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Will hardware ruin A/V firms' chances for MS takeover?

Now that Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is out and its shortcomings, taken in combination with the promise of the company's Trustworthy Computing Initiative, have revealed some gaps that need filling, there's still a sufficient amount of speculation that Microsoft may have an interest in acquiring one of the more accomplished security software outfits.

September 28, 2004 by David Berlind


The Dell of open-source software?

Former Microsoft senior vice president Brad Silverberg and some ex-BEA executives are teaming up to launch an open-source company that aims to become...

September 28, 2004 by ZDNet


Open source 10 commandments a step in the right direction

As software vendors take punches at one another over open source and intellectual property (IP) right disputes, the industry took a step forward to keep open source from turning IP law on its head. One fundamental problem has been the lack of a widely accepted definition of open source and open standards, but fortunately it looks like somebody finally came up with one.

September 27, 2004 by Chris Jablonski

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The Semantic Web explained

The MIT Technology Review [registration required] has a good interview with Tim Berners-Lee, father of the Web and freshly knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

September 27, 2004 by ZDNet


From .Net to the mainframe

The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included.

September 27, 2004 by ZDNet