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A Month With Fluxbox - Part 2

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Reviews

My month with Fluxbox can almost be officially over and it's time to report on my experiences as promised. I wish I had a long list of complaints to file or problems for which I had to find answers or even less than compelling reasons to run back to KDE (i.e. something interesting or controversial to write about). But the truth is, it sat back there serving up my windows and never once gave me reason to even notice it was there. And that's a good thing.

Graphics patent suit fires back at M$

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Microsoft
Legal

Forgent Networks has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, alleging the software giant infringed on its digital-image compression patent that serves as the technology behind JPEG.

AMD: dual-core not for gamers... yet

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Hardware

Gamers, AMD's upcoming dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2, is not for you. What you want is the single-core Athlon 64 FX.

Intel Takes A Wrong Turn On Dual Core Highway

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Hardware

Here's the cold, hard truth. Careful, it stings a bit. Intel, though seeming to finish first in the release of multicore processing, rushed itself to the market on the wrong racetrack.

Privacy watchdog warns job seekers to beware

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Security

Would-be workers need to be more cautious with resume services and posting their personal information online. Online fraudsters and scammers are waiting.

Can your family go a week without computers?

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Misc

Think your kids spend too much time online? The organizers of the first annual National PC-Turnoff Week hope families will soon learn to kick the habit.

Largest Linux Cluster To Be Rolled Out In India

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Linux

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) announced a partnership with HP to implement High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions at its Computational Mathematics Laboratory (CML) in Pune. The project will feature the largest Itanium Linux cluster.

Open source developers provide 'glimmer of hope'

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OSS

A software design expert claims that software quality is declining everywhere except in the open source world, but others insist that proprietary software is just as good as the alternative.

'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana

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Misc

The relentless influx of emails, cellphone calls and instant messages received by modern workers can reduce their IQ by more than smoking marijuana, suggests UK research.

EU to launch its own web domain

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Web

The European Commission has said that the new internet domain name ".eu" will be up and running by the end of 2005.

Intel Finds Their Mag

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Misc

Intel pays an engineer from Surrey $10,000 for a 40-year-old copy of an electronics magazine containing an article that Moore's famous 'Law' was said to be based on.

Other Security Advisories

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Security
  • Slackware update for gaim, cvs, python & mozilla

  • Gentoo update for openmosixview

  • xine-lib RTSP and MMS Streams Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

  • Debian update for junkbuster

KDE Kommander Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

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KDE
Security

Eckhart Wörner has reported a vulnerability in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Tops Intel

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Hardware
Reviews

Intels were the first dual-core CPUs to hit the market. What's more, Intel started their push into multiple cores with desktop chips, rather than CPUs for servers. AMD debuts their dual-core technology in their Opteron line, made for servers and workstations. For now, let's take a look at how the two competing technologies stack up.

Google Continues To Dazzle

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Web

Google continued to dazzle Wall Street in its third quarter as a publicly traded company, blowing past analysts' estimates after the close on Thursday.

U.S. gets new cyberterrorism security center

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Security

A new private-sector cyberterrorism security center that aims to watch over much of the nation's critical business infrastructure with its own real-time cyberthreat-detection network opened here today at the University of Pennsylvania.

Activists push to recycle 'e-waste'

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Sci/Tech

When Earth Day dawned in 1970, optimistic environmentalists predicted emerging technologies would help reduce the nation's reliance on coal, oil, insecticides and other pollutants.

But 35 years later, a big part of the problem appears to be technology itself.

Cross Platform PIM on a Stick

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KDE

Available for memory sticks on Windows or Linux, the new release KDE-PIM/Platform independent lets you carry around your favourite KDE applications and your personal data in the palm of your hand. This device independent software can import your data directly from Outlook and sync it with KDE-PIM running on other computers. Based on the great work of the KDE-PIM developers, KDE-PIM/Pi is available for Windows, Linux and the Zaurus PDA and includes platform independent versions of KAddressbook and KOrganizer (Screenshots).

Companies buy open source because it's better

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OSS

Companies buy open source because it's better, not cheaper. European enterprises are adopting open source software on the grounds of quality and flexibility, rather than merely considering it "good enough" because it is inexpensive, according to a new survey from research firm IDC.

Revenge of the Sith Tickets Sell at Lightspeed

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Movies

With four weeks to go before the May 19 opening of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Fandango, the USA's largest online and phone movie ticketing service, is reporting unprecedented sales for the much anticipated movie, with sold-out shows in select markets.

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