* In other Lindows.com news, the latest version of their Linux-based operating system, LindowsOS 4.5 was released Tuesday. Some of the features of this new release include SIPphone software, integrated, single-click search capabilities, built-in translation tools to and from six different languages, SPAM and pop-up blocking, a full office productivity suite, laptop features and remote desktop sharing. Also included is software for Juno Premium and NetZero Premium Internet access. Read more at www.lindows.com/lindows_news_pressreleases.php.
* Xandros Desktop Version 2 has been officially released. This release of the Linux-based desktop operating system will feature installs with only four clicks of a mouse. Other features include drag and drop CD burning, one-click access for free Linux software, and better hard-ware detection. Learn more at www.xandros.com/release15.html.
* The latest Linux kernel, version 2.6.0 finally was released last week. This core update is said to be targeted towards power users. Among the new features the core offers are support for multi-processor servers and new methods of storing and retrieving information on hard drives. This is the first major change to the Linux kernel since January 2001 with the release of the 2.4.0 kernel. Read more at www.zdnet.com.au/newstech/os/story/0,2000048630,20282054,00.htm.
* Tuesday, President Bush signed the CAN-SPAM Act, the nation's first anti-Spam law that will open the door for a national No-Spam Registry. Learn more at www.market wire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=61104.
* New software has been release that allows computer users to send and receive free worldwide calls on their computer. The software, SIPphone Desktop Software, is created by Xten, a leading company providing award-winning Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) softphones for voice over IP and IP telephony networks. SIPphone is a company founded by of Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com and Lindows.com. Learn more at http://sipphone.com/softsipphone/.
* Microsoft will end its support for Windows 98 and SE on Jan. 16. The company still will offer occasional patches if deemed serious enough. Read more at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;w98. For support, visit the Microsoft Windows 98 site at www.microsoft.com/windows98/.
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