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Story My Linux Gaming Experience srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 10:28pm
Story KDE makes me happy srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 10:25pm
Story Vote for the openSUSE DVD Cover srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 10:23pm
Story Too Much For Too Litl? srlinuxx 05/11/2009 - 6:15pm
Story Lesser Known, But Very Helpful Features in 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

Court Bars Microsoft From Shipping Networking Feature

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A federal court is blocking Microsoft from using a networking feature planned for the company's future operating system code-named Longhorn and a service pack for Windows Server 2003 that had been scheduled to come out last year, according to a company that's suing Microsoft over the technology.

Your Very Own Mandriva

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Here's one method for getting Mandriva 10.2, aka Mandriva 2005, before the public iso release in two weeks.

Overclocking the DFI nForce4-DAGF

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I recently got my hands on a new motherboard, the nForce4-DAGF is a budget minded solution from DFI as it goes on sales for less then 110USD, let's see if it has DFI's great OC blood.

Tufts warns of security breach

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Tufts U. warns 106,000 alumni and donors of security breach. Personal data on a server used for fundraising may have been exposed.

Overclocked PCs blamed for Windows crashes

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The practice of overclocking PCs has been blamed for an unusually high number of reported Windows crashes.

Raymond Chen, a Microsoft Windows developer, has revealed that Microsoft received a series of crash reports containing errors which, he said, 'made no sense whatsoever'.

Security Advisories

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  • Gentoo update for gld & axel

  • Red Hat update for kdegraphics, dhcp & gaim

  • Debian update for axel

Linux Process, Not Tech, Biggest Hurdle

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Linux is moving up the enterprise pyramid from non-mission critical network edge functions, to mission critical deployment, but the biggest hurdles to greater Linux enterprise penetration are process-based.

Open source community called to fight war on patents

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There is a war against the freedom to innovate and this community has done way too little to resist. Companies like Microsoft want to lock out competition, and the open source community is the anti-monopoly. Stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses.

VIA Releases Linux Driver Source Packages

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the extension of its open source support with the release of driver source codes for specific VIA hardware.

Mandriva 10.2/2005 Report

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According to the twiki, the release schedule has been updated to April 14. Talk in the forum leads one to believe torrents will be available to club members first. The twiki lists Limited Edition becoming available for everyone on May 1. Powerpacks will include versions for both 32 and 64 bit arch.

UPDATE: ISO to club soon

10.2 tree currently being mirrored on the mirror reference machine.

Final UPDATE: It's been released to club members.

LexisNexis profiles theft worse than reported

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Up to 10 times as many people as originally thought may have had their profiles stolen from a LexisNexis database in the United States, publisher and data broker Reed Elsevier Group PLC said today.

Music Group to Sue Students Over Downloads

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The Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group for the largest labels, said it will file federal lawsuits Wednesday against 405 students at 18 colleges with access to the Internet2 network. The Motion Picture Association of America said it will file an unspecified number of lawsuits against Internet2 users.

OpenOffice Confirms Buffer Overflow Flaw

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The community on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a potentially serious heap-overflow vulnerability in its freely distributed office productivity suite.

Mandriva Release Delayed

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Details are sketchy at this time, however Mandriva is reportedly delayed due to some kernel issues. More on this as it develops.

LEGO Star Wars Mini-Movie

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Meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca and Yoda the Jedi Master as you've never seen them before in LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick! teehee

How Google Threatens French Culture

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In response to Google's effort to add major American libraries to it's database, French National Library's president, Jean-Noel Jeanneney responded. In a Jan. 23 article in the newspaper, Le Monde, entitled "When Google Challenges Europe," he warned of "the risk of a crushing domination by America in the definition of the idea that future generations will have of the world."

Virtual reality, real ingenuity

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The Office of Naval Research recently helped solve a simple, yet serious, problem facing Marines deployed overseas: How do you train on weapons systems when live-fire training opportunities and ammunition are at a premium? With ingenuity, virtual reality, and a blowtorch.

Apple bloggers get press support

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Eight US newspapers and the Associated Press agency have thrown their support behind three bloggers sued by Apple.

Other Security Advisories

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  • Gentoo update for phpmyadmin

  • SUSE update for kdelibs3

  • Mambo zOOm Media Gallery Module "catid" SQL Injection

KDE kdelibs PCX Image Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Bruno Rohee has reported a higthly critical vulnerability in KDE kdelibs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

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