News: E.U. battles flood of unwanted e-mail
News: E-commerce companies report a busy weekend
News: Vista adoption to outpace Windows XP, analyst says
News: Google reaches accord with two Belgian press groups
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E.U. battles flood of unwanted e-mail
The European Commission has warned its member states to beef up their efforts to cut spam, spyware and malicious software, after research showed that up to 85 percent of all e-mail received in the European Union is unsolicited.
E-commerce companies report a busy weekend
While consumers may be opening their wallets to online retailers like never before, there's also evidence they are after bargains like never before. Two online price comparison sites, Pricegrabber.com and Shopping.com, which point consumers to the lowest prices for various items, reported surging traffic.
Vista adoption to outpace Windows XP, analyst says
Adoption of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating system will happen at a faster pace than any previous operating system release, with up to 15 percent of PC users moving to Vista within the first year that it is available, software analyst David Mitchell predicts.
Google reaches accord with two Belgian press groups
Google Inc. has reached an agreement with two groups representing authors and photographers in Belgium that had objected to the way the company indexes and displays their content on its Google News Web site.
PlayStation 3, Wii prices falling online
The recently-launched PlayStation 3 and Wii game consoles remain popular on Internet auction sites, but the price they are fetching is falling as launch-related hype dies down.
Electronic Arts looks to Baltics for programmers
Electronic Arts Inc. is looking to hire developers in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to work at its Swedish subsidiary, Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment (Dice), where about 220 staff currently work on its "Battlefield" game and other titles.
U.N. summit to address issue of growing e-waste
Measures to reduce the millions of tons of electronic waste generated each year by manufactures of computers, mobile phones and other consumer electronic products will be the focus of a United Nations-sponsored conference in the capital of Kenya.
Creating CDs for Unix or Windows
By Sandra Henry-Stocker
Preparing a CD that displays proper file names whether it is mounted on a Unix system or on a Windows box requires little more than the proper set of arguments to the mkisofs command and software that knows how to work with ISO images. In this week's column, we look at a script that prepares a multi-use ISO image from files in a selected directory.
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