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Story Comparing windows and Linux installations srlinuxx 9 13/11/2009 - 3:50pm
Story OpenSuse 11.2 a serious contender srlinuxx 1 13/11/2009 - 3:31pm
Story Linux desktop turns 10; world yawns srlinuxx 1 13/11/2009 - 1:40pm
Story A perceived sense of inferiority srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 11:29am
Story Qualcomm Smartbook Powered by Snapdragon srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 11:27am
Story HookSafe Protects Kernel from Rootkits srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 11:23am
Story Open SuSE 11.2 Upgrade srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 11:21am
Story Control Issues: Why Apple Doesn’t Want You to Use Linux srlinuxx 2 13/11/2009 - 7:47am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 6:34am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 13/11/2009 - 6:22am

To conquer Venus, try a plane with a brain

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Sci/Tech

CRUSHING atmospheric pressures, fierce winds, baking temperatures and acidic clouds have quickly destroyed every probe or lander ever sent to Venus. So the prospect of emulating the spectacular success of NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Venus might seem bleak. But there is hope.

Clive Barker and John Woo get Demonik

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Gaming

Acclaimed filmmakers announce they are simultaneously producing a next-gen console game and film. Now, Woo's game company, Tiger Hill Entertainment, is further blurring the line between film and games. Today, Majesco announced it will publish Demonik, a new horror-action game co-published by Tiger Hill and written by writer/director/author Clive Barker.

The assault on software giant Microsoft

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Microsoft

The next two years will be crucial for software giant Microsoft: Under attack on numerous fronts, it could falter - or it could fight back to become even more dominant.

Happy Mother's Day

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Misc

Historians claim that the holiday of Mother's Day emerged from the ancient festivals dedicated to mother goddess.

In the ancient Greek empire, Rhea, the wife of Cronus, and mother of Gods and Goddesses, was worshipped.

In Rome too, Cybele, a mother Goddesses, was worshipped, as early as 250 BC. It was known as Hilaria, and it lasted for three days, called the Ides of March, that is from March 15 to March 18.

However, neither of them meant for the honoring of our immediate mothers, as is done in our Mother's Day.

Google claims DNS issue

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Security

As first reported by gigaom, and now carried by theinquirer and other big sites, seems it was that reported DNS issue that took out Old Reliable yesterday. Even someone at eWeek came in on the weekend to report on it.

Mozilla Firefox Two Vulnerabilities

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Security

Classified Extremely critical, two vulnerabilities have been discovered in Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct cross-site scripting attacks and compromise a user's system.

Live Xbox 360 shot!

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Gaming

Can’t tell you how we got our hands on this image, but what you’re looking at is a real live shot of the Xbox 360 that someone sneakily snapped with their cameraphone at Microsoft’s Xbox360 Revealed launch party in Los Angeles last night.

The Art and Design of Quake 4

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Gaming

AFTER BEING ANNOUNCED nearly four years ago at QuakeCon 2001, how much do we really know about Quake 4?

We catch up with members of Raven and id Software to talk about the visual stylings of the latest Quake installment.

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Move over, Big Brother. Little Brother is squeezing in.

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Security

Robert Gortarez is no private eye.

But with an $80 piece of software intended to track what his son was doing on the Internet, the 36-year-old Phoenix real estate investor uncovered some information about what his wife - now his ex-wife - was doing online as well.

Revoltec Graphic Freezer and be quiet! Polar Freezer

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Hardware
Reviews

There are far too many VGA cards on the market at the moment, and most of them need good cooling solutions and some are made to need even better cooling solutions by the people using them. The answer comes from Revoltec and be quiet!, sister companies to each other, in the form of the Graphic Freezer and Polar Freezer respectively.

Crime time for Chinese net users

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Web

Around 20% of the world's hijacked computers sending out spam, attacking websites and hosting unsavoury material are in China, says a report.

'Real ID' Act Could Help ID Thieves

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Security

Security experts have expressed dismay about new legislation that will usher in the nation's first national ID system-citing a lack of confidence in the government's ability to employ the technology in such a way as to prevent citizens from being preyed upon by identity thieves.

FCC's Broadcast Flag Overturned

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Sci/Tech

Federal court strikes down regs that would limit viewers' ability to record and copy over-the-air hi-def TV programs.

Experts work to aid compiler behind open source

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Software

Programmers are working to debug and speed performance of the newly released GCC 4.0, the compiler at the foundation of the open-source and free-software movements.

Y2038 bug may hit Unix, Linux machines

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Linux

After the Millennium bug for which several billions of dollars were committed for research and updations in computer systems the world over, there is yet another bug on the horizon. It is the Year 2038 bug that is slated to hit computer users in that year.

Google Web Accelerator sparks privacy fears

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Security
Web

A software tool launched by Google on Wednesday that speeds up the process of downloading Web sites has caused some users to worry about their privacy.

Protect passwords? Not if latte is free

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Security

Would you give up your computer passwords for a Starbucks latte? ``imasexyguy'' did. So did ``raiderfan.'' The football fanatic even gave it to a radio reporter -- to put on the air. And then he told the interviewer he still wasn't going to change it.

Alien Vs. Predator II Is A Go

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Movies
SciFi

The sequel to Alien vs. Predator is happening and will most likely center on a battle in our world, 20th Century Fox Film Co-Chairman Tom Rothman told SCI FI Wire at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles.

Martian 'divining rod' deploys its first boom

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Sci/Tech

The first of three radar booms that will search for underground water on Mars has apparently deployed successfully aboard Europe's Mars Express spacecraft, despite fears that the boom would whip back and strike the craft. But the radar will not be functional until its twin deploys, an event currently scheduled for Sunday.

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