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downix (84795) writes "Paul Allens company Interval Research has filed against multiple online vendors over US Patents # 6,263,507, 6,034,652, 6,788,314, and 6,757,682. These patents seem to cover the use of a browser to access content. The filing was done in the US Western District of Seattle." Link to Original Source top
downix writes "Erich Specht has filed suit against Google for alleged Trademark violation for the name of Google's OS being similar to the now defunct Android Data Corporation, formerly run by Erich. This story is also covered by Forbes, which quotes from Erich's lawyer Martin Murphy as saying "It's our trademark, and Google is using it as if it's theirs."" Link to Original Source top
downix writes "For those that remember, MorphOS arose a few years back as an Amiga compatible operating system for Amiga systems with PowerPC accelerators and a few PowerPC motherboards. After years of work, the release of MorphOS 2.0 has finally come, an accomplishment for the very dedicated team of developers behind it. The release notes can be found here and there is a time limited demo for those of us with systems able to run the OS.
Will this bring back our favorite pre-Windows platform from the grave? Likely not, but it is a fun little system to play with and enjoy." Link to Original Source top
downix writes "PC Magazine is reporting that AMD will be releasing two new chipsets. What makes the new 780V and 780G interesting is that they will be incorporating full R620-based graphics cores, giving the new chipsets onboard graphics performance equivelent to entry level graphics cards. This is a new strategy for AMD, and only time will tell how successful it is, but when combined with the opening up of the GPU specifications, the options to utilizing this core for GPGPU work while utilizing a regular Graphics card makes this move very interesting." Link to Original Source top
downix writes "Well, it appears that Microsoft, in it's ever widening war with Google, has decided on going full force against the internet giant, buying up it's nearest rival Yahoo for a reported 44 Billion. The resulting company can only be described as gigantic, but based on Microsofts record with previous internet mergers, such as hotmail, how will this marriage go?" Link to Original Source top
downix writes "For those who have not been following, Dennis VanWeeren created the first cloned Amiga hardware earlier in 2007. Up until now, the only way to have one of these MiniMigs was to build it yourself, not an easy task for all people. But, ACube systems, the guys developing the SAM440 PowerPC motherboard, have stepped up, making available a fully assembled Minimig for the cost of 138 euro. The idea of having your own, brand new, Amiga is exciting to some, but a full open-source hardware platform should be exciting to all of us." top
downix writes "Well, what has been the longest running joke amongst computer nerds may be finally coming to an end, as 3D Realms have just released a Teaser for Duke Nukem Forever. The 4th installment of the popular gaming franchise has been under long development, and has been listed as vaporware for going on a decade. I guess this means that I'll have to retire my "will it ship with DNF" jokes in regards to the Amiga then, won't I?" Link to Original Source top
downix writes "The AROS Project, an attempt to create an open-source API-compatible clone of the Amiga's operating system has migrated to new, uncharted territory today, becoming officially the first Amiga-derived operating system to run at a full 64-bits. After seeing the almost laughable progress of the actual OS, witnessing the progress under a peer-reviewed and open-sourced from-scratch reimplimentation is a breath of fresh air. While still incomplete, AROS has had remarkable progress, and shows promise for the future." Link to Original Source top
downix writes "To give proof that you really can get it on ebay, one enterprising man decided on auctioning off Belgium. Before the auction was pulled by ebay, the bidding had gotten up to $10 million euros. It began apparently as a political statement, commenting on the current political crisis occuring within the country." Link to Original Source top
downix (84795) writes "On the way into work today, I heard about Acer buying Gateway. A bold move strategically, I wonder what consequences this will have for Gateway's employees and customers. As the purchase price was at $1.90 per share, those of us that purchased Gateway shares a few years ago are reminded just how far it has fallen." Link to Original Source