News: Linux users say 'Sue me first, Microsoft'
News: INTEROP: Cisco, Nortel, Meru WLANs smarten up
News: Microsoft tools keep bad Office files at bay
News: INTEROP: Telephony vendors line up behind Microsoft
News: Cisco agrees to buy BroadWare for video security
News: HP says SOA is ready for prime time
News: Networking trouble caused nuke plant to shut down
News: Do Google and Salesforce fear becoming rivals?
News: Norton smartphone suite to ship next week
News: INTEROP: Network show blooms, thinks green
News: MySpace to turn over sex offender data to AGs
ITWhirled: Moon-dirt competitors don't dig deeply enough
Linux users say 'Sue me first, Microsoft'
In an unconventional request, some users of Linux and other open-source software are inviting Microsoft Corp. to sue them.
Microsoft tools keep bad Office files at bay
Microsoft Corp. released a pair of tools on Monday that help protect computers from Office 2003 files containing malicious software code.
Cisco agrees to buy BroadWare for video security
Cisco Systems Inc. announced an agreement to buy software maker BroadWare Technologies Inc. in a bid to improve its video surveillance offerings, the company said.
HP says SOA is ready for prime time
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) said service-oriented architecture (SOA) for more efficient development of IT services is ready to move from the testing phase into production.
Networking trouble caused nuke plant to shut down
Water pumps need firewalls too. That's what operators of the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant discovered last August when they were forced to manually shut down one of their plant's two reactors after networking problems caused two water pumps to fail and threatened the stability of the plant itself.
Do Google and Salesforce fear becoming rivals?
Reports that Google Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. are discussing partnership options should come as no surprise, considering the companies have collaborated in the past and firmly believe in the market for hosted business applications.
Norton smartphone suite to ship next week
Next week, Symantec Corp. will broaden its mobile security product line by shipping new products designed for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile devices.
MySpace to turn over sex offender data to AGs
MySpace will provide attorneys general offices in all U.S. states with information it has gathered on convicted sex offenders who have used its social networking site, the most popular of its kind.
INTEROP: Network show blooms, thinks green
The Interop networking trade show is growing bigger by getting broader.
INTEROP: Cisco, Nortel, Meru WLANs smarten up
Vendors are adding bells and whistles to their wireless LAN products at Interop this week as the industry awaits a new generation of gear that may replace wired LANs entirely.
INTEROP: Telephony vendors line up behind Microsoft
If Microsoft Corp. is muscling in on enterprise telephony vendors' turf, most of those companies right now are just trying to get along.
Moon-dirt competitors don't dig deeply enough
NASA thought an X-Prize-style competition might net them an automated excavating machine that could serve on a future moon mission. But none of the competing robots managed to deposit 330 pounds of dirt into a container in 30 minutes, and so nobody walked home with the $250,000 prize money. Only one of the machines even managed to go for a full half-hour without breaking down.