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Story Mozilla: 2 billion Firefox add-ons downloaded srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 2:13am
Story One Stop Shop for Ubuntu Customizations srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 2:16am
Story The tech behind my comedy troupe. srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 2:19am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:54am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 4:25am
Story How to install an application in Ubuntu? dancairns 03/07/2010 - 8:41am
Story Libre Graphics Magazine #0 srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:44pm
Story GIMP 2.7.1 Officially Announced srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:51pm
Story 5 Wallpapers that ain't flowers srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:52pm
Story 8 of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients srlinuxx 03/07/2010 - 3:53pm

AMD's dual-core CPUs come out fighting

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Hardware

How does AMD's new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processor stack up against Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 840? We have some preliminary - and dramatic - benchmarks.

Site offers online Linux desktop

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Linux

When you run a .EXE file from that site, it opens a KDE window in a separate browser screen. It only works if you're running Windows, but if you're running Linux, you wouldn't need to try it out, would you?

M$ upgrades blue screen of death

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Microsoft
Humor

Microsoft blogger has published screenshots of what he claims is an upgrade to the infamous 'blue screen of death' which can appear when Windows crashes. "I am not sure I would class the change as an improvement."

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AMD Athlon 64 4800+ X2 - Dual Core CPU

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Hardware
Reviews

Today we’re a step closer to the launch of Athlon 64 X2 but it’s not here quite yet - you’ll have to wait until June for that pleasure. Until the official launch happens we won’t be able to get our hands on a fully fledged Athlon 64 X2 PC, so what we have here is a technical preview based on an AMD press kit of an Asus A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard, an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and 1GB of Corsair 3200XL Pro memory.

Broadcast Anti-piracy Flag Issue Still Alive

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Sci/Tech

Hollywood plans to turn to Congress in its bid to add anti-piracy technology to digital TVs after an appeals court Friday struck down controversial new Federal Communications Commission rules.

OSS undermines Windows strategy

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Microsoft
OSS

For a company such as Microsoft whose most familiar competitive tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, "free" open source software such as the Linux operating system has represented a new and unusual threat.

Threat to M$ as UK plans to use foss

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Microsoft
OSS

Microsoft faces a serious threat to its UK public sector monopoly from plans by local authorities to increase their use of open source software, a survey commissioned by the FT has found.

Dell sinks $100M into Red Hat

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Linux

Billionaire Michael S. Dell, founder and chairman of Dell Inc., has placed a $99.5 million bet on Red Hat.

A Damn Small Sunday

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Linux
Reviews
-s

Damn Small Linux released version 1.1 Thursday, May 5 with a few new features and some fixed bugs, yet still a 50MB download. Actually it's a 49.1 MB download. Also avaiable are bootable 128MB USB pen drives and an embedded on usb version (that will run from within a booted os without having to reboot specifically into dsl). I couldn't let this occasion sneak by without notice.

To conquer Venus, try a plane with a brain

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Sci/Tech

CRUSHING atmospheric pressures, fierce winds, baking temperatures and acidic clouds have quickly destroyed every probe or lander ever sent to Venus. So the prospect of emulating the spectacular success of NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Venus might seem bleak. But there is hope.

Clive Barker and John Woo get Demonik

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Gaming

Acclaimed filmmakers announce they are simultaneously producing a next-gen console game and film. Now, Woo's game company, Tiger Hill Entertainment, is further blurring the line between film and games. Today, Majesco announced it will publish Demonik, a new horror-action game co-published by Tiger Hill and written by writer/director/author Clive Barker.

The assault on software giant Microsoft

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Microsoft

The next two years will be crucial for software giant Microsoft: Under attack on numerous fronts, it could falter - or it could fight back to become even more dominant.

Happy Mother's Day

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Misc

Historians claim that the holiday of Mother's Day emerged from the ancient festivals dedicated to mother goddess.

In the ancient Greek empire, Rhea, the wife of Cronus, and mother of Gods and Goddesses, was worshipped.

In Rome too, Cybele, a mother Goddesses, was worshipped, as early as 250 BC. It was known as Hilaria, and it lasted for three days, called the Ides of March, that is from March 15 to March 18.

However, neither of them meant for the honoring of our immediate mothers, as is done in our Mother's Day.

Google claims DNS issue

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Security

As first reported by gigaom, and now carried by theinquirer and other big sites, seems it was that reported DNS issue that took out Old Reliable yesterday. Even someone at eWeek came in on the weekend to report on it.

Mozilla Firefox Two Vulnerabilities

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Security

Classified Extremely critical, two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system.

Live Xbox 360 shot!

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Gaming

Can’t tell you how we got our hands on this image, but what you’re looking at is a real live shot of the Xbox 360 that someone sneakily snapped with their cameraphone at Microsoft’s Xbox360 Revealed launch party in Los Angeles last night.

The Art and Design of Quake 4

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Gaming

AFTER BEING ANNOUNCED nearly four years ago at QuakeCon 2001, how much do we really know about Quake 4?

We catch up with members of Raven and id Software to talk about the visual stylings of the latest Quake installment.

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Move over, Big Brother. Little Brother is squeezing in.

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Security

Robert Gortarez is no private eye.

But with an $80 piece of software intended to track what his son was doing on the Internet, the 36-year-old Phoenix real estate investor uncovered some information about what his wife - now his ex-wife - was doing online as well.

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