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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.
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
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."
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.
Eight US newspapers and the Associated Press agency have thrown their support behind three bloggers sued by Apple.
Bruno Rohee has reported a higthly critical vulnerability in KDE kdelibs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
We all know that Linux is vastly more secure than Windows no matter which way you slice it. So even when a nice highly publicized study shows the opposite, we take it with a grain of salt. But it never hurts to have one in our favor. A new study shows Linux more secure according to surveyed IT managers.
Intel has posted a "Want it Now" Ebay ad for an original copy of Electronics Magazine that contained the first print of Moore's Law. They are offering $10000US for a mint first edition, originally published in April 1965. Go starting digging around your garage!
It has been reported that Intel has shipped the first of it's dual core chips beating AMD by about a week. AMD expects to begin shipping next week. By the end of next year, both chip makers will introduce dual-core parts for all three PC markets -- notebooks, desktop and servers.
A U.S. senator said today that he will soon introduce a bill that would prevent Congress from extending a long-standing telecommunications tax to Internet access.
Two prominent Web sites that specialize in remote access software known as "rootkits" have been taken offline by a large distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. The take-down was allegedly ordered by a shadowy group of hackers and rootkit authors who took offense to criticisms of their software posted on the sites.
Flash disks are progressing because of their high speed and ease of use, they are similar to small hard disk drives that fit into your pocket and you can simply and quickly utilize by placing them into an USB slot. Crucial took a step forward with their Gizmo! Hi-Speed 512MB USB Flash Drive. Let us put the new Flash drive to the test and see what the little Gizmo drive can really do.
Net users are as annoyed as ever about spam, but seem to be getting used to it, says a report.
Remotely readable RFID chips in the new passports could introduce privacy and security risks.