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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
Story Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 4:01pm
Story the sorry state of Linux srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 3:59pm

Watch Me Do This and That Online

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Web

After blogging came photo blogging and then, suddenly last year, video blogging. Video bloggers, also known as vloggers, are people who regularly post videos on the Internet, creating primitive shows for anyone who cares to watch.

How to beat spammers at their own game

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Security

DON'T think about blocking spam - imagine instead that you are playing a game against the spammers, with cash at stake. That's how businesses and internet service providers (ISPs) can improve their email filters, according to a new model of online confrontations.

The open source business process

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OSS

Open source is more than Linux, more than software. It is at heart a business process. You let people see what you’re doing.

EMC unveils largest corporate data storage machine

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Hardware

EMC said its new Symmetrix DMX-3 is the first corporate machine that can hold more than a petabyte -- over a quadrillion bytes of data, or enough to store 2 trillion telephone company transaction records or 250 million digital songs.

Dark Water & Charlie & Choc Factory

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Reviews

I saw Dark Water last weekend and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this weekend and this is what I think about these latest productions in theaters now.

China 'using worms to steal trade secrets'

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Security

Cyberspace is becoming a new battleground for the US and China, amid growing concerns about Chinese industrial espionage through various types of computer worms, security professionals claim.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops U.S. box office again

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Movies

U.S. moviegoers still had a sweet tooth this weekend as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" came out on top at the box office for a second straight week. "March of the Penguins" cracked the Top 10 with $4.3 million, although it played on just 695 screens.

No Let-Up In Microsoft-Linux War

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Linux
Microsoft

The continued commercialisation of Linux is helping Microsoft defend its Windows patch against the rising tide of open source, claims the head of Redmond's competitive strategy efforts.

Learning to love the penguin

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Linux

There may be one single penguin as the mascot for Linux, but there are countless Linuxes -- different versions that aim to fulfill different niches.

Online News Consumers Become Own Editors

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Web

Online news consumers are increasingly taking charge, getting their news a la carte from a variety of outlets. Rarely do they depend on a single news organization's vision of the day's top stories.

After Announcing Huge Layoffs, HP Seeks 1,302 New Hires

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Misc

Engineers and programmers worried about impending layoffs at Hewlett-Packard, which announced on Tuesday that it plans to cut 14,500 jobs, might want to start sending their resumes around internally.

Destroy All Humans! movie in the pipe

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Movies
Gaming

Video game maker THQ Inc. are planning to make a movie based on their recently released game, Destroy All Humans!

NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX Linux Preview

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Hardware
Reviews

Today we're having a look at NVIDIA's current flagship solution, the 7800GTX. In this article, we'll be sharing some of our initial Linux experiences with the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB. Although many other publications have found the 7800GTX to perform magnificently, we actually found some dissenting results in our Linux testing.

Xbox 360 Motherboard Picture?

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Gaming

Following last week's leak starring the Xbox 360 kid, a French site, has posted what looks like a picture of the Xbox 360 motherboard. If this picture is really a photo of the Xbox 360 innards, it must have been taken from the recently released beta dev kit, which according to rumors includes beta silicon of the Xbox 360 GPU designed by ATI but still have a dual-core version of the PowerPC 970 chip from IBM.

Has Huygens found life on Titan?

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Sci/Tech

IF LIFE exists on Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, we could soon know about it - as long as it's the methane-spewing variety. The chemical signature of microbial life could be hidden in readings taken by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe when it landed on Titan in January.

KDE 3.4.2: Just around the bend

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KDE

KDE 3.4.2 was tagged a couple days ago and will probably be unleashed onto the general public on or about July 27. This release may not contain any new obvious eye candy or features, it does however have lots and LOTS of bug and security fixes.

Game Over for Modders?

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Gaming

Take Two isn't the only one blaming the modders. In its Wednesday press release, the ESRB said it "calls on the computer and video-game industry to proactively protect their games from illegal modifications by third parties, particularly when they serve to undermine the accuracy of the rating."

Journalism Teacher Fired for Lewd Blog Comments

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Web

If there was any doubt about the power of blogs, consider the case of Michael Gee. A part-time journalism professor at Boston University, Gee was fired recently after he posted comments in a blog about the looks of a female student in his course.

License-Screening Measure Could Benefit Data Brokers

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Security

Congress is considering forcing states to use data brokers to help screen applicants for commercial drivers' licenses, a potentially lucrative development for an industry under scrutiny for how it handles personal information.

Bill Would Tax Internet Pornography

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Web

A Democratic lawmaker is planning to propose a new 25 percent federal tax on Internet pornography and new requirements for adult Web sites to help prevent children from looking at them.

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