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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The annual LAN adventure known as QuakeCON swung into full gear again from August 11th to 14th down in sweltering Dallas, Texas. I have put together a presentation of only some of the best that could be found from amongst the well done case mods in a Bring-Your-Own-Computer crowd of nearly 3000.
This weekend Microsoft launched a cryptic new web site at origenxbox360.com. This sort of thing is old hat to gamers already acquainted with Microsoft's previous viral marketing campaigns. Considering the approaching launch window of Xbox 360, this time the stakes are a bit higher.
My first Linux experiences came through Knoppix and Mandrake, which send you to the KDE desktop by default. I used KDE at first, but I wanted to experiment with other less Windowsesque environments.
In light of recent developments, the Humorix Legal Department decided that we should publish the following disclaimers and notices to avoid any potential lawsuits or fiaSCOs.
The National Science Foundation is gearing up to award a $7.5m grant to create a trustworthy electronic voting system.
The number of Web sites distributing malicious software has quadrupled in the last year to more than 300,000, as the spyware problem continues to fester on the Internet.
The Linux operating system, when combined with available personal productivity software, packaged application software, and development tools, has reached a level of capability that arguably positions it to be an acceptable alternative client operating environment solution for many users of personal computers.
Linux founder Linus Torvalds is defending protection of the Linux trademark and insists that sublicensing is a loss-making operation.
Global sales of personal computers are reportedly expected to jump 12.7 percent this year, but revenues will rise just 0.5 percent because of price cuts.
Sony has confirmed that it will bypass Intel and offer a Vaio notebook based on a mobile AMD chip - just weeks after admitting it's also building a machine around Transmeta's TM5600 chip.
Viruses and worms are commonly broadcast via the Internet, but criminal hackers are also focusing on faked USB devices that offer a desktop-by-desktop method of installing malicious code and stealing personal or private data.
Linux Australia will organise the country's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, the organisation's president, Jonathan Oxer, said today.
FreeBSD is hoping to move beyond the server and desktop market by tackling wireless devices.
Apache Synapse is another significant step in our path towards creating the best possible Web services middleware platform in Apache.