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Story The Future Of UT3 On Linux Appears Uncertain srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 7:00pm
Story SUSE Linux Desktop Moves Ahead srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 6:58pm
Story Linux Expected To Thrive As Economy Recovers srlinuxx 1 09/04/2009 - 6:43pm
Story XreaL: The Most Advanced Open-Source Game Engine? srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 3:55pm
Story First Look: Linux Mint 6 KDE srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 3:52pm
Story More Easter Eggs in Ubuntu srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 3:48pm
Story MEPIS - Simply MEPIS 8 review srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 3:47pm
Story Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Review srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 11:51am
Story Should an Open Source Licence Ever Be Patent-Agnostic? srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 11:49am
Story Nvidia releases Linux Cuda 2.2 srlinuxx 09/04/2009 - 11:47am

Hackers aren't just picking on Microsoft - study

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Security

While hackers continued to poke new holes in Microsoft Corp.'s popular Windows operating system, they increasingly exploited flaws in software made by other companies as well, the nonprofit SANS Institute found.

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Apple's Tiger vs. Windows XP 64-Bit Edition vs. Linux

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OS

With servers, where there is a good economic model, Linux would clearly remain favored over Apple because of much deeper support from companies like HP and IBM. But on the desktop, for most users, Tiger is the clear winner. It has better desktop application bundles, better customer support, better hardware, good value and is easier to use.

First Look at a Distro Changed: Mandriva LE 2005

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MDV
Reviews

If there is indeed a desktop Linux market, Mandrake Linux was one of the founding fathers, and up until their recent purchase of Conectiva Linux (and subsequent name change to Mandriva), they've reigned right along side other big-name contenders such as Novell/SUSE, Red Hat, Linspire, and Xandros... and you know what? They've done damn well, even surviving near extinction at one point when they filed "declaration de cessation des paiements" which is the French equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the USA. How does the future of their desktop look? Stick around. We're about to find out.

Opera browser hasn't got its act all together

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Software

Opera's new Web browser responds to commands you speak into a microphone. It rearranges pages to fit narrower windows. It adds a security bar to help reduce the risk of fraud. But when it comes to the basics, too many Web sites simply don't work as well with Opera when compared with rival browsers from Microsoft Corp. and the Mozilla Foundation.

TUX Issue #2 Available

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Linux

Issue number two, May 2005, of TUX is now available.

This issue features:

*From the Publisher: Can Anyone Use Linux?
*From the Editor: Viva La Linux Desktop Revolucion
*The Light and Dark Side of Linux Multimedia
*Movies and More - Life with Xine

Ubuntu Linux backer tackles collaboration

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Linux

The company behind Ubuntu Linux is set to unveil ambitious plans to improve collaboration among the Linux community.

Scientists: Life on Mars Likely

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Sci/Tech

Not so long ago it was unthinkable for respectable scientists to talk about life on Mars, but now evidence is mounting to suggest biological processes and even life might be operating on the red planet.

Surprising 'Galaxy' hitchhikes to No. 1

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Movies

This weekend was to be the start of the summer movie season. But audiences must have been spring cleaning. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy topped box office charts and pushed the XXX sequel to No. 3.

Latest Secunia Security Advisories

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Security
  • Mandriva updates for perl, xpm, and squid

  • Gentoo updates for pound and horde

  • Gentoo phpmyadmin Installation Script Insecure Permissions

Lenovo completes acquisition of IBM

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Hardware

China's Lenovo Group has completed its $1.75 billion purchase of IBM PC division, creating the world's third-largest PC maker, the companies said Sunday.

Inaction Could Lead to Cybersecurity Law

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Web
Legal

U.S. businesses for years have urged the government to let them set computer-security standards of their own, but their inability to do so could now prompt Congress to step in, experts say.

Playing catch on tiny scale

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Sci/Tech

The neutrino, a seemingly magical, highly elusive particle, may hold clues to the Big Bang. A $55 million particle physics experiment in the abandoned Soudan mines of Duluth, Minn. is part of a worldwide effort to unravel it's secrets.

Inmates find ways to go online

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Web

Keith Maydak's jail cells are roomier than most. Must be all that cyberspace. Thousands of inmates access the Internet indirectly using inmate telephone and mail privileges and a network of family, friends or activists. Once on the Web, they enlist celebrities like Susan Sarandon to plead their case, pillory the prosecutors who imprisoned them, or simply find pen pals.

Ad Rev Surpasses Dotcom Boom Levels

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Web

U.S. Internet advertising surged 33 percent in 2004 to a record $9.6 billion, surpassing levels seen during the early Web boom, and will grow at a similar rate in 2005, according to data released on Thursday.

Online gaming costs set to rise

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Gaming

Downloadable content is becoming an established part of online console gaming, but what will gamers see in the next round of consoles?

The top semiconductor companies

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Hardware

Every year at this time, ELECTRONIC BUSINESS publishes a list of the top semiconductor companies. It's an indication of the maturity of the electronics industry that most companies in the top 20 positions or so place at or around the same position they held the preceding year. But over the last five years, from boom to bust to now, there has been some intriguing shuffling.

Review: Mac Os X steps ahead of Windows

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Mac
Reviews

Tired of waiting while your PC slowly scours its hard drive for a document you stashed somewhere six months ago? Sick of having to change how you work to conform with the computer's rigid way of organizing files? Bored with the flat look of the desktop's graphics?

wanna try linux but dont know how?

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Linux

Another one a couple days old, but hey, it's a slow news day.

"Tired of not able to know how to install Linux
Tired of getting called nOOb by so called experts
Tired of just downloading Linux but not able to install it.

Well.......

you have some place to look now and get help without being called noob or any other name."

Windows vs Linux: a modern desktop comparison

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Linux
Microsoft

This story is a couple days old, but I just saw it. What a cool idea. I wish I had thought of it! Big Grin

"We've put together a series of Windows XP, SUSE 9.3 and Ubuntu 5.04 desktop screen shots as a side-by-side comparison of some of the common desktop features available in the modern operating system desktop."

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