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Story few howtos: srlinuxx 24/04/2009 - 3:10am
Story Red Hat Announces Open Source Cloud Computing Forum srlinuxx 24/04/2009 - 12:19am
Story A Dream Distro, looking from a noob’s perspective srlinuxx 24/04/2009 - 12:17am
Story Take the Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research Survey srlinuxx 24/04/2009 - 12:15am
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Story Netbook 2009: The four big changes srlinuxx 1 23/04/2009 - 8:24pm
Story How Long Until There Is A Linux Distro Focused On Social Media? srlinuxx 23/04/2009 - 8:08pm
Story Another term for open source srlinuxx 23/04/2009 - 8:06pm
Story Jargon Jam - Distro srlinuxx 23/04/2009 - 8:04pm

Supreme Court to rule on file-sharing

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Legal

The decision on MGM v. Grokster, which could come as early as tomorrow, tackles the problem of illegal file sharing of songs and video over the Web, but its impact could be much broader.

Thanks to geniuses in Congress, your TV may no longer work

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Sci/Tech

ONE DAY in the not-too-distant future, all the TV sets in your home that aren't hooked to cable boxes will turn into pumpkins.

'Teleporting' over the internet

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Sci/Tech

Computer scientists in the US are developing a system which would allow people to "teleport" a solid 3D recreation of themselves over the internet.

A Web Hoax, Transformed

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Web

In a classically surreal Internet moment, an e-mail campaign to save PBS that turned into a hoax has suddenly become true again.

FDIC latest to fall victim to theft of employee data

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Security

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has joined a growing number of public- and private-sector entities that have had to tell employees that their personal data has been stolen.

How much power does KDE need?

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KDE

Honestly, I just love hacking while traveling by train - no IRC, no ICQ, no email that steals attention. However, most of the time I don't sit near a power supply socket so my laptop runs from battery. How much do you need for running KDE?

Linux-2.6.12 released

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Linux

Linus has released the 2.6.12 kernel, though no announcement has shown up yet. Quite a few fixes - but no substantial changes - have been merged since the last release candidate.

M$ compliance with censorship raises alarms

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Microsoft

Human rights groups, including Reporters Without Borders, say Microsoft is sacrificing free speech principles in its headlong quest for profits and that the company should follow a higher standard.

New Opera Releases

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Software

Today Opera release an upgrade to the Windows and Linux version of it’s Version 8 Opera browser, labelled as 8.01. At the same time they released version 8 Opera browser for the Macintosh.

Netscape sends out another patch

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Software

Netscape has released an updated version of its Netscape 8 browser to fix a bug that broke XML rendering in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Dubbed "worse than before."

I Think We Need Some Time Apart

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Humor

No, please don’t get so upset…it’s not you, it’s me. I’ve been thinking about this alot lately and I honestly think it would be the best thing for us if we just didn’t see each other for awhile.

OK…I didn’t want to hurt you any more but if you insist on knowing, yes there is someone specific. I am going back to Windows.

Security breach could affect 40 million

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Security

A security breach of customer information at a credit card-processing company could expose to fraud up to 40 million cardholders of multiple brands, MasterCard International Inc. said Friday.

Top PC games can end up in bargain bin

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Gaming

Sometimes good computer games fall through the cracks because of weak marketing, too many other titles coming out at the same time or lack of consumer interest because the games aren't from a hot genre.

Mdv Aims to Become Linux-Desktop Player

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MDV

Mandriva, with the recent purchase of Lycoris, a U.S. Linux desktop distributor, is expanding rapidly, but analysts ask whether it's growing fast enough to compete with the major Linux vendors: Red Hat and Novell/SuSE.

Secret life of the OpenSolaris code

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OS

Although incidences of profanity and swearing are rare in the ten million lines of the newly-released OpenSolaris code, the ones that do exist reveal programmers' frustration with their art.

Sony's PSP to get first pornos

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Misc

The PlayStation Portable (PSP), the hand-held version of Sony's popular home game machine, will soon be opened up to a new and potentially lucrative market -- porn.

Will computing flow like electricity?

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Sci/Tech

Business writer Nicholas G. Carr raised many hackles in the information technology industry when he published a piece titled "IT Doesn't Matter" in 2003. His latest piece with a similarly extreme headline, "The End of Corporate Computing," reopens the discussion of utility computing.

Crime, but no punishment for M$

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Microsoft

Who's in charge of a system where the guilty set their own sentence?

You've been swindled. The conman is caught and brought to trial. Guilty, says the jury. "Guilty, by Jove!" says the judge. "As this is by no means your first offence, I sentence you to... well, what would you like?"

Open Source - Opens Doors

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OSS

Early in my GIS career, I wanted to produce digital maps at home. Of course, I couldn't use tools I had access to at work due to licensing and cost restrictions. This led me to investigate open source GIS and mapping alternatives. I dove in and never looked back.

1/5 of Web Users Prefer Online News

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Web

Nearly one-fifth of Web users who read newspapers now prefer online to offline editions, according to a new study from Internet audience measurement company Nielsen//NetRatings.

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