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  • Oracle: Google owes us US$2.6 billion

    An Oracle damages expert estimates that Google owes the company US$2.6 billion for alleged Java patent violations, according to a court filing made Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • Nintendo 3DS Targeted in Anti-DRM Campaign

    Hard on the heels of the Free Software Foundation's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/227151/its_time_to_give_digital_rights_management_the_boot.html">Day Against DRM</a> earlier this month, the advocacy organization last week la...

  • What Linux needs is some good marketing

    It's been an exciting year for Linux so far, thanks at least in part to the release of Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal," which is shaping up to be the first desktop Linux release targeted squarely at newcomers to the free and open source operating system...

  • Tiny patch cuts Firefox 4's startup time in half

    While all the world scrutinized the proposed "Do Not Track" feature for Mozilla's Firefox 4 on Monday, a tiny patch quietly emerged that promises to cut the open source browser's startup time in half on Windows.

  • Android browser flaw exposes user data

    A vulnerability in the Android browser could permit an attacker to steal the user's local data, according to a report yesterday from security expert, Thomas Cannon.

  • Ubuntu Linux upgraded for netbooks, desktops, and servers

    Expanding its efforts to bring Linux to the desktop, Canonical on Thursday is announcing upcoming availability of upgrades to Ubuntu Linux for desktop computers and netbooks, featuring interface and application installation improvements.

  • Microsoft sues Motorola over Android

    Microsoft filed patent infringement complaints against Motorola and its Android phones in the International Trade Commission and U.S. federal court Friday, indicating that the software giant may hope to use its strong patent position as one way to se...

  • Ruby on Rails 3.0 release candidate arrives

    Without further ado, a release candidate of the popular open source <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/category/tags/ruby-rails-0">Ruby on Rails</a> 3.0 Web development framework has finally been made available, according to a blog post early this wee...

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