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MS-OPEN SOURCE FIGHT: IDEOLOGY (more)
July 27, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2798917,00.html
People who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable. I forget who said it first--I always remember it from a speech by John F. Kennedy. He was talking about governments and their citizens. He might as well have been describing Micros

RISKIEST E-MAIL BEHAVIORS (more)
July 27, 2001
Link http://www.cnet.com/software/0-3227888-8-6602372-1.html?tag=ld
From the flood of direct e-mail advertising that most of us receive every day, you'd think the world is full of debt-ridden, sexually deprived people who want easy money.

SIRCAM WORM BITES THE FBI (more)
July 25, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6671080.html?tag=mainstry
A researcher at the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center--the bureau's cyberprotection unit--allowed the rapidly spreading SirCam worm to send private FBI documents from a bureau computer to outsiders, according to an FBI statement.

ADOBE NOW SEEKS RELEASE OF RUSSIAN (more)
July 23, 2001
Link http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010723/tc/tech_hacker_dc_3.html
- Adobe Systems Inc., the software company behind the arrest of a Russian programmer on copyright charges last week, said on Monday it was backing off its earlier stance and would instead urge the U.S. government to release him.

KILL THE VIRUS WRITERS! (more)
July 23, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2795678,00.html
MY PROPOSAL IS SIMPLE: When you find a virus author, kill him (or her). I don't really care how this is accomplished, but will offer some suggestions before explaining why I think the punishment makes sense.

FBI NABS RUSSIAN SECURITY EXPERT (more)
July 19, 2001
Link http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2001july/gee20010719006912.htm
Dmitry Sklyarov was arrested on Tuesday in Las Vegas and criminally charged under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) after giving a presentation about eBook security at the DefCon 9 conference.

CLICKS AND POPS (more)
July 19, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-6604222.html
For the last several months, consumers in ordinary record stores around the world have unwittingly been buying CDs that include technology designed to discourage them from making copies on their PCs.

SEARCH FOR - ADS? (more)
July 18, 2001
Link http://www.internetnews.com/IAR/article/0,,12_803451,00.html
In a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission Monday, Portland, Or.-based Commercial Alert charged that eight search engines are deceiving consumers by not adequately disclosing that their search engine results are paid ads.

HACKERS DEVELOPING ANTI-CENSORSHIP SW (more)
July 16, 2001
Link http://www.siliconvalley.com/docs/news/svfront/047040.htm
A group of hackers is finishing work on software that would enable human rights workers to access censored Web sites, in a move that ratchets up the ``arms race'' between free speech activists on the Internet and government censors in Asia and the Middle

OPEN-SOURCE TO COUNTER .NET (more)
July 9, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2783329,00.html
As Microsoft Corp. continues to aggressively roll out its .Net Web services platform, the Linux community is fighting back with its own open-source replacements to the .Net product line, including a way to run C# programs and the .Net Common Language Infr

IS BROADBAND RIGHT FOR YOU? (more)
July 9, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2783072,00.html
Recently I asked how many of you still use a telephone line to connect to the Internet. The result? Plenty of you still use the good old standby, the dial-up modem. That wasn't really a surprise, although from what you read in magazines and on Web sites y

MICROSOFT'S COLLATERAL DAMAGE (more)
July 9, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2783293,00.html
You may have thought that Microsoft Corp.'s antitrust lawsuit was a battle over software, but anyone who buys Intel-compatible computers can find cause for genuine anger in the June 28th Court of Appeals ruling in this case.

MSN USERS FRUSTRATED (more)
July 6, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-6473003.html?tag=lh
Microsoft's MSN Messenger outage spilled over into a fourth day, with many users of the free service complaining about poor communication from the company.

SLIDE RULE CLINGS TO LIFE (more)
July 5, 2001
Link http://www.nando.net/technology/story/38107p-596996c.html
Long before there were pocket calculators, scientific calculators, PC desktop calculators, graphing calculators, wristwatch calculators and Palm touch-screen calculators, there was the humble slide rule.

IBM ON OPEN SOURCE (more)
July 5, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6464360.html?tag=mn_hd
IBM has called Microsoft's recent attacks on the open-source business model "arrogance," blasting them as futile and counterproductive.

WINDOWS XP CONTROVERSIES (more)
July 4, 2001
Link http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2001july/gee20010703006639.htm
Ever since the first beta versions of Windows XP reached the world, Microsoft's newest operating system has been riddled with controversy.

STOP THE NEXT MS MONOPOLY (more)
June 29, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2781147,00.html
Now that the Microsoft case has found more reasonable footing in the appeal ruling, I'd like to suggest a remedy of my own. Since Microsoft isn't going to be completely broken up, here's a way to head off the next generation of monopoly problems before th

MICROSOFT COMPETITORS WARY (more)
June 29, 2001
Link http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010628/tc/microsoft_industry_dc_2.html
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The 800-pound gorilla may be out of the cage, but at least it still has a chain around its neck.

MICROSOFT SCRAPS SMART TAGS (more)
June 29, 2001
Link http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/ptech-20010628.html
Following weeks of outraged criticism, Microsoft Corp. Thursday backed away from plans to include the Smart Tags feature in Windows XP's Internet Explorer 6.

WE'RE TURNING OFF YOUR OFFICE (more)
June 25, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2779746,00.html
A funny thing happened on the way to PC Expo: Microsoft killed my copy of Office. Or at least that's what the error message said, threatening me with something called "Reduced Functionality Mode" if I didn't immediately insert my original Office disc and

GOVERNMENTS GO OPEN SOURCE (more)
June 25, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2779806,00.html
In a significant win for open source desktop productivity suites, Sun Microsystems Inc. today announced that the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) would implement up to 25,000 units of its StarOffice 5.2 software.

MS LICENSE SPURNS OPEN SOURCE (more)
June 25, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6352301.html
Microsoft lawyers have joined the company's campaign against open-source software, restricting how developers may use what it terms "viral software" in connection with Microsoft programming tools.

GATES STILL NUMBER ONE (more)
June 22, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6346441.html?tag=mn_hd
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is still the richest man on the planet, according to the latest ranking by Forbes magazine, but investing guru Warren Buffett slipped past the software giant's other co-founder for second place.

AGS CITE MS'S 'TROUBLING BEHAVIOR' (more)
June 22, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2779064,00.html
Microsoft Corp.'s foes are turning up the legal pressure on the software giant, and some of the state attorneys general involved in the antitrust case now before the Appeals Court in Washington are also again crying foul.

MS OPEN SOURCE ATTACKS BACKFIRE (more)
June 21, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/enterprise/stories/linux/0,12249,2775033,00.html
The cancer patient is doing well. Recent attacks by Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Craig Mundie have served to solidify the ranks of the open source movement.

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