QuoteMicrosoft has been mailing free copies of Office to government employees, but at least two federal agencies are warning recipients to return the gifts or risk violating federal ethics policies. Microsoft has given out tens of thousands of free copies of its flagship software, which retails for about $500, to workers at its biggest customers.
QuoteMeanwhile, Microsoft may have a hard time convincing the open-source community that nothing nefarious was brewing when it made a referral that led to $50 million in BayStar Capital funding for the SCO Group--another Linux foe. BayStar, an investment company, has confirmed that Microsoft introduced BayStar to SCO. But BayStar declined to share further details and is repeating its earlier position that Microsoft did not actually invest money in the deal.
QuoteMandrakelinux 10.0 features the following software:
Glibc 2.3.3 with Native POSIX Threads Library (NPTL) support
Apache 2.0.48, Samba 3.0.2, MySQL 4.0.18
ProFTPD 1.2.9, Postfix 2.0.18, OpenSSH 3.6.1p2
KDE 3.2, GNOME 2.4.2, IceWM 1.2.13
OpenOffice.org 1.1, KOffice 1.3, Gnumeric 1.2.6
Mozilla 1.6, The GIMP 1.2.5, XMMS 1.2.9
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QuoteSober.d arrives as e-mail pretending to be from Microsoft with a patch for the MyDoom worm. Microsoft does not e-mail its customers with new patch information. The subject line could be in either German or English, with random letters or words in some variation of "new Microsoft security patch." The body text, also in German or English, reads:
QuoteGrowth in 2004 will depend on factors beyond economic upturn and seasonal purchases, hinging on sales of PCs to both consumers and businesses, according to IDC. Semiconductor revenue in desktop and mobile segments will grow 18 percent to $53.6 billion in 2004, the research firm predicted. That will be the peak annual growth rate during the period from 2003 to 2008. The compound annual growth rate during the period is pegged at 7.8 percent, with revenue in the final year of that period set to come in at $66.1 billion.
QuoteThe suit against the Linux user is separate from IBM's case, McBride said. Though the first case will involve a company that has a Unix license, the company plans others against companies who don't have that existing business tie to SCO, he added.
QuoteNow the "do-it-yourself" model has begun to move into more densely populated areas, like Douglas County, where telecommunications providers and cable operators are already offering services. These municipalities want to control their own networks, and they want to be able to offer services to their government agencies or constituencies that the local incumbent provider is not offering, such as fiber to the home (FTTH).
QuoteA standards win on DVDs would dramatically buoy Microsoft's ambitions to take its multimedia technology beyond the Internet. It also could give the Redmond, Wash., giant substantial credibility when it shops its codec to partners outside of the PC business.
QuoteIssuing an update to XP would represent a significant shift for the software maker, which for months has insisted that it had no plans to create a separate version of Windows before Longhorn. A company executive confirmed to CNET News.com on Thursday that Microsoft is now discussing a product internally referred to as "Windows XP Reloaded."
QuoteThe ads will tout the notebooks' ability to "unwire," or detach, from a power line and a modem or an Ethernet network cable, and to check e-mail or surf the Web using wireless networking. The Centrino bundle includes an 802.11 wireless module, along with the Pentium M processor and an Intel chipset. Centrino offered only the 802.11b standard, at first, but Intel recently upgraded it with a dual-band 802.11b/g module. The module has since been working its way into new notebook models.
QuoteNASA said its home page received 6.53 billion hits--the number of times someone pulls up a Web site--surpassing Earth's population of 6.3 billion people. The visitor numbers cover the period from Jan. 4, when the first rover, Spirit, landed, through Thursday.
QuoteScientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration revised their estimate of the distance to the "Bonneville" crater, saying it's about 1,150 feet (345 meters) from Spirit's landing place. The robot still has about 800 feet (240 meters) to go to reach the crater.
QuoteAccording to a message posted by SecurityGlobal.net LLC's Security Tracker Web site, a vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5 that lets a "remote user execute arbitrary code on the target system."
QuoteUnder the proposed deal, the company would issue 0.78 of a Comcast share for each Disney share, a total value of about $54 billion and a premium of about $5 billion above the closing price of the shares on Feb. 10. In addition, Comncast would assume about $11.9 billion in current Disney debt, for a total of about $66 billion. Disney shareholders would own about 42 percent of the company, Comcast said.
QuoteIn addition to announcing the name change, Mozilla released version 0.8 of the software, calling it a milestone toward the foundation's first end user-oriented release. Before being spun off by America Online parent Time Warner as the Mozilla Foundation, Mozilla considered itself a technology group that was used by AOL's Netcape Communications unit to create user-friendly products.
QuoteSome of the most noticeable improvements in KDE 3.2, which is the result of a year-long effort, are in application start-up times and HTML rendering, according to KDE developers. KDE is one of two major packages offering a graphical user interface and integrated applications for Unix and Linux, the main alternative being Gnome. KDE is used as the default interface on systems including Ark Linux, Conectiva, Knoppix, Lindows, Lycoris, Mandrake Linux, SUSE Linux, TurboLinux and Xandros, and is included as an option with most other major Linux systems.
QuoteIn an MPLS network, incoming packets are assigned a "label" by a router. Packets are forwarded along a label switch path where each router makes forwarding decisions based solely on the contents of the label. At each hop, the label is stripped off and a new one is added that tells the next router how to forward the packet.