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Caldera, SCO announce Linux wrapper for Open Unix

Caldera and The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) announced Monday in conjunction with the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover that they will release a new Unix-based operating system that will also support Linux applications.

German army denies report on Microsoft ban

A report in German news magazine Der Spiegel that states that Germany's military will not use Microsoft software on computers in "sensitive areas" is incorrect, a Defence Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Internet, wireless drive top themes for CeBIT '01

The German city of Hanover is hunkering down for the annual swarm of hundreds of thousands of IT professionals and technology buffs to CeBIT, which takes place this year from 22 to 28 March . The event is the world's largest trade fair, according to ...

New.net says it will increase TLDs

Private company New.net will announce plans to offer a series of new Internet TLDs (top level domains), from .chat to .xxx, in a process calculated to sidestep the monopoly control of non-profit organisation ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned N...

BMW introduces Net-equipped limousine

Luxury car maker BMW is rolling out a limousine equipped with a mobile multimedia office. The prototype, based on BMW's L7 model, was introduced this week at the Automobilsalon 2001 show in Geneva, said BMW spokesman Friedbart Holz.

Gartner: Mobile phone sales up 46 per cent

Worldwide sales of mobile phones were up 45.5 percent in 2000 to 412.7 million units, said research and consulting company Gartner Group. But by year's end a long-rumoured market slowdown had kicked in, putting total shipments for 2000 at about 6 mi...

"Anna" virus writer turns himself in

A 20-year-old man has turned himself in to police in the Dutch province of Friesland, identifying himself as the author of the so-called Anna Kournikova virus, police spokesman Robert Rambonnet said Wednesday.

IBM faces suit over Nazi-era ties

Five Holocaust survivors are filing a class-action suit against IBM, charging that the huge technology company "aided and abetted crimes against humanity" by providing the punch-card systems used to catalogue and process victims of the Nazi German ge...

German record industry takes on Web piracy

Germany's record-manufacturing companies want to use sniffing and blocking technology to tackle illegal music downloads from the Internet. The Bundesverband der Phonographischen Wirtschaft e.V. (Associations of the German Phonographic Industry) is pr...

Yahoo deletes neo-Nazi sites

Yahoo and its Web hosting subsidiary GeoCities have deleted 44 German-language neo-Nazi Web sites in the past three months, a group of children of Holocaust survivors said Tuesday.

Barcelona plans high-tech garbage cans

Barcelona is putting microprocessors in the trash. The Spanish city has announced a plan to outfit its public litter bins with memory chips designed to store data such as how full the containers are and when they were last emptied, according to a sta...

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