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Story SLED 11: a distro for businesses, not idealists srlinuxx 15/04/2009 - 2:18am
Story Why Microsoft won round one of netbook wars srlinuxx 2 14/04/2009 - 11:52pm
Story New Open Source Linux Viewer srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 10:54pm
Story The Digital Tipping Point: Free film made with free tools srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 10:51pm
Story SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:57pm
Story 5 BitTorrent Clients for Linux srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:56pm
Story Creating Reports in OpenOffice.org Base srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:54pm
Story Linux gets reseller friendly srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:52pm
Story Mint 6 “Fluxbox” Mini-Review, Desktop Emphasis srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 7:50pm
Story Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK available srlinuxx 1 14/04/2009 - 4:08pm

Physicist throws time-travel theories a curve

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Sci/Tech

The possibility of time travel has occupied the fantasies of philosophers, authors, children and directors. But to some physicists, it's more than pure fancy.

KDE 3.4.2 Release Announcement

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KDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KDE Project Ships Second Translation and Service Release of the 3.4 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution

Black Hat conference: Newest Stealth Rootkits

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Security

Just when anti-virus vendors think they have a bead on the threat from stealth rootkits, along comes word that a pair of researchers have discovered a new way to hide malicious programs.

The Heat Is On

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Hardware

Is the industry ready for RoHS, which is set to hit first with a July 1, 2006 deadline marked on supply-chain calendars? The answer, according to Fern Abrams, director of environmental policy at IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, is a resounding “No.”

An Online Artist Challenges Obscenity Law

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Web

The case, filed in 2001 by Barbara Nitke, whose Web site includes pictures of sadomasochism and bondage, argues that the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which prohibits obscene material from being distributed on the Internet, is overly broad and violates the First Amendment.

FBI wants more subpoena power

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Security

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that Congress should give the agency the power to issue its own subpoenas, instead of having to get approval for them from a court.

Microsoft, Google tangle in court

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Legal

Secret meetings, confidential messages and alleged exchanges with Bill Gates were brought out as ammunition yesterday in the legal battle over a former Microsoft executive's departure for search rival Google.

Video game pirate headed to slammer

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Misc

A Maryland man has been sentenced to four months behind bars for helping to organize a software and hardware piracy scheme out of a chain of video game stores.

Report says porn Web site numbers "exploding'

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Web

A report released Wednesday by a group of Democrats seeking a moral authority some say their party has lost says the number of pornographic Web pages has grown 3,000 percent since 1998 and federal laws must be changed to keep children away from them.

Black Hat conference: Cisco IOS often targeted by hackers

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Security

IT professionals constantly worry about the next computer virus or worm, but there is a greater threat that is often ignored - Cisco routers.

KDE Keeps Advancing

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KDE

While Microsoft beats the drum loudly for Vista, the K Desktop Environment open-source community has more quietly been improving its popular desktop interface.

The Mark of the Beast

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Sci/Tech

A US SITE purporting to be a Christian resistance group [www.TheResistanceManifesto.com] is calling for a boycott of the VeriChip implantable microchip.

Periodic table's design gets an elemental challenge

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Sci/Tech

How do you turn lead into gold? A look at the periodic table will tell you: Remove three protons.

Many people have attempted to better the arrangement of the 111 fundamental elements, but no one has been able to supplant the original, until now.

More Industry Lay-Offs

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Sci/Tech

Sun Microsystems expects to lay off around 1,000 staff at a cost of about $100 million as part of the company's ongoing cost-cutting strategy while Computer Associates International said it would cut 800 more jobs to reduce costs.

I'm So Excited by M$ Vista. Not!

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Microsoft
Humor

M$ began offering the beta to its upcoming OS today - God help us all! Stories are plentiful and opinions are mixed. Here's one such opinion:

Like, wow, Microsoft's Vista, the former Longhorn, is now only more than a year away. With this latest beta, we're finally going to see lots of really new, cool features.

House backs federal investigation of Rockstar Games

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Gaming

[UPDATE] Hot Coffee scandal intensifies as legislators vote 355-21 to support a Federal Trade Commission probe seeking answers from the Take-Two subsidiary.

Official DOOM Trailer now Online

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Movies
Gaming

Doom motion picture. The Universal Pictures film, based on the best-selling first person shooter of the same name and its subsequent videogame sequels, isn't due in theaters until October 21st, but you can get an early peek here.

Open Source Consultancy Takes Complaint Against Microsoft To ACCC

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OSS

Open source consultancy Cybersource is filing a formal complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week claiming Microsoft is engaging in unfair practices which is costing end users $200 million a year.

Things Don't ''Ad'' Up

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Misc

Simply removing the ads - regardless of the tool used - is only robbing the content provider by taking something that costs money and refusing to pay the price. It is immoral, and I'm not so sure it shouldn't be illegal too.

Xandros counts on demand for enterprise desktop Linux

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Linux

Over 1,000 businesses have taken up Xandros Inc's Enterprise Linux Challenge to try out its Business Desktop Linux operating system, according to the company, indicating strong potential demand for the new product.

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