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Story Linux and Firefox market share - the reality srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 10:30pm
Story Open source shrugs at EU liability plans srlinuxx 1 13/05/2009 - 10:13pm
Story China deploys secure computer operating system srlinuxx 2 13/05/2009 - 10:10pm
Story Microsoft uses Big Buck Bunny to Demonstrate Silverlight phillc 13/05/2009 - 8:18pm
Story 10 Awesome Linux Applications for Your PlayStation 3 srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 7:25pm
Story About UbuntuOne -- srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 7:24pm
Story some interviews: srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 7:22pm
Story Linux certifications: Hot or not? srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 4:26pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 71 srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 4:24pm
Story The Problem With X srlinuxx 13/05/2009 - 4:22pm

Sun exec: Galaxy to shape Sun's future

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Hardware

Announced yesterday, Sun's new servers are powered by Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors and have dual-core capabilities. Graham Lovell provided additional details about the servers and discussed how Sun plans to improve the bottom line going forward. He also talked about exactly how Linux and open source play into that strategy.

Computer Associates' patent donation is slammed

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OSS

Greg Aharonian, a vehement campaigner for higher quality patents, slammed Computer Associates' patent donation last week to the open source community as a 'fraud to impress the naive'.

Interview: Hans Reiser

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Reiser
Interviews
OSS

In this interview, Hans looks back at Reiser3, describing the advantages it had over other filesystems when it was released and its current state. He then explores the many improvements currently in Reiser4.

Open Source Journalist Named Principal Analyst By OSDL

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OSS

In addition to hands-on technology and product marketing expertise, Dave brings important relationships across the technology industry," said Stuart Cohen (pictured), CEO of OSDL, as OSDL today announced the appointment of Dave Rosenberg to a newly-created position as Principal Analyst.

Sony Recalls 3.5 Mln Playstation Power Adaptors

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Gaming

ruh-ro, Sony Corp. is recalling 3.5 million faulty power adaptors for its popular PlayStation 2 video game console because they may overheat and cause injury.

A Brief History of Technology

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Misc

The thing that distinguishes intelligent life is its ability to solve problems. When we think of technology nowadays, we tend to think of computers, science and other such advancements. However, it is very interesting to see how these advancements were brought about in the first place.

Slashdot Offering 30 Minute Advance Look

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Web

By logging in and agreeing to view an interstitial ad, DayPass users gain access to stories before other readers, 30 minutes ahead of them.

Bill Cosby Wins Fight Over Domain Name

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Web

A U.N. panel awarded to comedian Bill Cosby on Monday an Internet domain name based on the Fat Albert cartoon character he created in the 1960s.

Interview: Linspire's Kevin Carmony

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Linux

OfB's Timothy R. Butler talked with Linspire's new CEO, Kevin Carmony, a few weeks ago about some of Linspire's choices and the future of GNU/Linux.

Comparing Linux with Windows and Solaris

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Linux

Over the past few years, Linux adoption rates in the enterprise have soared. Users have quoted a wide range of TCO and ROI benefits, and Linux has become a strategic platform for business applications at many companies.

Intel's Viiv specifications leaked

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Hardware

Intel recently briefed system builders on the requirements for devices to qualify for the firm's Hometrino brand "Viiv".

Sun extends olive branch to Red Hat

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Linux

Sun Microsystems initiated a warmer stage in its relationship with Red Hat on Monday, making conspicuous room onstage for the rival at a major server product launch.

FEMA relents on Microsoft Windows-only policy

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Web

FEMA updated their online FAQ on "Monday, 09-Sep-2005" which, of course is impossible, unless you're part of the government. Maybe that's why some of these government agencies botched the hurricane relief efforts? The simple lack of a common calendar?

Nexuiz 1.2.1 released

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Gaming

A new version of Nexuiz was released yesterday. Old clients won't work properly with 1.2.1 servers - so make sure to update your copy. You won't regret! There is a full download and patches for Nexuiz 1.1 and 1.2 - each download supports Windows, Linux and MacOS X.

Review: aLinux 12.5

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Reviews

aLinux, formerly known as Peanut Linux, is a strange GNU/Linux distribution. It bills itself as a "Professional Linux Operating System" for advanced users, hobbyists, and new Linux users. However, the distribution has a number of problems that make it unsuitable for new users and unpleasant even for experienced users.

Oh well, I liked it.

Samsung Targets Intel

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Hardware

Samsung Electronics Monday hinted that its next target is Intel Corp., the world’s biggest semiconductor maker headquartered in the United States.

GLA protests against "product placement" for M$ on German TV

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Linux

The German Linux Association is calling on Germany's ARD, the public Channel One, to remove the Microsoft logo from its reports on the elections. The lobby group stated that it was considering taking legal action.

Novell Exec Says Linux Growing

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Linux

David Patrick, vice president and general manager of Novell's Linux, open-source platforms and services group, spoke with Computerworld about the company's prospects as it tries to shift its customer base from NetWare to the open-source Linux operating system.

Also: Novell: Vista will drive users to Linux

S.Korean Music Industry Sues 1,985

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Legal

South Korea's music industry filed a criminal lawsuit Monday against 1,985 Internet file-swapping program users, in a move to stem unauthorized song swapping on the Web.

Strengthening Open Source's Weakest Link

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OSS

The cornerstone of open source software is the free availability of its source code, which lets developers and users around the world contribute to it and improve it. The power of participation has been confined almost entirely to the development phase of the software life cycle. Testing remains open source's weakest link as it is difficult to reproduce all intended usages.

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