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aKademy Developers Conference Prepares for KDE 4

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KDE

The 2005 KDE aKademy continued today with the opening of the developer conference: two days of talks describing upcoming KDE technologies, giving programming tips and, of course, plenty of informal hacking and discussion sessions between the developers.

Firm Tests Gaming on Movie-Style Screens

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Sci/Tech

Ever wish you could experience the "holodeck," the 3-D virtual environment aboard the Starship Enterprise? There's a company that believes it's come close, letting video game players play with huge, high-definition screens that envelop the user.

Interview: Jay Klepacs, aLinux

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Linux

aLinux (formerly Peanut Linux) is an interesting distribution that has been getting increased coverage in recent weeks. Jay Klepacs, the founder and lead developer of aLinux, was kind enough to answer a few questions about aLinux - in his typical eccentric and verbose fashion.

At the Sounding Edge: Dave's Distractions

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Misc

It's hard to stay on track when so much great new Linux audio software and resources are being released. So here we go with Dave's Distractions for August 2005.

My Take On PocketLinux

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Linux
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Distribution release PocketLinux 1.2 was announced on Distrowatch last night and Tuxmachines was excited to try it out. However, that excitement didn't last long. Not only were the simplifications pointless as was the light version of KDE, ... well, read the rest to find out...

Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.13

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Linux

There it is.

We've hopefully fixed up all the problems that the longish -rc series showed, and it shouldn't be that painful. The changes since -rc7 are pretty small, full shortlog and diffstat of that appended.

Dell puts logo pressure on Microsoft, Intel

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Hardware

Dell is so fed up with all those stickers from Microsoft and Intel that it has to put on PCs it makes that it's stomping its mighty foot.

Flickr Fans to Yahoo: Flick Off!

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Web

Bugged by changes imposed after the portal's purchase of the hip photo site, some irate Flickr members plan a mass ID suicide to show their disapproval.

Freescale to supply Apple with PowerPC to '08

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Mac

This week's agreement with Freescale could be taken as a sign that the transition to Intel chips may take longer than expected.

How Linux Could Overthrow Microsoft

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OS

For as long as most technologists can remember, there has been "Wintel." But "Lintel," or the Linux operating system and Intel, is now encroaching on this empire, and behind it is the entire open-source software movement, which threatens to overthrow the Windows industry.

Server sales stay the course

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Hardware

Server sales for all operating systems increased. Linux systems lead the pack with 45.1 per cent revenue growth, although its 11.5 per cent share of the overall market remains small relative to Windows and Unix systems.

Oil surges over $70 on Katrina

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Misc

U.S. oil prices surged to a record above $70 a barrel as one of the country's biggest storms tore through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, forcing oil producers and refiners to shut down operations.

OSDL says no to Microsoft

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OSS

The report of a meeting between OSDL and Microsoft has raised a few eyebrows this week. The eWeek report notes that OSDL had only confirmed discussing the idea with Taylor, but not a final response from OSDL. On Friday, I had a chance to have a short talk with Cohen, and got a definitive answer.

Sony's new PSP proves to be a hackers' paradise

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Sci/Tech

You have to admire the way computer hackers take to new devices - they turn them inside out and figure out how to do things with them the manufacturers never intended.

aKademy 2005 Concludes

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KDE

The KDE Users and Administrators Conference has finished after two successful days of talks, discussion and partying.

ID theft creates opportunities for data companies

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Security

The collective fear that consumer identities may be stolen can mean opportunity, but many advocates question whether some new services are taking advantage of growing fears. "Making money on identity theft is a growth industry and it's just not pretty."

Google Anything, so Long as It's Not Google

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Web

Last month, Elinor Mills, a writer for CNET News, a technology news Web site, set out to explore the power of search engines. When the article appeared the company reacted in a way suited to a 16th-century monarchy. But two months prior, it was Mr. Schmidt who had explained his company's ambitions so boldly: "When we talk about organizing all of the world's information, we mean all."

Phishers Sinking to New Lows

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Security

Don't get me started on spam. But the other day, scanning the dregs of my spam filter, there was this one that stood out from the hundreds. It raised images of stressed-out and distraught military families stunned by the message that their bank accounts had been breached.

Game Boy Micro

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Gaming

The Game Boy Micro is so small...

You already know that the Game Boy Micro is small when you hear people tell you that it's just barely bigger than the cartridge that fits into it, but you don't really get a sense for just how small it is until you get your hands on it. Your thumb just about dwarfs it.

The Many Faces of Linux

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Linux

There are many faces of Linux, a term which has come to mean many things. One problem with all this nomenclature is that it is very confusing. How do you know when someone says Linux what they are talking about?

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