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Story How Google's Android Silver could become 'Wintel for phones' Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:39am
Story New DE LXQt Released, Linux Drones, and Deploying Linux Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:14am
Story GNOME Wayland Is Approved For Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 7:04am
Story The State Of The Intel Kernel DRM Driver Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 2:03am
Story Google Open-Sources Their AutoFDO Profile Toolchain Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 1:06am
Story LXDE, Razor-Qt merge to create awesome LXQt project Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 1:02am
Story Debian 8.0 Jessie To Likely Target The Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 12:51am
Story New Intel powered Chromebooks to feature Bay Trail chipset Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 12:43am
Story LG Chromebase will be available May 26th Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2014 - 12:28am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/05/2014 - 9:05pm

Apple opens up open-source effort

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KDE
Mac

Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

What does Apple’s move mean for Linux?

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Linux
Mac

Now that the rumors have turned out to be true, what is this going to mean for Linux — if anything?

Got computer rage? safe ways to vent

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Misc

Kent Norman did something most people would like to do with their workplace irritations. After work one day, he torched the source of his angst: a computer mouse.

Citigroup Says UPS Lost Data

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Security

Citigroup, the world's largest bank, on Monday said account and payment history data on 3.9 million of its customers were lost in transit by United Parcel Service.

Spoofing flaw resurfaces in Mozilla browsers

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Security

A 7-year-old flaw that could let an attacker place malicious content on trusted Web sites has resurfaced in the most recent Firefox browser, Secunia has warned.

United Airlines Cleared for Wi-Fi Onboard

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Sci/Tech

United Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, received regulatory approval Monday to install wireless Internet access to its fleet in a partnership with Verizon Communications Inc.

Apple's Deal With Intel Won't Rattle IBM

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Hardware

While Apple Computer Inc.'s new embrace of Intel Corp. microprocessors leaves IBM in the cold, the news really isn't bad for Big Blue, which may have found the Apple account more trouble than it was worth.

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Apple to Switch Macs to Intel Chips

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Mac

Apple Confirms Plans to Switch Its Macintosh Line to Microprocessors Built by Intel

High Court Sides With States in Pot Case

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Legal

Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors' orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don't protect users from a federal ban on the drug.

Pacman comes to life virtually

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Gaming

A human version of the classic arcade game Pacman, superimposing the virtual 3D game world on to city streets and buildings, is being developed by researchers at Singapore. "These games symbolize the dawn of an era where real and virtual interactive experience will form part of the routine of our daily lives."

EU praises M$ plan, to market test

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Microsoft

"I am happy that Microsoft has recognized certain principles which must underlie its implementation of the Commission's decision." Open source licensing was one of the problematic areas in negotiations between the Commission and Microsoft.

Lenovo Unveils Tablet PC-ThinkPad Device

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Hardware

Lenovo Monday unveiled a version of the ThinkPad X41 laptop device that incorporates a Tablet PC functionality.

AMD; Down On It's Luck Again

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Hardware

AMD, it is trapped in a vicious circle of supply and demand. AMD wants to supply its chips, but OEMs need enough quantity to cover the millions of PCs they retail annually.

XBOX 360 Shortages Possible, Says M$

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Gaming

UK Xbox chief admits that you might have trouble finding a 360 this Christmas, but blames demand rather than supply.

Sneak Peek at Mandriva 2006

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MDV
-s

Mandriva plans on releasing the community version of 2006 on or about August 15 and Official on September 15. With the first beta expected in little over week, I thought it wouldn't be entirely inappropriate to take a look at the current cooker and get an idea of the kinds of things to which we can look forward.

China fights to control the net

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Web

A CHINESE government threat to close down unregistered websites has convinced just 430,000 to make themselves known at the Information Ministry - suggesting that most of the country's estimated 4 million web loggers, or bloggers, are choosing to stay out in the cold.

A tidy option for data pack rats

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Web

Millions of PC users have relied on Flash drives or other pint-size hard drive storage units to safeguard valuable files. But those portable drives can be broken or lost. Internet companies like Yahoo and America Online, as well as some smaller competitors, have taken aim at these problems by allowing users to store nearly any kind of file on their secure servers.

Mission to build a simulated brain begins

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Sci/Tech

An effort to create the first computer simulation of the entire human brain, right down to the molecular level, was launched on Monday.

Announcing the New KDE-Artists.org Website

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KDE

KDE-Artists.org is a new KDE sister website created specifically for artists and coders to use for reference and direction in creating a high quality consistant user interface.

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