By filing suit against the as-yet-unnamed spammers, EarthLink hopes to use subpoenas of ISPs, mailbox rental companies and domain registrars to track down their identities. Via Computerworld News.
It's good to see at least one large ISP taking a stand on spam.
The Mozilla Organization has posted Mozilla 1.5b, the latest beta release of the popular open-source Web browser. For those of you still using IE, you really don't know what you're missing. Tabbed browsing, built in pop-up blocking, and no annoying ActiveX ads (Gator, anyone?) are just a few things. If you happen to be using Mac OS X, the Safari browser might be more to your liking. Ah, choice is good.
Here's a pretty good summary of what's happening on the SCO anti-Linux front in the past few weeks. If you're like me, you're probably getting sick of their outrageous statements and blatent lies. At least it's fun to watch them try to rationalize their statements.
Finally, a real HCL for Solaris on x86! Looks like Sun is finally doing something with Solaris on x86. If you've never used Solaris, you're missing out. It's one of the best Unix's (Unicies?) I've ever tried. Also one of the most secure out of the box. Check it out.
Jupiter Research analyst Joe Wilcox believes that Microsoft's upcoming major OS release will not be generally available until 2006, a year later than what Microsoft is currently predicting. He believes that the changes planned are too far-sweeping to be rolled out quickly, when you take into account that developers need time to prepare their software. Via OS News.
Guess Microsoft needs a few more years to copy Mac OS X. No sleep lost here.
SCO is reported in the Age as saying they 'Have no plans to sue Linux companies...' This seems to contradict the earlier statements of Chris ... Via Slashdot.
Wow, I have to say, SCO's intentions change more than my underwear. Maybe tomorrow they'll apologize for all they've done. Even so, they're still a has-been. Nobody wants expensive Unix technology when Linux can do more at a fraction of the cost. SCO OpenServer is a piece of trash. It's based on Microsoft's (failed) Xenix operating system. Need I say more?
"Microsoft has employed Akamai's Linux-based servers to protect its Microsoft.com Web site and reduce the site's vulnerability to viruses, worms and denial of service attacks..." Via ZDNet UK.
Interesting. I thought Linux and FOSS was a cancer and shouldn't be used under any circumstances. Funny how reality kicks in when your server software is riddled with security flaws. Trusted Computing strikes again!
As if the Bush administration hasn't done enough, now they outsource their campain fund raising call centers to India. A sign of things to come if Bush is re-elected?
The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is criticizing last month's decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to exclusively use Microsoft Corp. software, arguing that recent computer virus and worm attacks against Microsoft products are evidence that such a decision is a poor choice. The word "duh" quickly comes to mind.
This has to be the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Be sure to view the slideshow. Now we finally know how CEOs of high tech companies react to celebrities! Can't say I blame him though. Via The Register.