million in an initial public offering, says Reuters.

Category:

  • Open Source

PC parts drought is the worst ever, says Compaq chief

Author: JT Smith

“I don’t think there’s any question there’s a component shortage like
we’ve never seen in the industry. We are absolutely facing it like
everybody else,” Capellas told Reuters in an interview at the Houston
headquarters of Compaq, the world’s number one personal computer
maker.

Category:

  • Unix