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To Be free or not to Be free

The next version of the Be operating system will be offered free of charge to noncommercial users as the company shifts to focus on the Internet appliance market.

DoJ denies report on MS breakup plan

The US Department of Justice has refuted a newspaper report that claims government lawyers have agreed to request that Microsoft be broken up as a punishment for its anticompetitive behaviour.

California firm promises free DSL service

A California company is proposing to give consumers free DSL (digital subscriber line) Internet access in exchange for their privacy. Broadband Digital Group today announced FreeDSL, a service that will provide consumers with free DSL access if they ...

Cable modem market set to shift

Five vendors controlled the cable modem market in the third quarter of this year, with their shipments accounting for 75 percent of all shipments worldwide, according to a new study by Gartner Group's Dataquest.

RealPlayer 7 beta unveiled

RealNetworks yesterday announced the beta release of RealPlayer 7, its audio and video streaming software, a new lean version that should start up 40 per cent more quickly than previous versions.

IBM unveils Speech Markup Language

Speech Markup Language -- a new language that enables Web site developers to add interactive speech capability to Web pages has been developed by IBM, the company revealed today.

Compaq spins off AltaVista

Compaq has revealed its AltaVista search engine is set to go public and will be involved in a technology-sharing deal with Microsoft. One of the outcomes of the agreement is a planned AltaVista-branded version of Microsoft's Hotmail service

Lotusphere: Lotus Notes R5 appears worth wait, users say

Perhaps in part because of the Y2K problem, most attendees at Lotusphere in Orlando, Florida were unfazed by news this week of the continued delay of Lotus Development Corp.'s Release 5.0 (R5) of its Notes groupware and the Domino server portion of t...

Corel, Micrografx settle copyright suit

Corel has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against it by graphics software rival Micrografx, which charged Corel with infringement of its intellectual property rights

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