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Story Lesser Known, But Very Helpful Features in OpenOffice.org Writer srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 6:06pm
Story Quick Review: Mandriva 2010 – Impressive srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 6:03pm
Blog entry OMG, Best new Mandriva Feature srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 5:59pm
Story Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 srlinuxx 2 05/11/2009 - 4:35pm
Story You don’t need to convert them… srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 3:40pm
Story Distributions *are* the strength of Linux srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 3:37pm
Story Jolicloud - Distro Review srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 3:34pm
Story FOSS, FUD and Freeloaders srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 1:22pm
Story eWEEK at 25: Open Source Has Proven a Remarkably Fertile Platform srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 1:19pm
Story How to Build Your Own Custom Linux Distro srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 1:16pm

Virus writers have girlfriends - official

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Misc

The stereotype of virus writers as spotty nerds who can't pull is well wide of the mark. She found the type of person who causes the disruption that accompanies the release of malicious code varied considerably by age, education, income, interests and social skills.

Shh! Make your PC quiet as a mouse

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Hardware

We live in a world of PC noise pollution, but I'd never realized how bad it was until I bought my last computer. Like most, I'd assumed all PCs hummed and whined — the price we pay for the fans that keep all those hot new chips from frying.

New Quake 4 details emerge

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Gaming

Activision and Raven Software release new information and media on the long-awaited shooter. The update includes more details on the "Stroggs," the monstrous aliens that players originally encountered in 1997's Quake II.

Aqua Computer Premium water cooling kit

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Hardware
Reviews

Germany is arguably the country with the fastest and strongest growing water cooling products market on the planet. I do not know and can not possibly guess what caused this kind of growth, but it is most evident. I can think of at least 30 German water cooling product manufacturers in a single minute. one of the most reputable manufacturers in Germany for their quality and ease of use is Aqua Computer. Founded during the Spring of the year 2001, the company is dedicated to the research, assembly and manufacture of water cooling products. Their Aqua Premium kit is under the microscope today. Let us see what the Aqua Computer has to offer the hardware enthusiast.

UC Berkeley project to study 'digital kids'

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Sci/Tech

A University of California, Berkeley, professor is spearheading a team just awarded $3.3 million to study "digital kids."

"It will be exciting to investigate kids' innovative knowledge cultures, and how they learn using digital media, in order to think about the consequences for public education as 'digital kids' flow through the school system," said Peter Lyman, a professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information Management & Systems (SIMS) and one of three principal investigators for the project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Four Arrested in Game Piracy Sting

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Gaming

Four people have been arrested in New York on suspicion of distributing video game consoles that include pirated Nintendo gaming software, the Japanese company says.

Tomorrow's Net speeds could be up to 1,600 percent faster

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Web

If you think today's high-speed Internet connections are fast, wait until you see what cable operators plan.

The industry's standard-settings unit, CableLabs, plans this month to endorse technology that will let operators boost speeds 400 percent to 1,600 percent above current levels.

KDE Receives USENIX STUG Award

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Software

On Tuesday at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference, KDE founder Matthias Ettrich was awarded the Software Tools User Group award, shared jointly with Miguel de Icaza of GNOME. The award is in recognition of the impressive work of the Unix desktop projects over the last 9 years.

Drupal 4.6.0 released

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Drupal

After six months of development, the Drupal team is proud to announce the Drupal 4.6.0 release! Thanks to those who contributed to this release, either by contributing code, testing the release candidate, providing support or writing documentation.
The key changes since Drupal 4.5 include:

  • PHP5 support.

  • Better search usability, improved results and relevancy.
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City of Munich picks its Linux distro

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Linux

The City of Munich has chosen to migrate its 14,000 desktops to a free Linux distribution, rather than a commercial version of the open source operating system. Munich's migration from Microsoft Windows NT to Linux on the desktop was given final approval in June last year.

Longhorn bashed by MacDailyNews

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Microsoft
Mac

Not that I really follow Mac development too closely, however MacDailyNews is running a humorous, if not sarcastic, look at M$' peek into their upcoming Longhorn release. One quote in response to supposed new features states, "Oh yeah, a "big deal," unless you bought a Mac five years ago."

Area 51 Secrets Revealed

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Web

TheInquirer is linking to a blog describing how to use Google Maps to peek into the uber-secret Area 51, complete with screenshots. They are quoted as saying, "Homeland security? We've heard of it." Big Grin

'Minority Report' interface for US military

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Sci/Tech

A computer interface inspired by the futuristic system portrayed in the movie Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise, could soon help real military personnel deal with information overload.

Open source wins court victory

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OSS
Legal

A German court agreed with a Linux programmer's contention that Fortinet, a US security appliance maker, must comply with the terms of the General Public License.

Injunction Granted Against M$

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Microsoft
Legal

Alacritech Inc. today announced a U.S. District Court ruling for preliminary injunction against M$ preventing them from making, using, offering for sale, selling, importing or inducing others to use Microsoft's "Chimney" TCP offload architecture.

Intel's Moore Mag Bounty Effect

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Hardware

Seems the $10000 offer to purchase a copy of the 1965 Electronics Mag containing Moore's original article is causing quite the problem in libraries around the nation. Copies are going missing and others are being locked up. Intel plans to close bidding today.

Microsoft is Not Complying with Antitrust Ruling

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Microsoft

13 months after the European Union (EU) issued its antitrust ruling against Microsoft, the software giant has yet to comply with two of the three requirements of the ruling, and the EU is crying foul. Microsoft was to have shipped a version of Windows XP that does not include Windows Media Player and provided competitors with server-oriented technical information. Neither has happened, and now the EU wants a progress report.

Athlon 64 X2

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Hardware

An industry source apparently confirmed to website Hexus.net the branding of AMD's upcoming dual-core processor. According to the article, AMD will name its chip the Athlon 64 X2.

AMD's new site plan draws environmentalist's ire

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Hardware

One of Austin's largest employers is upping its commitment to the city by building a brand new facility in Southwest Austin, and part of it will be in the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Watershed. The Save Our Springs Alliance believes AMD's plan will poison the aquifer.

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