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Story Linux 3.15 Can Resume From Suspend 7~12x Faster Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 4:12pm
Story Fedora Present and Future: a Fedora.next 2014 Update (Part III, “Governance, Progress, and More Ideas”) Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 3:37pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 8:58am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 8:56am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 8:53am
Story Btrfs Gets A Few More Linux 3.15 Changes Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 7:59am
Story Desperately Seeking Linux Programmers Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 7:55am
Story Best Alternative App Stores for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 7:40am
Story Overclocking w/ Linux, Heartbleed Ideas, and LibreOffice 4.2.3 Rianne Schestowitz 12/04/2014 - 7:18am
Blog entry Computer Equipment and Screen Recording Revisited gfranken 1 11/04/2014 - 11:45pm

Cars safe from computer viruses

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Security

A security firm has proved that today's cars cannot catch computer viruses.

Movietime: XXX: State of the Union

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Movies
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Starring Samuel L. Jackson's wig and Ice Cube's fake "attitude", this film lives up the legacy of the first Triple X, and even surpassed it.

Star Wars Video Games Through the Ages

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Gaming

There are probably enough "Star Wars" video games to fill a space cruiser. And let's face it: Many of them probably should have been destroyed along with those pesky Death Stars. But like the enduring saga of good versus evil upon which they're based, a few used the mythic story and fantastical locales very successfully.

A Microsoft-Red Hat warming trend?

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Linux
Microsoft

The chief executives of Microsoft and Red Hat held a private meeting in New York, for more than an hour at a McCormick & Schmick's restaurant in New York in late March, an indication that relations between the rivals might be warming.

IT managers just love open source

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OSS

The use of open source software, including Linux and applications, in local authorities has a bright future, according to a survey by the Society of IT Managers.

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Linux vs. Windows on 64-Bit Chips

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Linux
Microsoft

For the first time in history, there are more Linux software choices than Windows choices -- in the 64-bit arena -- but it is likely that the situation will not remain that way for long. Let the debate begin anew, in other words.

Windows 2003 Really Does Outperform Linux!

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Humor

For years, the Blartner Group and various other prestigious research firms have issued benchmarks claiming that Linux is inferior to Windows. Naturally, we at Humorix have always been skeptical. But while scraping the bottom of the barrel for story ideas last week, we decided to see if we could duplicate any of these benchmarks on our own.

Nintendo Mobile Game Machine Goes Online

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Web

Taking up the fight with Sony Corp's recently released PlayStation Portable, Nintendo plans to bring online multiplayer action to its own handheld gaming system.

OS makers: Security is job No. 1

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Security

Look beyond the bells and whistles, and make sure the security's tough. That's the attitude of operating system makers, who aren't just focusing on features such as snazzy graphics and better networking tools when revamping products. Now they're also providing sturdier defenses.

Midway announces Unreal Tournament 2007

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Gaming

Next installment in Epic Games' popular sci-fi shooter series will ship for the PC in 2006 and will be on display at E3 next week. Unreal Tournament 2007 will have a whole lot to offer: all-new gameplay on a massive scale, an entirely new line of vehicles, expanded community support, and graphics and physics that are truly a generation ahead.

64-bit AMD Far Cry available

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Gaming

CRYTEK AND AMD said that the 64-bit version of Far Cry, optimised for its CPUs, is now available.

Mac malware door creaks open

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Mac

Dashboard, one of the much-publicized features of Apple Computer's latest OS, Tiger, could be ripe for exploitation by porn scammers.

M$ to unveil new Xbox

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Microsoft

Microsoft plans to steal a march on rival Sony by unveiling its next-generation games console on Thursday with an all-singing extravaganza fronted by Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood. The public's first look at the new-look Xbox machine, on the MTV music network, will come at least six months before the console actually goes on sale.

But in the all-important war of hype, Microsoft will be the first on the block.

My Mutagenix Monday

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Linux
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Mutagenix is a suite of four livecd variations from which to choose. It comes in basic Rescue CD, KDE 3.4, xfce, and gnome (freerock .2.0) versions ranging from 99mb to almost 600mb. Quite the bold undertaking for our hero I must say. He defines Mutagenix as "A dynamic and mutable variant of Linux; Any one of several LiveCDs based on Slackware and Linux-Live." Today, I thought I'd boot up two versions of the latest release, Mutagenix 2.6.10-1.

Apache eyes open-source Java project

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Software

The Apache Foundation has proposed creating an open-source version of Java on the desktop, a plan that Sun Microsystems has initially welcomed, although questioned the need for it.

Coupla More AMD Reviews

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Hardware

They're popping up all over this morning. Here's one at extremetech and another one at pcworld.

UPDATE: Here's yet another. Dang, I wish AMD would send me a set to review! Big Grin

Spam blacklist targets Telewest

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Security

Almost one million net addresses owned by UK cable firm Telewest have been blacklisted by an anti-spam group.

Linux Gets Hawaii's Records House in Order

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Linux

Case Study: The Aloha state's commerce and consumer officials turn to open source for a major financial data access fix. "One thing that really impressed me about it was that it's just Linux."

AMD's dual-core CPUs come out fighting

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Hardware

How does AMD's new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processor stack up against Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 840? We have some preliminary - and dramatic - benchmarks.

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