Walmart.com gives step-by-step instructions on how to download and save your music selections. It even offers a free test download so you can see how it's done. Learn more about Music Downloads at http://musicdownloads.walmart.com/catalog/servlet/MainServlet.
Advocate-Messenger online editor Kent Brown is the latest staff member at the paper with a weblog. Called "Brown Dog," the weblog is a place for people to go "When Life Gets Ruff" and is located at www.amnews.com/browndog.
"I'm just hoping to provide an occasional smile for people who need it, such as me," says Brown, who started "Brown Dog" earlier this month.
* Apple has issued a patch to mend a hole in its Mac OSX operating system. The patch changes the default settings for the DHCP server to help foil hacker attempts to distribute malicious code. Read more at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5130853.html.
* SIPphone now offers free multi-party conference calls. To do so is extremely simply. Using your SIPphone or SIPphone software, simply dial 1-222 plus seven-digits; you make it up. Everyone wanting to join conference calls dials the number and they are instantly connected. Learn more at www.sipphone.com.
* Lindows.com founder Michael Robertson played Santa's elf by giving coupons for free LindowsCDs - a $29.95 value - to all subscribers of his mailing list.
* Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux operating system, comes to the defense of the OS' origin. He found that some of the files SCO claims to own the copyright to were actually written by him. Read more at http://news.com.com/2100-7344_3-5132484.html?tag=st_lh.
* SCO is at it again. The company has issued another batch of Linux copyright notices to Fortune 1000 companies. This time around, the company sent two different letters - one asking for written certification and the other is a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) violation notice saying they violated SCO's copyright for using Linux with SCO source code in it. Learn more at www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3291831.
* Last Monday, Novell, a leading software company, filed for a copyright with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on some of the same Unix code that SCO is claiming rights on. Read more at www.novell.com/news/press/archive/2003/12/pr03080.html and www.infoworld.com/article/03/12/22/HNnovellSCO_1.html.
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