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Shift Linux Art Contest winners!

Well, the votes are in, albeit a bit late, and we're ready to announce the winners of our Shift Linux Art Contest winners. The contest was a huge success, with over 660 votes (663 to... More...

Shift Linux Art Contest

Shift Linux, the Linux distribution developed by Neowin users, is putting out a call to all users of Neowin to help make wallpapers, icons, bootscreens, and themes for its upcoming 0.5 release. Whether you will... More...

Windows Live Spaces Photo Contest

Microsoft has started up a promotional contest for its Windows Live Spaces blogging service. The contest focuses on amateur photography: "Just post pix to your Windows Live™ Spaces, enter them in the contest, then get... More...

Contest winner: Vista more secure than Mac OS

Dino Dai Zovi, the New York-based security researcher who took home $10,000 in a highly-publicized MacBook Pro hijack on April 20, has been at the center of a week's worth of controversy about the security... More...

'Xbox Live Originals' Contest

Microsoft and the New York Television Festival have announced a new Xbox Live Originals contest, submissions for which begin April 16, 2007. The deadline is June 29, 2007, after which the winning 5 to 15-minute... More...

'Windows XP on an Intel Mac' Contest Won

Following yesterday's video that depicted XP running on an Intel iMac, it looks like the perpetrators—known as narf2006 and blanka—have won the "Windows XP on an Intel Mac" contest. The winners will pocket a $13,854... More...

Mozilla Seeks Filmmakers For Ad Contest

Mozilla Corp., maker of the popular open source Firefox browser, launched the second phase of its ad-making contest today, which calls for professional and amateur filmmakers to develop a 30 second, broadcast quality commercial for... More...

Microsoft to Contest "Unjustified" EU move

Microsoft said on Thursday it would contest what it called an unjustified European Commission decision to impose backdated daily fines if it fails to comply with European Union antitrust sanctions. The U.S. software giant said... More...

WinRAR 3.50 Beta 2 Out & Theme Contest

Since the release of WinRAR version 3.50 beta 1 it's possible to change the look of WinRAR by installing interface themes. Now WinRAR is looking for the best WinRAR themes out there.... More...

MSN Messenger Art Contest

Thanks to MSN6 of the forums for the heads-up! Microsoft has just posted a competition on their "iLoveMessenger" website, asking people who design MSN Messenger display pictures, backgrounds, and emoticons to submit... More...

Apple Computer Is Due to Contest Beatles' Lawsuit in U.K. C

Apple Computer Inc. will return to London's High Court today to contest the latest lawsuit brought by a company owned by the Beatles over the personal-computer maker's use of the Apple trademark. Apple Corps Ltd.,... More...

The Windows Server 2003 Challenge Contest

Are you an Information Technology professional or a service partner with customers using Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server System integrated server software? If so, enter the Microsoft sponsored "Windows Server 2003 Challenge" and... More...

Hacking contest promotes security

Thanks to DJ^TuRKiYe for posting this... The U.S. government continues to talk tough on computer crime, but here in the desert, hackers--including some from federal agencies--are learning about defending networks by breaking into computers. ... More...

Web vandalism contest results unclear

Unknown attackers downed the largest recorder of Web site defacements on Sunday, the same day that vandals had been thought to be planning an online graffiti contest. The attack left the security site... More...

Man pleads no contest to online fraud charges

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A man who sold high-end computers, laptops and other equipment on eBay Inc.'s online auction site pleaded no contest to allegations of fraud totaling $453,000. Chris Chong Kim,... More...

Microsoft Introduces InfoPath 2003 Forms Contest

To encourage the use of Microsoft Infopath 2003 (formally dubbed Xdocs), Microsoft is going to be holding a contest (for beta testers) on the best custom-created form! They will be awarding the top three forms... More...

Mystery Man Revealed in Microsoft Xbox Hack Contest

Thanks Dave for this (I think) While competition is good for us, the consumers. This news item gives me another reason to dislike Lindows and its front man who IMO do nothing but damage innovation... More...

ABIT AMD 333 Contest

Thanks Tom who forwarded this alert from ABIT. ABIT is proud to announce the ABIT AMD 333 Contest! From December 1st to December 22, 2002, we're giving away 3 ABIT AMD motherboards, 3 Siluro VGA... More...

Russians hold keyboard throwing contest

Next Olympic sport? Moscow held the world's first computer keyboard throwing tournament this week. Stressed participants frustrated with their PCs had the chance to take their keyboard by the cord and see who could... More...