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Story Revelation: Why I Still Use Microsoft Word srlinuxx 08/11/2009 - 6:38pm
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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.

Mandriva Screenshots

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MDV
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Having just recovered from strep throat and having to return to work, I've not had time or energy as of yet to do a proper review of Mandrive 2005. But I have some initial thoughts and screenshots ready for your viewing.

Today's Security Advisories

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Security
  • Fedora update for openoffice

  • Gentoo update for rsnapshot, junkbuster

  • Mandrake update for gaim

  • Debian update for mysql

Some MasterCard holders exposed to data theft

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Security

Global bank HSBC Holdings is notifying at least 180,000 people who used MasterCard credit cards to make purchases at Polo Ralph Lauren that criminals may have obtained access to their credit card information, and that they should replace their cards, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Being too clean could be hazardous to your health

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Sci/Tech

Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered that the use of antimicrobial soaps and other products may unnecessarily be directly exposing consumers to significant quantities of chloroform. Peter Vikesland, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, has shown in his research that when the chemical triclosan, present in many antimicrobial soaps, reacts with chlorine in tap water, chloroform is produced. Chloroform is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a probable human carcinogen.

run linux on gmail

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Software

yes you read right. it’s possible to install linux on gmail. richard jones wrote some python that allows you to mount linux within gmail. you can use all kinds of unix commands to communicate with gmail like ls, rm, grep, cp, etc.

Bogus blogs snare fresh victims

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Security

Cyber criminals are starting to use fake blogs to snare new victims. The bogus web journals are being used as traps that infect visitor's machines with keylogging software or viruses.

Court Bars Microsoft From Shipping Networking Feature

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Microsoft

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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MDV
HowTos
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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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Hardware
Reviews

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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Security

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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Microsoft
Humor

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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Security
  • 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

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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OSS

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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Software

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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MDV

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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Security

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.

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