Sneak Peek at PCLOS pre-9

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PCLOS
-s

Pre9 is expected out any day now and Tuxmachines was privy to an exclusive sneak peak at what's new and exciting. Most obvious to the nekked eye is more eye candy. A distro known far and wide for its beauty, PCLOS has topped itself once again.

IBM to Reveal Details of New Cell Chips

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Hardware

IBM Corp. planned to reveal key details of its highly anticipated "Cell" microprocessors Wednesday as part of the company's effort to support open-source computing designs.

Military 'hacker' Arrested

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Legal

Police in London arrested an unemployed computer systems administrator on Tuesday, over two years after U.S. authorities said they would request his extradition to answer charges of hacking U.S. government computer systems.

Advent Falls Down, Can't Get Up

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Gaming

Over the past few years, some video games have made great strides blending cinematic narrative with engaging action. Unfortunately, for all its bluster, the science fiction adventure Advent Rising is not one of them.

Chinese gamer sentenced to life

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Legal

A Shanghai online gamer has been given a suspended death sentence for killing a fellow gamer when he sold a borrowed sword on ebay for peanuts.

M$ targets Apache Web server

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Microsoft

Tired of playing second fiddle in Web hosting, Microsoft is revamping its server software in an attempt to snatch market share away from the popular Apache-Linux combination.

Apple's Intel switch doesn't spell security doom

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Mac

Apple's switch to Intel chips does not spell the start of Windows PC-style security problems for Macs, experts say.

M$ fined $9 million for patent infringement

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Microsoft

Microsoft has been ordered to pay $9 million for infringing a spreedsheet patent with Excel. The jury in a Californian court awarded $8.96 million to Guatemalan inventor Carlos Amado who had sued the software giant for infringing his patent.

Devil's Advocate: M$ foolish patent policy

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Microsoft

Company out to patent innovations that precede its existence... If large companies are to be granted patents on ideas that have been commonplace for years and are based on fundamental concepts well understood for decades, they might as well be given taxation powers. The idea that their revenues are hard won in competitive markets will be defunct, if it is not already.

Genes blamed for fickle female orgasm

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Misc

Is this the ultimate excuse for poor performance in bed? "Sorry, darling," the man says, just before falling asleep. "It's your genes.

Seattle Is 'Most Unwired City' In America

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Sci/Tech

"Wireless is becoming a fundamental part of how we live," said Bert Sperling of Sperling's Best Places, which conducted the surveys. "The ability to access information and entertainment when and where you want it is simply irresistible to business people seeking greater productivity and consumers who live an on-the-go lifestyle." Seattle narrowly unseated former top position holders San Francisco and Portland , Ore.

AMD SLI vs Intel SLI

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Hardware
Reviews

This year has seen the arrival of many new interesting technologies such as PCI Express and DDR2. Yet to this day SLI still remains by far the most hyped about technology. SLI was designed by NVIDIA and allows two select graphics cards to work together. The results have been good, leaving us to wonder who really does offer the best SLI performance, AMD or Intel.

Apple opens up open-source effort

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KDE
Mac

Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

What does Apple’s move mean for Linux?

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Linux
Mac

Now that the rumors have turned out to be true, what is this going to mean for Linux — if anything?

Got computer rage? safe ways to vent

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Misc

Kent Norman did something most people would like to do with their workplace irritations. After work one day, he torched the source of his angst: a computer mouse.

Citigroup Says UPS Lost Data

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Security

Citigroup, the world's largest bank, on Monday said account and payment history data on 3.9 million of its customers were lost in transit by United Parcel Service.

Spoofing flaw resurfaces in Mozilla browsers

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Security

A 7-year-old flaw that could let an attacker place malicious content on trusted Web sites has resurfaced in the most recent Firefox browser, Secunia has warned.

United Airlines Cleared for Wi-Fi Onboard

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Sci/Tech

United Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, received regulatory approval Monday to install wireless Internet access to its fleet in a partnership with Verizon Communications Inc.

Apple's Deal With Intel Won't Rattle IBM

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Hardware

While Apple Computer Inc.'s new embrace of Intel Corp. microprocessors leaves IBM in the cold, the news really isn't bad for Big Blue, which may have found the Apple account more trouble than it was worth.

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