December 23rd, 2003, 06:23 PM
I didn't feel like starting a new thread for each article. I put it in the Misc Security forum because it contains somwhat security issues.
Sun Wins Multiyear Deal with Office Depot
Sun Microsystems Inc. said on Monday it has won a multimillion-dollar, multiyear contract to sell computer servers and storage equipment to No. 2 office product retailer Office Depot Inc., broadening the network computer maker's customer base.
Linux desktop split threatens UserLinux
A fledgling effort at creating a unified Linux distribution is being threatened by a long-existing split in the Linux developer world--namely, the divide between the two most popular graphical user interfaces (GUIs), Gnome and KDE.
Caution over 'computerised world'
A future where everyday objects have computer chips in them will have a dramatic effect on our lives.But we should know about the potential risks from technology, say researchers.
SCO sends second letter to Linux users
The SCO Group plans to announce Monday that it is escalating its campaign to collect license fees from corporations using the Linux operating system, with warning letters to the companies. Supporters of Linux, including IBM and other companies, say that SCO's interpretation of its claim over Linux is exaggerated.
Smart antennas to expand Wi-Fi range
The first generation of Wi-Fi devices for corporate networks has generated a great deal of interest in the untethered workplace, but not as much revenue as vendors expected. However, several vendors hope to decrease the number of access points needed to sustain a wireless office by expanding the range of corporate wireless LANs and improving the signal quality using smart antennas.
Open-source group issues Microsoft patch
An open-source software development group posted a file on its Web site this week that it claims will patch a recently disclosed security hole in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer Web browser that allows online scam artists to fake Web page addresses.
Microsoft Studies Linux
Microsoft has a new tactic in its war against Linux and open source software (OSS).Michael Surkan, a program manager in Microsoft's networking group, is contacting members of Linux user groups about two surveys (one for home users, the other for work users).
ISPs Win a Round in File-Swapping Tussle
In a win for Internet service providers (ISPs) that were forced to reveal identities of customers accused of music piracy, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has struck down a lower-court ruling on the issue.
Rate of broadband growth slows in US
The number of U.S. residents connected to the Internet through broadband services increased by 18 percent during the first half of 2003, but that rate of growth slowed from the second half of 2002, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Video game maker sues Microsoft
Video game maker Mythic Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, charging the software giant with trademark infringement and unfair competition.
Software glitch brings Y2K deja vu
Software running on thousands of computers worldwide will become inoperable in a few weeks because of an obscure date-related glitch, and developers are rushing to create and apply patches.
Apple issues patch for Mac OS X hole
Apple Computer has issued a security update that, among other fixes, closes a hole in Mac OS X that could have allowed hackers to take control of a computer under particular circumstances.
Mayo Amasses Mounds of Data
The Mayo Clinic and IBM Life Sciences are close to activating an advanced database that doctors believe will help improve the accuracy and speed of diagnoses.
Must-Have Free Utilities
Free utilities are a dime a dozen (maybe my math's a little faulty), but the keepers--the ones you'll use forever--are worth a million bucks. The ten freebies from this year's Bass & Roebuck catalog speed your PC, protect your browser, and let you work smarter.
Your Annual PC Tune-up
I admit it: I'm a lousy homeowner. The gutters are stuffed with leaves. Paint is peeling off the walls in chips the size of Volkswagen Bugs. Boxes have sat in the garage unopened for so long, one might contain Jimmy Hoffa.
But I do keep my Windows-based PC in good repair. (You should too; see "Regular Maintenance" for tips.) Like homes or cars, computers need to be checked over, cleaned out, and tuned up once or twice a year.
MySQL Quashes Defects in Database Release
MySQL AB on Monday released Version 4.0.17 of its MySQL open-source database software. The update features a number of cleaned up code defects that were recently sniffed out by an independent inspection company.
Thank You !
December 24th, 2003, 12:18 AM
A thank you to MemorY from me at least.
Once again I am finding more 'stuff' than you can shake a stick at. You have links to the BBC, I can never find this stuff when I'm hunting. As for SQL, I'm reading books on it, and now there are links to faults / probs that I haven't even covered in the first place ?
Ennis said "the trick is to read till your eyes bleed" I'm learning that it wasn't said in jest.
Nice work on the links, Next thing you'll be telling me is that M$ are about to implement a new OS just as I begin to get conident in W2K Pro ?
55 - I'm fiftyfeckinfive and STILL no wiser,
Beware of Geeks bearing GIF's
come and waste the day :P at The Taz Zone