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Star Wars Episode II, trailer online

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NewsA new teaser/trailer for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, is available online.

Apparently the link is overloaded (/.'ed) and produces a "Referral Denied" when contacted. You might want to try again in a couple of days, or attempt to paste the address into an empty browser window address bar.
 
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2Gb USB storage on a keychain

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NewsJMTek is supposedly going to show a keychain USB drive with a capacity of 2 Gb. The drive is to be shown at CeBit in Hannover March 13 to 20 this year.

As with the 1 Gb version, the keychain drive needs no driver when used in Windows 2000, XP or Linux 2.4.x. Also on display will be a version for extreme physical conditions and one that can be used as a bootdisk.

The JMTek homepage does not mention this new drive at all. They probably want to avoid the Osborne Effect (in which a vendor advertises stuff long before it is available, making sales of current products for all practical purposes stop).

If you visit CeBit and spend little enough time in Münchnerhalle (and thus are able to walk in a straight line), pop over to Hall 2, stand A48 or C24 to stare at something you want.
 
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Be Inc. leaves the planet

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NewsBe Incorporated, maker of BeOS, voluntarily delists themselves from Nasdaq. A press release at Be's web site explains it all; delisting from Nasdaq as well as dissolution. This means in clear terms that Be will soon no longer exist.

The full statement is at Be's front page. News and misc. to be found at slashdot and zdnet.com.
 
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.coop TLD open for registration

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NewsOn 30. january 2002 the .coop top level domain was available for registrations. If you can prove that your company is member-owned (like the Coop chain of stores here in Norway), you are eligible for a domain. The .coop TLD is supposed to take some load off the .org and .com TLD's.

www.nic.coop is the official TLD handler. Go check out their news section if you are curious for more.
 
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Metadata - what is it, and what good does it?

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NewsThis story is a bit old, I know, but I think it will interest some of you anyway. Metadata is the next big thing coming for modern OSes (some have it allready, at least to a degree), and you should know about the pitfalls and goodies that accompany it to be able to nag about it! :)

Also, check out the tale of a BeOS refugee and Metadata and Encapsulation for some more bus litterature... :)
 
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XFree86 version 4.2.0 is out

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NewsAccording to NewsForge, XFree86 version 4.2.0 is out. The full article can be found here.
 
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Microsoft is suing Lindows

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NewsLindows should with version 1.0 be available in the 1st quarter of 2002. This OS will have the power of running both Linux and Windows based applications.

Microsoft has sued Lindows.com because of the similar name to their Windows trademark. They believe that the customers will think Lindows is licenced and certified by Microsoft.

Founder of Lindows is the talented Michael Robertson who started MP3.com. Michael has no plans to change the name.

Read more on LindowsOS at www.Lindows.com.
 
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Bochs 1.3 is out

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NewsBochs version 1.3, the x86 emulator, is out.

"Bochs 1.3 includes many major enhancements including a powerful menu-based configuration system and networking support for Linux and Windows NT/2000. Other additions in this release include support for ISO-format disk images, improved mouse performance, physical CD-ROM support for all versions of Windows, parallel port emulation, enhanced debugger, and many cpu and device model improvements. Bochs 1.3 also adds native support for Mac OS X and Amiga MorphOS, along with improved support for BeOS. You can find Bochs binaries for Windows and Linux (along with the source code for UNIX, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS) at http://bochs.sourceforge.net/"

NewsForge has the full article.

 
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DES is dead, AES is here

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NewsIn the US, the Department of Commerce have shown DES the door, replacing it with AES (Advanced Encryption System).
 
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Strange things....

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NewsWould you want a webmail account where everybody could read your email? Well, if you need to you can have it now. Check out the Oh Craps! project.
 
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