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IS MICROSOFT SECRETLY USING OPEN SOURCE? (more)
June 21, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2776342,00.html
Microsoft Corp., even while mounting a new campaign against open-source software, has quietly been using such free computer code in several major products, as well as on key portions of a popular Web site -- despite denying last week that it did so.

GATES WADES INTO OPEN-SOURCE DEBATE (more)
June 19, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6322264.html?tag=lh
While he has no objection to open-source development efforts, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is concerned about the "Pac-Man-like nature" of the license that governs the distribution of such software.

WHY MS HATES OPEN SOURCE... (more)
June 19, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2776629,00.html
It's tantamount to the televangelist getting caught with his pants down. At the same time Microsoft has been excoriating the all-for-one and one-for-all approach to developing software as a "cancer," the company has been using free open-source code in sev

WINDOWS XP: HOLD THE MP3? (more)
June 15, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5092608,00.html
Microsoft is weighing how much support it will offer in its upcoming Windows XP operating system for MP3s, a popular music format that competes with the company's own Windows Media technology.

LET'S HAVE A NON-MP3 BOYCOTT-- (more)
June 15, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2775563,00.html

GREAT OPEN SOURCE DEBATE (more)
June 8, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2770616,00.html
After claiming last month that the open source model is flawed, and "responsible for releasing unhealthy code," Microsoft senior vice president Craig Mundie is set to debate the issue at an open-source conference in July.

MS BACK TO OLD TRICKS WITH NEW IM? (more)
June 8, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2770516,00.html
The battle over today's instant messenger market is vintage Microsoft, whose strategy enemies call "the three E's" in a parody of the company's marketing mantra: Embrace a rival's technology, extend it to work best with Windows, and extinguish the competi

SILENCED PROFESSOR SUES (more)
June 7, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,52006,00.asp
A Princeton professor is suing the Secure Digital Music Initiative group for blocking his publication of research on cracking the security of digital music.

ISP SQUABBLE SPARKS NET TRAFFIC JAM (more)
June 7, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2769936,00.html
For much of the past week, two large stretches of the Internet turned invisible to each other.

REAL VIRUS PIGGYBACKS ON E-MAIL HOAX (more)
June 4, 2001
Link http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-6185693.html?tag=mn_hd
It sounds like the newest twist in a second-rate thriller: Just when you were lulled into thinking it was a harmless prank, the killer virus attacks!

INSIDE STORY OF ICG'S COLLAPSE (more)
June 4, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2767639,00.html
Until its sudden and mysterious collapse into bankruptcy last fall, ICG Communications seemed to have it all. Big money, backers with political clout and a flashy, globe-trotting CEO - J. Shelby Bryan

VIRUS HOAX DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED (more)
June 1, 2001
Link http://www.computerworld.com/cwi/story/0,1199,NAV47_STO61032,00.html
If you fell for the June 1 virus hoax and dutifully deleted the SULFNBK.EXE file from your Windows 98 operating system, don't panic. Chances are good that you won't notice that the file has been removed, its loss won't harm Windows 98, and the file can be

ARE YOU THE NET'S WEAKEST LINK? (more)
June 1, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2767075,00.html
It's been a good week for slimeballs and well-intentioned idiots who've once again made the Internet such a fun aberration of real life. I am speaking about the dozens of "virus warnings" I've received telling me to erase a Windows utility from my machine

STALLMAN STRIKES BACK AT MICROSOFT (more)
May 29, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2766341,00.html
To Microsoft Corp., software is about making money. To Richard Stallman, head of the Free Software Foundation, it's about freedom, equality and liberty.

ISPS SWAP TIPS TO STOP SPAM (more)
May 29, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,51124,00.asp
It might not solve the problem, but perhaps you'll feel better to learn that your Internet Service Provider hates spam, too.

FREE SOFTWARE LEADERS STAND TOGETHER (more)
May 28, 2001
Link http://perens.com/Articles/StandTogether.html
A number of the free software evangelists, in informal discussion, felt that the proper response to Microsoft would be to stand together.

MONOPOLY MOVE (more)
May 23, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2764166,00.html
I have been trying for more than a week to find someone who'll tell me Microsoft's new licensing program doesn't represent a major screwing of its customers. Maybe someone like that is out there, but excluding Microsoft employees and agents, I haven't bee

ACCIDENTAL REVOLUTIONARY (more)
May 21, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2762177,00.html?chkpt=zdhpnews02
Linus Torvalds is, in some ways, the Chauncey Gardiner of the computer industry. I don't mean this in a mean way, and certainly don't mean to compare Torvalds's intellect to that of the dimwitted character portrayed by Peter Sellers in the 1979 motion pic

TELECOM OVERCHARGES (more)
May 21, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2762124,00.html
Telecommunications networks are faster and smarter than ever, but many carriers still seriously overcharge their customers through incorrect billing.

ZOMBIES WAITING TO ATTACK (more)
May 17, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,50084,00.asp
Like Darth Vader's storm troopers in Star Wars, PC users with cable modem hookups are being drafted as Internet zombies for hack attacks on commercial Web sites.

WHY A PENGUIN? (more)
May 17, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2717906,00.html
He's a happy penguin, designed to look like he's "just polished off a pitcher of beer and had the best sex of his life." But what in the world does that have to do with open source software code?

RENTALS RISE AND FALL WITH DOT-COMS (more)
May 15, 2001
Link http://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500560246-500801187-504335708-0,00.html
During the height of the dot-com craze, local landlords were charging more than $100 a square foot for office space and demanded choice stock options in technology companies. Now, many of those options are worthless, and it's the landlords' turn to beg.

FENCING ON EBAY (more)
May 15, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2718089,00.html
Crooks looking to unload stolen goods are increasingly turning to eBay to find buyers and reap some quick cash.

'HOMEPAGE' WORM RATED X (more)
May 10, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2716955,00.html
Spreading faster than the Kournikova? This latest worm will forward an e-mail to all the people in a victim's address book and open one of four pornographic Web pages.

'HOMEPAGE' VIRUS SPREADING (more)
May 10, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2717283,00.html
The new Homepage virus continued to spread rapidly Wednesday afternoon, thanks in large part to users who continue to ignore repeated warnings from IT managers and anti-virus companies not to open e-mail attachments.

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