X Factor - understanding the X window system

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Software

X was originally created in the mid-80s by a research group from MIT. Its goal was to create a windowing system quite unlike any that had been conceived before. Thus X's design differs greatly from that of other windowing systems, having designed-in support for many elements which are unique.

Is your laptop a pain in the neck?

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Hardware

Statistical information on injuries related to notebook computer use is scarce, but doctors report a steady stream of new patients who've overdone it on the machines.

Nvidia starts working on SLI 2

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Hardware

Even if ATI Crossfire defeats SLI, Nvidia has some secret horses for a new race. It is working on something that we know as SLI 2.

Andromeda galaxy larger than thought

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Sci/Tech

The Andromeda galaxy just got bigger -- three times bigger, astronomers said on Monday.

Computer show opens in Taiwan

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Sci/Tech

The world's second-largest annual computer show, Computex, opened Tuesday in Taiwan, with organizers expecting the highest number of buyers and visitors in the exhibition's 25-year history.

Japan state bans 'Grand Theft Auto' sales

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Gaming

A state in Japan has decided to ban a U.S. video game from being sold or rented to minors, after officials deemed it harmful and capable of inciting violence.

KDE 3.4.1 Release Announcement

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KDE

It's official. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Beats Intel

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Hardware

First look: Two processors in one Athlon chip give performance extra oomph. You now have a choice of dual-core processors; and based on PC World tests, the winner is clearly AMD's new Athlon 64 X2.

Professor predicts open source revolution

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OSS

What began as a keynote panel on the evolving world of open source quickly escalated into a debate on the future of open source licensing when a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University took center stage.

ATI's MultiVPU solution, don't get caught in the crossfire?

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Hardware

ATI's MultiVPU solution dubbed the Crossfire will see its official debut tomorrow, but has it been worth the wait and how does it compare to NVIDIA's?

Next Debian Linux release imminent

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Linux

Developers of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution are frantically squashing software bugs in an effort to get version 3.1 out by the scheduled 6 June release date.

Big-business technologists talk up Linux

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Linux

Several IT executives at the LinuxWorld Summit last week reinforced the idea that Linux now has the technical brawn and industry support to accommodate the most demanding business applications in environments such as finance, airline reservations and stock trading.

kde 3.4.1 on mirrors

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KDE

Although not officially announced as of yet, the sources for kde 3.4.1 hit mirrors this morning. Tagged a week ago, they are now available for public consumption.

Antenna betrays high-tech cheats

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Sci/Tech

Three Greek youths were arrested on Saturday for conspiring to cheat in a university entrance exam using a wireless camera hidden in a pen, police said.

AMD in dual-core processor move

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Hardware

Tomorrow, AMD will launch its first processors operating with “two brains” for desktop PCs, five days after its bigger rival Intel unveiled its own dual-core line-up.

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here is a little something for your memorial day. i think most other beers probably don’t have enough body to make this trick worthwhile.

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Microsoft: The end of 'my' is nigh

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Microsoft

Ending a longstanding tradition, Microsoft Corp. plans to stop using the word "my" as the default prefix for such folders as "My Documents," "My Music," "My Pictures" and others along those lines. Starting in the next Windows version, due out next year, folders will be known simply as "Documents," "Music," and so on.

Many Unaware of Browser-Security Link

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Web

Many American online computer users are unaware that choice of browser affects Internet security, and few switch browsers even when they know the risk, a Norwegian study said Monday.

Who Cares?! ...Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Linux
OSS

It is the classic struggle between David and Goliath. Between a monopoly vs. an idealistic rag-tag group of geniuses, business owners and stay-at-home Moms. I care in the stead of those who do not. I care because there are people who don’t know they are being taken advantage of. I care because a young girl needs me to. Struggling to educate, I care, to make others aware of another option and the threat to their future ability to choose.

Sweden's parliament passes law against file sharing

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Web

Swedish parliament passed a law banning the free exchange of material protected by copyright over the Internet. The law also gives holders of copyrights a legal basis to file for damages. The retail price of a 5GB blank DVD will now probably rise from the current 10 krones to 30.

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