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The Securities and Exchange Commission this week issued a warning about "paid autosurfing" schemes on the Internet, noting that offers that sound too good to be true probably are. The SEC also said it is filing securities fraud charges against the operators of 12 Daily Pro, an autosurfing site that paid people to view ads on the Web but was allegedly bilking them out of money under a huge pyramid scheme.
Thomas Noonan is president and CEO of Internet Security Systems Inc., an Atlanta-based vendor of IT security products and managed services. ISS reported revenue of $330 million last year, and its customer base includes 17 of the largest banks worldwide. In an interview with Computerworld at RSA Conference 2006 here this month, Noonan spoke about what he described as the "continuously" changing security threats faced by corporate users.
Gateway Inc. will pay Hewlett-Packard Co. $47 million to end a bitter patent dispute between the two PC makers, the companies said yesterday. As part of the deal, which is not yet final, the two companies will sign a seven-year cross-licensing agreement.
When you see your business model threatened, there are two options: confront the problem, change strategy and adapt to the new situation or, if you are powerful enough, try to destroy the threat.
Paraphrasing Richard Stallman ... “free software” is not referring to getting something for nothing, but to “market freedom.”
Industry's Lowest Cost Path to Next-Generation 64-bit Computing With Solaris 10
Combined Solution Offers Sophisticated Enterprise-Grade Storage Services While Doubling The I/O Performance of Fibre Channel
Open source software is used by 17.5% of New Zealand ICT companies, according to the 2005 HiGrowth Information and Communication technology (ICT) sector survey.
The study, conducted by IDC Research, shows that open source is preferred by certain sectors within the industry — mostly small to medium-sized companies, and in particular, companies with 10 to 49 full time staff. IT services and tele-communications companies have the highest use of open source, says the study.
[ED: Consider this along the lines of a competitive alternative to the Internet desktop that is indepent of the OS of the device. In this case a cd or a thumb drive will do nicely without most of the data security issues raised by the former. That is, the user carries a set of simplified programs and data that temporarily run off an available machine. - HC]
" ... John T. Haller, a Queens financial systems programmer, proposed an open-source project that would lead to a new paradigm ... in theory, be possible to cut Mozilla loose and run it by itself, on removable media - just like my old copy of Wordstar. Those little tiny pen (aka USB, aka thumb) drives ... the old Microsoft paradigm of immovable software has been obliterated ..."
[ED: Interesting read, but I will stay with Linux for now myself - HC]
I run many different distributions of Linux and enjoy playing with new distros. My enjoyment would not exist were it not for the assistance and support of an outstanding group of folks known as the Linux community. I consider Mandriva to be one of my favorite Linux distros and when I use Mandriva
[ED: I remembered that alias, from being on the then Mandrake chat looking for help. - HC]
Here is a cool applet which can be used to better integrate search on the Linux desktop. Using the tips in this article, you can easily integrate Google search on the Linux desktop.
This tutorial explains how to setup an Apache2 web server in order to support Java Server Pages (JSP) and Servlets using virtually hosted websites. Tomcat 5 is used as servlet container, and mod_jk as Tomcat connector.
How many of you have heard of the United Nations University ? I guess not many. Well there is a University being run by the United Nations and it also hosts seminars on Open source softwares.
A new agreement illustrates the classic problems of regulated monopolies--and the tragedy of a regulator that doesn't do its job. Story Link
The Winners of the Extend Firefox Contest have now been announced.
Counter point in the musical sense when different instruments combine in a pattern to heighten the music? Perhaps, here in a main line business media publications the Microsoft shady business practices that this company employed are many of the same issues the LXer Editor-in-Chief has been pounding upon.
Will there finally be enough volume to finally bring this issue to the fore? Will it arouse enough of the public to incite action?
Good questions, which may not turn out positive, but at least begin to have the possibility of being addressed. Watch for more.
Just an announcement the latest issue: 124 is out.
The first short news articles are showing up regarding the new ODF Alliance. They don't tell you much, so here's a lot more.
This is release 0.9.9 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.
From the ditzy blond jokes department, Kim tells us all about the safety and security of Microsoft Word. I wonder if any people in the intelligence community email Word Docs around. That could explain some leaks out of the White House.
So Kim writes: You probably e-mail business letters, resumes and personal documents as Word documents. But you may be telling people things that would make your hair curl. Unless you take extra steps, recipients of Word documents can easily see items deleted or modified.
For example, how about that letter you sent to Joe Jones? You first referred to him as a "sniveling creep." You changed that to "great guy." But Joe may know what you really think.
Here is one way to build a market, almost literally stealing
A PDA-like Windows Mobile phone has been successfully coaxed into running Linux. The "Universal," created by Taiwanese ODM HTC and re-sold under various brands, has successfully booted several Linux OSes, after a flurry of collaboration on a developer community forum.
[ED: I guess they began rejecting the shrink wrap license. I wonder if they got a OS refund? In any case, they should apply, since it could lower the cost to the customer - HC]
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