Weekend misc. news

By Julio Franco
Feb 21, 2004
  1. We recently reported on a new software suite that would let you make copies of your DVD movies (for backup, right...). Today an U.S. federal judge ruled that DVD copying software is illegal and gave 321 Studios seven days to stop selling their software.

    Lindows.com is giving away LindowsOS 4.5 developer edition again. Update: Sun is also currently offering Solaris 9 for free to students, developers, etc. (Thanks CptSiskoX)

    While Dell continues to gain market share, latest results from Consumer Reports' magazine survey indicate that the company's tech support satisfaction has diminished in the last years though still holds a better position that competitors.

    Linux distributor, MandrakeSoft, could be forced to stop using its trademark and surrender its domain names in an intellectual property dispute.

    FBI warning labels may soon appear on CD and DVD labels as well as software packages.

    The future arrived at Frankfurt airport this week with the introduction of the first high-tech biometric iris-scanning system to be used at border controls.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    MandrakeSoft has started an appeal & until it has failed they are still free to use the name.

    Mandrake Press Release
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