Five mistakes GNU/Linux neophytes make

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Linux

New users tend to make some common mistakes when trying out GNU/Linux for the first time. The reasons for these mistakes are varied. Here are some solutions to five commonly encountered GNU/Linux problems.

How to move your company to open source

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OSS

About three months ago, I was hired by an 80-person manufacturing company as director of IT, primarily because of my experience with Linux. Job number one, they said, was to ditch as much Microsoft software as possible.

No brain cancer link to mobile phones

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Sci/Tech

Ten years of using a mobile phone results in no increased risk of a tumour in the nerve connecting the ear to the brain, researchers said on Tuesday.

Nvidia caught "over optimising"

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Hardware

The chaps from 3D Center, a very talented in-depth site, spotted and tested and proved that Nvidia is using a lower anisotropic filtering quality than any other card available.

aKademy Awards

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KDE

This year's aKademy saw a whole new innovation: The KDE Appreciation Awards, also known as the "aKademy Awards". Their purpose is to recognize outstanding contribution to the KDE community.

NVClock v0.8 BETA Preview

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Software

Earlier this morning, after two years in the dark, there's finally a major update to NVClock, and that is the 0.8 BETA. Today we have a short preview from this latest overclocking extravaganza.

Interview: Beowulf's Donald Becker

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OSS

Beowulf Project founder Donald Becker sounds off on some of the confusing legal issues associated with open source and explains the status of grid and virtualization technologies.

Is Microsoft skirting the issue?

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Microsoft

But there's something fishy going on. Microsoft is doing its best to stall the TCG document, and to ensure that it doesn't apply to Vista, Microsoft's next-generation operating system.

Security Flaws Found in Mplayer and Elm

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Security

Two serious security flaws have turned up in software widely distributed with Linux and Unix. The bugs affect Electronic Mail for Unix (Elm), and Mplayer, a cross-platform movie player that is one of the most popular of its kind on Linux.

ATI sued for inflating its stock price

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Legal

ATI was sued two weeks ago because of false and misleading statements. The complaint charges ATI and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Leadtek 7800 GTX SLI

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Hardware
Reviews

NVIDIA’s new GeForce 7800 GTX is a very fast card. In fact, in some cases, it is as fast as having two GeForce 6800 Ultras in your machine. Considering how fast the card is alone, I was very curious how fast it would be in SLI-mode.

Creative wins MP3 player patent

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Hardware

One of Apple's main rivals, Creative Technology, has been awarded a patent for the interface used on many digital music players.

Zotob suspect linked to other viruses

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Security

One of the two men arrested this weekend over the Zotob worm could have authored as many as 20 other viruses, according to security specialists Sophos.

Hurricane Katrina overwhelms weather Web sites

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Web

Several U.S. Web sites, including Weather.com, became temporarily unavailable as hordes of people went online seeking emergency information and news on Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast.

GIMP is looking for Usability Experts

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Software

GIMP has joined the OpenUsability project. Here's a platform where Open Source developers and usability experts get together.We hope that this will help us to learn more about how GIMP is actually being used and how we can improve the user experience.

Samsung Releases World’s First 19” Laptop

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Hardware

With this laptop, Samsung is sticking its tongue out at Apple and going “Hah, ours is bigger!”

illwill sells Microsoft source code

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Microsoft

A Connecticut man known on the Internet as "illwill" pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court on Monday to charges relating to the theft of the source code to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating software.

Worry-Free DVD Burning

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Hardware
Reviews

The search for a truly universal DVD burner has finally ended, even as Blu-Ray and HD-DVD looms on the horizon. The brand new Sony DRU-810A can burn any DVD recordable format, and burn with alacrity.

What's in Steve Jobs' pocket?

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Mac

Apple Computer plans a major announcement next week in San Francisco, sparking speculation that the company that revolutionized digital music will unveil a video-playing iPod or an iTunes mobile phone.

Nexuiz v1.2 Screenshots

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Gaming

A new patch for the opensource 1st-person shooter is available. Improvements include support for CTF, Domination and Teamplay gamemodes, completely new Runematch gamemode, and two new maps. phoronix.com has some wonderful screenshots.

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