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Rambus in patent talks with all SDRAM makers

Author: JT Smith

The computer memory designer is continuing its crusade to collect royalty payments from chip makers for its proprietary, high-speed memory technology. From IDG.net.

Category:

  • Unix

Feds sue adult Web sites over fees

Author: JT Smith

Associated Press reports that owners of scores of adult Web sites have been accused of billing thousands of Web users for supposedly free services, and billing other consumers who have never visited the Web sites at all, the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday.

Opinion: GNOME on the range

Author: JT Smith

The aftershocks of last week’s LinuxWorld Expo are still reverberating chez Somogyi. From ZDNN.

Category:

  • Open Source

Interview: Doug Wright

Author: JT Smith

Doug Wright is the software engineer porting BIAS’ Peak application to the BeOS. BeOS Central interviews him on porting Peak and working with the BeOS.

Sprint debuts Wireless Web for business service

Author: JT Smith

From ComputerWorld.com: Sprint PCS rolled out a suite of wireless services and products for corporate
users, including access to Exchange and Lotus Notes e-mail, corporate travel sites, sales force
automation tools and corporate directories.

Category:

  • Open Source

Scientific Learning to seek early dismissal

Author: JT Smith

From PRNewswire.com: Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq: SCIL) today announced that it plans
to seek early dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against the Company
and certain of its corporate officers.

Internet suffers from the hard sell

Author: JT Smith

The overselling of all things internet is leaving
consumers frustrated, cynical and wary,
experts warn. From BBC News.

Category:

  • Linux

Sun versus Intel: war declared

Author: JT Smith

The Register claims, “The undercurrent of dislike between Intel and Sun, which boiled over into an
unseemly row at the last Intel Developer Forum, now seems to have turned into a
full-scale battle.”

Category:

  • Linux

MIT replaces SPARC servers with Pentiums running Linux

Author: JT Smith

The story says, “Students returning to MIT this fall will notice that Information Systems has made several changes to the Athena computing environment, including a powerful new e-mail system, the official introduction of Redhat Athena boxes in the clusters, and a new release of Athena.”

Category:

  • Linux

PC crashes more stressful than standing in line

Author: JT Smith

“It’s official,” says a zdnet.co.uk story,”we love our PCs and cannot bear to be parted from them.”

Category:

  • Management