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Hacking Google Print

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"Many people are curious about the inner workings of Google, but they are mostly interested in keeping it a secret. So, any information we can glean comes from "black box" analysis. Recently, I wrote a short article that explains how I wrote some simple code that can instantly create PDFs of entire books from Google Print. Maybe some k5ers have more ideas on how to expand the concept, but, as you'll soon find out, I probably can't help in the efforts. Read on ..."

A Week with KDE 3.4rc1

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Well, what can I say that I haven't already said? Not the best way to start an article hoping to get read, but this has been the most uneventful week using kde yet, and I've been using kde quite a long time.

Is KDE 3.4 going gold?

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That's the rumor I hear. Stephen the release coordinator is tagging 3.4 and...

New License for Snort Rules Announced

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"Yesterday Snort developer Marty Roesch announced that the license governing Snort rule usage will be changing. Marty said, 'Recently, we have become increasing aware of companies who are commercially redistributing rules written by the Sourcefire VRT without contributing to the considerable resources required to develop high quality rules in such a timely fashion.'"

KDE's FOSDEM report

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OSS

Jonathan Riddell has posted news and pictures of Europe's biggest meeting of Free Software developers last weekend. He briefs us on the discussions and drops some big names. It sounds like it was great. Wish I could have been there. Big Grin

Snapshots of KDE_3.4rc1

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In response to the many emails begging for my screenshots, I finally have them posted. Being too anxious to wait for gentoo's ebuilds, I downloaded the sources last night and began the build.

KDE 3.4rc1 Announced?

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dot.kde.org seems to be down, we hope temporarily. However, kde.org has announced the release of the release candidate by linking to the same mailing list post referred to previously. Articles and screenshots are beginning to appear...

Is KDE 3.4.0-rc1 out?

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Despite not being able to locate one word mentioned about it, seems there are source tarballs up on mirrors for KDE 3.4.0-rc1. We sure could have used an announcement on this slow news day. Big Grin

aKademy 2005 Logo Contest Launched

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KDE

"The KDE project is looking for a great new logo for our biggest event of the year: The KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005, also known as aKademy 2005. This logo will be seen everywhere including websites, on t-shirts and in magazines."

Nvidia to release 75 series driver

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Nvidia expects a lot from it

"WE KNOW that Nvidia plans to introduce a new driver very soon. The company is testing the 75.90 beta driver right now."

Mini Mozilla marches on Windows mobiles

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"Minimo, the Mozilla browser for mobile devices, will debut on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system this summer, according to the Mozilla Foundation."

A Week with KDE 3.4beta2

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Amidst all the interest in kde's 3.4beta2, introductions and screenshots were popping up all over the net, including my own. The latest from osnews is giving a quick overview of some of the newer features and their preliminary experiences. However after running the beta for about a week I must say

Whoops: KDE fliccd Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Security

"Erik Sjölund has reported some vulnerabilities in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and potentially by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system."

KDE 3.4beta2 revisited

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KDE 3.4, due out mid-March, is going to be really nice, judging by the betas. I ran beta1 when it was released and finished installing beta2 this morning (or actually last night while I slept). I've found both of the betas to be stable enough to run daily and expect this to only improve by final release. There are many new features and a definite speed increase over 3.3. In fact, there are a few new surprises since beta1. Please feel free to venture over to the gallery to take a look at some screenshots. Mostly they are the default look, but some customizations are shown at the beginning and end of the album.

KDE 3.4beta2 Released!

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Whooohooo! KDE 3.4 Beta 2 was released on February 9th, 2005. Read the official announcement. Come on Gentoo, where's the ebuilds!

UPDATE: Looks like the ebuilds are available at this time.

ATI has released 64-Bit drivers

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According to AMDZone and ATI's own site, ATI has released 64-bit drivers for XFree86 and Xorg. Here's a link the download page.

50 gmail invites?

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Google
Software

Has anyone else noticed they now have 50 gmail invites to get rid of? I couldn't even get rid of the original 5 or 6! Well, here's a summary of this weeks google wars.

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