Misc. news from around the web

By Julio Franco
Sep 2, 2003
  1. Despite embracing the use of Linux on its computers, Dell Computer will not be offering its customers indemnification against lawsuits in the SCO Group's campaign against the open-source operating system.

    Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 will feature backwards compatibility with the PS2 and PSone, ensuring continued support for older software formats in the new hardware.

    The Inq: "AMD's Athlon FX beats Intel's Pentium 4 3.2 GHz in almost every way".

    CDs And DVDs To Go The Way Of The LP, says Forrester Research: The end of physical media is nearing?

    Laptop Fuel Cells -- Ready for Takeoff? Fuel cells that can run laptops for 10 hours or more without plug power have captured the imagination of computer junkies.

    How some spammers get your e-mail - Forget bad luck. Those annoying chain letters circulating the Internet could be cursing you with an inbox full of spam e-mail, computer experts warn.

    Chip sales up again in July - In a sign of continued growth in the chip industry, global sales of semiconductors rose to $12.9 billion in July, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
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