FireFox is getting a lot of attention
from hackers. Dell is now offering desktop computers with open
source software preinstalled.
The computers are designed for customers and companies that want to experiment
with Linux and other open-source operating systems. Many large companies that
have pre-purchased Windows through licensing programs have to erase all the
software that comes on factory-shipped PCs and then install the alternative
OS they've chosen. Buying a PC without an OS saves a step and eliminates the
cost of the extra software.
No more Microsoft
based online music service.
The paper reported negotiations broke down Friday over what Microsoft considered
high royalty rates sought by EMI Group, Warner Music Group, Vivendi Universal's
Universal Music Group and Sony, a joint venture of Sony and Bertelsmann.