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Story Winning Strategies for Linux Desktop srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:21pm
Story Create custom actions with the Thunar file manager srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:19pm
Story Avoiding the JavaScript trap srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:17pm
Story Ubuntu One: Future of Ubuntu? srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:15pm
Story Windows 7: 7 Reasons Not to Get too Excited srlinuxx 2 16/05/2009 - 4:12pm
Story A Quick Tour of GNOME Shell srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:56am
Story Kids belong on Linux netbooks srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:51am
Story Open-Source Speech Recognition Platform – Simon Unveiled srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:50am
Story Packaging standards, again srlinuxx 16/05/2009 - 11:48am
Story Security - It's Not Just For Geeks srlinuxx 1 16/05/2009 - 10:46am

Software patent bill thrown out

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Misc

European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that could have led to software being patented.

NVIDIA Preps More GeForce 7 Graphics Chips

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Hardware

NVIDIA Corp. may be preparing a new GeForce 7-series graphics processors in addition to already launched GeForce 7800 GTX product, as the firm's unofficial drivers already list a chip code-named G72, which may turn out to be a more affordable GeForce 7 family member.

SourceLabs Open-Source Catalog

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OSS

SourceLabs Inc., a service provider for open-source software, Wednesday announced a new community-based catalog of open-source projects that also serves as a wiki and features RSS technology.

How much ATI really paid for its Half Life 2 deal

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Gaming

IT WAS A HARD task to get to the bottom of the mystery of ATI's Half Life 2 voucher deal, but now we've found out just how much ATI invested in this deal.

Vienna starts desktop Linux migration

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Linux

The Austrian capital city of Vienna kicked off its soft migration to open source software on the desktop on Tuesday.

UPDATE: The dot has a blurb on KDE's part in this migration.

Sony battles hackers over hijacked games

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Gaming

Hackers have cracked piracy protections on Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable in the United States, the latest chapter in the company's battle to block unauthorized game use on its new hand-held device.

Apple Executive Calls Family of Teenager Killed for IPod

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Misc

As Errol Rose made preparations on Monday to bury his 15-year-old son, Christopher, who was killed last week in Brooklyn during a fight over an iPod, he received a telephone call from Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computer, the company that makes the iPod.

Screensavers get the message across

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Misc

Screensavers can offer a more effective way of delivering communications and messages within companies than traditional systems based on email or corporate intranets, researchers claimed today.

European Parliament Fails to Agree on Computer Patents

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Misc

European parliamentarians are expected to reject legislation on Wednesday on the patenting of computer-related inventions, ending a testy four-year debate without resolution.

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Underground Desktop

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Linux
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Underground Desktop is a Debian "unstable" based Linux distribution consisting of apt-get/synaptic, kde 3.4.0, gcc 3.3.5, and kernel 2.6.11.3.. Their focus seems to be on the desktop user. The earliest release I could find was March 29 at beta version 012, with an upgrade patch being released on or about April 17. Distrowatch welcomed them as a new addition to their database last week as announced in the June 27 DistroWatch Weekly. I'd been trying to find a Debian that I could get excited about and have yet to have much success in that area - until today.

Techie fired over Grokster comments on BBC

A British IT consultant accused by the Hollywood movie industry of running a BitTorrent file-sharing hub has been sacked by his employer after appearing on BBC 2's Newsnight programme last week to comment on the US Supreme Court ruling on Grokster.

Tech firms want Europe patent software law pulled

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OSS

European high-tech leaders said on Monday they would prefer the European Parliament to scrap a controversial software patent law rather than confuse it with dozens of amendments when it votes later this week.

One fifth of Japanese businesses using open source OS

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OSS

The use of open-source operating systems in enterprise servers is growing in Japan, with companies citing low introduction costs as the main factor for adoption, according to a recent report by the Japanese government.

Debian struggling with security

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Security

Linux distributor is falling behind rivals in releasing security updates, due to server configuration problems and manpower shortages

Sasser worm suspect goes on trial

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Legal

German teenager responsible for the Sasser computer worm pandemic goes on trial Tuesday. He faces charges of computer sabotage, data manipulation and disruption of public systems.

China joins global effort to can spam

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Security

The Beijing government has joined the effort to fight spam by adopting the London Action Plan on International Spam Enforcement Collaboration, it emerged yesterday.

Man convicted for chipping Xbox

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Legal

A 22-year-old man has become the first person in the UK to be convicted for modifying a video games console.

9 PC makers, retailers to help AMD in lawsuit against Intel

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Legal

Nine out of the 32 PC manufacturers and retailers to which AMD has sent letters seeking support in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel say they are willing to assist AMD.

More Computer Classes Urged for Kids

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Misc

Even in a nation where most every school has Internet access and computer use often starts by nursery school, teachers of technology see a warning message flashing.

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