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Story Why desktop market share shouldn’t be Linux’s priority srlinuxx 25/10/2009 - 4:36pm
Story Symbian kernel Open Source release and Tanenbaum srlinuxx 25/10/2009 - 4:35pm
Story Keynote speech of Richard Stallman in FOSS.my srlinuxx 25/10/2009 - 4:32pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 11:40pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 11:30pm
Story Create Greetings Using Kreeting Kard srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 9:32pm
Story Akonadi goes Web2.0 srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 9:30pm
Story GNU/Linux Security: Linux House vs Microsoft House srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 9:28pm
Story Linux Friendly Audiobooks srlinuxx 24/10/2009 - 9:25pm
Story Reviewed: Gnome 2.28 srlinuxx 1 24/10/2009 - 8:57pm

Arthur Miller Dies at 89

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Obits

Playwright Arthur Miller dies of cancer last night in his Connecticut home at the ripe old age of 89. His long career reaped many Broadway hits, but he's probably best known for once being married to Marilyn Monroe. ABCnews has a nice write-up on him here.

Firefox to Blame for Increased Attacks on M$

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Security

My first reaction was OMG, but after reading the article it actually makes sense. It's a matter of doing the math I suppose. I guess the thing to do is for everyone to stop using Internet Explorer! Big Grin

A new Windows Media Player virus is being reported this morning as well. At least they are getting their viagra, but don't forget your Trojans boys!

M$ Claims Safer than Linux

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Microsoft
SUSE

Mike Nash claims microsoft is safer than Linux stating "Year-to-date for 2005, Microsoft has fixed 15 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2003. In the same time period, for just this year, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users have had to patch 34 vulnerabilities and SuSE Enterprise Linux 9 users have had to patch over 78 vulnerabilities." Did someone say biased and misleading statistics? Yep, safer huh?

Beginning of the End?

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Sci/Tech

"Scientists have embarked on a massive project to "barcode" every species of life on earth to create what would be a modern-day Noah's Ark to aid research." Alarmists will say this is the beginning of 'being marked'. Some folks think this is what The Bible refers to when it says those "with a mark on their head or hands". Will panic ensue? Will protests abound?

Forbes Wants to Know

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Hardware

What do you hate about your computer?

In an article outlining some of the headaches with modern computing, Forbes asks in a poll what do you hate most about your computer? Well, I didn't answer because it'd be very different answers depending on whether we're talking about the one at work or at home. The biggest problem with the one at work is how slow it is. They are Dell Optisomethingorothers running WindowsXP and are slow as molasses.

KDE 3.4beta2 Released!

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KDE

Whooohooo! KDE 3.4 Beta 2 was released on February 9th, 2005. Read the official announcement. Come on Gentoo, where's the ebuilds!

UPDATE: Looks like the ebuilds are available at this time.

M$ Antitrust Settlement May Not Foster Competition

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Microsoft

Reuters is reporting that "The federal judge overseeing the landmark Microsoft Corp. antitrust settlement said on Wednesday there was no guarantee the pact will put a dent in the company's Windows computer operating system monopoly." Well, duh!

This Week At the Movies: Boogeyman & Alone in the Dark & Hide and Seek

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Movies
Reviews
-s

Boogeyman: Watching Boogeyman was a phenomenally scary thrill ride. I had goosebumps within the first five minutes. It takes place mostly at night, but even the day shots had an atmosphere of dark foreboding. Off kilter camera angles, eerie and sudden sound effects, dark atmosphere, and scaling camera effects of director Stephen Kay make this lower budget

M$ Continues its Attack

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Linux
Microsoft

Yet more hot air from Microsoft on how Linux still isn't ready for the desktop and how microsoft offers more on the enterprise level as well - citing ease of use, accountability and even price. Yaawwwnnn!

Oh no, Keith Knudsen Passes On

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Misc

Keith Knudsen of the Doobie Brothers is now rocking in the Great Beyond. You young whippersnappers may not recognize the name or the band, but many of us grew up with the Doobie Brothers blaring on our radios and 8-track tape players partaking of their namesake. Big Grin He will be missed tho the band hasn't really been active in quite a while. There's a
pic with a blurb
on RollingStone.com. Farewell Keith. Sad

On the Redmond Front

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Microsoft
Security

It's being reported that Microsoft has had to issue more patches for several vulnerabilities. In fact "six of the patches deal with code that was updated in Windows Service Pack 2." I wonder if this has been addressed. This comes on the heels of announcing the purchase of an anti-virus software company and being countersued by ITAC for libel. Here's that story. Makes one really glad they use Linux huh?

Intel Has Been Busy Busy Busy

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Hardware

Intel isn't letting any moss grow on it announcing another new chip in the oven. Besides the dual-core announced yesterday, a 64-bit Pentium 4 due out by months end. Here's a story reporting an increase in speed for the Xeon line. In addition, TechWorld is giving us a little sneak peak into some of Intel's plans for the future.

97 bugs found in MySQL

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Security

"Coverity analyzed MySQL 4.1.8 last month and found a total of 97 bugs among the open source database's approximately 425,000 lines of code." That's a quote from Sean Michael Kerner's article over on internetnews.com. Seems like a low percentage to me, yet I think I better update!

Genesis of an Operating System

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PCLOS
Interviews
-s

Just say the name Texstar to anyone that runs Linux and see a smile with an expression of recognition and appreciation light their face. When Texstar first began using Linux eight years ago, he had no idea he would someday become an icon of creativity, ingenuity, and self-sacrifice. Eternally humble, he may not agree to this description, but these are just some of the superlatives used to describe him by users of his os, visitors to his site, and personal friends of the man.

New O'Reilly Security Book Released

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Security

Linux Server Security has recently been made available as a follow-up to last falls Building Secure Servers with Linux. Here's a nice little review.

AMD not out of the Race yet

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Hardware

It was reported yesterday that Intel has announced their two chip processors trying to beat AMD to the punch, but AMD is not down for the count yet. They may actually beat Intel out the starting gate... or will they?

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

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Sci/Tech

Oh man, an astronomer at Princeston states that some planets in our galaxy may have a thick layer of diamonds just below the surface. Woohoo! Where's my spacesuit? Oh, none in our solar system though. Figures. Story at Reuters.

New Slack is Out

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Slack

Despite recent health issues for Patrick, Slackware Linux 10.1 has been release with mostly bug fixes and a few updates. Details and changelog on Slackware.com.

On a related note, here's a nice little summary.

More Summit Notes

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OSS

Information Week has another story covering last weeks Open Source Summit with quotes from Linus and others on the future plans for the kernel, the patent issues, and standards. A nice read.

Night that the Lights went Out in TN

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Sci/Tech
-s

We had about an hours down time this morning due to a fight between a 97 Ford Explorer and one of our old power poles. The pole lost. Well, actually you should have seen the other guy too - what a mess. There were splinters and glass everywhere. But our greedy electric company was their usual prompt self and got us back online in record time with little loss of revenue. I apologize for any inconvenience this must have caused. Big Grin Thanks.

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