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I'm So Excited by M$ Vista. Not!

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Humor

M$ began offering the beta to its upcoming OS today - God help us all! Stories are plentiful and opinions are mixed. Here's one such opinion:

Like, wow, Microsoft's Vista, the former Longhorn, is now only more than a year away. With this latest beta, we're finally going to see lots of really new, cool features.

House backs federal investigation of Rockstar Games

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Gaming

[UPDATE] Hot Coffee scandal intensifies as legislators vote 355-21 to support a Federal Trade Commission probe seeking answers from the Take-Two subsidiary.

Official DOOM Trailer now Online

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Movies
Gaming

Doom motion picture. The Universal Pictures film, based on the best-selling first person shooter of the same name and its subsequent videogame sequels, isn't due in theaters until October 21st, but you can get an early peek here.

Open Source Consultancy Takes Complaint Against Microsoft To ACCC

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Open source consultancy Cybersource is filing a formal complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week claiming Microsoft is engaging in unfair practices which is costing end users $200 million a year.

Things Don't ''Ad'' Up

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Misc

Simply removing the ads - regardless of the tool used - is only robbing the content provider by taking something that costs money and refusing to pay the price. It is immoral, and I'm not so sure it shouldn't be illegal too.

Xandros counts on demand for enterprise desktop Linux

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Linux

Over 1,000 businesses have taken up Xandros Inc's Enterprise Linux Challenge to try out its Business Desktop Linux operating system, according to the company, indicating strong potential demand for the new product.

The Truth About Windows Alternatives

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OS

Can an annoyed Windows user find happiness in a multiplatform environment? Our editor tried the Mac and Linux--and came away impressed.

Death to Windows?

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Microsoft

Recently, Microsoft has updated their stance on piracy and stopped non-security related Windows Updates from being downloadable on a pirated copy of Windows, could this be a painful one?

MPAA files suit against suspected pirates

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Legal

The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Tuesday filed lawsuits in Waco, Texas, against four people accused of illegally downloading movies.

Change in daylight-saving time could confuse some programs

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Misc

A pending energy bill expected to soon gain approval from the U.S. Congress means some programmers will once again need to check over their software code for potential problems handling a calendar adjustment.

Canadian scientists test 'Bigfoot' hairs

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Misc

Scientists expect DNA test results this week from a tuft of hair that residents of Teslin, Yukon Territory, Canada, say come from a sasquatch, or Bigfoot.

Flaw fixed in open-source antivirus program

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Security

Clam, maker of the open-source security program Clam AntiVirus, released an update Monday designed to address a security flaw.

Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta

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MDV

The beta testing process for Mandriva Linux 2006 is now officially underway: "The test period for Mandriva Linux 2006 has now officially begun with the first beta available.

Intel hands off BIOS successor to trade group

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Hardware

The Extensible Firmware Interface, which could speed the boot-up process for PCs, has been handed over to a group that will promote and standardize it.

First Windows Vista Beta Could Ship Wednesday

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Microsoft

Microsoft is poised to ship an early beta version of its newly re-christened Vista operating system to its key developers as early as Wednesday, according to reports circulating throughout the industry.

Give Up Privacy to Skip Airport Security Lines?

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Misc

Attention frequent fliers: Your dream of bypassing long security lines may soon be a reality at airports across the country. But you will have to let the feds scan not only your background, but your iris too. And you'll have to give up prints of your index fingers.

M$ to boost compatibility with OSS?

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OSS

Microsoft is bowing to pressure from users to improve compatibility between its systems software and open-source technology.

Open-source vendor seeks OS-free PCs

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OSS

An open-source software vendor is petitioning the Australian consumer watchdog to make it possible for all name-brand PC resellers to sell systems without an operating system on board.

Sizing up the Linux desktop market, part 2

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Linux

In part two of our conversation with Iams, the analyst names the rising Linux desktop vendors to keep an eye on, offers migration advice for companies considering Linux on the desktop and explains why "Windows versus desktop Linux" is essentially a non-story right now.

UK AWE adopts Open Source Systems

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OSS

The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment plc (AWE) is using a visualization cluster system based on open source software.

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