run linux on gmail

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Software

yes you read right. it’s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail. you can use all kinds of unix commands to communicate with gmail like ls, rm, grep, cp, etc.

Bogus blogs snare fresh victims

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Security

Cyber criminals are starting to use fake blogs to snare new victims. The bogus web journals are being used as traps that infect visitor's machines with keylogging software or viruses.

Court Bars Microsoft From Shipping Networking Feature

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Microsoft

A federal court is blocking Microsoft from using a networking feature planned for the company's future operating system code-named Longhorn and a service pack for Windows Server 2003 that had been scheduled to come out last year, according to a company that's suing Microsoft over the technology.

Your Very Own Mandriva

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MDV
HowTos
-s

Here's one method for getting Mandriva 10.2, aka Mandriva 2005, before the public iso release in two weeks.

Overclocking the DFI nForce4-DAGF

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Hardware
Reviews

I recently got my hands on a new motherboard, the nForce4-DAGF is a budget minded solution from DFI as it goes on sales for less then 110USD, let's see if it has DFI's great OC blood.

Tufts warns of security breach

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Security

Tufts U. warns 106,000 alumni and donors of security breach. Personal data on a server used for fundraising may have been exposed.

Overclocked PCs blamed for Windows crashes

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Microsoft
Humor

The practice of overclocking PCs has been blamed for an unusually high number of reported Windows crashes.

Raymond Chen, a Microsoft Windows developer, has revealed that Microsoft received a series of crash reports containing errors which, he said, 'made no sense whatsoever'.

Security Advisories

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Security
  • Gentoo update for gld & axel

  • Red Hat update for kdegraphics, dhcp & gaim

  • Debian update for axel

Linux Process, Not Tech, Biggest Hurdle

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Linux

Linux is moving up the enterprise pyramid from non-mission critical network edge functions, to mission critical deployment, but the biggest hurdles to greater Linux enterprise penetration are process-based.

Open source community called to fight war on patents

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OSS

There is a war against the freedom to innovate and this community has done way too little to resist. Companies like Microsoft want to lock out competition, and the open source community is the anti-monopoly. Stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses.

VIA Releases Linux Driver Source Packages

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Software

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the extension of its open source support with the release of driver source codes for specific VIA hardware.

Mandriva 10.2/2005 Report

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MDV

According to the twiki, the release schedule has been updated to April 14. Talk in the forum leads one to believe torrents will be available to club members first. The twiki lists Limited Edition becoming available for everyone on May 1. Powerpacks will include versions for both 32 and 64 bit arch.

UPDATE: ISO to club soon

10.2 tree currently being mirrored on the mirror reference machine.

Final UPDATE: It's been released to club members.

LexisNexis profiles theft worse than reported

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Security

Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said today.

Music Group to Sue Students Over Downloads

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Legal

The Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group for the largest labels, said it will file federal lawsuits Wednesday against 405 students at 18 colleges with access to the Internet2 network. The Motion Picture Association of America said it will file an unspecified number of lawsuits against Internet2 users.

OpenOffice Confirms Buffer Overflow Flaw

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Security

The OpenOffice.org community on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a potentially serious heap-overflow vulnerability in its freely distributed office productivity suite.

Mandriva Release Delayed

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MDV

Details are sketchy at this time, however Mandriva is reportedly delayed due to some kernel issues. More on this as it develops.

LEGO Star Wars Mini-Movie

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Movies

Meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca and Yoda the Jedi Master as you've never seen them before in LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick! teehee

How Google Threatens French Culture

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Web

In response to Google's effort to add major American libraries to it's database, French National Library's president, Jean-Noel Jeanneney responded. In a Jan. 23 article in the newspaper, Le Monde, entitled "When Google Challenges Europe," he warned of "the risk of a crushing domination by America in the definition of the idea that future generations will have of the world."

Virtual reality, real ingenuity

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Sci/Tech

The Office of Naval Research recently helped solve a simple, yet serious, problem facing Marines deployed overseas: How do you train on weapons systems when live-fire training opportunities and ammunition are at a premium? With ingenuity, virtual reality, and a blowtorch.

Apple bloggers get press support

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Mac
Legal

Eight US newspapers and the Associated Press agency have thrown their support behind three bloggers sued by Apple.

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