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America Online disables MP3 search engine

Author: JT Smith

America Online Inc. on Thursday pulled the plug on a search engine for music files in the popular MP3 format, which the recording industry claims is a vehicle for piracy.

Adobe Sues Macromedia Over Patent

Author: JT Smith

Adobe is suing Macromedia over its Flash 5.0 software, claiming it is in violation of an Adobe patent.

Reno Orders Review of FBI’s “Carnivore” E-Mail Reading Software

Author: JT Smith

US Attorney General, Janet Reno, has ordered a review of the FBI’s controversial “Carnivore” e-mail surveillance system.

Hewlett-Packard to Expand Commitment to Linux

Author: JT Smith

From Reuters by way of Yahoo News: “Linux joins Hewlett-Packard’s own Unix operating system as well as Microsoft Corp.’s (NasdaqNM:MSFT – news) Windows 2000 as the
company’s third strategic operating system.”

Category:

  • Linux

New Study Says Research Centers Key to High-Tech Growth

Author: JT Smith

“Research centers and institutions are undisputedly the most important factor in incubating
high-tech industries,” wrote the authors of the study “Blueprint for a High-Tech Cluster:
The Case of the Microsystems Industry in the Southwest.”
Reuters story at Yahoo News.

Category:

  • Open Source

WAVO’s MediaXpress Introduces Support for Unix and…

Author: JT Smith

According to linuxpr, MediaXpress is now supporting Unix and Linux platforms in their Website content-delivery service.

Category:

  • Linux

Could a virus make you fat?

Author: JT Smith

No, the cold virus, not a computer virus, according to BBC Tech. Animal experiments suggest a virus that causes cold-like symptoms interferes with the normal process of absorbing food energy and converts it into fat.

Category:

  • Management

Mysterious Nitrozac to appear at Linux World

Author: JT Smith

The cartoonist and partner Snaggy, of After Y2K fame, are signing posters at the Compaq booth at Linux World, according to LinuxPR. Check out their Joy of Tech in NewsForge, too!

Metro Link officers to speak at LinuxWorld Expo

Author: JT Smith

CTO Garry Paxinos and Technical Director Stuart Anderson will speak Thursday about the advantages of using the X Window System in embedded systems, according to LinuxPR.

The history of patents

Author: JT Smith

Linux Journal columnist Doc Searls reviews the history of patents.