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Palm unveils new OS, but defers big-bang to 2003

Palm finally has a modern, 32bit operating system to boast about, but has staggered the roadmap so that most of the gain - and most of the pain for developers - is deferred until the next major release.
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Motorola samples 200Mhz+ Palm chips

Motorola is giving Palm loyalists a glimpse of high speed RISC processors running PalmOS at the PalmSource conference this week.

Novell adds clout to Liberty Alliance

Novell threw much - needed support behind the Liberty Alliance yesterday stating that it had some very useful experience to bring to the table. It wasn't joking either - we were wondering how the Alliance would function without such a backer.
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Don't ask – don't tell: Palm clarifies OS strategy

Analysis Talk about rotten timing. As Palm's PalmSource developer conference was due to kick off yesterday, much of central San Jose, which was hosting the jamboree, suffered a power brown-out.
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DARPA funds open-source bug hunt

Conventional wisdom has long held that open source software garners extra security from the sheer number of people who are free to review the code -- "Many eyes make all bugs shallow," the adage goes. The reality is often different; it turns out many of those eyes have little interest in the thankless task of examining other …
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PayPal rules the P2P epayment waves

PayPal is America's most popular online person-to-person (P2P) e-payment service. (It's also the most unpopular, as a cursory inspection of the paypalsucks bitch board shows.
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MS trawl for iTV developers at Milia

Microsoft Corp this week used the Milia 2002 entertainment trade show in Cannes, France to announce two interactive TV deals aimed at persuading developers to adopt its Microsoft TV platform. The company will work with Macromedia Inc to offer developers discounts and support when designing Flash graphics for iTV projects. …
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VIA touts P4 DDR mobo

VIA today launched a "feature packed" P4 DDR SDRAM-supporting mobo.
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O woe is InterX trading

The game as an independent looks over for InterX, the UK content management software developer. Today it issued a trading statement and depressing reading it makes too for shareholders in the former stock market darling.
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DivXNetworks licenses MPEG format to Fraunhofer

In what looks to be a case of selling sand to Saudi Arabia, DivXNetworks Inc said yesterday it has licensed its controversial DivX MPEG-4-based video technology to the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Institut Graphische Datenverarbeitung, IGD), inventors of the MPEG-based MP3 audio format. Darmstadt, Germany- …
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Nvidia takes on all comers with GeForce 4

After all the hype and pre-launch leaks, perhaps the most notable thing about today's debut of the Nvidia GeForce 4 GPU family is its market segmentation.
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MS chief lashes out at German Free Software petition

A petition lobbying for the use of Free Software in the German Bundestag has rattled Microsoft Germany sufficiently for the company to retaliate. Microsoft Deutschland chairman and EMEA VP Kurt Sibold has responded to the ringleaders, complaining of discrimination, and of being accused of being a hindrance to democracy.
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Amstrad unveils new telephone

Amstrad has unveiled a new silver telephone.
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MS taunted with ‘trustworthy computing’ Web page

Someone with a sense of humor has either registered or hijacked the domain TrustworthyComputing.com, and is using it to refer Web surfers to a vast archive of news stories covering Microsoft's dismal record in, well, trustworthy computing.