KDE is leading the way, admit its competitors

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KDE

Earlier today I came across an article that made me smile. What does it mean? Well, to me it means three things. The first sure thing is: KDE is leading the way for the Linux desktop adoption...

A planet of their own

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Sci/Tech

A HUGE new gaseous planet has been discovered in the Milky Way by a team of Tasmanian scientists.

High Court blocks web porn sales

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Web

Adult-only porn videos and DVDs cannot be sold in the UK by mail order, the web or phone, the High Court has ruled.

BitTorrent Creator to Launch Search Engine

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Web

The creator of the popular online file-sharing program BitTorrent said Monday he is preparing to launch a Web-based search engine that will comb the Internet for sites hosting files for downloading movies, music and other data.

Exploit Allows Windows XP Piracy

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Microsoft

A security researcher in India has discovered an uncomplicated and easy-to-exploit weakness in Windows Genuine Advantage, an anti-piracy initiative that checks whether consumer and small-business customers are running legitimately licensed copies of Windows XP.

Linux lab lays off programmers

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Linux

The Open Source Development Labs, the organization that employs Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has laid off nearly a sixth of its staff as part of a shift to new priorities.

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An Austrumi Assessment

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Linux
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Austrumi Linux 0.9.5

Austrumi is a Latvian Linux distribution, with support for English, presented in a 48mb iso, based on Slackware Linux using Blin init scripts. Austrumi released version 0.9.5 earlier this month. It was built on a 2.6.11 kernel and included FVWM for the desktop. It comes with a variety of applications for daily tasks and looks good doing it.

Apple, Microsoft sign death warrant for oss

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OSS

A proposal to extend patent protection in Europe could threaten the existence of open-source software unless the European Parliament amends it, say advocates of freely distributed programs such as Linux.

Mozilla to ban Firefox derivative browsers

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Moz/FF

Goodger's childish Netscape-bashing goes against the very spirit of the early Mozilla.org's mission, and if the Foundation doesn't want any other redistribution than the official Firefox browser, then they should change the licence wording to reflect that.

Samsung Replaces Hdd With Flash

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Hardware

Samsung Electronics has developed a replacement for conventional hard drives that is based on flash memory for its laptops. The company plans to begin mass production of the device in August, it says.

Feds to fight the zombies

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Security

Remote-controlled "zombie" networks operated by bottom-feeding spammers have become a serious problem that requires more industry action, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on Tuesday

EU hits Microsoft with a deadline

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Microsoft

Microsoft has until the end of May to come to terms with EU authorities over a long-running antitrust dispute, the European Commission has said.

Sun Belittles Geronimo, Releases Java

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Software
OSS

Sun Microsystems has expressed "serious doubts" about the usefulness of the latest Apache Foundation project to create an open source implementation of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE).

Apple considers Intel for Macs - or not

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Mac

Apple Computer Inc. has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel Corp. chips in its Macintosh computer line, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. But Apple said the news should be placed 'in the category of rumour and speculation'.

Open Source Accounting Options

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OSS

A new wave of freely available open source business applications is already being adopted by a significant number of small and mid-sized businesses. Among the open source applications turning up on small business desktops are word processing and spreadsheet applications like OpenOffice and accounting applications like GnuCash and Grisbi.

Apple sued for racial and sexual discrimination

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Mac

Ex-employee apparently didn't appreciate being called a "rather obese-sized black lesbian".

M$ Needs More than Tabbed Browsing for IE

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Microsoft

I am not saying that Microsoft is wrong in porting over features that have made other browsers a success, but what I really want to see in Internet Explorer is security and Microsoft's determination to continue to update Internet Explorer even if there's no "real" competition.

Analysts expect massive HP layoffs

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Misc

Hewlett-Packard is likely to lay off thousands more employees, financial analysts have projected after new chief executive Mark Hurd presented his inaugural assessment of quarterly earnings.

Ashes to ashes, brain to disk

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Sci/Tech

Death could become a thing of the past by the mid-21st century as computer technology becomes sophisticated enough for the contents of a brain to be "downloaded" on to a supercomputer, according to a leading British futurologist.

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