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AMD ships 1.1 gigahertz chip

Author: JT Smith

Computer chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Monday it began shipping its 1.1 gigahertz processors to major computer companies, and said it expected to meet its goals for shipments in the coming quarters. From MSNBC.com.

Category:

  • Unix

W2K zaps Black Ice, leaves systems vulnerable

Author: JT Smith

BlackICE Defender users were surprised to find their TCP/IP filtering down for the count after installing a service pack, says MSNBC.com. Fortunately, Network ICE was quick to release a patched version that eliminates the incompatibility.

GNOME Linux attacks Windows USED, GG

Author: JT Smith

This MSNBC.com report says a high-profile group of companies is expected to back the GNOME Linux interface as a serious competitor to Windows on desktop systems.

Verizon flashed customer data to the world

Author: JT Smith

Already suffering pressure from an ongoing customer service worker strike, Verizon Communications had to remove a customer service self-help Web site on Sunday because it exposed some customers’ private information, says MSNBC.com.

Category:

  • Linux

Political pundit endorses Internet

Author: JT Smith

Esther Dyson believes the Internet will empower voters and further the cause of democracy. From MSNBC.com.

Distros duke it out for dominance in Linux market

Author: JT Smith

Experts say consolidation of this market ‘littered’ with releases is inevitable, according to a report at MSNBC.com.

Category:

  • Linux

Club site on Yahoo! blocked by Saudis

Author: JT Smith

Pornography and other offensive materials a little too much for officials to stomach, in this report published at MSNBC.com.

Computer criminals break into Bloomberg

Author: JT Smith

Police allege that the invader sent a number of e-mails to Michael Bloomberg demanding that Bloomberg pay him $200,000 in exchange for revealing information about how he infiltrated the company’s computer system. From MSNBC.com.

Category:

  • Linux

Source code in meatspace gets T-shirt maker sued

Author: JT Smith

Washington Post tells us, “This code reveals how to crack the supposedly impregnable digital video-disk format. A hacker could use it to make copies of DVD movies and exchange them across the Internet.”

A hacker crackdown? Or a cracker hackdown?

Author: JT Smith

Salon asks, can independent programmers be held responsible for the actions of users?

Category:

  • Linux