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U.S. Screen Actors union approves video game contract

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Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.

Merrill sees slowing PC growth ahead

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A new Merrill Lynch report suggests the market for personal computers worldwide will continue to grow in 2006, but growth's likely to be at a slower-than-expected pace as U.S. economic issues and a strong dollar add to normal sector concerns about pricing and product replacement cycles.

Windows Vista Release Pushed Back?

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Windows Vista won't be available for shipment until the last quarter of 2006, a Microsoft executive let slip in a presentation on Microsoft's campus here this week.

Opera Plugs Three Security Holes

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Software

Opera Software today released the second upgrade to Opera 8. The new version, Opera 8.02, is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh and includes security upgrades and smaller bug fixes.

Free Linux Certification Offered at LinuxWorld

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IDG World Expo, today announced that The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the premier Linux certification organization worldwide, will offer free Linux certification testing at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) in San Francisco.

ECS PF88 Extreme Intel/AMD Hybrid Motherboard

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ECS' PF88 Extreme motherboard was first displayed at Computex this June, and throughout the event, ECS was flooded with questions regarding the workings of the motherboard and the overall concept. Today, hopefully, we'll be able to answer some of the critical questions for you.

Black Duck Gains Access to SourceForge

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On Monday, Black Duck Software Inc., a leading provider of software compliance management solutions, and SourceForge.net, one of the world's largest open-source collaborative development sites, will announce that Black Duck will be able to use SourceForge's program repository to make its software compliance program more efficient.

Make Room for Linux Apps

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Microsoft

As Linux applications grow in popularity, Windows admins will need to start incorporating them into their networks. Here are five ways to do that.

'Crashers' website loses 'medal'

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Web

Bowing to pressure from angry military veterans, New Line Cinema said it would delete one feature of its "Wedding Crashers" website that allowed users to print out a fake medal.

Turned off by PC-Turnoff Week

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Sci/Tech

PC-Turnoff Week, which begins Monday with the goal of persuading parents to drag their children off the computer for seven days, is the wrong answer to a serious problem.

Oops! Microsoft's Earth falls flat

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This week, poor Microsoft delivered a seminar in how not to launch a website. The release of their Virtual Earth site got the kind of word-of-mouth buzz that nobody wants: First, word went around that they were spiteful, but then they turned out to be merely incompetent.

Emergency Alerts: Coming to Your Cell Phone?

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Emergency alerts may soon be delivered by more than just your television set or old-fashioned radio: The federal government is considering alerting you via text message should a possible natural disaster or terrorist attack directly affect your area.

GTA sex scandal hits Australia

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, has effectively been banned in Australia because of hidden sex scenes.

M$ Still Targets Linux Users

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Linux
Microsoft

Despite some cooperative efforts, Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to coax customers to replace Linux with Windows, highlighting a new campaign aimed at specific kinds of server workloads.

Hackers Claim Crack of M$ Genuine Advantage Scan

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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday pushed its WGA program over the Internet, however, online enthusiast sites reported on Thursday that the verification method had been broken in 24 hours.

Kenosha Finds Big Savings in Linux

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Linux

Kenosha, a city of about 100,000, was on the bleeding edge when it began deploying Linux nearly a decade ago. The city had been a Unix shop, but as I.T. demands became more dynamic and more dependent on the Internet, Schall decided that instead of buying more Unix boxes, it was time to look at an inexpensive alternative.

Geeks Meet at 'What the Hack' Conference

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There are hundreds of tents on the hot and soggy campground, but this isn't your ordinary summertime outing, considering that it includes workshops with such titles as "Politics of Psychedelic Research" or "Fun and Mayhem with RFID."

Senate moves toward new data security rules

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U.S. politicians signaled Thursday that they were eager to enact security breach and data safeguard laws, a move that indicates new federal regulations could reach President Bush's desk by the end of the year.

Physicist throws time-travel theories a curve

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Sci/Tech

The possibility of time travel has occupied the fantasies of philosophers, authors, children and directors. But to some physicists, it's more than pure fancy.

KDE 3.4.2 Release Announcement

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KDE Project Ships Second Translation and Service Release of the 3.4 Generation GNU/Linux - UNIX Desktop, Offering Enterprises and Governments a Compelling Free and Open Desktop Solution

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Graphics: NVIDIA and AMD

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    AMD isn't the only one busy with GPU software updates today but NVIDIA has issued CUDA 9.1 as their first feature update to the CUDA 9 compute platform.
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End of Fedora 27 Modular Server

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