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All the News That's Fit to Print

Now that the Microsoft tidal-wave is over, we're left wondering what else has gone on this week while we were all starting into the face of evil. Ever vigilant, we've scoured the online wire to find a treasure trove of juicy non-MS stories to share.

Big Evil Wants to Play Nice Now?

We know, we know, we've done enough Microsoft news this week, and we promise this will be the last one — February is a short month, and we have to get our quota in or the Boss'll take away our stapler. We couldn't pass up this opportunity, however, as it's the first time in history that the "Microsoft" and "Open Source" can appear in the same sentence without the phrase "desperately wants to crush."

A Busy Week in Takeover Land

It's a hard life in Redmond, what with all the people to crush, hostile takeovers to mastermind, and FUD to perpetuate. This week has been a busy one for everyone's favorite Evil-Empire-on-the-move, and we've got all the details of what's made the wire.

Open Source is Busting Out All Over the Place

It seems like everybody wants to get a piece of the Open Source pie these days. Whether it's Sun snapping up MySQL, Nokia grabbing Trolltech, or something more sinister, like SCO trying to squeeze the jelly-filling out of just about everybody, it seems like getting your hands on some Open Source is all the rage. In that spirit, we bring you two new Open Source projects announced over the past few days.

While HD Dies, Verizon Blows the Doors Off

It's been a long weekend here — complete with a long President's Day snooze yesterday morning — but there's been no snoozing on the news wires. We've got it all for you, from slumps to suits to slapstick and back again.

SCO is Back, and This Time It's Personal

We all thought it was time to party, that the enemy was finally vanquished, that it was time for Champagne and cigars. We learned our lesson yesterday afternoon, though, when SCO smacked us all in the face with a hundred million dollars.

Security is the Name of the Game

It's been a rough day here weather-wise, with snow and ice wreaking havoc on everything from the roads to internet service — we were fine without the roads, but the internet was more than we could take. The treacherous conditions outside set us thinking about conditions on the information superhighway, and so we bring you a roundup of interesting security news from the world wide web.

And Now For Something...Really Rather Odd

The bizarre is all around us. There was a time — not too long ago — when science fiction was science fiction. These days, tales of the wild and wacky aren't so much literature as — the evening news.

Bringing Back Business as Usual

As we've noted with some disdain, the news has been captivated with the Big Money Buyout this week, as though the world is caught in some terrible rerun of Let's Make A Deal. The dealio continues unabated, but the good news is that at least some of the tech world has returned to normal.

When The Government Comes A'Calling

Industry has been the biggest source of news this week, what with the never-ending brouhaha over Microsoft & Yahoo and all the other enterprise ups and downs. Industry isn't the only player, though, and this afternoon we're focusing on what happens when the government gets into the technoplay.

Linus on the Empire; New Releases for GNOME and Ubuntu

In the first go round, Linux arch-developer Linus Torvalds used his appearance on the Linux Foundation's OpenVoices podcast to talk about why the Linux kernel would be sticking with the GPLv2. Now he's back again, sitting down with Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to talk about Microsoft's patent bluster, how he's nonplussed about the work MS has done towards Linux interoperability, the importance of not scaring away potential kernel hackers, and quite a bit more.