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MS/DOJ - Microsoft ruling sends Nasdaq on wild ride

Stocks on the Nasdaq exchange plunged for a second day yesterday following a US federal judge's ruling that Microsoft violated antitrust laws. However, the shares staged a comeback at the end of today's trading to recoup much of the earlier loss.

Linux Users to Protest Copyright Act

A Linux users' group in Washington, D.C., is planning a protest against parts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which they say is being used to unfairly restrict the development of DVD (Digital Versatile Disk) software for the Linux operating ...

Fixed Wireless Prepares for Speedy Growth

The insatiable demand for high-speed Internet access will lead to explosive growth in the fixed wireless industry, and providers need to prepare themselves for the surge in demand, several networking industry executives said at an industry conference...

IBM Updates the Desktop

NetVista line of sleek PCs, Net appliances, and thin clients is designed for easy Internet access.

New Hacking Tools Released to Attack Web Sites

Hackers have released new tools that could make attacks like those that temporarily shut down popular Web sites such as eBay and Amazon.com earlier this month even easier, a computer security firm said yesterday.

Hackers object to ham-fisted movie business

A hackers' magazine has called for a worldwide protest outside movie theatres tomorrow against the Motion Picture Association of America's aggressive attempts to keep its members' DVDs (digital versatile disks) protected from unauthorised users.

Judge Halts DVD Encryption Hackers

The Motion Picture Industry Association of America (MPAA) has won a round in its fight to keep its members' DVDs (digital versatile disks) protected from unauthorised users. US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the Southern District of New York has g...

Intel Introduces Faster Celeron

Intel has rolled out a faster processor for sub-$US1000 PCs, saying it will be the first of several versions of the chip targeted at the low-end processor market in the coming months.

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