Rolltronics to Make World's First Nanoscale Memory (internet.com, June 28th)
A Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech company is hoping to be the first in the industry to develop nanoscale memory for use in PC cards.
IBM Technologist Sees Convergence of Biology and IT (EE Times, June 28th)
IBM tech icon Nicholas Donofrio has called on IT leaders to brush up on their biology knowledge if they wish to stay ahed of the curve during coming decades. The visionary sees the melding of bio sciences and information technology as the next great tech convergence.
Researchers Claim New Chip Technology Beats Moore's Law (NewsFactor, June 28th)
Integrating quartz and laser technology into a mechanical imprinting process, researchers at Princeton University seem to have developed a manufacturing system that could see chip technology advances that exceed the rate established in Moore's venerable law.
Virtual Spokesthing, Part Two: Oddly Enough (TurboAds, June 28th)
When it comes to building relationships that lead to sales, there's nothing like the human face. It's expressive and empathetic - just downright friendly. But will that concept translate to the Internet?
olltronics Claims Molecular Memory Rolling in 2004 (Nanotech Planet, June 28th)
With speculation swirling around which memory technology will drive the next generation of consumer electronics, Rolltronics Corp. has boldly announced its 'nanoscale' molecular memory will be ready to go by the end of 2004.
Voice Recognition Industry Poised for Revolution (CyberAtlas, June 28th)
Datamonitor is forecasting the voice business market to return to positive growth during the second half of 2002 and grow quickly through 2007 where the whole market (including platforms, enabling software, applications, and services) will be worth $4.33 billion.
Software Bugs Cost $59.5 Billion a Year, Study Says (IDG.net, June 28th)
Software bugs cost the U.S. economy an estimated $59.5 billion per year, or 0.6 percent of the gross domestic product, according to a newly released study by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Singapore's Broadband Adoption On The Rise (CyberAtlas, June 27th)
The number of broadband users in Singapore surged 35 percent within six months, said NetValue.
Hispanics and Home Technology (eMarketer, June 27th)
More US Hispanic households have DVD players (34%) than white households (30%), but when it comes to PCs and internet access, Hispanics are trailing other ethnicities.
Those Amazing Talking Computers (NewsFactor, June 26th)
This article presents a well-rounded view of the possibilities and limitations presented by computer systems that are driven by voice technology, while noting that the future may lead to systems that are increasingly intuitive to use.
A New Twist on Light Speed (Wired News, June 26th)
A recent discovery by five physicists from Scotland has opened the door to packing more information into a beam of light.
Give Your Laptop the Finger (allNetDevices, June 26th)
Here's a biometric system for notebooks that reads down to the live layer of fingerprints for accurate security that's user-friendly.
Nanotech: Will Small Stuff Become Big Business? (ABC News, June 26th)
The next technological revolution may be so small you won't be able to see it. But that's not keeping venture capitalists and major American companies from investing in what they think is the next big thing.
In Any Language, Hispanics Enjoy Surfing (CyberAtlas, June 26th)
The Latino community is hitting the Internet in record numbers, and more than half are clicking onto Spanish-language sites.
Coming Soon: SMS TV (The Register, June 25th)
The rapid rise in popularity of the simple-messaging-system (SMS) on mobile phones and its net-based equivalent (instant messaging) is being followed by attempts to shift the interpersonal communication format into other media. Most notably are efforts to re-create SMS on interactive TV sets, with users alerted to an incoming message via a popup notice, and granted the ability to respond using modified remote control units.
Digital Media: Will Microsoft Win Again? (CNET News.com, June 25th)
A battle is brewing over the future of digital media that could determine whether consumers are locked into formats controlled by Microsoft or have access to more open standards championed by competitors.
Using UWB to Turbocharge Cable TV (UltraWidebandPlanet, June 25th)
Cable TV couch potatoes could soon be getting an Ultra Wideband jolt that sizzles with possibilities like true HDTV, VoIP, video-on-demand, and even more bandwidth than they might know what to do with!
Handheld PC Makers Suffer As Sales Falter (USA Today, June 25th)
Handheld computer makers that once couldn't keep up with demand are now among the hardest hit in the struggling computer industry.
Molecular Memory Remains the Prize for MEC (Nanotech Planet, June 25th)
Two-and-a-half-years ago it all seemed clear. Today, however, the scientists at Molecular Electronics Corp. are struggling to make the idea of a molecular memory a reality.
Microsoft Sees Collaborative Future (internet.com, June 25th)
The software giant says it will ship a new version of Office next year, while introducing its Tablet PC and software variants designed for the device that are aimed at increasing worker mobility and efficiency.
V-Government Takes Voice to Web (FCW.com, June 25th)
NetByTel Inc., which has been providing voice-access solutions to private industry for some time, has launched a "v-Government" initiative aimed at enabling telephone users to access web-based government services through a VoiceXML interface.
Report: Fight Terrorism with Technology (ZDNet, June 25th)
Calling some of the nation's computer networks "extremely vulnerable to attack," the National Academy of Sciences is issuing a new report urging the United States to better exploit its vast scientific resources if it hopes to fight terrorist threats. For more on the present vulnerability of the nation's computing network infrastucture, see this special report.
Palladium Concerns Microsoft's Competitors, Not Lawyers (InfoWorld, June 25th)
The first tangible sign of Microsoft's new emphasis on secure computing are starting to come together, with the release of basic information concerning 'Palladium', which incorporates both hardware and software-based controls in creating a safer (and more restrictive) computing environment for the public. The effort has been criticized by competitors of Microsoft as anti-competitive, but the inclusion of hardware elements into the bundle makes it unlikely that strong antitrust arguments will be raised, according to some lawyers. More on the new product is noted within this MSNBC piece. More on AMD's part in this grand plan may be found at ExtremeTech. Some concerns voiced over the possible (ab)uses that Palladium will support is noted in this Internet.com commentary.
The Languages of the Semantic Web (SearchDay, June 24th)
Today's simplistic web languages are giving way to richer, more robust symbolic systems that transcend information storage and retrieval, allowing Web pages to express meaning.
Crystals and Light-Speed Computing (NewsFactor, June 24th)
Tiny, perfect photonic crystals with high optical quality could usher in a new era of light-speed computing, according to researchers at the University of Toronto.
Demand for High-Speed Internet Access Growing, Surveys Find (The Nando Times, June 24th)
The go-go days of the dot-com era may be gone, but consumers' appetite for high-speed Internet access and the online activities associated with it is getting bigger, recent surveys by the Pew Internet and American Life Project show.
Wireless, Tablets to Hold Court (InfoWorld.com, June 24th)
Wireless and mobile technologies are set to occupy the agenda at TechXNY in New York this week, as companies such as Toshiba, Ascendent, and Synchrologic unveil new offerings.
DOT Seeks Smart Card Tech (FCW.com, June 21st)
The Transportation Department released a broad agency announcement June 20 soliciting information on technologies, such as biometrics, that could enhance the department's smart card program in the future.
The Grid Pushes Towards the Mainstream (internet.com, June 21st)
As a variant of the "infinite amount of monkeys" theory, Grid Computing will not eventually help produce the complete works of William Shakespeare, but it might just solve some of the world's problems.
RFID Remote Control (australia.internet.com, June 20th)
These days, you can drive over the Sydney Harbor Bridge, or drive on Melbourne's CityLink expressway and have toll charges electronically debited through a windshield-mounted electronic tag on your car. Later this month, you should be able to use a mobile phone to pay for parking meters in those same two cities. If the innovative wireless billing systems come to compete with one another, which will be the likely winner of public and enterprise support?
Optimism is the Message (ISP-Planet, June 20th)
Rockliffe, Mirapoint, and a pair of research firms agree that the Internet messaging market is booming. Vendors expect ISPs to get the message and cash in on the trend.
U.S. Agency Tackles Nano's Next Challenge: Measurement (Small Times, June 20th)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the federal agency dedicated to the science of measurement, made it clear during an open house Thursday that it's serious about measuring material on the nanoscale.
Asia to Retain Net User Lead (eMarketer, June 19th)
From 2001 to 2004, North America will see declines in its percentage of the world's net users as Europe and Latin America post gains. The Asia-Pacific region is set to stay on top in the near future.
And Now...AMD Inside (NewsFactor, June 19th)
With AMD's recent foray into the embedded space, will there ever come a time when the slogan 'AMD Inside' is commonplace?
Apple: We told you QuickTime was #1! (ZDNet, June 19th)
Apple Computer is close to vindication in a long-running dispute with Web researchers over the popularity of its QuickTime multimedia technology - a victory that could help speed adoption of new digital video and audio standards.
RIM Says It's Good to Sue (internet.com, June 19th)
Blackberry maker Research In Motion and upstart Good Technology may be gearing up for a court fight over the right to protect and make wireless communications products.
Growing E-Government Status Around the Globe (eMarketer, June 19th)
Reviewing the websites of its 190 member states, the UN reports that the average e-government rating in 2001 was 1.62, with the US, Australia and New Zealand scoring 3.11, 2.60 and 2.59, respectively. Ireland rules to roost in the EU according to the study, as expanded upon in this article.
New Method to Make Faster, Smaller Computer Chips (InfoWorld.com, June 19th)
Computer microchips could become smaller, faster and cheaper, thanks to scientists in the United States who have developed a speedier method of printing minuscule patterns on silicon chips.
Opportunities Lie in Digital Identity (ASPnews, June 19th)
With Microsoft and Sun's Liberty Alliance both confined to the sidelines waiting for vaporware specifications to crystallize, Novell, Critical Path and even AOL have an opportunity to make their marks in the all-important digital identity sector.
Every Dial You Take (Salon.com, June 18th)
The FBI is asking for more information about what you do on the phone, and no one is saying no.
What the Hell is Hyper-Threading? (The Register, June 18th)
Announced last autumn, Intel's Hyper-Threading technology has finally made it to market, courtesy of the latest Xeon processors. Hyper-Threading is a clever way of making a single chip operate like two separate devices without implementing two cores on one die.
Coming of Age at the Patent Office (internet.com, June 18th)
The venerable agency is transitioning from its 19th Century ways, moving to abandon paper for electronic filing of patent and trademark applications.
Wireless Broadband: With 3G, Without The Phone (australia.internet.com, June 18th)
Arraycomm - a company founded by Martin Cooper, the man credited with inventing the first mobile phone - believes that the 3G spectrum can be used to bring wireless internet into residential homes to create something truly useful. Now a consortium featuring Ozemail, Vodafone and $25 million of seed money does too.
Self-Propagating Worm Roaming Internet (EarthWeb, June 18th)
A worm that recently hit the Internet is another reminder that the new generation of viruses and worms at hand is building in complexity and potential for damage.
Wireless at the FIFA World Cup (802.11 Planet, June 18th)
How does a photo from a World Cup match get on the Internet moments after it was taken? It's thanks to the Wi-Fi network installed for journalists and executives at game and media sites throught Japan and Korea.
The Father of Internet Email (ABC News, June 17th)
ABC News talks with Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of Internet e-mail and a recipient of a 2002 Innovation Awards from Discover magazine.
What Supercomputers Can and Cannot Do - Yet (NewsFactor, June 17th)
The traditional supercomputing emphasis on physical sciences has given way to a focus on life sciences, medical applications and weather patterns.
Morpheus Messenger Ready to Take AIM (IDG.net, June 17th)
The popular file-swapping software now includes IM service that is interoperable with AOL's Instant Messenger, but can it challenge the instant messaging giant?
For Intel, Hype Without Silicon is Just Hype (Nanotech Planet, June 17th)
While some companies are just now embracing and hyping nanotech as a 'new' technology, Intel has been working in the field and shipping products with nano-sized components for years. This article puts some of their most recent achivements into context.
Microtel to Build LindowsOS Boxes (internet.com, June 17th)
Lindows.com is collaborating with Microtel and WalMart.com to put low-priced computers on the market.
Concerns Over Hotspots Heat Up (802.11 Planet, June 17th)
Broadband service providers say Wi-Fi hotspots generate lots of traffic but no revenue. So why do they embrace the hotspot aggregators?
U.S. In-Home IM Usage Hits 41M (CyberAtlas, June 17th)
Instant messaging's popularity is showing up in impressive numbers in both the consumer and professional markets - almost 40 percent of those at home use IM, while at-work use is at 31 percent, according to a new study.
The End of the Revolution (Salon.com, June 14th)
This article reviews Milton L. Mueller's newly-released book Ruling the Root which documents the many controversies that have dogged ICANN during its growth from insignificance to a dominant controller of not only the net's core infrastructure, but a policy-maker of daunting influence.
EFF Issues Update on Online Privacy (internet.com, June 14th)
With the ever-watchful eye of Big Brother becoming more of a reality, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil liberties organization, this week released an updated list on some of the best methods for maintaining online privacy.
Homeland Defense Shifts Focus to Secure Nets (EE Times, June 14th)
U.S. homeland-defense officials are moving increased security for the nation's information networks to the forefront as they struggle to prevent new terror attacks.
Beyond DVD: Holographic Storage (CNET, June 14th)
Someday, holographic storage technology could allow us to store 20 full-length movies on a disc the size of a current DVD. At least, that's what one maverick company is saying. Read how InPhase technology is hoping to beat the odds and make science fiction a reality. Decide for yourself whether holographic storage is a storage savior or a pipe dream.
NVIDIA Unleashes C for Graphics (internet.com, June 13th)
NVIDIA Corp. stepped forward Thursday with a new language standard intended to radically simplify graphics programming. The language, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, will be known as Cg - or C for Graphics - and will particularly promote the rapid development and deployment of real-time shading effects for games and other graphic-intensive interactive apps.
Intel to Employ 'Sleep' Transistors to Tame Leakage Current (EEDesign, June 13th)
Intel Corp. plans to incorporate "sleep transistors" onto future-generation microprocessors to push clock frequencies higher and help tame the worsening leakage current that threatens high-speed processor designs.
Asia Leads DSL Marketplace (eMarketer, June 13th)
Asia boasts the gold, silver and bronze medals in DSL penetration. Analyst Nevin Cohen judges the prowess of leaders Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan plus rising star Japan.
Playing Games with Broadband (eMarketer, June 13th)
The president of a leading computer game publisher warns that broadband will not only enlarge the value chain but also reorder it.
Ivy League Researchers Develop Single-Molecule Transistors (Nanotech Planet, June 12th)
Scientists at Cornell and Harvard claim to have developed transistors in which electrons flow through a single atom. The single-atom transistor was reportedly created by implanting a 'designer' molecule between two gold electrodes to create a circuit. When voltage was applied to the transistor, the electrons flowed through a single cobalt atom within the molecule. This development is regarded as key to a new generation of nano developments.
Virtual Spokesthing, Part One: A Divine Idea? (TurboAds.com, June 12th)
Can virtual characters be effective tools for marketers to reach out to prospective customers? That largely depends on the way they're applied. TurboAds examines whether digital personalities have a place in the marketing mix.
Will Cable Unplug the File-Swappers (BW Online, June 12th)
Though broadband growth is already slowing, cable and DSL providers continue to increase rates and/or reduce available features to subscribers in an effort to recoup some of their losses from the expensive investment. This, it seems, may have the incidental effect of leading to a reduction in file-swapping activity as subscribers start to add up the new costs associated with this 'free' source of entertainment product. Meanwhile, George W Bush is reported to be engaged in a push to see broadband penetration increase in the US, and may provide subsidies in order to see this occur without tech and telco firms having to shoulder the burden alone. For more on that, see this TechNews.com article. Another TechNews article [link] features as commentary concerning the changes to many broadband providers' service plans, and suggests that this action may dilute the very appeal that such services promised.
Wi-Fi Goes to School (internet.com, June 12th)
Putting government subsidies and its own experience in outfitting IBM's substantial staff to good use, Big Blue has embarked on an ambitious plan to upgrade the technological infrastructure afforded to New York's many public schools.
New Terascale Grid To Simulate Terrorist Attacks (GridComputingPlanet, June 12th)
Purdue University and Indiana University have linked their IBM supercomputers to create a terascale grid. One planned use of the new Grid is to simulate terrorist attacks to help government agencies prepare for worst-case scenarios. For more on the first university grid system to surpass the teraflop level of computation power, see this E-Commerce times piece.
The Technology Innovation Squeeze (E-Commerce Times, June 12th)
IDC's Stephen Minton said a sluggish economy is not always bad for R&D over the long term, noting there is some evidence that a downturn often precedes major innovation.
Microsoft Has Big Plans for Enterprise Mobility (M-Commerce Times, June 12th)
'Top of the food chain' is planning a big meal in the mobilization of enterprise data, with no intention of finishing in second place. Listen to Redmond for the sound of what will be, when it comes to business, data, and Pocket PC.
All Eyes on China (eMarketer, June 12th)
Penetration rates may be low, but China leads the world in cellphone subscribers and internet user growth rates remain high. eMarketer's Noah Elkin looks into why the world is watching.
California A Wireless Powerhouse: Study (internet.com, June 12th)
California has a reputation for being on the cutting edge of technology. A wireless industry study released Wednesday is certainly supporting the claims that the state is a wireless powerhouse.
Stalker Tech (Salon.com, June 11th)
Students at the University of California at San Diego are tracking their friends' locations with modified Jornada PDAs that employ the campus' wi-fi network to display zoomable maps noting the location of other users of the device.
Super-Secure Linux Inch by Inch (Wired News, June 11th)
Developers have turned Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), a prototype created in part by the National Security Agency, into a module that operates almost seamlessly on the Linux operating system.
The Future of Text (MSNBC, June 11th)
Credited as perhaps the last major project to emerge from the Xerox PARC of old, XFR is an exhibit that demonstrates several thinkers' concepts of how text and hypertext may be treated in the near future.
IBM Ties Nanotechnology to Storage (internet.com, June 11th)
Using nanotech elements, Big Blue recently demonstrated a data storage density of a trillion bits per square inch, which is some 20 times higher than the densest magnetic storage currently offered. For more on the tech behind this achievement, refer to this Nanotech Planet article.
The Internet: Public or Private? (MSNBC, June 10th)
Though primarily a book review, this MSNBC feature makes for a solid outline of the debate as to whether the internet should be regulated by the Government, owned and controlled by private corporations or maintained as a common resource of the people.
The High Price of PDAs (CyberAtlas, June 10th)
Enterprises may be surprised to find that the price for a mobile workforce can run upwards of $3,000 per year, per device.
Analysis: Microsoft vs Open Source Gets Political (IDG.net, June 10th)
The open source battle has begun creeping into the ranks of major government institutions around the world. In the wake of Microsoft's sponsorship of a study which predictably concluded that proprietary operating systems such as those made by the Redmond giant were more secure than open source alternatives, several foreign governments have begun tending the other way, and favoring open source software development in an effort to break free of Microsoft's (expensive) grasp.
Living in a Wireless World (ABC News, June 7th)
For years, technologists promised a future where people and machines would be connected to each other — all the time and without wires. With many companies rolling out just such technologies, that ideal can no longer be considered an abstract notion.
802.11 Takes Center Stage (internet.com, June 7th)
Speaking of key wireless developments...the business world and investing public has apparently latched onto the notion that the much-touted wireless networking standard 802.11 (which still comes in a variety of flavors) is the next big thing in interconnectedness.
DaimlerChrysler Demonstrates 3G In Car (IDG.net, June 7th)
DaimlerChrysler AG demonstrated what it claims to be the first 3G (third-generation) broadband mobile services from a moving car, in Berlin Thursday.
Stumbling into a Wireless Generation Gap (BusinessWeek Online, June 6th)
Europe's strapped telcos risk losing future business on their coming 3G networks if they don't boost quality on today's systems.
Meta Search + Invisible Web + Virtual Librarians = Wondir! (SearchDay, June 6th)
A team of respected search industry veterans is building a different kind of information service that seeks to unify cutting edge technology with the Web's original egalitarian vision of people freely helping people.
HP Joins 'Unbreakable' Linux Party (internet.com, June 6th)
Edging in on Dell's turf somewhat, newly-merged HP is looking to join the group developing 'unbreakable' Linux (other members include Red Hat, Dell and Oracle), in an effort to better compete with giants IBM and Microsoft.
Can the Net Even Be Made Safe for Kids? (PC World.com, June 6th)
Opponents of a law ordering public libraries to block Web sites considered inappropriate for children say perfect filters are impossible. But supporters say the law should stand, because future technology will meet its requirements.
Security Through Obsolescence (The Register, June 6th)
This interesting piece from El Reg suggests that sometimes the safest system can come from keeping obsolete operating environments. While they may not come complete with the bell-and-whistle rich feature lists as the cutting-edge OSes, old systems frequently don't support remote scripting or attract fashion driven script-kiddies.
The Battle of the 64-Bit Computer Chips (NewsFactor, June 5th)
Intel and AMD are preparing to wage war on another battlefield - the emerging 64bit enterprise-level processor market. Both companies see their proprietary solution as superior, with AMD claiming that it will support a smoother transition from 32bit to 64bit by supporting applications and systems designed for the older architecture.
Ebay, InPhonic Roll Out SMS Bidding (internet.com, June 5th)
The online auction giant unveils a service that shuttles SMS alerts to subscribers and lets users re-bid on items directly from cell phones.
IBM Thinks Smaller, Cooler at Supercomm (internet.com, June 5th)
Big Blue airs MEMS components for cell phones and PDAs to cut power consumption, costs and size.
Solving the World's Problems, One PC At A Time (australia.internet.com, June 5th)
Grid computing, the Internet and the ubiquitous PC have come together in scores of volunteer distributed computing projects designed to solve some of mankind's most perplexing mysteries.
VOD Numbers, Opportunities Start to Add Up (internet.com, June 5th)
With an ever-expanding installed userbase and a public seemingly easger to explore video-on-demand services, market opportunities of tech providers, networks and content developers are starting to become apparent.
Cross-Platform Chaos? New Virus Infects Windows, Linux (EarthWeb, June 5th)
Although it hasn't been unleashed on the Internet, a new virus is able to infect both Windows 32 systems and Linux operating systems, making it the first virus with cross-platform capabilities.
IM Use a Big Security Threat - Study (internet.com, June 5th)
Instant messaging itself doesn't create security threats, but the people who use IM do, according to a new survey of security managers.
Ultimate Computer Security Devices (NewsFactor, June 4th)
Biometrics have long been the basis of the ultimate security technologies in science fiction -- but can these safeguards, which rely on fingerprints, eyeballs and other personal traits to authenticate users, really secure the enterprise? Analysts feel that they can - provided that several biometric technologies are combined into a single unit so as to best avoid mocked-up hacks.
Lindows Showcases Download Feature (internet.com, June 4th)
Lindows.com has managed to tweak the nose of its Redmond, WA rival twice in the space of a month, winning both the right to the LindowsOS name and releasing a downloadable applications library feature Windows has - to a large extent - been unable to manage itself.
IBM Tool Automates Resizing of Transistors (EE Times, June 4th)
Tech innovator IBM has announced a tool - dubbed EinsTuner - that is able to automatically and quickly resize all of the transistors within a circuit so as to meet the specifications put forth by engineers in custom design plans. This makes the laborious task of manual calculations and resizes a thing of the past, and proves to increase circuit efficiency significantly.
Homeland Security CIO: Information (Sharng) Is Power (EarthWeb, June 4th)
In a two-part interview, US Office of Homeland Security CIO Steven Cooper discusses the many significant challenges facing him at the newly created federal department charged with combating terrorism.
Who Needs Supercomputers? (BusinessWeek Online, June 3rd)
With network-based grid computing architecture rapidly gaining popularity in the crunching of bulk data, the concept of using expensive supercomputers suddenly seems dated.
HP Joins Tablet PC Foray (internet.com, June 3rd)
Hewlett-Packard Monday announced plans to roll out its Compaq-branded Evo Tablet PCs, powered by Windows XP and Transmeta's Crusoe processor.
One-Finger Check-Out (ABC News, June 3rd)
Retailers are starting to roll-out live tests of biometric checkout systems that allow customers to pay for their groceries simply by scanning their fingerprint on the way out.
Digital TV Deal Said Near (MSNBC, June 3rd)
Movie studios and consumer-electronics companies are close to reaching an agreement that would protect digital-television broadcasts from being copied and traded Napster-style over the Internet, negotiators said Monday.
Comms Companies Seen As Next Computing Giants (EE Times, June 2nd)
Through an in-depth interview with tech stalwart Larry Boucher concerning the future of computing architecture, EE Times finds a power shift emerging in just which companies will hold the greatest influence over how computing advances.
When Four Become One: UnitedLinux (LinuxPlanet, June 1st)
Four Linux distribution companies - Caldera, Conectiva, SuSE, and TurboLinux - announced the creation of a single Linux distribution. How this distribution will be coded, marketed, and sold is the focus of this special report - plus a look at who will benefit the most from a new UnitedLinux.