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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
Story PC-BSD 7.1 released srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 3:58pm
Story Is cloud computing a threat to open source? srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 3:56pm
Story Cooliris Now Available for Linux srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 11:57am
Story Book Review: Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 11:56am
Story Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu srlinuxx 14/04/2009 - 10:08am

Blog Bares Sex Offender's Demons

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Web

An ominous online journal maintained by accused kidnapper Joseph Duncan becomes a forum in the wake of his alleged crimes, as revolted web surfers condemn the convicted sexual predator.

AMD to cut Sempron prices in August

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Hardware

Socket-A Sempron 2500+ prices are expected to be cut from $67 at present to less than $60 in early August, sources at motherboard makers mentioned.

Java community wants more from Sun

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OSS

Sun Microsystems may have streamlined its Java development process and intensified its marketing around the openess of the programming language and platform, but some smaller partners are still not happy.

Microsoft's personnel puzzle

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Microsoft

Arthur Sorkin has been courted by Microsoft twice now, and both times the computer scientist has been put off by the software giant's approach.

Is open source ready for VoIP?

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Linux

Linux desktops and servers are widespread. But Linux telephones? It could be the biggest use yet. Ben King talks to some early adopters to see how they like running their PBXes on an open source platform.

There Is NO Neo-Con Conspiracy

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Humor

There is no conspiracy. The Neo-Conservative Wing of the Republican Party, the Brainwashing Wing of the FOX Network, and the Evil Wing of Microsoft [1] have not formed an alliance to achieve world domination. There is no dark, sinister plot by our media overlords to brainwash the American public. These rumors are simply not true.

Software patent bill thrown out

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Misc

European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that could have led to software being patented.

NVIDIA Preps More GeForce 7 Graphics Chips

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Hardware

NVIDIA Corp. may be preparing a new GeForce 7-series graphics processors in addition to already launched GeForce 7800 GTX product, as the firm's unofficial drivers already list a chip code-named G72, which may turn out to be a more affordable GeForce 7 family member.

SourceLabs Open-Source Catalog

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OSS

SourceLabs Inc., a service provider for open-source software, Wednesday announced a new community-based catalog of open-source projects that also serves as a wiki and features RSS technology.

How much ATI really paid for its Half Life 2 deal

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Gaming

IT WAS A HARD task to get to the bottom of the mystery of ATI's Half Life 2 voucher deal, but now we've found out just how much ATI invested in this deal.

Vienna starts desktop Linux migration

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Linux

The Austrian capital city of Vienna kicked off its soft migration to open source software on the desktop on Tuesday.

UPDATE: The dot has a blurb on KDE's part in this migration.

Sony battles hackers over hijacked games

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Gaming

Hackers have cracked piracy protections on Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable in the United States, the latest chapter in the company's battle to block unauthorized game use on its new hand-held device.

Apple Executive Calls Family of Teenager Killed for IPod

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Misc

As Errol Rose made preparations on Monday to bury his 15-year-old son, Christopher, who was killed last week in Brooklyn during a fight over an iPod, he received a telephone call from Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computer, the company that makes the iPod.

Screensavers get the message across

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Misc

Screensavers can offer a more effective way of delivering communications and messages within companies than traditional systems based on email or corporate intranets, researchers claimed today.

European Parliament Fails to Agree on Computer Patents

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Misc

European parliamentarians are expected to reject legislation on Wednesday on the patenting of computer-related inventions, ending a testy four-year debate without resolution.

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Underground Desktop

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Linux
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Underground Desktop is a Debian "unstable" based Linux distribution consisting of apt-get/synaptic, kde 3.4.0, gcc 3.3.5, and kernel 2.6.11.3.. Their focus seems to be on the desktop user. The earliest release I could find was March 29 at beta version 012, with an upgrade patch being released on or about April 17. Distrowatch welcomed them as a new addition to their database last week as announced in the June 27 DistroWatch Weekly. I'd been trying to find a Debian that I could get excited about and have yet to have much success in that area - until today.

Techie fired over Grokster comments on BBC

A British IT consultant accused by the Hollywood movie industry of running a BitTorrent file-sharing hub has been sacked by his employer after appearing on BBC 2's Newsnight programme last week to comment on the US Supreme Court ruling on Grokster.

Tech firms want Europe patent software law pulled

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OSS

European high-tech leaders said on Monday they would prefer the European Parliament to scrap a controversial software patent law rather than confuse it with dozens of amendments when it votes later this week.

One fifth of Japanese businesses using open source OS

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OSS

The use of open-source operating systems in enterprise servers is growing in Japan, with companies citing low introduction costs as the main factor for adoption, according to a recent report by the Japanese government.

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