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At $3K+, Lenovo's Linux-laden laptop debuts

IDG New Service's Steven Schwanker reports: Lenovo Group announced on Tuesday the availability of the ThinkPad T60p, its first laptop computer preloaded with the Linux operating system.....The new ThinkPad will use Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10....

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind

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The greatest software ever

Charles Babcock published his take on the greatest software ever written. As he says, most people have an opinion, but sitting down and doing an evaluation isn't so easy.

August 15, 2006 by Phil Windley

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Spammer explains how I got spammed (but I'm not buying it)

Have you ever received that one spam that just pushed you over the edge, making you want to track the spammer down and give him or her a piece of your mind?   Earlier this month, I got spammed by Loyalty Solutions, which is apparently a subsidiary of Optimus Companies.

August 15, 2006 by David Berlind

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Sun outlines Java open source roadmap

Rich Green, Sun EVP for software, used the Linux World conference as the stage to update the story of Java's journey into the world of open source. It's part of the open sourcing of the entire Sun portfolio.

August 14, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Google to media: No more "googling" for you

Via Slashdot comes this story from The Independent: Search engine giant Google, known for its mantra "don't be evil", has fired off a series of legal letters to media organisations, warning them against using its name as a verb....In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while "to google", with a lower case "g", was included last month in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, America's leading reference book....

August 14, 2006 by David Berlind

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Isn't time to get rid of the pre-paid terror cell (phone)?

According to The Register: An eagle-eyed Wal-Mart clerk in Caro, Michigan may have foiled a dastardly terrorist plot simply by alerting police to a suspicious purchase made by three men of Middle-Eastern descent, the Associated Press reports. Police are holding the men on terror charges because they bought 80 pre-paid cell phones in violation of Wal-Mart policy, which limits to three the number of phones one can buy....

August 14, 2006 by David Berlind

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Strong Angel III: Disaster response innovation

Eric Rasmussen, MD, MDM, FACP, Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy, is leading an effort innovate disaster response in the wake of catastrophies. He is the Director of Strong Angel III, which this month is field testing ways of delivering life-saving humanitarian relief and rapidly deployable communication systems in response to major disasters.

August 14, 2006 by Dan Farber

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