* AMD brings its Duron processors out of retirement for release in developing countries such as Latin America and China. The new Durons run in speeds of 1.4GHz, 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz. Read more at http:// zdnet.com.com/m/2100-1103_2-5067917.html.
* TurboLinux, a Japanese firm and founder of the UnitedLinux Group, is adding its support to the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) consortium. Read more at www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3069171.
* Lindows.com has released a new business-oriented machine called BusinessStation. This system is based on their WebStation system, released earlier this summer. Both systems run from a LindowsCD and they require no hard drive. The BusinessStation specifically targets markets such as stores, government agencies, libraries, computer labs, corporations and schools. The Business Station will retail for $169, the same cost as the WebStation system. Learn more at http://info.lindows.com/businessstation/businessstation-pitch.html.
* Webcasters filed suit against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Wednesday. The music authority is accused of forcing small Webcasters to close down due to their strict rates. Read more at http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-5069102.html?tag=fd_top.
* Mac users will have a little longer to wait for their taste of OpenOffice software. Porting the open-source office suite software for Max OSX users won't begin until after the release of OpenOffice version 2.0. Read more at http://news.com.com/2100-1046_3-5067166.html?tag=cd_mh.
Virus alert update
Virus analysts discovered that the Sobig.F worm came packed with an extra mean punch, a hidden trojan. The trojan found in the code reveals that it was scheduled to attack at 3 p.m. on Aug. 22, then another company found code stating that an attack would occur at 3 p.m. but the dates were set for Sept. 10-11. None of the analysts have figured out what exactly the trojan will do on those dates but they expect a possible cyberattack. Learn more at www.sophos.com/virusinfo/articles/sobigextra.html and www.fsecure.com/news/ items/news_2003082200.shtml and www.centralcommand.com/21082003.html.
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