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SCO still offers ‘infringing’ Linux source code

SCO has told the public that its version of Linux is no longer for sale due to its legal pursuit of IBM and Linux users. That much is true. In fact, the code does not cost a penny with SCO providing a rather swift download site for SCO Linux.
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Google introduces free news alerts

Google is expanding its news section with tools to let users sign up for news alerts or search specific news publications.
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Tablet dumping starts ahead of Centrino shift

When you cut the price of a nice Tablet from £1500 to £600 (to dealers) it's a pretty good sign that you're clearing the shelves of old stock. That's what Northamber, leading UK distributor, has just done with the Fujitsu Siemens Stylistic Tablet.
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Jailbird appeals in bug disclosure case

Bret McDanel already served his 16 months in federal prison for violating the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Now he wants to clear his record, writes Deborah Radcliff of SecurityFocus.
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Nvidia Q2 sales, income up

Nvidia saw its sales rise sequentially and annually during the second quarter of its 2004 financial year, the graphics chip maker said yesterday. Its income was up too, despite earlier warnings the company's gross margins wouldn't be up to scratch.
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Intel delays Dothan debut?

Intel has put back the release of its next-generation Pentium M processor, codenamed 'Dothan' back to what is effectively early 2004.
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‘C’ word use shocks IT industry

Opinion As the "C" word creeps into everyday IT conversation, the confused get scared, and the squeamish, squirm. Of course we are talking commoditization, which not only heralds the end of big margins for the IT establishment, but ultimately the demise of the in-business IT community.
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Microsoft, Eidos line up to buy 3DO titles

Microsoft, Eidos and Ubi Soft are among seven companies bidding for the remains of collapsed game publisher 3DO.
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Something Awful going on with SPEWS

An unseemly spat between SomethingAwful.com and SPEWS.org has flared up since the IP range used by the humour site was blacklisted by the anti-spam group late last month.
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‘Unscrupulous’ Net drugs trade led to death of student

Web sites selling prescription drugs on the Internet are "cynically manipulating vulnerable people who are desperate".
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LINX to Webcast next meeting

The next meeting of LINX (the London Internet Exchange) - Europe's largest Internet exchange point which handles up to 96 per cent of the UK's Internet traffic - is to be broadcast over the Web.
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Wanadoo is not caching your KaZaA

Wanadoo Netherlands has suddenly dropped Joltid's PeerCache, software designed to reduce costs of network traffic by caching frequently traded files within file-swapping system such as KaZaA, saying “it was only an experiment”.
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Microsoft unveils Live Web

Microsoft has announced more perks for US Xbox Live players. They can now look forward to "Live Web", which lets them see which games their friends are playing, view stats and scoreboards and download content via a special website. Microsoft recently confirmed plans to debut "Live Now", its new Dashboard with Friends list and Voice Chat accessible from the Xbox interface (rather than just in-game, apparently).
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Tory councillor resigns over kinky photo email

A Tory councillor has resigned from the party after kinky pictures he emailed to 'an admirer' found their way into the in-boxes of his fellow councillors and members of the press.
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Lindows unveils $449 PC

Consumer Linux specialist Lindows yesterday launched KooBox, a $449 PC - including monitor - moving the company even further into the hardware arena.
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Nintendo halts GameCube flow

Nintendo has suspended production of GameCubes in a bid to empty is warehouses of unsold consoles.
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Broadcom, Intel agree to end fight, share toys

Broadcom and Intel have confirmed that hostilities have ended and the war is over.
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Net share sting claims UK victims

A small Welsh business lost a "substantial amount of money" after buying shares in a non-existent company which lived only online.
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IT workers need more skills – bosses

Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England can all expect to see an increase in demand for IT jobs over the next year.
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3G, security drive smart card sales

The advent of 3G and various credit card security programmes will enable smart card manufacturers to leave behind a troubled 2002 and look to a period of sustainable growth.
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BT faces fresh Datastream complaint

MediaWays.uk - a subsidiary of German Internet outfit Telefonica - has lodged a new complaint with telecoms regulator Oftel over plans by BT to increase the cost of its wholesale broadband product, Datastream.
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Anti-scam website pressured by scammer

A website set up to advise small businesses about how not to get caught up in a European directory scam has come under increasing pressure from the company it exposes, European City Guide.
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Merrill Lynch shackles employee Net access

Merrill Lynch today introduced a company-wide ban on access to third-party email services from corporate PCs.
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Cherie Blair dance track hits Number One

"Will you still love me, will you still hug me, when I'm number 1?" read a story in The Independent on 4 August, which revealed the startling news that Cherie Blair, wife of the Prime Minister, was to become the summer's biggest dance hit sensation.
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Do Not Spam list and filtering firms join hands

A company that runs a Do Not Spam list and a spam filtering firm this week launched a reciprocal discount scheme.
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Macworld Expo to stay in Big Apple?

Apple appears to be close to winning its battle with Macworld Expo organiser IDG World Expo over the location of the bi-annual show's East Coast venue.

Sun scoops up CenterRun

Sun Microsystems is doing its part to eliminate the glut of small virtualization companies haunting the IT market by acquiring them one at a time.