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  • Seven lines of code can crack DVD encryption

    The fight over DVD (digital versatile disc) descrambling and the legal issues involved will seemingly not go away, as the fight gained a new participant this week when a tool to help decrypt DVDs was released onto the Internet.

  • Flypaper offers collaboration service

    Start-up Flypaper Inc. will this week unveil a hosted service that it says will help customers quickly and easily collaborate online.

  • F-Secure offers Linux antivirus firewall

    Antivirus firewall software vendor F-Secure Corp. has announced a version of its software for Red Hat Linux Version 6.1 and higher that provides detection and disinfection of Web viruses and malicious code passing through firewalls.

  • Inside IBM's Linux Technology Center

    When I first heard about IBM Corp.'s Linux Technology Center, my ears pricked up because Austin, Texas, was regularly mentioned in conjunction with it. I pictured the LTC as part of IBM's complex of buildings on and around Braker Lane in north Austin.

  • Microsoft chooses its PSA partner

    Microsoft Corp. has just forged a partnership with a British company to exploit what some analysts predict will be a business worth more than 3 billion euros by 2004.

  • Free Tibet

    Ever wonder how to find Nirvana? Thanks to professional photographer and website producer Peter Danford, enlightenment is now just a click away at and is, of course, free. But that doesn't mean it's going to be easy!

  • IBM offers e-commerce packages

    IBM Corp. has announced agreements with five software services companies to deliver e-commerce solutions to target markets. IBM signed deals with Enterpulse Inc., Eviciti Corp., MCBA Inc., Rare Medium Inc., and Web Emporium LLC, which will craft IBM WebSphere-based solutions for the distribution, retail, health care, financial services, and entertainment industries.

  • XML does Linux

    Software AG has announced that its Tamino native XML database is now available for Suse Linux's Linux Enterprise Server for the IBM Corp. S/390 mainframe.

  • IBM e-commerce servers vulnerable to hacks

    IBM Corp. on Wednesday posted an advisory on its Web site that alerted customers to a tool that could potentially decrypt administrator and customer passwords residing on servers that use some IBM e-commerce software.

  • Intel Developer Forum plays host to InfiniBand

    Last week's Intel Developer Forum served as a showcase for InfiniBand, the new bus architecture that promises to alleviate many of the bottlenecks clogging servers and storage systems today.

  • IBM announces Content Manager

    IBM Corp. announced last week it has integrated the IBM Content Manager, a repository for storing and managing text and multimedia documents, into Siebel Systems Inc.'s Call Center suite to make it easier for service representatives to get customer history data. The idea is to create a repository for managing text and multimedia documents by service and sales agents. IBM Content Manager, which runs on Windows NT, AIX, AS/400 and System 390, costs $15,000.

  • Critical Path ships rearchitected metadirectory

    Critical Path Inc. is hoping its new software will help demystify the deployment and maintenance of intriguing yet complex metadirectory technology.

  • General-purpose VPN hardware suffices for most

    Enterprise customers might not need custom hardware to support all the sites on their VPNs (virtual private networks), especially if those sites have dedicated Internet connections that are T-1 or smaller.

  • Linux users blast tax office for 'discrimination'

    The Linux Users Group has accused the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) of "pandering to software monopolies like Microsoft" because its online GST facilities are not compatible with Linux/Unix-based systems.

  • Secure network links doctors, hospitals

    The movement of information between hospitals and GPs in Australia can now occur securely online following the accreditation of the Health Insurance Commission's (HIC) Health eSignature Authority with the Commonwealth Government's Gatekeeper status.

  • Intel to shed 5000

    Intel is the latest victim of a slowing US economy announcing it will drastically reduce its workforce and slashed revenue expectations for its first fiscal quarter.

  • Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Chemical tie on biotech research

    Fujitsu Ltd. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. plan to combine their respective strengths to generate business in the medical field through a joint project focusing on genomic drug research, the two companies announced Thursday.

  • Lycos Asia buys

    Internet portal operator Lycos Asia Ltd. has made a major inroad to the Chinese language content market with the acquisition of the sixth-largest Chinese portal,

  • New Zealand to put new national TLD to public poll

    New Zealand will begin on Monday an online public straw poll to decide whether to create the proposed new domain name.

  • Australian software prices could fall on new law

    Australia's parliament has introduced a Copyright Amendment Bill that may alter legislation that currently allows a copyright owner to limit the importation of authorized copies. This will lower the prices of software for Australian consumers, according to commentators.