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China targets Windows with Linux-based OS

In last month's report on a Chinese effort to build a home-grown Win98, we appealed for further enlightenment on the nature of the project. Well, it's taken a while, but a kindly Chinese speaker has done some digging, and reveals it's Linux-based, and GPLed.
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Taiwan claims value add advantage over China

Taiwan has highlighted the amount of added value its high-tech business sector generates compared to its mainland Chinese counterparts, even as the People's Republic begins to flex its muscles in the sector. According to figures from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan's high tech industries generated an average of 45 …
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Details of Samsung's US Stinger debut leak

Details have leaked out of a Samsung Electronics Co Ltd mobile handset that will use Microsoft Corp's long-awaited phone operating system. The CDMA SCH-i600 incorporates Windows Powered Smartphone 2002 software in a clamshell form factor with color screen and an integrated Secure Digital card slot. The phone appears to …
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RSA Security faces SEC injunction threat

The US Securities and Exchange Commission may file for a civil injunction against RSA Security Inc, following an investigation into the company's disclosures of revenue recognition changes, it emerged this week. In an SEC filing, RSA said SEC officers are to seek permission to "commence a civil injunctive proceeding" and …
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Sun aims new 150 workstation at 1 million Ultra users

The executives at Sun Microsystems Inc are rubbing their hands together not because it is cold in Palo Alto, but because the new Sun Blade 150 workstation the company will roll out today is a machine that is a very good upgrade option for the users who bought over 1 million of its Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 entry workstations in …
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PA Consulting

On Monday of last week, we published an article by a former IT employee at PA Consulting Group.
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Sprint security faulted in Vegas hacks

Citing the "compelling, credible testimony" of ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick, state officials urged Nevada regulators to force a series of dramatic security reforms on Las Vegas telephone company Sprint of Nevada last week, as final arguments were filed in the case of an in-room adult entertainment operator who believes he's being …
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UK to ban driving and talking

The UK Government is looking to ban the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving in an attempt to reduce the number of road accidents.
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AOL France goes unmetered

AOL France has followed in the footsteps of its UK cousin and is offering unlimited unmetered Net access for E24 a month.
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O'Reilly questions free-SW regs

We'd be hard pressed to identify a person with better open-source advocacy credentials than Tim O'Reilly. So it came as a mild surprise to read his column over the weekend lamenting the politicization of software by a radical fringe.
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Earthlink tops ISP survey

Atlanta-base EarthLink has topped a customer satisfaction survey of US ISPs.
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9/11 fails to influence disaster recovery strategies – survey

Contrary to the marketing push of many security and storage firms, few users believe the events of September 11 should play a part in developing their business continuity strategies.
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ntlhell protest site defends libel allegations

Struggling cableco NTL has so far failed to comment on allegations that a rival Web site contains libellous comments concerning some of those behind its nthellworld.com site.