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Cuba Embraces Open Source Software

Cuba's communist government is trying to shake off the yoke of at least one capitalist empire -- Microsoft Corp. -- by joining with socialist Venezuela in converting its computers to open-source software.

Google Shuts Hole in Desktop Product

A potentially devastating hole in Google Inc.'s prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users' computers to data thieves.

Dust Swirls Over Office Open XML Complaints

Mom, they're arguing again.

Novell and Microsoft Deal -- Making Progress

Novell and Microsoft on Monday presented an update on the two firms' progress in their November deal to make nice and work more closely together.

Sun To Ship ODF Translator for Office 2003

Sun Microsystems Wednesday took the wraps off of its OpenDocument Format, or ODF, add-in for saving Microsoft Office 2003 documents in the emerging open standard's file format.

Jobs Hits DRM Nail Right on the Head

Given the alternatives, the smart move would be to kiss DRM goodbye.

Apple: Record Labels Should Drop DRM

Apple Inc. indicated it would open its iTunes store to other portable players besides its ubiquitous iPod if the world's major record labels abandoned the anti-piracy technology that serves as the industry's security blanket.

Microsoft Ships CTP of WPF/E

On February 2, Microsoft released the February CTP of Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E), a cross-platform browser plug-in that allows clients to display and play back rich media, 3D and vector graphics, animation, audio and video.

ODF Add-in For Word 2007 Available

Open source group SourceForge.net is shipping version 1.0 of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) add-in for Microsoft Word 2007, the organization said in a statement.

Microsoft Ships Photosynth Plug-in for Firefox

Microsoft is shipping a Firefox plug-in version of its Photosynth 3D photo processing software technology preview.

Sun Returns to Black After Years of Red

Wall Street has welcomed Sun Microsystems Inc. back in the black, but investors are questioning whether the notoriously boom-and-bust company can remain profitable for the long term.

Sun, Intel to Partner on Server Chips

Sun Microsystems Inc. will begin building a line of servers that run on chips from Intel Corp. and will receive Intel's endorsement of Sun's Solaris operating system, executives from both companies said Monday.

Analysts: Apple Luster Still Strong

With iPod sales still soaring, Apple Inc. reaped record profit during the holiday quarter and stands to remain a Wall Street darling despite issuing a second-quarter forecast that fell below analyst expectations.

Sun Microsystems Courts Startups Once Again

In the late 1990s, Sun Microsystems Inc. promoted itself as "the dot in dot-com" -- a strategy that proved painful when the technology bubble burst.

Apple Reports Record 1Q Profit

Apple Inc. on Wednesday posted a record profit in its fiscal first quarter, beating Wall Street estimates as earnings rose 78 percent amid strong holiday sales of its iPod music players and Macintosh computers.

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