Saturday, August 06, 2005

[Osdir-daily] Microsoft plus Linux: Micrix?

The announcement that the next version of Windows will be called ‘Vista’
has signally failed to set the computing world on fire... The problem is
GNU/Linux, a beast they can’t destroy and can’t seem to tame, a beast that
is encroaching on their markets by offering an alternative to the closed
development and licensed software model that has made Microsoft rich.

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[Osdir-daily] Tomcat Installation and Configuration

Apache Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official Reference
Implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java
Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed by Sun under the Java
Community Process.

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[Osdir-daily] Qt, the GPL, Business and Freedom

In a series of articles (part I, part II) during the month of July, OfB's
Timothy R. Butler explained why he felt that KDE needed to move beyond the Qt
toolkit it uses as a foundation. In that series, he asserted that the licensing
of Qt is becoming a stumbling block to the desktop's adoption.

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Studios Step Up Initiatives to Sell Some Movies Online

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After years of avoiding it, Hollywood studios are preparing to let people download and buy electronic copies of movies over the Internet, much as record labels now sell songs through Apple Computer's iTunes music store and other online services. The U.S. movie industry has made some previous half-hearted attempts to let people rent a small number of movies online. But the rapidly growing use of Internet video, both legal and pirated, is prompting it to create more robust download options and to consider online business models it dismissed as recently as a year ago.
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Banks Employing New Authentication Technologies

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Financial institutions are deploying new authentication technologies -- like graphical watermarks -- to hamper hackers who can somehow slip past biometric and token technologies, experts tell TechNewsWorld. "We've seen evidence of new Trojans that bypass most two-factor authentication devices -- e.g. tokens and biometrics -- by waiting for the user to authenticate at log-in," said Naftali Bennett, chief executive officer of Cyota, a developer of authentication technologies based in New York City.
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Software Sectors Slug It Out in War of Words

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The theorists, the experts, and the disgruntled all weighed in this week and had their say. First in the ring were two professors from Harvard who jumped fearlessly into the Linux vs. Microsoft fray and offered to answer all our questions and demystify the entire issue. The Profs set up their models and cranked out their results. They tell us that Microsoft, due to first mover advantage and major market share, isn't going away any time soon.
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RFID Chips Promise to Revamp Medical Industry

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No longer a science-fiction fantasy, radio frequency identification chips are on the market and available for implantation in the human body. While society begins to weigh the medical benefits of immediately being able to identify a person from the signals emitted by his or her RFID chip against the costs in personal privacy, a doctor has tested the device on himself and chronicled his experience in the July 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Windows' Vista Feels Like a Mac

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Known for years by the code name "Longhorn," the successor to Microsoft's Windows XP has been dubbed "Longwait" for its numerous delays. As features have been announced, it's also been accused of copying Apple Computer's Mac OS X. And that was before most people had the chance to see let alone use what's now been christened Windows Vista. Microsoft finally took some of the wraps off last week, releasing Vista's first major test version to about 500,000 programmers and tech professionals.
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Yahoo has launched a self-service ad-placement network that is designed
to offer small publishers, including bloggers, access to revenue from
contextually relevant advertising, a service already offered by rival
Google. Yahoo said the beta version of the expanded Yahoo Publisher
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Seeking to lay claim to a technology that could help create a
syndication network for advertising that would be distributed the way
blogs and other newsfeeds are now, Google has applied for a patent for
its RSS advertising feed. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a widely
used technology that enables content to be fed automatically to various
Web pages.

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Casinos in Nevada might become the first to explore a new area of the
Internet gambling frontier, enabling users to gamble on mobile devices
while they're in and around casinos. A recently passed law makes Nevada
the first state in the U.S. to allow the use of hand-held devices for
gambling at casinos and resorts.

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American relations with China may be seen from both a political
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Chinese market. We begin here with the political perspective and then
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subsidiary, the Mozilla Corp., to develop, market and distribute Mozilla
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