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Story Kubuntu 14.04 Alpha 2 Released with Improved USB Creator Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:20am
Story New Linux Job Board LinuxCareers.com is now OUT Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:25am
Story Open Source Libferris: Chasing the "Everything is a File System" Dream Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:31am
Story Crypto Update for Linux 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:42am
Story How to get your conference talk submission accepted Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:48am
Story [GIT PULL 0/6] ARM: SoC changes for Linux 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:53am
Story PC-BSD 10.0-RC5 Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 4:59am
Story Rifles powered by Linux purchased by US Army Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 8:55am
Story Kali Linux 1.0.6, hands-on Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 12:02pm
Story Quirky Linux Gets More Pep Out of Puppy Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2014 - 12:03pm

Man charged with ebay motors fraud

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Legal

A man faces 20 years prison and $250,000 in fines for defrauding perspective car buyers thru online auction house Ebay.com.

aKademy 2005 Kicked Off!

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KDE

Following yesterday's rousing KDE e.V. meeting, aKademy 2005 officially kicked off today with dual presentation tracks filled with content designed for users and system administrators.

Beastie of an OS

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Reviews
BSD
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Once a distro goes into beta 3, most of the major choices are in place. In looking at the 3rd testing versions of distributions, one can get a fairly good idea of what a distro might be like once it's released. The only experience I've had with a BSD clone or derivative was with my PC-BSD review some months ago. That install was as simple as 1, 2, 3... or click, click, click. I'd heard the horror stories about other BSD installs, yet downloaded 6.0 beta 3 with hope. Was this going to be a brain-burning, hair-pulling, data-losing proposition? What happened with my attempted FreeBSD 6.0 Beta 3 install?

This is the United States Calling, Are We Reaching?

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Linux

Every once in a while, there will be an announcement somewhere about a Mandriva deployment, usually in Europe, most likely in France. I have begun to wonder if this nation-centric approach to distributing Linux distros might not be the best approach for Linux as a whole.

Google endorses open source XMPP with Google Talk

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Web

Google Talk was the talking point this week. It was long speculated about a possible web browser and an instant messaging client from the world’s most popular search engine after they showed interest in directly competing with Microsoft’s MSN and Yahoo! in various similar fields

CDs on the way out?

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Misc

An Ohio based rock band is releasing their next "album" on DVD, online and vinyl only. Warner Bros. says, "You can avoid the CD. It's on its way out."

Linux Kernel Update Improves Event Monitoring

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Linux

The next stable update of the Linux kernel will bring advances in file system event monitoring, the Xtensa architecture, and a set of system calls that allows users to load another kernel from the currently executing Linux kernel.

Pixar faces SEC inquiry

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Misc

Steve Jobs' Pixar Animation Studios said today it has received an ``informal request for information'' from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mozilla Tests Firefox, Thunderbird Updates

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Software

Mozilla Foundation developers on Thursday asked for volunteers to test a long-awaited part of the next editions of Firefox and Thunderbird, a software update mechanism that will eliminate the need to download large files to replace outdated versions of the browser and e-mail client.

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Two arrested for Zotob worm

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Security

The FBI said Friday that Morocco and Turkey have arrested two people believed responsible for the Zotob computer worm that infected networks at U.S. companies and government agencies earlier this month.

rm -rf /opt/bs

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Sci/Tech

Desktop Linux marketing is doing more harm than good, but work is under way to make Linux out-perform the other OSes.

Talkin' about a revolution?

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Web

Google watching has replaced Microsoft watching as a popular tech-lover's pastime, says technology analyst Bill Thompson.

Microsoft hit by virus

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Microsoft

Health officials in Washington State have issued a warning of a virus outbreak on the Microsoft campus at Redmond, but it's the creation of nature rather than a hacker.

Give Us Your Thoughts on Windows

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Be included in an upcoming issue of PC Magazine!

We're looking for readers to tell us what they think of Windows, past and present.

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Does Intel's Dominance Hurt Consumers?

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Hardware

While chip makers AMD and Intel duke it out in the industry's latest antitrust battle, users are left with some questions. Whether achieved legally or illegally, has Intel's overwhelming domination of the chip market made PCs more or less expensive?

Maturing net growing more slowly

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Web

After years of huge increases, the rate at which net traffic is growing is slowing down, say analysts.

'Linux' trademark doesn't matter, says Stallman

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Linux

Richard Stallman, chair of the Free Software Foundation, said on Thursday that the Linux trademark fracas in Australia has distracted attention away from the real issue — that of freedom to distribute and change software.

FCC grants 30-day extension in 911 ruling

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Sci/Tech

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was extending by 30 days a deadline for Internet telephone companies to tell customers about 911 emergency calling or shut off their service.

Survey: Apps Availability Drives OS Choice

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OS

Rackspace is a leading Web hosting company which, with about half of its enterprise customers using Linux and the other half using Windows, surveyed its users to find out why they chose one operating system over the other.

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