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Story Mint solves Unity challenge srlinuxx 29/11/2011 - 10:14pm
Story Ubuntu: Wake up and smell the Unity srlinuxx 29/11/2011 - 10:10pm
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First Dual-Core Pentium 4 a Rush Job, Intel Says

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Hardware

Intel's first dual-core chip was a hastily concocted design that was rushed out the door in hopes of beating rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to the punch, an Intel engineer told attendees at the Hot Chips conference today.

M$ investigates potential new IE flaw

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Microsoft

Microsoft is investigating a report of a new, unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer that could expose users of the ubiquitous Web browser to attacks.

Windows worm on the rampage

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Security

Holden has lost $A6 million in car production due to one of four or five strains of a Windows worm which also caused major problems in the US and Canada. Numbers of those affected now reach 250,000, including DaimlerChrysler, ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, American Express, General Electric, Boeing, and Visa.

Taking a load off: Load balancing with balance

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Linux
HowTos

A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them.

Computers help tech-savvy counterfeiters cash in

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Misc

The popularity and affordability of home computers have revolutionized one of the nation's oldest crimes: counterfeiting.

Number of Internet-Phone Consumers Soars

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Sci/Tech

The number of consumers bypassing the traditional phone network and opting for Internet voice service is soaring beyond expectations.

Interview: Roberto Cappuccio of KAT

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KDE
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Kat Desktop Search Environment is an open source framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files; loosely speaking, a search tool. Tuxmachines has had the rare opportunity to speak with Roberto Cappuccio, wonderfully talented developer of KAT.

If I knew openSUSE I'd see a Linux desktop

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Linux

Today I got the chance to chat with Greg Mancusi- Ungaro, director of marketing, Linux and open source for Novell. He could have taken me to the woodshed. Instead he answered my key question, what makes openSUSE different?

Zotob Madness and the Real Cost of Windows vs. Linux

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OS

The Zotob attacks could have been prevented by proper Windows patching, or they could have easily been prevented for less by using Linux in the first place.

Nvidia scientist calls for expanded research into parallelism

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Hardware

Expanded research is needed into techniques for identifying and preserving parallelism in chip applications, according to chip maker Nvidia's chief scientist.

Apple OS X update breaks 64-bit applications

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Mac

An update that Apple released earlier this week has broken support for 64-bit applications in its OS X operating system.

Contest offers use of supercomputer

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Hardware

IBM Corp.'s most powerful computer will be available for scientific research through a deal announced Tuesday with Argonne National Laboratory.

The Linux® Trademark - Tempest in a Teapot

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Linux

Why, oh why, would lawyers be sending out letters in Australia, asking folks using the mark LINUX to formally license the mark? And *pay* for it? What is this? A violation of the spirit of openness? Doesn't the GPL mean you can do whatever you like with the name?

AOL Worker Who Stole E-Mail List Sentenced

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Legal

A former America Online software engineer was sentenced Wednesday to a year and three months in prison for stealing 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses and selling them to spammers who sent out up to 7 billion unsolicited e-mails.

Domain Registrations Soar Overseas

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Web

Total Internet domain name registrations have notched an 8 percent increase since the first quarter of 2005 and a 28 percent increase since the second quarter of last year.

Computer virus writers at war, security firm says

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Security

Computer worms that have brought down systems around the world in recent days are starting to attack each other, Finnish software security firm F-Secure said on Wednesday.

M$ Announces Xbox 360 Price List

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Gaming

Ending weeks of speculation about which upcoming video game platform will give gamers the most bang for their buck, today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft Corp. announces details.

Should Chinese developers take global open-source role?

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OSS

Chinese developers of open-source software should play a more prominent role in the development of Linux and other open-source software, senior industry executives said at a conference in Beijing on Wednesday.

Date set for proposed AMD-Intel case consolidation

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Legal

A multitude of antitrust cases against Intel were filed by individuals on the back of AMD's original complaint.

A Subjective Look at PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

Lobby4Linux.com is devoted to the proliferation of Linux on the desktop. Distro after distro has been tested and evaluated, and we have concluded that PCLinuxOS is best Linux distribution available today.

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Linux Kernel Developer: Thomas Gleixner

The report states that, since the 2.6.11 release, the top 10 developers together have contributed 45,338 changes — almost 7.1 percent of the total. The top 30 developers contributed just under 16 percent of the total, as seen in the table below. One of these top 30 developers is Thomas Gleixner, CTO at Linutronix GmbH, who serves in various kernel maintainer roles. In this article, Gleixner answers a few questions about his contributions to the Linux kernel. Read more

KVM and Xen: Looking Glass, Irby Thompson, and New Release

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    Geoffrey McRae has published the code to the "Looking Glass" project he's been working on as a "extremely low-latency" KVM frame relay implementation for guests with VGA PCI pass-through. Long story short this allows for a graphics card PCI pass-through setup with a KVM guest whereby no separate monitor is needed but rather Looking Glass is like a virtual display for that GPU dedicated to the VM and displays the VM's rendered contents on your main monitor/GPU. Up to now those wanting to use a secondary graphics card pass-through setup with a virtual machine had to use a separate monitor, but with Looking Glass you can get by with a single monitor for the system.
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