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Software

+ - Carnegie Mellon To have Open Source in New Program

perlhacker14 writes: "Carnegie Mellon is integrating Open Source components into its new MS Software Management Curriculum. This also includes a new elective on the Open Source world and software, under the idea that Open Source is the path of tomorrow. With outsourcing increasing, the idea is to go beyond software engineering to management, increasing security and value for graduates. Overall, it is a huge leap forward, with the combination of Software Management and Open Source.

Story: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/KUgPOhhQdrmRJa/C arnegie-Mellon-Folds-Open-Source-Into-New-Degree-O ffering.xhtml"
The Internet

+ - Microsoft: The World's Biggest Cybersquatter?

An anonymous reader writes: What happens if you use Internet Explorer and try to visit a domain that doesn't actually exist? Microsoft sends you to an automatically generated results page filled with related pay-per-click ads. Click any ad and MS earns $$$. Earthlink is doing this too and Charter just got into the game. Is Firefox next?

http://www.dailydomainer.com/200784-microsoft-eart hlink-charter-cybersquatting.html
Microsoft

+ - Windows Vista WGA Still Plagued By Problems

An anonymous reader writes: IWeek blogger Alex Wolfe writes that Vista is Still Plagued By Windows Genuine Advantage "False Postive" Problems. Along with his own experience (a support person hung up on him), he cites numerous cases on Microsoft's own forums where users have be forced to reactivate their copies of Vista and told there's a problem with their license.

[Messages like this: "After running vista for a few weeks, I rebooted this morning to find that my purchased copy of vista is no longer genuine."]
Based on the volume of problems, Wolfe characterized Microsoft's downplaying of false-positives last month as "spin control." Right now, the only "technical" solution when you run into this is to type "slui 4" into the command line and then go through phone activation. Have you had a problem with WGA? Do you agree with Wolfe that WGA should be shut off until Microsoft can resolve the 'false positives' problem? More importantly, do you think this could seriously undermine adoption of Vista?

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