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Two years on, Microsoft and Novell extend partnership

Microsoft said Wednesday it would purchase up to $100 million in coupons for Suse Linux support from Novell, furthering a controversial 2006 partnership aimed at customers who run both Windows and Linux in their server environments.

Yahoo opens Digg rival to all publishers

Yahoo has expanded its "Buzz Up" content recommendation service to include many more publishers, stepping up its challenge against Digg.

Dell loses bid for 'cloud computing' trademark

Dell cannot register "cloud computing" as a trademark because the term is a generic one describing services offered by many companies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has said in an initial ruling.

Scammers replace credit card readers in Irish stores

Fraudsters in northeast Ireland posing as authorized bank service personnel replaced credit card readers in retailers' stores with their own, capturing data that can be used to empty bank accounts and make purchases.

Citrix to raise prices by 10 percent from Sept 1

Citrix Systems will raise prices across all of its product lines by 10 percent worldwide except for the U.S., a promised move that reflects increasing business costs caused by the lower U.S. dollar, the vendor said Monday.

Dutch police, FBI rein in large botnet

The botnet created by a teenager who was arrested by Dutch police in a sting operation is most notable for its total reliance on social engineering to spread, computer security experts said Thursday.

Estonia, Poland help Georgia fight cyber attacks

In an intriguing cyber alliance, two Estonian computer experts are scheduled to arrive in Georgia by evening to keep the country's networks running amid an intense military confrontation with Russia.

End-user monitoring company hooks up with HP, CA

End-user performance monitoring company Knoa is working with Hewlett-Packard and CA on a project that could let IT managers get a more complete picture of application performance.

European court delays British hacker's extradition to US

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday temporarily held up the extradition of a British computer hacker facing computer misuse charges in the U.S.

HP buys wireless network infrastructure company

Hewlett-Packard said on Monday it plans to buy Colubris Networks, furthering the consolidation of wireless networking companies.

Researchers look to cloud computing to fight malware

A network service that traps more malicious software than a single antivirus program catches by itself could be the next weapon used to fight Internet threats.

Oracle issues out-of-cycle patch for flaw

Oracle has released an emergency patch for a flaw the company issued a rare security alert for last week.

Adobe warns over bogus Flash Player installers

Hackers are trying to dupe people into downloading malicious software labeled as Adobe Systems' Flash Player, prompting a warning from the company.

Apple finally patches dangerous DNS flaw

Apple has at last issued a patch for the DNS (Domain Name System) flaw considered one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities ever to affect the Internet.

Firefox closer to supporting open-source video codec

Mozilla is edging closer to releasing a new version of Firefox that could increase the use of open-source video software.

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