Midway announces Unreal Tournament 2007

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Next installment in Epic Games' popular sci-fi shooter series will ship for the PC in 2006 and will be on display at E3 next week. Unreal Tournament 2007 will have a whole lot to offer: all-new gameplay on a massive scale, an entirely new line of vehicles, expanded community support, and graphics and physics that are truly a generation ahead.

64-bit AMD Far Cry available

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CRYTEK AND AMD said that the 64-bit version of Far Cry, optimised for its CPUs, is now available.

Mac malware door creaks open

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Mac

Dashboard, one of the much-publicized features of Apple Computer's latest OS, Tiger, could be ripe for exploitation by porn scammers.

M$ to unveil new Xbox

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Microsoft

Microsoft plans to steal a march on rival Sony by unveiling its next-generation games console on Thursday with an all-singing extravaganza fronted by Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood. The public's first look at the new-look Xbox machine, on the MTV music network, will come at least six months before the console actually goes on sale.

But in the all-important war of hype, Microsoft will be the first on the block.

My Mutagenix Monday

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Mutagenix is a suite of four livecd variations from which to choose. It comes in basic Rescue CD, KDE 3.4, xfce, and gnome (freerock .2.0) versions ranging from 99mb to almost 600mb. Quite the bold undertaking for our hero I must say. He defines Mutagenix as "A dynamic and mutable variant of Linux; Any one of several LiveCDs based on Slackware and Linux-Live." Today, I thought I'd boot up two versions of the latest release, Mutagenix 2.6.10-1.

Apache eyes open-source Java project

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Software

The Apache Foundation has proposed creating an open-source version of Java on the desktop, a plan that Sun Microsystems has initially welcomed, although questioned the need for it.

Coupla More AMD Reviews

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Hardware

They're popping up all over this morning. Here's one at extremetech and another one at pcworld.

UPDATE: Here's yet another. Dang, I wish AMD would send me a set to review! Big Grin

Spam blacklist targets Telewest

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Security

Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam group.

Linux Gets Hawaii's Records House in Order

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Linux

Case Study: The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix. "One thing that really impressed me about it was that it's just Linux."

AMD's dual-core CPUs come out fighting

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How does AMD's new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processor stack up against Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 840? We have some preliminary - and dramatic - benchmarks.

Site offers online Linux desktop

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Linux

When you run a .EXE file from that site, it opens a KDE window in a separate browser screen. It only works if you're running Windows, but if you're running Linux, you wouldn't need to try it out, would you?

M$ upgrades blue screen of death

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Microsoft
Humor

Microsoft blogger has published screenshots of what he claims is an upgrade to the infamous 'blue screen of death' which can appear when Windows crashes. "I am not sure I would class the change as an improvement."

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AMD Athlon 64 4800+ X2 - Dual Core CPU

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Today we’re a step closer to the launch of Athlon 64 X2 but it’s not here quite yet - you’ll have to wait until June for that pleasure. Until the official launch happens we won’t be able to get our hands on a fully fledged Athlon 64 X2 PC, so what we have here is a technical preview based on an AMD press kit of an Asus A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard, an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and 1GB of Corsair 3200XL Pro memory.

Broadcast Anti-piracy Flag Issue Still Alive

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Hollywood plans to turn to Congress in its bid to add anti-piracy technology to digital TVs after an appeals court Friday struck down controversial new Federal Communications Commission rules.

OSS undermines Windows strategy

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OSS

For a company such as Microsoft whose most familiar competitive tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, "free" open source software such as the Linux operating system has represented a new and unusual threat.

Threat to M$ as UK plans to use foss

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OSS

Microsoft faces a serious threat to its UK public sector monopoly from plans by local authorities to increase their use of open source software, a survey commissioned by the FT has found.

Dell sinks $100M into Red Hat

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Linux

Billionaire Michael S. Dell, founder and chairman of Dell Inc., has placed a $99.5 million bet on Red Hat.

A Damn Small Sunday

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Damn Small Linux released version 1.1 Thursday, May 5 with a few new features and some fixed bugs, yet still a 50MB download. Actually it's a 49.1 MB download. Also avaiable are bootable 128MB USB pen drives and an embedded on usb version (that will run from within a booted os without having to reboot specifically into dsl). I couldn't let this occasion sneak by without notice.

To conquer Venus, try a plane with a brain

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CRUSHING atmospheric pressures, fierce winds, baking temperatures and acidic clouds have quickly destroyed every probe or lander ever sent to Venus. So the prospect of emulating the spectacular success of NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Venus might seem bleak. But there is hope.

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