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Run BASIC: today's time-waster

Ever wish you could go back to 1984 (and we mean the real 1984, no the other 1984)? Now you can. Sort of. Run BASIC is a site that lets you relive those heady days of PEEKs and POKEs by giving you a place to run BASIC programs. Actually, Run BASIC is based on Liberty BASIC, not the more familiar...

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Study finds global piracy rates hold fast at 35%, Russian and Chinese scallawags belay a bit

The fourth annual Global Piracy Study, conducted by tech market research company IDC on behalf of the Business Software Alliance, was released this morning. The researchers estimate that again this year, 35% of all software on PCs worldwide is pirated. This is despite claimed advances in...

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Rallying for a better web experience at XTech 2007

A couple of prominent web design gurus have announced a mini conference on "Web Browsers, Standards and Interop" during XTech 2007 in Paris on May 15th. The idea is to get browser vendors, web developers and designers all in the same room to spend a day talking about about how to make life easier...

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Flickr debuts Collections

Yesterday afternoon, Flickr announced the release of a new feature that hard core Flickr users have been clamoring for for a while now: subsets or sets of sets. Or, as Flickr calls them, collections. Users can now build up large collections of pictures from building blocks of multiple sets, and even...

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SANS reports Windows 2000, 2003, XP Daylight Savings Time issues

Internet security watchdogs at the SANS Institute Internet Storm Center are reporting two unrelated issues with the DST changeover on Windows platforms. The first issue incolves isolated problems where clocks display incorrect times despite being patched for the new US Daylight Savings Time rules....

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80% of Federal Agencies Flunk E-FOIA Test

According a report published today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University, only one in five government agencies complies with the 1997 law that requires them to make much public information available on the web and clearly post procedures for obtaining information and...

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ReiserFS creator Hans Reiser to stand trial

The big buzz in the open source community this weekend had nothing to do with software. Instead, the talk was about developer Hans Resier--founder of Namesys and creator of ReiserFS--who found out Friday that he will be arraigned for his wife's murder on March 23rd. Reiser's estranged wife...

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FreeYourID: OpenID for your name

Now that so many sites seem to be adopting OpenID, you might have decided that you want one. You may also have decided that you don't want it tied to your circa 1997 AOL screen name (I'm looking at you cyrano99). What better than to tie your online ID to your real identity and keep things nice and...

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Gearing up for NeoOffice 2.1 on March 27th

As long as we're talking about word processors that have come a long way since we last talked about them: Mac users should sit up and take note: NeoOffice 2.1 arrives on March 27th. NeoOffice is a OS X port of OppenOffice.org by a group of developers who have thought from the beginning that the Main...

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AbiWord: Word Processing for Everyone

I can't believe we haven't talked seriously about AbiWord here since version 2.0 more than 18 months ago. Shame on us. The 2.4.x releases (they're currently on 2.4.6) have seen major upgrades to nearly all the subsystems, and a host of new features including Open Document support, image handling...

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