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Windows 7 enabled netbooks for schools to include open source software

The 267,000 Windows 7 based netbooks that the NSW Government has started rolling out to high schools will come pre-installed with open source software. The initial roll out that began today will see the 70,000 Year 9 students in NSW schools have a Windows 7 enabled Lenovo IdeaPad S10e by the end of this year.

Written by Dahna McConnachie26 Aug. 09 15:37

Symantec offers fix for buggy Norton patch

Symantec has posted a software fix after hundreds of users reported problems with a buggy update of the company's flagship Norton AntiVirus software.

Written by Robert McMillan26 Aug. 09 13:58

Telstra to give Australian R&D a boost

Telstra has launched a research and development program — and is calling for applications. The External Research and Development Program aims to strengthen the company’s link with researchers and developers across Australia.

Written by Georgina Swan26 Aug. 09 11:45

Lego robot solves your Sudoku puzzles

Ever struggled to complete an overly tricky Sudoku puzzle? Fear not as a geeky, fun solution is here. Say hello to the Sudoku Solver!

Written by Chris Brandrick26 Aug. 09 07:16

Sony wireless e-book reader proves Kindle was on target

Only a few weeks ago Sony took the electronic book reader market by storm with its announcement of two new devices which undercut the popular Amazon Kindle by US$100, but lacked the wireless connectivity of the Kindle. Sony's latest announcement of a wireless-equipped ereader shows that the Kindle pricing is actually reasonable.

Written by Tony Bradley26 Aug. 09 06:38

Microsoft expands Office antipiracy 'nagging'

Microsoft Corp. today announced it was expanding an antipiracy program for Office to the U.S., the U.K. and 11 other countries that will identify pirated copies of the suite and nag users with on-screen messages.

Written by Gregg Keizer26 Aug. 09 05:43

Cisco downplays WLAN vulnerability

Cisco Systems downplayed a vulnerability in some of its wireless access points, reporting Tuesday that there is no risk of data loss or interception.

Written by Nancy Gohring26 Aug. 09 04:47

Sony trumps Amazon with e-book reader

E-books are doubtless the future of reading, and Sony's newest device, the "Reader Daily Edition" makes good by supporting on open e-book format. But, ouch, the sticker shock!

Written by David Coursey26 Aug. 09 04:28

Yahoo still considers itself a contender

Remember Yahoo? Apparently the company forgot to read my post about how its star has faded, and it isn't yet ready to shut the doors and call it a day. Yahoo still feels it has a trick or two up its sleeve and deserves a seat at the grownups table with Microsoft and Google.

Written by Tony Bradley26 Aug. 09 04:07

Wyong Council to bring Web content in-house

Wyong Shire Council on the NSW Central Coast is seeking to replace its existing Web content management system with something it can manage in-house.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 Aug. 09 09:44

Snow Leopard vs. Win 7: Battle Begins August 28

Apple's latest operating system update, Mac OSX Snow Leopard, should be ready to roll on August 28, and while Apple says the new OS is "refined, not reinvented," it'll become the de facto competitor to Microsoft Windows 7 come October. We love a good argument, so here's your fodder: five innovations for each OS being touted by their respective makers.

Written by Jared Newman25 Aug. 09 02:17

IT spending to pick up mid-2010

The impact of the National Broadband Network (NBN) on IT spending remains uncertain, but it holds amazing potential for technologies such as telepresence, say IDC analysts.

Written by Georgina Swan24 Aug. 09 12:23

CommVault CEO eyes cloud storage future

Building a storage software company a decade ago was a high-risk venture, but according to CommVault CEO Robert Hammer, the company knew it would succeed if it stuck to its original vision – which now includes data management in the cloud.

Written by Rodney Gedda24 Aug. 09 11:42

IT staff cuts top list of budget reduction plans

Companies trying to cut IT budgets are laying off staff and reducing compensation and benefits for remaining employees, new survey results show.

Written by Denise Dubie24 Aug. 09 09:12

Where not to find an IT job

IT job seekers shouldn't waste their time with help wanted ads or career fairs, according to recent research that shows those employment resources rank as least effective among human resource executives.

Written by Denise Dubie24 Aug. 09 06:06

Nonprofit sues Lawson over alleged ERP failure

A California nonprofit is suing Lawson Software for more than US$1 million over an allegedly failed ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation, according to documents filed last month in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 Aug. 09 05:18

India added 14.4 million mobile subscribers in July

India added 14.4 million new mobile subscribers in July, bringing the total number of mobile subscribers in the country to 442 million, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said on Thursday.

Written by John Ribeiro21 Aug. 09 18:23

Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon to fight Google book deal

Microsoft, Amazon.com and Yahoo plan to join a consortium to fight a proposed settlement Google has made with authors and publishers over its Google Book Search service, according to a report published in The New York Times.

Written by Agam Shah21 Aug. 09 10:10
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