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Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 300 srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 11:26am
Story Linus on Linux: Torvalds Interview Part 2 srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 11:25am
Story Tech Break: It's Linux Time srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 11:21am
Story Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04 srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 11:19am
Story 5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail adriantry 27/04/2009 - 10:27am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 4:03am
Story Gnash Developers and Linux Fund Raise Funds for OpenStreetMap Bounty bugme 27/04/2009 - 1:55am
Story Group test: project planners srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 1:36am
Story Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #139 srlinuxx 27/04/2009 - 1:34am
Story SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06 Update is Available srlinuxx 26/04/2009 - 9:56pm

Play Myst for Me

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Gaming

At the VIP reception after the Video Games Live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, some of the industry's hottest designers and composers still couldn't quite believe they had just heard the full Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra play the theme music from Myst and Halo and Tron. Oh, yes, they did.

Wi-Fi mooching and the law

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Legal

The recent arrest of a Florida man on charges of unauthorized use of a wireless network could set legal ground rules for open Wi-Fi access.

Video Camera Not Good for Photos

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Reviews

Gadgets have been getting smaller as they get better, and such is certainly the case with video cameras, whose heft has dropped dramatically over the years. But there's such a thing as TOO small, as I found with the powerful but pint-sized Everio GZ-MC500 from JVC.

"The Myth of Open-Source"

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OSS

JBoss founder Marc Fleury explains how his hot startup makes profits from its free application-server software

Teenager gets suspended sentence for Internet worm

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Legal

The German teen-ager who wrote the Sasser Internet worm was convicted of computer sabotage on Friday and given a suspended jail sentence of one year and nine months.

Microsoft's UK website defaced

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Microsoft

Microsoft's UK website was defaced on July 6 by a hacker who goes by the pseudonym Apocalypse, according to information available at a web defacement archive.

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Witnesses Post Instant Photos on the Web to Capture Drama

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Misc

Online photo-sharing sites and Web blogs began chronicling the attacks soon after they occurred, posting material often gathered before professional news organizations arrived on the scenes.

QuakeCon 2005 program finalized

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Gaming

Attendees to the 10th annual frag-fest will be treated to Quake 4 multiplayer and a John Carmack keynote.

Trojan horses gallop into networks

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Security

An outbreak of Trojan horse programs is hitting networks around the world, an e-mail security company has warned.

Vendors Team on Debian-Based Enterprise Linux

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Linux

Sources close to Mandriva, Progeny and Turbolinux say the trio of companies will be announcing a new enterprise Linux distribution based on Debian Linux at the LinuxWorld event in San Francisco in August.

Making a dual-boot RH9 and Fedora Core 3 computer

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HowTos

There are many different ways to configure dual booting Linux and Windows on a computer. There are very few documented methods in configuring a dual booting Linux setup. This write-up (although not perfect), should give the basis of getting Red Hat 9 and Fedora Core 3 working on the same hard drive.

PCLinuxOS Preview 9.1 updated and released.

PCLinuxOS Preview 9.1 is now posted up on the bittorrent tracker located at http://www.pclinuxonline.com/tracker. This is an update for the livecd with fixes for various issues found after the release of preview 9.

Review: War of the Worlds

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Movies
Reviews
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The Steven Spielberg remake of War of the Worlds was a bit of a disappointment to me. I'd been looking forward to seeing it and the preview trailers looked exciting. But the finished project couldn't live up to the hype.

Email traffic doubled after London bomb blasts

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Web

Email traffic has doubled in Europe today after four bombs exploded in central London.

On-the-run spammer caught and canned

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Security

One of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested as he stepped off a plane in the US after a combined effort from the FBI and Spamhaus.

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal

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Sci/Tech

Police have arrested a man for using someone else's wireless Internet network in one of the first criminal cases involving this fairly common practice.

Opera chooses BitTorrent to supercharge browser

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Software

OPERA Software is showing off a new version of its browser that includes support for BitTorrent.

Zlib Security Flaw Exposes Swath of Programs

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Security

A serious security flaw has been identified in Zlib, a widely used data compression library. Fixes have begun to appear, but a large number of programs could be affected. Symantec Corp. reports that AIX, Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, SuSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu and many other operating systems are affected.

UPDATE: Linux vendors pump out highly critical patch.

Soprano—A PC Case on the Cheap

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Hardware
Reviews

Thermaltake's new budget-minded case offers plenty of value, but suffers from a cheap plastic feel. Priced well under $100, is the compromise in materials worth it?

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